TOP English referee Russell Smith will have the opportunity to officiate during the first few rounds of the NRL competition.
KOGARAH Council has received a petition from residents in Carlton objecting to the proposed installation of new floodlighting at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
Easts 14 (B. Tengdahl,B. Backer tries : S. McNally 3 goals)
BALMAIN 24 (F Samia, B Carney, C Heighington, S Greally tries B Carney 4 goals) drew with St George-Illawarra 24 (C Greenshields, T Jensen, W Naiqama tries A Gorrell 5, W Naiqama goals)
BRAMLEY Buffaloes warm up for their first season in National League 3 with a friendly against Underbank Rangers at Victoria Rangers home ground in Eccleshill on Wednesday 14th April(kick-off 7.30pm).
NORTH Queensland's Kiwis test prop Paul Rauhihi hopes a strong performance against a Kangaroo-laden Brisbane pack will help force him into contention for the trans-Tasman international next Friday.
THE Parramatta Eels have rightly refused Jamie Lyon a release from his contract and have given the wayward centre a week to consider his options.
PREMIERSHIP winning winger Peter Mortimer today revealed he resigned from the club's board because he felt he had been frozen out in recent weeks.
SHARKS centre Nigel Vagana will serve a one week suspension this week after failing to have his grade two careless high tackle downgraded.
THE NRL has docked the Brisbane Broncos two competition points over their 14 man breach against the Wests Tigers in round three. The Broncos went on to win the match and the illegal replacement, Corey Parker scored the decisive try that handed the Broncos the lead in a very tight match.
MELBOURNE Storm premiership winner Tawera Nikau has crossed the Tasman to inspire his former clubmates as they seek to emulate the title-winning class of 1999.
HISTORIAN Helen Elward and Graeme `Changa' Langlands have released the biography of Billy Smith. The biography is called `Billy Smith - A Saint From Head To Toe'.
BULLDOGS chief executive Malcolm Noad would like to see the Coffs Harbour issue dealt with as soon as possible so the club can get on with life.
FRIDAY 16th April 2004
THE National Rugby League has fined Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart for comments he made towards on-field officials during last Friday night?s clash with Brisbane at Aussie Stadium.