THE players in the 2004 City v Country Origin game have been named. For Country, Willie Mason, Amos Roberts and Glenn Morrison are named after a great start to their respective NRL seasons.
For City, Brett Hodgson's good form this season for Wests Tigers has been rewarded.
LEEDS Rhinos saw their winning start to Tetley's Rugby Super League IX blown away by St Helens with a 56-10 defeat at Knowsley Road on Friday night.
WIGAN Warriors extended Castleford Tigers' run without a victory in Tetley's Rugby Super League IX to nine games with a 42-28 win at The Jungle on Saturday night.
THE NZ Warriors finally chalk up their first home win when they defeated the Melbourne Storm by 20-14 this afternoon in Auckland and win the Mike Moore trophy played for between the two sides.
ST George Illawarra team mates Lance Thompson, Mark Gasnier and Mark Riddell have been named in the City team for next Friday's City vs Country Origin clash at Gosford. Matt Cooper and Brent Kite have been named in the Country side with Kite on the bench.
ROOSTERS captain Brad Fittler has just announced in the post-match press conference that he will retire at the end of the 2004 NRL season.
ONE way traffic right from the whistle this afteroon saw the Roosters easily defeat the Raiders at Aussie stadium by 28-8.
THE Bulldogs put their bite against a strong Broncos side in a close match at a sunny Telstra Stadium today, running out eventual winners by 25 to 18.
IT appears Cronulla have reverted to their usual selves, after being dished out a shellacking at the hands of arch rivals St George Illawarra. This leaves everyone vulnerable for elimination, after a few fine wins which saw Premier League players facing the axe.
WIGAN today announced that they were joining Bradford Bulls by giving notice that they would contest any lowering of the Salary Cap.
TERRY O'Connor's Testimonial game Wigan Warriors versus London Broncos this Sunday 8th February has been moved from the JJB Stadium to Orrell Rugby Club, Edge Hall Road, Orrell and will now have a 2.00pm Kick Off.
KOGARAH Mayor Jim Taylor has informed R2K that he will be retiring from Council in March. The likeable Mayor, who played a key role in the return of the Dragons to Kogarah, has decided not to contest the March 27 local Government election.
THE St.George Dragons All-Stars will be releasing a polo shirt to commemorate the 2nd `Joanne Mackay Helping Hand Cup' which is being held at Kogarah on February 18 (6:00 kick-off).
THE public glare is off and the Bulldogs are enjoying themselves again.
IN front of an impressive 21,500 loud and parochial Warriors supporters in Hamilton last night, the Dragons Premier League side were victors over a predominately inexperienced NZ Warriors side.