SEAN Hampstead has been stripped of the State of Origin whistle for the third and deciding game in the series, to be played at Telstra Stadium next Wednesday night.
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INNER-WESTERN suburbs youngsters are in for a great afternoon?s entertainment this coming Saturday, July 3rd, when the NRL Coca-Cola Road Train will be on show at Henson Park, Marrickville. The NRL Coca-Cola Road Train provides a cavalcade of fun activities for children and adults, and has attracted hundreds of thousands of participants since its inception in 2001.
WIGAN Warriors head to Hull FC on Tuesday evening in the re-arranged Tetley's Super League clash at the KC Stadium, with an 8pm kick off.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 17 to take on the Brisbane Broncos this Sunday, July 4 at 3pm at Suncorp Stadium.
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang will be feeling confident in the knowledge that his dynamo 5/8, Preston Campbell, has successfully returned from injury to take the field in this Friday nights game against the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne.
Campbell will slot into the vacant halfback position while incumbent Craig Gower recovers from surgery to an injured knee.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith will be hoping his forwards lead the way on Saturday night when they take on the NZ Warriors at Ericsson Stadium.
He will be missing star Nathan Hindmarsh from the lineup because of Origin 3 duty and has placed a high expectation on Hindmarsh's replacement, Lee Hopkins.
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp has made several changes made to the starting line-up for this weekend's clash against Parramatta at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday evening.
THE Auckland Rugby League (ARL) which provides half the New Zealands players, has set their sights on regaining a controlling interest in the Warriors.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has been forced to make several changes to this weeks team to play Manly at Brookvale Oval due to Origin commitments.
MELBOURNE Storm will field a different look side when Friday night football returns to Olympic Park for the first time in four years this week, as the Storm hosts reigning premiers the Penrith Panthers.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Raiders, on Saturday 3rd July 2004 at Canberra Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has announced his lineup for Sunday afternoons game against the Newcastle Knights at Energy Australia Stadium.Coach Rapers team looks to have a lot of pace in the backs which will be needed against the exceptionally quick Knights.The Sharks bench looks absolutely fearsome.
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NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his first grade side to take on the Cronulla Sharks at EnergyAustralia stadium on Sunday afternoon.
CLEVER halfback Michael Monaghan has been given the all clear by his specialist to return to the Sea Eagles side for Sunday's NRL clash with the Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval.