Penrith name World Club Challenge team

PENRITH Panthers have made two changes to their NRL Grand Final winning side for the World Club Challenge encounter with Bradford on the 13th February.

Bradford Name WCC Squad

BRADFORD coach Brian Noble has named an 18-man squad for Friday's World Club Challenge against NRL premier Penrith, with hooker Aaron Smith selected for his fourth first-grade match for the Bulls.

Tomahawks Send Raiding Party to Canberra

THE USA Tomahawks will arrive in Canberra this Sunday to begin preparations for their eagerly-awaited trial clash with the Raiders next weekend.

Jets Show Impressive Trial Form Against Tigers.

THE Sydney Airport Jets turned on an impressive first-up showing for 2004, when they defeated Balmain 28-20 in the NSW Premier League local derby trial match at Henson Park on Saturday. Playing in near-equatorial humidity, the Jets looked razor-sharp in possession and defended well for extended periods, particularly in their own quarter.

Brian Bevan Makes his Home at Halliwell Jones

THE Brian Bevan Statue has been moved from its home at Brian Bevan Island on Wilderspool Causeway to a new home at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Statue will take up residence opposite the Brian Bevan Wall (to be opened in June 04) at the North East Stand meet at the stadium entrance on the A49.

GMB Union National Cup 2004 Round Two Draw

THE GMB Union National Cup Final 2004 Bank Holiday Saturday, 29th May 2004 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool FC Kick Off: 3.00pm & The Women's National Representative Shield Final - Kick Off: TBA

Barbarians Squad Named


London Broncos Launch new Squad, Shirt, Numbers and Season

LONDON Broncos yesterday officially kicked off the 2004 season with a press conference in the morning at home base Griffin Park, and a Fan's Meet The Players event in the evening in Brentford.

Sharks Meet With Pre Season Discipline Problems

CRONULLA forwards Andrew Lomu and Danny Nutley could face the unthinkable and be suspended before the NRL season begins.The league will examine a reported dangerous tackle from the Sharks trial match.

Big Names set to Line-up For Noosa Trial Match

MELBOURNE Storm will roll out its big guns for the first of four pre-season trial matches commencing this Saturday night in Noosa on Queensland?s Sunshine Coast.

Bronco's Positions still Wide Open

BRISBANE Bronco fullback Darren Lockyer reckons the battle is fierce for selection in next month's rugby league season opener against the Warriors.

Hodges Returns, Just in Time

ERRANT Sydney Roosters centre Justin Hodges has returned to training on Monday, saying his commitment to the club is as strong as ever.

Pre-Season Teams for Weekend

THE following NRL teams have been announced for this weekend?s trials, LU has collated them for your convenience:

Saints can bank on Major Sponsor

WITH only a month remaining before the start of the season and no major sponsor secured, St George Illawarra are nevertheless confident the team won?t appear in ?clean skin? jerseys come the first round.

Rookie Russell Excited About Charity Shield Debut

ROOKIE Dragons halfback Lachlan Russell is both surprised and excited to earn a starting spot in the BMW Sydney Charity Shield against Souths this Saturday at Aussie Stadium, while captain Trent Barrett admits to being a little nervous.

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