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.

To All Newtown Jets Members and Supporters

THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club ? 96 Years Old, and Right On Course For Our Centenary Year! The Newtown Rugby League Football Club will be holding its official NEWTOWN JETS / FRED DALEY MEMORIAL 2004 Season Launch at the NSW State Parliament House Dining Room on the evening of Monday, March 1st, 2004 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. This event is now a well-established occasion on the Newtown RLFC annual calendar, and also serves to commemorate the memory of the club?s long serving Patron and great friend, the late Fred Daley MHR. An impressive program of speakers has been arranged: the CEO of the Bulldogs RLFC and champion halfback Steve Mortimer; former Senator, Federal Government Minister and Australian High Commissioner to Great Britain the Hon. Doug McClelland; and Australian Water Polo captain and Sydney Olympics Gold Medallist Debbie Watson. There will be other distinguished guests present, many of whom have been key people and supporters in the Newtown club?s inspiring Australian story of resilience and survival in the face of fearsome odds. The evening will once again be compered by one of the great identities of Sydney radio, Ron E. Sparks from 101.7 WSFM. Our own Club Patron and another great Australian identity, John Singleton, was once quoted as saying that there?s a lot of the Anzac spirit in the history of the Newtown Rugby League club. This year?s launch is an opportunity to reflect upon and pay tribute to this famous old club?s fighting qualities and fierce resolve to survive. With the Centenary of our club now only four years away, it is fitting that the official launch of our 97th season will be held in the historic precincts of the NSW Parliament House. The cost per person is $120.00 (incl. GST) or $1200.00 (incl. GST) for a table of 10 people, including meal and drinks. Dress requirements: Lounge Suit. If you would like to secure tickets to one of the most important events in our club calendar, please RSVP by February 24th by completing the enclosed form and returning it to Phil Sigsworth or Warren Robinson Newtown RLFC, 40 George Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040. Alternatively you can fax your confirmation to 9550 0244. Wishing you all good luck and good health, and I hope to see you all at the 2004 season launch on March 1st. Regards,

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.

David Hodgson Undergoes Surgery

WIGAN today announced that David Hodgson has been admitted to hospital to face an operation on his damaged achilles.

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.

Thompson Returns to the Fold

ST George Illawarra's Lance Thompson will enter the 2004 NRL season "bigger and stronger than ever" after being given a break to sort out his personal problems.

Rabbitohs Bring Out the Big Guns

HIGH profile recruits Terry Hill and Adam MacDougall will turn out for South's in the Charity Shield match against St George Illawarra at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.

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.

Refs Playing for Bonus

NATIONAL Rugby League (NRL) referees have a new incentive to perform to a high standard, with bonuses of $A10,000 being offered if they can get through the 2004 season without being dropped from first grade.

Preston Campbell - So Cold He cant Feel his Hands

IT can get pretty chilly at the foot of the Blue Mountains in the dead of winter, but Penrith five-eighth Preston Campbell's first trip to England has introduced him to cold he's never felt before.

Smith says Size IS Important

SEASON 2001 saw the Parramatta's players dubbed the `Baby Eels' en route to winning the NRL's minor premiership and a place in the grand final.

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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