THE Newcastle Knights kept their slim semi final hopes alive with a tough 31-22 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a surprisingly good game at Aussie Stadium today.
THE Manly Sea Eagles have defeated the Canberra Raiders 36-22 today at Brookvale Oval today.
WALES have named an 18 man squad to travel to Scotland for their Parkhouse Recruitment Rugby League Conference International this Saturday at Hamilton RFC (kick-off 2.30pm). Wales have won this trophy for the past two years and a win over Scotland will give them a great chance of obtaining a hat-trick.
WIGAN prop Danny Sculthorpe could be out of action for upto three months with a shoulder injury.
DRAGONS winger Nathan Blacklock has become the second player this week to be dumped to Premier League for missing a training session.
BRISBANE Broncos forward Tonie Carroll was last night ynsuccessful in securing a spot in the deciding State of Origin match on Wednesday by the NRL judiciary.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs has today announced the signing of front row forward Scott Logan from English Club Hull for the remainder of 2004 and the 2005 season.
AFTER finding himself in the shadow of Storm and Queensland sensation Billy Slater, Melbourne fullback Steve Turner is ready to take his chance against his former club Penrith, when the Storm hosts the Panthers at Olympic Park tomorrow night.
A new face on the 2004 Wigan Rugby League squad photograph of 2004 is young forward Bob Beswick.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, Bradford Bulls have this morning left for Portugal as they prepare for the World Club Challenge game against Penrith Panthers on February 13th.
LONDON Skolars player/coach Alex Smits has recently spent a week in Dubai with the London Broncos in their training camp.
BILLY Peden has shocked the London Broncos club by retiring in order to take up a new coaching role with his former club Newcastle Knights.
The forward had only recently announced his intention to play on for one last year.
1895 International, the fund-raising group that recently provided financial assistance to the successful Mediterranean Cup in Lebanon, has put its support behind the West Indies Rugby League Federation (WIRLF) for the 2004 season.
JANUARY 9 marks a very special anniversary for US sport although few Americans will know about it. For it was on 9 January 1954 that a USA team played their first ever rugby league international. The touring Americans were hammered 31-0 by France fifty years ago today at the famous Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris, in front of a crowd of 20,000.
ESL newcomers Salford are poised to complete the signing of New Zealand Warriors centre John Carlaw.