NSW coach Phil Gould has all but confirmed Bulldogs youngster Braith Anasta as five-eighth for the opening game of the 2003 State of Origin rugby league series.
THE Round 6 Premier League match between friendly rivals Balmain and Wests Magpies had to be postponed from a soggy Leichhardt Oval due to the amount of rain Sydney had experienced last week. The match will be played midweek at a later day.
LONDON Broncos Rugby League Club and Aberavon Rugby Union Club will host a coaching clinic and media day ahead of London's game on the road against Widnes Vikings.
SUPER League leaders Leeds Rhinos have admitted they declared an interest in Australian Test winger Nathan Blacklock, who is set to return to rugby league after a season with Super 12 team the NSW Waratahs.
POWERGEN Challenge Cup Holders, Bradford Bulls have been handed a boost ahead of Friday?s Tetley?s Super League clash with Leeds Rhinos at Odsal with the news that the capacity of Odsal Stadium has been increased to 26,019.
NAMING rights sponsorship to the St George Illawarra Dragons is on the market for the first time since the joint merger formed in 1999.
ADAM MacDougall and the Newcastle Knights have managed to resolve their differences with the representative winger now being listed as a likely starter for the Knights in two weeks time.
THE Newcastle Knights have sensationally sacked injury-prone Adam MacDougall this afternoon.
DEPENDABLE, hard working and a rock solid defender. Vodafone Warriors centre Vinnie Anderson has heard all the terms to describe his play. He wants much more. "I've been reasonably happy with my defence," says the 24-year-old. "But I'm looking to expand my attacking skills. I've been watching videos of some of the best attacking centers in the game, guys like Justin Hodges, Jamie Lyons and Brent Tate, just to see what their strengths are."
BRISBANE'S ironman hooker Richard Swain has lost the battle to keep his 146 game streak going against the Bulldogs in Sydney tomorrow night.
RUMOURED betting on the Manly-Souths game in round seven at Brookvale Oval is now being investigated by the NRL.
ON the verge of playing 100 games for the Storm, Melbourne skipper Stephen Kearney has reflected on a career that has seen several highs and lows as well as its fair share of success.
BULLDOGS' playmaker Braith Anasta has vowed to take on the Brisbane defensive line in tomorrow night's National Rugby League match of the round at Telstra Stadium.
MERCURIAL winger Nathan Blacklock re-signed with the Dragons today to resume doing what he loves most of all ? scoring tries.
BULLDOGS halfback Brent Sherwin has signed a contract which will keep him at the Canterbury-based club for five more years.