NATIONAL League Two club, the London Skolars and Rugby League Ireland have teamed up to form the first Rugby League Capital Challenge. The tournament which will see a London Town side take on Dublin City will kick off on Friday July 4.
THE coaches for England A, Ireland, Wales and Scotland have been named for this years European Nations Cup. The European Nations Cup will see six European Rugby League sides battle it out for the honours to call themselves, European Champions.
NEW Zealand national coach, Daniel Anderson is faced with a dilema of sorts. He must decide if time constraints will make it worth his while to bring current Kiwi team members, utility Robbie Paul, fullback Richie Barnett, wingers Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona and centre Shontayne Hape back from Great Britain to join the Kiwi squad for the NZ-Australia test in Sydney on July 25th.
THE NZRL Board of Directors have confirmed the appointment Peter Cordtz as General Manager of the New Zealand Rugby League.
GERRARD Stokes is thankful his reputation has remained intact after last summers controversial tour of Great Britain by the Kiwis.
WIDNES Vikings can kick-start their top six chase when they visit Castleford Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
WAKEFIELD and former Featherstone stand-off, Jamie Rooney, combined superbly with veteran half-back Brad Davis and Richard Newlove to lay on all three of their side's tries and also kicked five goals from six attempts to get his side up to a 22 - 18 win over bottom placed Halifax.
ANDY Farrell made a dream comeback from his knee injury by kicking the drop goal which gave Wigan a 21-20 win over Warrington on Friday night.
Farrell had not played since the opening weekend of Tetley's Rugby Super League VIII, but kicked four goals and the crucial drop goal to see off the Wolves at The JJB Stadium.
Shaun Briscoe scored two tries for the Warriors, with Adrian Lam also crossing, while a 12-point haul for Lee Briers, with a try, three goals and two drop goals, added to scores for Sid Domic and Brent Grose, was just not enough for the visitors.
Warrington cashed in on brilliant kicking from skipper Briers to deservedly lead 12-6 at half-time.
In a see-sawing game played at a frenetic pace, Briers darted over for Warringtons third try and the conversion made it 18-18.
Two Briers' drop goals edged Warrington in front before Farrell levelled it with a penalty and then hit the crucial one-pointer to grab the win the match seconds from time.
Wigan 21 Tries: Adrian Lam, Sean Briscoe 2
Goal: Andrew Farrell 4
Drop Goals: Andrew Farrell 1
Warrington 20 Tries:Lee Briers, Sid Domic, Brent Grose
Goal: Lee Briers 3
Drop Goals Lee Briers 2
A hat trick each for Saints hookers Keiron Cunningham and Mick Higham as St Helens bounced back to winning ways at Knowsley Road.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have tackled their way to victory to defeat the St George Illawarra Dragons by 18-16 at WIN Stadium this evening.
THE Penrith Panthers have extended their winning streak to five matches with a good 26-18 win over a very disappointing Canberra Raiders outfit this evening.
THE Brisbane Broncos have farewelled ANZ Stadium in style with a 36-16 victory over the Melbourne Storm. The scoreline was not a true indication of the closeness of the match. Melbourne fought hard and once they get their injured players back, will be an outside chance at making the top four.
VODAFONE Warriors head coach Daniel Anderson today announced the signing of former Junior Kangaroo, Danny Sullivan.
THE Golden Point has been given the acid test when the Manly Sea Eagles defeated the Parramatta Eels 36-34 at Brookvale Oval this afternoon.
A solid performance by the Roosters to defeat the Knights by 36 - 14 at Aussie Stadium.