NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has demanded Johnathan Thurston be selected at halfback for the Centennial Test.
AN earlier-than-expected return from injury by Matt Bowen has sparked the North Queensland Cowboys to put in their most dominant performance of the year so far, dismantling the Warriors 48-20.
THE Penrith Panthers have defeated the Cronulla Sharks 21-20 in golden point at Toyota Stadium this evening.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have added misery to the St George Illawarra Dragons season with a comfortable 30-18 win at ANZ Stadium tonight.
WESTS Tigers comeback kid Mathew Head has little doubt that South Sydney will target his dodgy knee at the SCG on Sunday.
SYDNEY Roosters captain Craig Fitzgibbon isn't reading into the form guide as he prepares to face Newcastle at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday.
INCUMBENT Kangaroos forward Brent Kite believes he is finally rediscovering his form and hopes selectors have taken notice.
BRISBANE Broncos have appointed Ivan Henjak as their coach to replace Wayne Bennett.
THE Prison Service Rugby League is planning to run up to a dozen teams within the next few months.
WELSH side Celtic Crusaders went out of the Carnegie Challenge Cup to Leeds Rhinos but were by no means disgraced as they lost 38-16.