CELTIC Crusaders and the Welsh Rugby League have announced a new partnership to develop youngsters to play rugby league in Wales.
ALL the teams for Round 2 of the action...
THE NRL has moved to outlaw shoulder charges in tackles where more than one defender is involved.
THE odds of Dragons coach Nathan Brown being the first NRL axed in 2008 have shortened dramatically following St George Illawarra's woeful season-opening loss.
CANBERRA Raiders representative forward Neville Costigan has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a quadriceps strain.
MELBOURNE skipper Cameron Smith has become the second player to be charged with making a grapple tackle from the opening round of the NRL season.
QUEENSLAND Wizard Cup/ FOGS Results and points tables from round 1
PARRAMATTA five-eighth Feleti Mateo is free to play in Sunday's NRL match against the New Zealand Warriors.
THE Brisbane Broncos are battling a string of forward injuries three days out from their Good Friday clash with the Sydney Roosters.
ADRIAN Rovere takes a look at some events from Round 1 of the NRL.