Super League Man of Steel Danny Brough is on a three-man short-list for the 2013 international player-of-the-year award.
Talks are ongoing in an effort to save stricken Super League club London Broncos.
New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has expressed his confidence in Kevin Locke and Jason Nightingale ahead of Saturday's World Cup semi-final.
Australia star Jarryd Hayne is delighted to see his old Fiji team-mates reach the last four for the second World Cup in a row.
New Zealand winger Manu Vatuvei has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup semi-final against England at Wembley.
Steve McNamara has made two changes to his 19-man England squad to face New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby League World Cup semi-final with Gareth Widdop and Carl Ablett recalled.
England forward Sam Burgess accepts the presence of Sonny Bill Williams has been a boost for the World Cup but he will be doing his best to deny him the chance of an appearance in the final.
Bradford Bulls' close-season New Zealand signing Adam Henry is hoping to emulate the success of Kiwis greats of the past at Odsal.
Keith Senior is to return to Sheffield Eagles as part of the Championship's club backroom staff.
Super League Castleford have announced an official link-up with Championship One club York.
Jordan Rankin has become Hull FC's seventh close-season signing after joining the Super League club from the Gold Coast Titans on a two-year contract.
London Broncos have confirmed their intention to appoint administrators as speculation over the embattled Super League club grows.