On this day, new Dogs arrive in The Kennel, Jason Ryles joins forces with Roosters and the 'Ox' parts ways with the Eagles.
Australia’s Super League side claims the series over Great Britain with a 37-20 third Test win at Elland Road.
New Canterbury recruits Ricky Stuart, Bradley Clyde and Darren Smith attend their first training run with the Bulldogs.
Kangaroos prop Jason Stevens fails in his appeal against a one-match suspension for stomping. St George Illawarra forward Jason Ryles is named as his replacement for the second Test.
Great Britain holds New Zealand to a 14-all draw in the second Test at Huddersfield.
Phil Gould announces he will continue as New South Wales State of Origin coach in 2004.
Australia advance to the World Cup final with a breezy 52-0 defeat of a spirited Fijian outfit in Sydney.
The Sydney Roosters announce the signing of former Dragons international Jason Ryles to a two-year deal. The following year Ryles would come up against his old Red V mates in the 2010 grand final but would walk away disappointed as the Dragons prevailed 32-8.
Manly begin the search for a new halfback and a new captain after Matt Orford takes up a lucrative three-year deal with English club Bradford. The playmaker affectionately known as 'Ox' captained Manly to their 2008 premiership triumph.
Gold Coast Titans CEO Michael Searle denies reports that Papua New Guinea’s NRL bid team is poised to buy into the Titans but admits discussions have taken place about an alliance between the organisations.
Sydney Roosters rookie Tautau Moga undergoes a knee reconstruction after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season training.
Fullback Billy Slater suffers a knee injury in Australia’s 62-0 quarter-final win over the United States at Wrexham and could miss the rest of the tournament. Winger Brett Morris and centre Jarryd Hayne equal World Cup and Australian Test tryscoring records with four tries apiece.
The Newcastle Knights offer North Queensland wunderkind Kalyn Ponga a three-year contract reportedly with $3.6 million. The Cowboys concede they won’t be able to match such a deal.
The Jillaroos open their World Cup campaign with a 58-4 thumping of Cook Islands.
This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.