Sport in Short: Rugby League

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ONLY TWO Britons, Martin Offiah and Andy Platt, broke the Australian dominance of Open Rugby magazine's world ratings, selected by a worldwide panel of commentators. The Australian stand-off Laurie Daley was named the top player.

OPEN RUGBY WORLD XIII (Aus unless stated): T Brasher; W Carne, B Fittler S Renouf, M Offiah (GB); L Daley, A Langer; A Platt (GB), S Walters, G Lazarus, B Lindner; P Sironen, B Mackay.

AUSTRALIAN WINFIELD CUP Round 11: Western Suburbs 8 St George 20 (in Melbourne); Eastern Suburbs 22 Brisbane 26.