Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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The Independent Online
Talks over the future of the game in Australia collapsed yesterday. News Corporation accused the Australian Rugby League of using the talks held so far as a delaying tactic to undermine moves toward a Superleague. The League accused News Corp of trying to buy and control the sport in Australia. The pair will meet next in the Federal Court on 25 September.

TEST MATCH (Sydney): Australia 20 New Zealand 10 (Australia lead three- match series 2-0).

TOUR MATCH (Greymouth, NZ): West Coast 14 BARLA Young Lions 8.