The Australian Rugby League has set the scene for another showdown with Super League by organising a series of 'rebel' Tests against New Zealand. Because the New Zealand Rugby league has joined Super League, the ARL cannot play official Tests against the Kiwis. But officials have scheduled a Test series against a Kiwi team comprising New Zealand players loyal to the ARL. The ARL's plans have stuck a snag, however, with news that Kiwi players from the Canberra and Auckland clubs - two clubs aligned with Super League - will not play in a rebel series. With the rest of the league world signed by Super league, Australia is desperate to find international competition. ARL boss Ken Arthurson declared yesterday that all Australian-based players - whether loyal to Super League or the ARL - will be expected to make themselves available for representative matches. 'If players do not abide by that rule they will be stood down from club matches,' Arthurson said. In other league news this week: Auckland's Great Britain international Denis Betts has been suspended for two weeks on a head-butting charge. Betts was sent off in Auckland's loss to Western Suburbs last week. Both the Western Reds and Cronulla have denied reports they have approached Wigan's former Great Britain hooker Martin Dermott.