MAY 25 2.30pm Mt Albert Lions v Otahuhu Leopards Auckland May 25 2.30pm Northcote Tigers v Marist Richmond Brothers Auckland May 25 2.30pm Manurewa Marlins v Wellington Franchise Auckland May 26 2.30pm Eastern Tornadoes v Central Falcons Auckland May 26 2.30pm Taranaki Wildcats v Hibiscus Coast Raiders Taranaki May 26 2.30pm Glenroa Bears v Canterbury Bulls Auckland
INJURED New Zealand Warriors captain Stacey Jones says he feared the worst when he went down with a painful knee injury during Sunday's National Rugby League match against South Sydney. So a wide smile was plastered on the key halfback's face yesterday when scans revealed he had a medial strain and that he would probably be back playing within four weeks.
THE Bartercard Cup took a break over the past weekend so it's time to
take a look at how each team is progressing after five rounds of matches.
THE results from Round 5 of the national rugby league tournament from New Zealand, held in the weekend:
WARRIORS sensation Lance Hohaia is set to ensure his future at the club with an enticing new contract. The Huntly teenager who starred in the New Zealand Warriors stunning victory inNewcastle last Friday should soon sign a new multi-year deal with the Auckland-based franchise.
THE Warriors' on field success this year could count against them.
STACEY Jones will be a Warrior for the rest of his career. Jones and Warriors general manager Mick Watson are in negotiations that Watson is hopeful will keep the star halfback in New Zealand until he retires.
ROUND 5 of league's Bartercard Cup this weekend will play out as follows:
WELLINGTON put on a great second half show against the Hibiscus Coast
Raiders on Saturday at Stanmore Bay only to be denied a deserved draw when
the Raiders snuck in for a try in the dying seconds of the match to break
the 32-all deadlock.
NEW Zealand Warriors captain Stacey Jones preserved his unblemished record at the National Rugby League judiciary.