IF the New Zealand Warriors make the National Rugby League grand final the Kiwis will field a severely weakened side for their first international of the year. The grand final will be played at Stadium Australia in Sydney on October 6 - 24 hours after the Kiwis play Papua New Guinea in a one-off test in Rotorua.
LOGAN Swann has been shunted into the "disposable" lane at the Warriors.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs might be on a 10-match winning streak and atop the National Rugby League (NRL) standings but it seems their fans could not care less about seeing their club's record breaking run.
THE Warriors' dream of winning the National Rugby League (NRL) title becomes less of a fantasy every week. The club's eighth successive victory a 46-10 rout away to South Sydney on Saturday night further enhanced their growing reputation as legitimate title contenders.
SOUTH Sydney coach Craig Coleman believes the NZ Warriors can win the National Rugby League premiership after the Auckland-based side wiped the Rabbitohs off the park on Saturday night with a 46-10 victory at Aussie Stadium.
A magic performance from Ali Lauiti'iti powered the Warriors to a crushing 46-10 win over South Sydney at Aussie Stadium last night.
AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union chief executive John O'Neill blasted the National Rugby League for its "hysterical" reaction to the rival code's potential signing of Test winger Lote Tuqiri.
BULLY takes a look at how the National Rugby League clubs are performing at the halfway point of the season and predicts where your club will finish the year:- BULLDOGSCurrent position: 1stPredicted finish at end of regular season: 1stPositives: The Bulldogs have won ten straight and things couldn't be better at Belmore. The 'Dogs forwards are smashing the opposition, their halves are creative and centre Nigel Vagana continues to sniff out tries.Negatives: A dream run with injury has been marred with the loss of NSW prop Mark O'Meley to a broken jaw, leaving a hole up front for the next six weeks.Halfway hero: Brent Sherwin - just about the competition's form halfback save for Andrew Johns.
GREY Lynn Park was the venue of a try fest on Saturday afternoon when Marist Richmond and Manurewa met in round 7 of the Bartercard Cup.