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.
THIS weekend sees the completion of round 7 of the Bartercard Cup with a further three games.
ROUND 7 of the Bartercard Cup sees another split round being played over
the next two weekends with three games in each.
THE Warriors had double cause for celebration yesterday at Auckland's Ericsson Stadium after winning their Australian National Rugby League match against the North Queensland Cowboys 34-6.
WARRIORS fullback Ivan Cleary is to be released by the National Rugby Leauge club at the end of the season.
THE New Zealand Warriors will face increased pressure to move their NRL matches around the country.