Michael Carayannis

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Young guns are ready to fire

THE St George Illawarra Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks have identified several talented players who will battle it out in the generation-next competition, the under-20 National Youth Competition (NYC).

Kingsgrove Colts JRLFC Registration Days

FOR 50 years, the Kingsgrove Colts Junior Rugby League Football Club has become a nursery for Rugby League talent in the St George area

Invitation to Kingsgrove Colts JRLFC Sportsman?s Lunch

THE Kingsgrove Colts will be holding their annual Sportsman?s lunch on Friday 28th July at Kingsgrove RSL, with Canterbury legend Steve Mortimer among the guest speakers.The day, to be hosted by Maroon from radio Station Triple M, is an annual event to help support the Rugby League Club with members from the general public welcome to attend.Tickets to the event cost $75.00 and includes full buffet lunch including fresh seafood unlimited beer, wine & soft drink.Other guest speakers include Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jim Cassidy and former Kingsgrove Colts player and current South Sydney coach Shaun McRae.Renowned funny man Tahir from Fat Pizza will be providing the entertainment for the event.During the day there will be numerous auction items, games and raffles. For tickets please contact club secretary Leba Abhihana on 0418 449 526 or contact Michael Carayannis [email protected] Kingsgrove Colts Junior Rugby League Football Club Sportsman?s LunchFriday 28th July, 200612:30pm - 4.30pmKINGSGROVE RSL4 Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove$75.00Includes Full Buffet Lunch including Fresh SeafoodUnlimited Beer, wine & soft drinkMC: DJ Maroon from MMM radio StationSpecial Guests:Steve Mortimer - "Canterbury LegendJim Cassidy - Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Shaun McRae South Sydney Coach and others.Entertainment: Comedian - Tahir (Fat Pizza)Also: Auction Items, Games & Raffles

When the cap doesn't fit

IN recent years we've seen premiership winning teams decimated in the next few years as a result of the salary cap. Take our last two NRL premiers for example, the Bulldogs and the Panthers. When the Panthers won the premiership in 2003 they had up-and-coming stars such as Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Joel Clinton, Ben Ross and Trent Waterhouse. Since the 2003 win these five players have all gone onto play representative football. As their impression in the game rises, so does their pay. Last season we saw Bulldogs stars Sonny Bill Williams, Willie Tonga and Andrew Ryan all rise to fame and the representative arena. Like the Panthers, as these players started to gain recognition for their performances, their contracts had to reflect such an increase. The salary cap is supposed to enforce a fair and level playing field, but this begs the question, is the salary cap fair to those clubs that are successful and produce representative players? Surely the answer to that question is no.

Hiding under the kennel - opinion

THE Bulldogs are the real ?dark-horse? when focusing on who is going to take out the 2005 Telstra Premiership. Despite being the defending premiers, the Dogs name has seldom been mentioned in reference to their possible back-to-back premiership aspirations. It has been over ten years since a team won back-to-back Grand Finals in a unified competition* Brisbane defeated St.George in 1992 and 1993 but since those two years, no team has been able to defend their crown.

Timmins to play five-eighth

ST George Illawarra International Shaun Timmins will fill the void left by rookie Daniel Holdsworth for tomorrow nights Video Ezy Charity Shield match-up. Timmins moves into the halves as a result of Holdsworth sustaining a calf muscle injury.

Dragons name strong line-up for Charity Shield

ST George Illawarra Dragons coach Nathan Brown has named a strong Charity Shield line-up for the Dragons' first game of 2005 against South Sydney. Captain Trent Barrett and halfback Matthew Head have overcome injury and illness to be named in the 20-man squad.

2005 - the year of the Dragon

EACH year resembles the last for St George Illawarra fans. As we turn our attention to the 2005 season, we approach it with the same optimism and hope that we have seen since the Joint Ventures initial success in 1999.

Kingsgrove Colts JRLFC Registration Days

FOR over 40 years, the Kingsgrove Colts Junior Rugby League Football Club has become a nursery for Rugby League talent in the St George area. In 2003 the Colts fielded sides from Under 6s- Under 18s. This year the club will be fielding sides from Under 6s to Under 18s, whilst having an A-Grade for the first time in two seasons.

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