ST George Illawarra have caused one of the boilovers of the season as they beat the Warriors 32-22 at Ericcson Stadium in front of a crowd of over 15,000.
IN what started as an evenly contested match, The Melbourne Storm soon ran away with the match and made Souths look embarrassing at times. Souths scored first from a clever kick by prop Paul stringer but that was the end of their joy as Melbourne slowly started to build some momentum, with Souths making a lot of silly mistakes and giving away undisciplined penalties.
IT has been reported in todays Telegraph that a deal to have former St George winger, Nathan Blacklock, move across to the New South Wales Waratahs is as good as done and an announcement is expected as early as today.
NEW South Wales have named an eighteen man squad to face Queenlsnad at Stadium Australia on June 26 with the only major changes being Matthew Gidley, who replaces the injured Jamie Lyon, who is out for three months with ankle ligament damage and Braith Anasta has been omitted from the squad and wil take his place in the Bulldogs side to face Canberra this Saturday. Jason Ryles has returned to the front row after missing the first two games due to suspension and replaces Mark O'Meley, who is out with a broken jaw. Sharks fullback, David Peachey, will travel as the eighteenth player and will cover Brett Hodgson, who is still recovering from a punctured lung suffered in game two.
CANBERRA travel to the Showground this week to take on the premiership leading Bulldogs in what is a must win game for the Raiders.
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THE Cronulla Sharks have managed back to back wins with a hard fought victory over a disappointing Canberra side. Canberra went to the break leading 18-12 with first half tries to Schifcofske, Mclinden and Lolesi but a six point lead with a strong wind behind them was never going to be enough.
AS the June 30 deadline approaches, rumours are rife within the game about which player may be playing where next season. I always find this time of year very exciting as I try to finalise next years squad based on the rumours I have heard about players coming and going.
PARRAMATTA centre, Jamie Lyon, has been ruled out of football for at least three months after tearing ligaments in his ankle in Friday nights loss to the Newcastle Knights.
CANBERRA Raiders coach, Matthew Elliott has been given a two year extension on his contract and will remain with the club until the end of the 2005 season. Elliott has yet to prove himself as a class coach as the Raiders languish in ninth spot on the ladder and this follows a disappointing season in 2001. He is starting to show glimpses of what made him coach of the year in the U.K as Canberra slowly climb the premiership ladder and fight for credibility.