THE NRL have ruled out salary cap concessions for NRL clubs who are trying to stave off the pariahs from Rugby Union as Brisbane Broncos winger, Lote Tuqiri becomes the next target of the talentless bores of the kick and clap code. The ARU are prepared to throw close to half a million a season at Tuqiri, as speculation intensifies he will make the switch to union.
PARRAMATTA EELS vs NEWCASTLE KNIGHTSFri Jun 14, Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pm
SORRY to say, the NRL are absolutely thoughtlesss in regards to their scheduling of matches. After State Of Origin II, the NRL in all their finite wisdom decide to have Brisbane and Parramatta back up 48 hours later, robbing the fans of what is truly a great rivalry of modern football and also lost is the spectacle and skill that always is a feature ot these games. Players involved in Origin II were leg weary after twenty minutes.
SOUTH Sydney remained anchored at the bottom of the table after a 42-0 flogging at the hands of the Sydney Roosters, who were in crusie control for the entire second half after going to the break leading 30-0.
NEW South Wales will be looking to wrap up this years Harvey Norman State of Origin series when game two gets underway at ANZ Stadium this evening.
BRISBANE BRONCOS vs PARRAMATTA EELSFri Jun 7, ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm
FIVE players have been charged from round twelve matches with Broncos rookie, Nathan Friend, charge withe two seperate incidents from Friday night's clash with the Wests Tigers. He has been charged with dropping a knee and a dangerous throw and if he takes an early guilty plea he will miss two weeks.
DISGRACED former South African Cricket captain Hansie Cronje has been killed in a plane crash in his home country of South Africa. It is believed Cronje was the sole passenger along with two pilots on a cargo plane that came down in bad weather in the countrys south.
TRENT Barrett has been ruled out of Origin II with a calf injury after failing a fitness test this afternoon and his place in the squad has been taken by Melbourne five eighth, Scott Hill.
JOHN Singleton has made personal presentations to news limited heavyweights Lachlan Murdoch and John Hartigan for a 16th NRL franchise to be located on the Central Coast of New South Wales and will play out of Gosfords North Power Stadium.