Phil
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Mt Albert Lions Take Honours At Freyberg Park

THE Auckland Rugby League Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round today saw a match up that was a bit special. Freyberg Park played host to the game between the East Coast Bays Barracudas and the Mt Albert Lions.

Auckland Rugby League Premier Results

MAD Butcher Grading Round

Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round - Round 2

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Auckland Rugby League Premier Results

MAD Butcher Grading Round

Kiwis in good hands

AND so?in the cold hard light of day, the stats and the score remain the same as they did last night. Kangaroos 28, Kiwis 26. A sense of disappointment, but also a feeling of pride for this gnarly old Kiwi supporter. Pride in the fact that, for now at least, my team is able to compete with the very best League team in the world. Not only are they able to compete but they came incredibly close to pulling off an historic victory. But for a lack of defensive attention for ten minutes and the odd errant goal kick, it was theirs.

Bartercard Cup Round 14 Action

ROUND 14 of the NZRL Bartercard Cup and after this writer had the Top 4 set in stone last week, the North Harbour Tigers are beginning to look a little shaky, following their loss to the Hibiscus Coast Raiders last week. Other results went according to plan but some were a lot closer than predicted.

Bartercard Cup Approaches The Business End

FOUR games left, and all to play for in the NZRL Bartercard Cup Competition, we finally have a ?clean? table with all catch up games being complete. The top four is fairly clear, with the Lions and the Jetz on 18 points and the Tigers and the Bulls on 16 points. Their positioning may change but I would imagine those teams will make up the four.

Otahuhu Ellerslie Beat Bulls In Thriller At Ericsson

IN an absolute thriller at Ericsson Stadium this evening, Otahuhu Ellerslie grabbed a 38/28 win over the Canterbury Bulls.

Bartercard Cup Round 12 Part 2

A fairly slim weekend of Bartercard Cup action as this weekend sees only three games played in part two of the split Round 12. One further ?catch up? game will be played on Wednesday July 27 between the Counties Manukau Jetz and the North Harbour Tigers. This match venue is yet to be advised.

Mt Albert defeat Otahuhu Ellerslie at Ericsson

IN a dour, and at times, ill disciplined, game, the Mt Albert Lions defeated the Otahuhu Ellerslie side, 19/12, at Ericsson today, in their Bartercard Cup encounter.

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