Round 2, 18-20 March 2005
AFTER a rip-snorting first round, we now turn our focus to the second chapter of the minor premiership, where sometimes things don't go exactly to plan?
Cowboys v Bulldogs at Dairy Farmers Stadium, Friday 7.30pm
Round 1, 11-13 March 2005
FRIDAY, 11th March 2005
FULLBACK - Billy Slater (Storm) Bagged a hat trick of tries and led the way for the Storm as they trounced the hapless Knights. Boy he's got some pace about him!
THERE were wild scenes in Townsville on Saturday night as the Cowboys downed the Broncos in front of 25,000 screaming fans. The North Queenslanders came away 10-0 victors, eliminating their Brisbane cousins from the competition. After leading 8-0 at half time, the Cowboys defended superbly to lock out a gallant Broncos outfit. It was a less than ideal send-off for Broncos veteran Gorden Tallis, playing his final game in the city in which he was born.
WIDELY publicised as the showcase match of the round, Friday night saw the Panthers v Dragons encounter live up expectations with some tremendous clashes up front and sparkling footy out wide. Missing key personnel, the Panthers were in sensational form early on, blowing Saints away with some stunning attacking football. At 24-0 down, the Dragons came back valiantly to get within range, only to go down by one point, 31-30.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRETT FINCH & MATT ORFORD!
TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP FINALS: WEEK 1
(Teams subject to change)
Full details of teams and fixtures for week one of the Finals Series.
Includes team line-ups, results of previous clashes, Leagueunlimited.com tip, and the match day weather forecast.
TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: Round 26