THE St George Illawarra Dragons Jersey Flegg side has earned themselves the week off in the semi finals after trouncing the Balmain Tigers 44-4 at a greasy WIN Stadium tonight.
SIMPLE errors have cost Mangere East another shot at the Fox Memorial Championship.
The 2004 beaten finalists lost to Manurewa 16-14 in the semi-final at Ericsson Stadium yesterday.
A last minute try by centre Matthew Pert has given Howick a well deserved win in the Sharman Cup final, 20-16, over Bay Roskill.
WEEKLY results and standings from major rugby league competitions involving Queensland teams.
TRENT Leis has booked himself a fourth grand final appearance after scoring the deciding try two minutes from fulltime in Burleigh?s 24-19 preliminary final win against Redcliffe.
ONCE again the Mt Albert club will once again feature in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup final to be played next Sunday at Ericsson Stadium.
A hip injury has forced Wigan hooker Terry Newton to become the fourth player to withdraw from Great Britain's Tri-Nations rugby league series.
FOLLOWING the weekend matches, Chairman of the Australian Rugby League, Mr Colin Love, has announced just the one addition to the 2005 Kangaroos train-on squad.
WALES, champions in the Amateur Four Nations in each of the last three years, came to the Brewery Field defending a proud record. And just as in each if the previous final-day encounters, at Cheltenham, Aberavon and Coventry, this year's match up between Wales and England proved to be a thriller.
THE Canberra Raiders defeated Newtown by 24-20 in the absorbing VB Premier League qualifying semi-final played at Seiffert Oval on Saturday. The Jets had led by 20-14 with only three minutes of the match remaining, but a sensational Canberra try which was converted from wide out sent the game into golden-point extra time. The Raiders scored first in the extra time period to win this enthralling contest and to maintain the Canberra club?s unbeaten record against Newtown at the Queanbeyan ground.
EXPERIENCED Wests Tigers fullback Brett Hodgson has extended his contract for another two years until the end of the 2008 NRL season.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Storm in a do or die clash at Aussie Stadium on Saturday evening.
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WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Broncos Game at Aussie Stadium, kick off at 4.00pm on Sunday afternoon.
BRONCOS centre Justin Hodges was today considered a long shot to return from a knee problem in Sunday?s elimination semi-final against the Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium.
BRONCOS centre Justin Hodges took big steps towards a return to the playing field at the weekend when he ran strongly and without discomfort at training at Red Hill.