JOURNEYMAN players are common in rugby league ? players with long careers, moving from club to club. They don?t stand out like the stars and pin-up players, but each week they?re on the field, mainly remembered by the fans from the clubs they played for, rather than for stellar performances. Steady, reliable players.
THE Redcliffe Club congratulates the Burleigh Bears on their nail-biting 22-18 extra time win over Easts in the Qld Cup Grand Final. What a great game! Commiserations to the Tigers who were gallant in defeat.
FOLLOWING 97 minutes of grand final football, minor premiers Burleigh Bears have defeated Easts Tigers 22-18 to win the 2004 Queensland Cup at Brisbane?s Lang Park today.
THE below train on squad has been selected from the NZRL National Competition, the Bartercard Cup and they will take on the Australian Jim Beam Cup Selection as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Kangaroos test at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday 16 October 2004.
The final team from this squad will be finalised prior to the game. They will again, be coached by Phil Prescott from Canterbury.
THE Mt Albert club in Auckland yesterday took out the Bartercard Cup competition along with the Mad Butcher's Fox Memorial trophy.
IMPOSING Brisbane winger Gary Tupou was called into New Zealand's train-on squad for the upcoming Tri-Nations rugby league tournament after playing just three games in first grade.
GAME A Elimination play-off
Hull v Wakefield
Friday, 24 September (KC Stadium, 2000 BST)
Winner through to Game D.
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.
HUDDERSFIELD (8) 28
Tries: Grayshon, Evans, St Hilaire & White
Goals: Costin (6)
Salford (10) 22
Tries: Littler (2), Rutgerson & Caine
Goals: Charles (3)
Salford set the early pace but it was Huddersfield who lasted the distance.
The Reds went in front when Stuart Littler broke clear for the first of two tries which sandwiched a Sean Rutgerson score.
ENGLISH Super League club Widnes are keen to keep hold of former New Zealand coach Frank Endacott and give him a permanent position at the club.
DESPITE a lionhearted performance by outgoing captain Stephen Kearney, Melbourne Storm has been ousted from the NRL finals race for the second year in a row.
SOUTH Sydney and the Bulldogs will take a first grade rugby league match to Western Australia next year for the first time since May, 1999.
TOWNSVILLE is in full celebration after the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 10-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 18 man squad from last week for the Bulldogs preliminary final against the Penrith Panthers to be played this Saturday at Aussie Stadium. Folkes has named Braith Anasta at five eight with Johnathan Thurston named on a five-man interchange.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his side to play the Bulldogs on Saturday night at Aussie Stadium in the 1st preliminary final of the NRL competition.