Jim Beam Cup Match Cancellation Notice.

THE Newtown RLFC is proud to be sponsored by such great Australian business organisations as the Sydney Airport Corporation, the Petersham RSL Club and NTG. The Woy Woy RLFC has advised (late Saturday afternoon) that their ground is unplayable, and therefore the Jim Beam Cup competition match set down for 3 pm, Sunday, May 18 between Woy Woy and the Sydney Airport Jets is cancelled. This message was posted at 7.30 pm, Saturday, May 17.

Barrett to miss Origin I & II

ST George Illawarra Dragons' skipper Trent Barrett is almost certain to undergo ankle surgery next week. The injury which forced him from the field in last Friday's City v Country clash will see the NSW five eighth out of action for up to six weeks. This means he will not be available for the Dragons and will miss the first two State of Origin clashes.

2003 Player Of The Year

THE NSWRL 2003 Junior Player of the Year Awards were presented at Belmore Oval today during the 2003 District Representative Grand Finals. The Awards were given to:

Jim Beam Cup Rep Squad Announced

THE NSW Rugby League have announced the inaugural Jim Beam Cup representative side, to take on the Brisbane Capitals at Campbelltown Stadium next Wednesday May 21.

Jersey Flegg final a thriller at Belmore

THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs have defeated the Cronulla Sharks in the Jersey Flegg played at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday 17th May by 32 - 22 in the under 19 competition.

Hull Escape With A Draw

A last-second penalty goal from Steve Prescott gave Hull a 10-all draw with Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Saturday evening.

Gasnier out for 4-8 weeks

ST George Centre Mark Gasnier was this morning picked in in the 25-man NSW Origin squad but had little time to enjoy the news.

Finch drops Nash and admits Lyons got it wrong

NATIONAL Rugby League referees coach Robert Finch has dropped touch judge Steve Nash over the controversial ruling in Saturday's match between the Dragons and the Bulldogs which led to the Dragons being fined today.

Brown fined $10,000

ST George Illawarra were today issued with a NRL breach notice for $10,000 regarding post-match comments by Dragons coach Nathan Brown. This following an incident in the Dragons v Bulldogs match at WIN Stadium last Saturday.

Woolford Resigns With Raiders

RAIDERS captain Simon Woolford has re-signed with the Raiders for a further two seasons in a boost for the club as they prepare for their Wellington "home" game against the New Zealand Warriors. Woolford joined the Raiders in 1994 and Woolford, 28, is almost certain to finish his career with the Raiders. In other Raiders news, it was reported in yesterday's paper that speedster Phil Graham is being keenly sought by the Brisbane Broncos and has yet to agree on a new deal with the Raiders.

Eels still hoping for finals

PARRAMATTA coach Brian Smith hasn't given up hope of making the National Rugby League finals despite his out-of-luck side finding another way to lose today.

Sharks win again

THE Cronulla Sharks have posted their second win of 2003 defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 30-14 at Toyota Park this afternoon.

Kearns breaks into NSW Origin Squad

MELBOURNE Storm prop Robbie Kearns says making the NSW State of Origin squad was not in his season?s calculations at the start of the year, yet he is delighted by the prospect of making a return to the representative fold.

NRL set fine Coach Brown

ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown is set to receive his second fine this year following comments made after the Dragons v Bulldogs match last Saturday.

NRL watching slow goal kickers

THE National Rugby League (NRL) is considering the introduction of a basketball-style shot clock for goal kickers following concerns at the time absorbed taking conversions and penalties.

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