TOOWOOMBA started the match strongly against Easts at Langlands Park before fading to a 42-24 loss in the ABC Television clash. Young Kiwi centre Jason Tiatia, trialling for a contract with the Broncos, made a break before linking with winger Nathan Stains to score the Clydesdales first try. Matt Lockyer found winger Steve Beattie with a good pass and then only minutes later Lockyer again put Beattie over for his second try and the Tigers led 10 ? 6. Easts hooker Mike Hobbs crossed under the posts to extend the margin before centre Ashley Alberts snared an intercept and raced 80 metres to score for the Clydesdales and the scores were 16 ? 12 at half-time. Only minutes after the break Lockyer scored to increase the lead but halfback Isaac Kaufmann crossed for Toowoomba to keep the Clydesdales in reach of a win and also their finals aspirations alive. The Tigers however had other ideas and they raced in a further four tries, winger Justin Loomans collecting a double, to record a convincing win. Easts second rower Mark Leafa, a former Sydney Roosters player, was named QRL man of the Match after a powerhouse performance.
CANTERBURY Bulldogs star Braith Anasta is expected to be sidelined for several weeks following reports this evening that he has a fractured foot.
ST George Illawarra Dragons' utility player Shaun Timmins has been suspended for one match after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle by the NRL judiciary tonight. The verdict will see the Test five eighth miss this Sunday's match against the Warriors at Kogarah.
THE long wait may soon be over for fans who have been hanging out for the new NRL computer game.
INJURED fullback Darren Lockyer says the Brisbane Broncos are hanging tough despite a post-Origin slide down the NRL ladder.
CANBERRA coach Matthew Elliott has publicly questioned the National Rugby League's crackdown on spear tackles as Cronulla prepares to take on the judiciary over the issue on Wednesday night.
SOUTH Sydney scapegoat Owen Craigie has vowed to fight his way back after being dumped again in the wake of the Rabbitohs' latest National Rugby League humiliation.
THE Dragons have named an unchanged starting line-up for their round 22 Telstra Premiership clash with the Warriors at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
THE Rugby League Players Association on Tuesday withdrew its objection to the NRL's new contract as Brisbane five-eighth Ben Ikin revealed players may one day allow officials access to their bank accounts.
WARRIORS have named an unchanged line-up ahead of Sundays clash with the Dragons.
FORMER NRL player Darren Trindall today pleaded guilty to assaulting a female friend at a Sydney nightclub.
BALL-PLAYING forward David Solomona may be leaving Parramatta.
DES Hasler will take over as Manly coach when Peter Sharp steps down at the end of the season.
Hasler, who played 12 times for Australia, is currently Sharp's assistant at the National Rugby League club.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach, Steve Folkes has named the injured pair of Adam Perry and Brent Sherwin in his team list for the Bulldogs clash with the Melbourne Storm this Sunday at the Sydney Showground.
IF the NRL are fair dinkum about giving the fans the best quality rugby league, then they must immediately look to another free to air carrier next year and beyond after the latest snubbing of the Canberra Raiders.