Jets bow out of premiership race

AN injury ravaged Ipswich Jets outfit has been eliminated from the Qld Cup finals with a 42-12 loss to Wynnum at Bendigo Bank Oval on Saturday Night.

NRL wrap - ROUND 26

FRIDAY night footy kicked off in front of a huge crowd of over 35,000 at Brisbane's old Lang Park. It was a tremendous game of champagne footy and the last hurrah for an injury- ridden Dragons side who out-classed the might of Brisbane. The St George hero was hooker Mark Riddell who barged over for two tries and then slotted a 41 metre penalty goal on the stroke of fulltime, giving the visitors a one point victory over a desperate Broncos side. The result sent the Brisbane camp into despair as they crashed to their seventh successive loss and gave supporters had a nervous two day wait with Parramatta a chance of leap-frogging Brisbane for eighth spot and a finals berth.

Raiders Record Is Irrelevant Says Bellamy

AS Melbourne prepares for its first NRL final in three years coach Craig Bellamy believes the Storm?s recent record over opponents Canberra is irrelevant.

Andrew Gee May Not Return

BRISBANE pair Andrew Gee and Petero Civoniceva are in danger of missing the club's qualifying final against Penrith after being charged with high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.

Brian 'Poppa' Clay a Saints Legend

THE Directors of the St George Rugby League Football Club have recognised the invaluable service of Brian “Poppa” Clay and in an acknowledgement of respect, have made him the Dragons' Sixteenth Legend.

Worrying Warriors

THE New Zealand Warriors have been cast as the dark horse of the National Rugby League (NRL) playoffs by premiership rivals.

Panthers take the Minor Premiership

THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Parramatta Eels 40-22 in front of a sold out Penrith Football Stadium to become the 2003 Minor Premiers.

Fittler Struggles With Injury As Roosters Prove Too Strong For Raiders

THE Roosters did something that most sides in the NRL haven't been able to do by beating Canberra 23-16 on a beautiful spring day at Canberra Stadium despite captain Brad Fittler struggling with an injury to his left shoulder right throughout the game.

Knights make late charge to defeat Cowboys

IN an exciting clash, the Newcastle Knights have come away with victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium with a 34-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon.

Storm too classy for 12-man Sea Eagle outfit

THE Melbourne Storm have come away with a comfortable 40-10 victory over a 12-man Manly Sea Eagles outfit at Olympic Park this evening.

Bulldogs win but look rattled heading into the finals

THE Canterbury Bulldogs have overcome a determined but undisciplined Cronulla Sharks 28-14 at Shark Park this evening. The Bulldogs scored four tries to three and the Sharks were in the match until well past the 60th minute but the boot of Hazem El Masri again was worth it's weight in gold with the winger kicking six goals from six attempts.

Melbourne sends Bai off in style

MELBOURNE Storm celebrated winger Marcus Bai?s final game in Melbourne tonight with a 40-10 rout of the Manly Sea Eagles in the build up to next week?s NRL finals.

Cayless says Eels must focus only on victory over Penrith

PARRAMATTA captain Nathan Cayless says Penrith will smash the Eels tomorrow if his side worries about the 28-point victory it needs to sneak into the NRL finals.

The Warriors please the fans at home

THE NZ Warriors have shown they are more than ready for the play-offs with a convincing win over the Tigers tonight at a packed Ericsson Stadium by 32-16.

Congratulations Choc !

R2K would like to congratulate Anthony Mundine on becoming the WBA Super-Middleweight champion. Mundine silenced all of his critics by defeating Antwun Echols over 12 rounds at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night.

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