SIX weeks before a ball has even been kicked in this year's State of Origin series and Queensland is already playing the underdog tag.
IPSWICH coach Trevor Gilmeister has named his squad for Friday Night's round seven Qld Cup fixture agains Souths/Logan. The squad is:
1. T. Van Balen
2. J. O'Doherty
3. S. Williams
4. D. Robinson
5. S. West
6. B. Lindsay
7. R. Bird
8. J. Mathiou(c)
9. J. Tomlinson
Centre Graham Mackay will have a fitness test & if he passes will be included in the 17. The Qld Cup fixture kicks off at 7.30 on Friday night & with no lower grades being played the curtain raiser will be an Ipswich high school fixture between Bundamba Secondary College & Bremer High.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, Coach Brian Noble and Leon Pryce look ahead to Friday's TetleyS Super League Round 8 clash at the JJB when Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls take on Wigan Warriors.
TEAM News - Round 8
TO celebrate the return of the Dragons to Kogarah's Jubilee Oval, R2K has organised a drinks night at the St.George Leagues Club on Saturday, May the 3rd. The drinks night will commence in the Riviera room from 7:30pm and is occurring on the night before the Dragons' long awaited return to their spiritual home.
A very solid performance by the Roosters to emphatically beat the Eels at Parramatta Stadium by 44 - 12.
A battle at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, in the wet, windy and cool conditions, and the Bulldogs won their home game against a tiring Warriors outfit by 18 - 12 in front of 21,900 diehard fans.
ON the verge of playing his 50th NRL game this weekend, Storm forward Peter Robinson says he never expected to reach the milestone when he first moved to Melbourne from the tiny mining town of Cobar in NSW.
AS a senior player for the New Zealand Warriors, Logan Swann feels some responsibility for the way they play and when the team play poorly and lose, it's not easy to take.
ST George Illawarra is on its way to the first sell-out of the National Rugby League season, with less than 1,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's game against Cronulla at the refurbished Oki Jubilee Stadium.
THE Newcastle Knights intend on raising a number of concerns with the National Rugby League after judiciary chairman Greg Woods denied the club leave to appeal a one-match ban against prop Josh Perry.
THE National Rugby League judiciary chairman Justice Greg Woods has dismissed Newcastle's bid to appeal a one-match suspension given to prop Josh Perry.
FORMER Wellingtonian Tony Kemp has his eyes on a first team coaching job in the National Rugby League but is happy serving his apprenticeship as assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors.
NATIONAL Rugby League judiciary chairman Greg Woods will let the Newcastle Knights know this morning whether it has been granted leave to appeal the one week suspension handed to prop Josh Perry.
THE Jubilee Oval upgrade is almost complete for Sunday's big game against the Sharks. However, on Saturday, a final cleanup is taking place to ensure that everything is in order for the historic day.