THE Sydney Airport Jets were dealt a harsh lesson by Premier League competition leaders the Canberra Raiders in the match played at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan on Saturday. The well drilled and superbly prepared Raiders blew the Jets away by a 52-8 margin, at one stage piling on four converted tries in a nine-minute points avalanche midway through the first half.
Hibiscus Coast 25 Glenora 18, Ellerslie 30 Otahuhu 12, Mangere East 16 Marist 10, Richmond 30 Mt Albert 6.
NEW Zealand rugby league is as much about famous family names as any sport in the country.
AUSTRALIAN and NSW skipper Andrew Johns has declared his commitment to rugby league's State of Origin series and said his public fall-out with coach Phil Gould stemmed from their mutual passion for the game.
ROUND 6 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition had a mix of the predictable and surprise.
WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats are looking to gain their third successive victory when London Broncos visit Belle Vue on Sunday afternoon.
CASTLEFORD Tigers consolidated their position inside the top six of Tetley's Rugby Super League with a 32-16 defeat of Warrington Wolves.
The Tigers moved three points clear of the seventh placed Wolves with another solid performance to affirm their Play-Off ambitions and move above St Helens into fifth for at least 48 hours.
FORWARD Andrew Gee will claim a special place in Broncos' history when Brisbane hosts Newcastle in the welcome back to Lang Park National Rugby League extravaganza on Sunday.
MELBOURNE Storm?s thrilling last minute win over Parramatta has done more than secure two valuable premiership points and cement the club in fifth place on the NRL ladder according to hooker Cameron Smith.
CRONULLA'S Paul Gallen could receive a two month ban from the National Rugby League judiciary after being charged with a grade two reckless high tackle.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray refused to apologise for his underrated team's climb up the National Rugby League ladder after the Cowboys cast aside erratic Manly 31-20 at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
THE NRL round was a wet and soggy one starting with the opening match in Wellington. The Warriors have a terrible record at the Cake Tin and the hoodoo continues with last year's minor premiers going down to the Raiders - Ruben Wiki having a ripper of a match. If ever there was an example of the gulf that exists between Auckland and Wellington, this is it. Its no wonder that the Kiwis are calling for a second NZ team and asking why the Auckland Warriors changed their name to New Zealand.
SOUTH Sydney will lodge an official complaint with the National Rugby League over referee Bill Harrigan's decision to penalise captain Bryan Fletcher for a double movement in yesterday's loss to St George Illawarra.
A good old fashioned mud bath at the SCG finally went in favour of the Dragons by 18-16 over the Rabbitohs.