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.
PHIL Gould has done NSW no favours with the amount of undue pressure he has placed of some of the key players for the Blues this year. Just look at Braith Anasta?s performance for the Broncos last night.
AUCKLAND'S home of rugby league may be saved from the bulldozer yet.
BRADFORD Bulls continued their charge to the top of Tetley's Rugby Super League and ended Leeds Rhinos' unbeaten run with a 48-22 win at Odsal on Friday night in front of a vocal 21784 crowd.
WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats are looking to gain their third successive victory when London Broncos visit Belle Vue on Sunday afternoon.
WARRINGTON Wolves hope to cement their place back into the top six when Castleford Tigers visit Wilderspool in Saturday's ESL encounter.
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.
A good old fashioned mud bath at the SCG finally went in favour of the Dragons by 18-16 over the Rabbitohs.
MELBOURNE Storm has extended Parramatta?s losing streak to five matches by winning its second away game of the year following a hard-fought 12-10 victory at Parramatta Stadium tonight.
THE Melbourne Storm have won a drama charged match 12-10 against the Parramatta Eels at Parramatta Stadium this evening.
THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Wests Tigers 26-4 in a dominant display at Campbelltown Stadium.
FORMER Balmain star Alan McMahon has passed away overnight, aged 48.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have proven themselves to worthy away winners by outclassing the Manly Sea Eagles 31-20 at Brookvale Oval this evening.
THE Cronulla Sharks have beaten the Newcaslte Knights 30-24 in sensational circumstances this evening.
FRIDAY Night Football saw the Video Referee make two big calls in two big games. One was right; the other left a lot to be desired.