BRISBANE Bronco's halfback, Allan Langer has fractured his thumb in last Friday night's match against Parramatta and will be out for four to six weeks.
THIS is next weeks round.
IN BULLS EYE THIS WEEK, COACH BRIAN NOBLE AND FORWARD JOE VAGANA LOOK AT FRIDAY'S SUPER LEAGUE VII ROUND 20 CLASH AT VALLEY PARADE WHEN THE TIGERS ARE IN TOWN LOOKING TO CONTINUE THEIR RECENT GOOD RUN OF FORM AGAINST THE BULLS.
IN what has easily been the game of the year, the Bulldogs have overcome a 19-0 half time deficit to record a remarkable 22-21 win over the Newcastle Knights with Hazem El Masri kicking a pressure kick from the touchline after the siren to get the Dogs home and a 16th consecutive victory with a minor premiership firmly in their sights.
A hat-trick to winger Ty Williams marked the North Queensland Cowboys 30-18 defeat of the Northern Eagles at Brookvale Oval today.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have led all the way to crush Wests Tigers 42-8 at Campbelltown Stadium today.(pic: St George winger, Matt Cooper scoring out wide)
CRONULLA Sharks have won their seventh game in a row defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-6 at Toyota Park tonight.
CANBERRA have done it again by giving this author a heart attack and beaten one of the premierships big guns at home, with a heart stopping 38-30 victory over the New Zealand Warriors. With under three minutes remaining, Canberra, trailing 30-26, put the ball up high and HJohn Carlaw from the Warriors knocked the ball on. From the ensuing scrum, Mark Mclinden cut the Warriors defence to bits and score under the posts to give Canberra the lead 32-30 with just on two minutes to play.
RYAN Girdler today became the only player in the history of Australian Rugby League to score 100 tries and 500 goals as the Penrith Panthers defeated the Melbourne Storm 36-16 at Penrith Football Stadium today.
DRAGONS CEO, Peter Doust has a reported being 'well-received' at NRL headquarters this afternoon following a meeting between himself and NRL CEO David Gallop and Chief Operating Officer, Graham Annesley.
THE Brisbane Broncos have proved too good for the Parramatta Eels running out 26-6 winners at Parramatta Stadium tonight.
NSWRL First Division:Friday, July 26Parramatta StadiumParramatta v. Newtown, 5.35 p.m. (Curtain-raiser to Parramatta v. Brisbane Broncos).
SOUTH Sydney has announced two more signings today, signing the Sharks Luke Branigan and the Brisbane Broncos Shane Walker to deals for the 2003 NRL season. Walker will join brother Chris at the Bunnies next season.
MELBOURNE Storm player Robbie Kearns is going to miss the rest of the season after deciding to under go surgery on his ankle.