FUNDAMENTAL errors in crucial areas of the field cost the BARLA Great Britain Young Lions in this exciting encounter. The Young Lions were desperate to finish the Damart tour on a positive note, whilst the Central United players were well motivated for the game as many of them were hoping to gain selection for the Junior Kiwis squad.
NORTHS continued their recent hot form with an entertaining 28-26 win over Burleigh at Pizzey Park in the ABC Television match. The first 15 minutes had a ?semi-final? feel before a break to Devils centre Michael Crockett sent Derek Fletcher on a long dash for a try. Bears halfback Brent McConnell crossed for a good solo try to level the scores 6 all after 25 minutes. A try to second row Aaron Bulow gave Norths a 12-6 advantage but McConnell then grounded his own grubber in-goal for a smart try to again tie the scores. A pass from veteran centre Reggie Cressbrook saw Jeremy Lateo cross in the corner and Burleigh hit the front 16-12 on half-time.
THE Pratten Park Magpies, representing Western Suburbs veterans who played at the famous Ashfield ground, are having a reunion lunch at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club on Saturday and will be coming to Henson Park for the Newtown-Wests Premier League clash that afternoon.
THREE rugby league players, one of them an established international, have been jailed for their part in a fight outside a Leeds night club.
WIGAN Warriors have parted company with coach Stuart Raper with immediate effect, with Mike Gregory taking over the reigns at The JJB Stadium until the end of the season.
Raper had announced last week that he will leave The JJB Stadium at the end of the season to return to Australia with his family.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, Brian Noble looks ahead to Wednesday's rearranged Teteley's Super League Round 8 game in London between the Broncos and the Bulls.
CLASSY St George Illawarra centre Mark Gasnier revealed he was extremely tempted by an offer from English glamour club Wigan before deciding to re-sign with the Dragons.
CRONULLA'S board on Wednesday declared its support for coach Chris Anderson and his strategy to improve its National Rugby League team.
KEY Dragons trio Shaun Timmins, Mark Gasnier and Lance Thompson pledged their loyalty and commitment to the club today, announcing they have re-signed for three years.
THE Dragons have thrown their support behind struggling workers in the Illawarra area who have recently lost their jobs by offering 500 free reserved grandstand tickets to this Sunday's Telstra Premiership clash with the Panthers at WIN Stadium.
ERGON Energy has signed a contract which will see them as the principal sponsor of the Brisbane Broncos for a further two years.
R2K has donated a St.George jersey to the community rugby league program `A View From The Hill'. The program will auction the jersey this Saturday morning at 11am. The auction will help pay for the costs of keeping the program on the air.
BRONCOS players Ben Ikin, Phillip Lee and Andrew Gee have today announced they will retire at the end of this season.
BRISBANE fullback Darren Lockyer is confident that he could be ready for the round 23 clash with the Wests Tigers in just two weeks time.
FRIDAY 1st August 2003