Bennett Considers Quiting Maroons

WAYNE Bennett hinted he would quit as Queensland Origin rugby league coach to focus solely on the Brisbane Broncos.

First players for Kangaroo train-on squad named

THE first round of players have been named in the 2004 Australian Kangaroos train-on squad. They include players who are with teams now out of NRL contention.

Jets bow out of premiership race

AN injury ravaged Ipswich Jets outfit has been eliminated from the Qld Cup finals with a 42-12 loss to Wynnum at Bendigo Bank Oval on Saturday Night.

Lions bow out of the Bartercard Cup

LAST year's defending champions, the Mt Albert Lions were defeated by Marist Richmond Brothers. Marist beat the Mt Albert Lions in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup Major semifinal, played on Saturday night at Ericsson Stadium as a curtain raiser to the Warriors/Tigers clash.

Challenge Cup coming to town

ST Albans Centurions will make history next month when they enter the draw for the world famous Rugby League Challenge Cup for the first time.

Warriors Warned Of Bulldogs Army

THE New Zealand Warriors have been warned to expect a barrage of abuse when they end a three-year exile and return to the Bulldogs' headquarters for Saturday's National Rugby League (NRL) qualifying final.

NRL wrap - ROUND 26

FRIDAY night footy kicked off in front of a huge crowd of over 35,000 at Brisbane's old Lang Park. It was a tremendous game of champagne footy and the last hurrah for an injury- ridden Dragons side who out-classed the might of Brisbane. The St George hero was hooker Mark Riddell who barged over for two tries and then slotted a 41 metre penalty goal on the stroke of fulltime, giving the visitors a one point victory over a desperate Broncos side. The result sent the Brisbane camp into despair as they crashed to their seventh successive loss and gave supporters had a nervous two day wait with Parramatta a chance of leap-frogging Brisbane for eighth spot and a finals berth.

Raiders Record Is Irrelevant Says Bellamy

AS Melbourne prepares for its first NRL final in three years coach Craig Bellamy believes the Storm?s recent record over opponents Canberra is irrelevant.

Kearney Misses Captains Conference

MELBOURNE have made a habit of changing their captain mid-season but there was nothing amiss when New Zealand veteran Stephen Kearney failed to represent the club at a meeting of National Rugby League (NRL) play-off participants yesterday.

Andrew Gee May Not Return

BRISBANE pair Andrew Gee and Petero Civoniceva are in danger of missing the club's qualifying final against Penrith after being charged with high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.

Brian 'Poppa' Clay a Saints Legend

THE Directors of the St George Rugby League Football Club have recognised the invaluable service of Brian “Poppa” Clay and in an acknowledgement of respect, have made him the Dragons' Sixteenth Legend.

Worrying Warriors

THE New Zealand Warriors have been cast as the dark horse of the National Rugby League (NRL) playoffs by premiership rivals.

Panthers take the Minor Premiership

THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Parramatta Eels 40-22 in front of a sold out Penrith Football Stadium to become the 2003 Minor Premiers.

Fittler Struggles With Injury As Roosters Prove Too Strong For Raiders

THE Roosters did something that most sides in the NRL haven't been able to do by beating Canberra 23-16 on a beautiful spring day at Canberra Stadium despite captain Brad Fittler struggling with an injury to his left shoulder right throughout the game.

Knights make late charge to defeat Cowboys

IN an exciting clash, the Newcastle Knights have come away with victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium with a 34-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon.

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