SOME good match ups this weekend in the NSWRL Premier League competition. With the top of the table so tight, 3 teams on 12 points, and others nipping at their heels, the pressure is starting to go on to perform week in and week out.
ALL teams in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition are not playing this weekend as it is a holiday weekend.
FINALLY, my beloved Raiders get a free to air match for the first time since April 2001. That day, I was booked for speeding after we beat the Parramatta Eels at Bruce Stadium. I?d happily cop another fine if the Raiders could get up tonight and put another jinx to rest.
NSW State of Origin coach Phil Gould and captain Andrew Johns have buried the hatchet on The Footy Show.
WIGAN Warriors host Leeds Rhinos at the JJB Stadium this Friday night with an 8pm Kick Off in the Tetley's Super League and Coach Stuart Raper has announced the following line up for the game.
FORMER Broncos captain Gene Miles says Brisbane will need more than the emotion of 48,000 rugby league fans to beat Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.
MELBOURNE Storm forward David Kidwell is adamant Roosters coach Ricky Stuart will use last year?s 38-point drubbing at the hands of Melbourne as a source of motivation in the build-up to Sunday?s clash at Olympic Park.
THE Raiders have achieved a hard fought 20-14 win over the Cronulla Sharks at Toyota Park.
FORMER Brisbane Broncos players are backing a new junior rugby league competition for schools in south east Queensland.
TRY-SCORING sensation Billy Slater is confident he'll be fit to play for the Melbourne Storm against the Sydney Roosters in their National Rugby League match at Olympic Park on Sunday.
PENRITH fullback Rhys Wesser has re-signed with the National Rugby League club for another three years.
NEW Zealand international centre Willie Talau has become the first casualty of the Bulldogs' salary cap cheating, with the National Rugby League club resigned to losing him.
THE Canberra Raiders will be chasing their first victory at Toyota Park in ten years when they meet Cronulla in tonight's National Rugby League clash.
CRONULLA captain Brett Kimmorley has warned the Sharks their stirring win over Newcastle will mean nothing if they lose tonight's crucial NRL clash with Canberra at Toyota Park.