Result from Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 5th April

NSWRL 2003 Jim Beam Cup, Round 2.Leichhardt OvalSaturday, April 5th, 2003

NRL wrap - ROUND FOUR

WOE to Parra supporters everywhere. Its hard not to feel for a club that tries so hard - I use the word 'tries' loosely as this is one part of the Eels game that evaporated last weekend as they were miserably dismantled by the Bulldogs in an even more miserable game of wet weather footy. Questions are being asked about the half and five eighth combination while coach Brian Smith appears to be on something of a slippery slope - the view from the top can't be all that rosy.

Barrett and Timmins cleared to play this weekend

DRAGONS internationals Trent Barrett and Shaun Timmins have been cleared to play their first games of the 2003 Telstra Premiership this weekend in the round five clash with Manly Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium.

Raiders storm home against deflated Panthers

TWELVE years ago the Penrith Panthers playing the Canberra Raiders would have been the firm favourite for Match of the Round in the 3pm timeslot on a Sunday afternoon. Simmons, Alexander, Geyer and Fittler would have matched up against Meninga, Daley, Stuart and Clyde. Tonight it was a different story out at Penrith Stadium, where a new breed of players including Gower, Wesser, Sattler and Ross lined up with Wiki, Croker, Schifcofske and Drew toughing it out in a good old fashioned game of Rugby League in front of a vigorous crowd of about 15,000 people.

Broncos win again in FNQ

THE Brisbane Broncos have defeated the North Queensland Cowboys 32-24 tonight at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Souths In Crisis

THIS week whether or not George Piggins and his board are re-elected there is expected to be monumental movements

Round 4 judiciary charges

CANBERRA'S great start to the 2003 National Rugby League season could be tarnished with key forward Ruben Wiki landing in trouble with the judiciary.

Timely Wake Up Call For Storm

MELBOURNE Storm halfback Matt Orford believes Saturdays loss to Newcastle will serve as an opportune wakeup call following the first month of the NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Wing and Minichiello edge in on Blues squad

CRAIG Wing and Anthony Minichiello are expected to cap off a successful 24 hours when they're named in the New South Wales preliminary State of Origin squad this morning.

Denton apologises to club fans

HIGH-PROFILE South Sydney supporter Andrew Denton has publicly apologised to the National Rugby League club's fans following his on-air spat with Rabbitohs chairman George Piggins.

Ryles setback - out at least until round 10

DRAGONS Test prop Jason Ryles has done further damage to his injured hamstring and will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks an MRI scan revealed today.

Roosters dominate poor Sharks outfit

THE Roosters have racked up their third win of the season putting away a sloppy Sharks outfit 40-20.

Hill Makes A Happy Return To Brookvale

THE Wests Tigers have re-ignited their 2003 season with a comprehensive 38-12 victory over Manly at Brookvale Oval this afternoon.

Warriors Win In A Canter

SOUTH Sydneys woes have continued as has the Warriors strong start to the season. The Warriors ran out convincing 38-16 winners over a disappointing South Sydney side at Ericcson Stadium this afternoon.

Blacklock Wants Out Of Rugby

ST George look set to renew their relationship with prodigal son Nathan Blacklock after Blacklock admitted he had met with Dragons coach Nathan Brown early last week to ask about a possible return to Rugby League.

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