IT took a patient display by last year?s grand finalists Ipswich to finally break the ABC Television hoodoo for home teams after 11 rounds of the Queensland Cup, when the Jets posted a 42-26 win over Easts at Bendigo Bank Oval. Tigers fullback Wade Liddell opened the scoring but a dart from dummy half by Ipswich hooker Jamie Tomlinson levelled the scores at 6 all after 15 minutes.
ROOSTER Shannon Hegarty has won a belated call-up to Queensland's Origin team following the almost comical withdrawal of first choice winger Robbie O'Davis today.
QUEENSLAND'S State of Origin team is in a shambles with selectors ruling out one player less than an hour after naming the side for game one against NSW.
THE shocks continue in this year's State of Origin series without a ball yet kicked. Canberra fullback Clinton Schifcofske is a shock omission from the State side to play NSW in Brisbane on June 11.
THERE are some huge shocks in the New South Wales rugby league team named today for State of Origin I against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on June 11.
BRADFORD 12-22 London Broncos
MONDAY 2nd June 2003
HULL Kingston Rovers 23 - Oldham Roughyeds 10
TABLE-TOPPING Canberra has named a full strength team to host Parramatta in Saturday night's National Rugby League match at Canberra Stadium.
WARRIORS Coach Daniel Anderson has made a number of changes to his starting line up and interchange for Saturday's home game against the Sharks.
FRIDAY 6th June 2003
MELBOURNE Storm will be looking to maintain its perfect winning record against the Rabbitohs when the two teams meet at Aussie Stadium this Sunday (2.30pm).
ST George Illawarra has been forced to move its round 17 National Rugby League game against Brisbane to Wollongong's WIN Stadium after free-to-air network Channel Nine chose it as its Friday night match.
SHANE Walker has become the fourth South Sydney halfback in as many weeks after being named in the number seven jersey for Sunday's National Rugby League game against Melbourne.