PREMIERS Redcliffe had to overcome a tremendous second half fightback from Tweed Heads to record a 34-28 win in the ABC Television clash at Piggabeen. A smart try to Seagulls halfback David Hicks prompted an immediate response by Redcliffe five eight Shane Perry for a 6 all scoreline after twenty minutes. A try to replacement Daniel Green in the corner and Perry?s second try, following a break by Michael Roberts, saw the Dolphins lead 16-6 at half-time.
THE Sydney Roosters have called for an expert report to determine the safety of the Suncorp Stadium playing surface as the injury toll continues to mount.
RUGBY League has for the first time brought together all sections of the game in a Kids to Kangaroos National Development plan that will coordinate the sport?s multi-million dollar investment in junior participation and development.
FRIDAY 4th July 2003
ALTHOUGH statistics never tell the whole story when it comes to judging the success of NRL coaches, they go a long way in giving scope to a coaches ability over a period of time.
Does a winning record translate into a successful coach?
ST George winger Hassan Saleh was tonight found not guilty of contrary conduct in last weekend's premier league game against Manly.
FOLLOWING the transfer of the Broncos home game from Kogarah to WIN Stadium, R2K has been researching the subject of stadium lighting. Although Stage 1 of the Jubilee Oval redevelopment is complete, with the exception of the Legends' Walk, there was no provision for permanent lighting in the initial stage of the refurbishments. The St.George-Illawarra Management decided to transfer the Broncos game, as they only wanted to play Sunday games at Kogarah in the first year of the return and had no desire to bring in temporary lighting. The lighting issue needs to be resolved by St.George-Illawarra and Kogarah Council for the 2004 season.
IN-FORM Raiders winger Jamaal Lolesi has today rejected an offer to stay with the Club next season.
THE Canberra Raiders have re-signed stalwart front rower Luke Davico for a further two seasons.
THE day they were finally free to negotiate with other National Rugby League (NRL) clubs, off-contract New Zealand Warriors John Carlaw and Logan Swann were told to get on their bikes.
ST George-Illawarra Dragons centre Mark Gasnier has denied the latest reports linking him with a move to Wigan Warriors next season.
The 21-year-old star, a Kangaroo Tourist two years ago, could become available at the end of this season, and he has been consistently linked with Wigan since April.
SOUTH Sydney has swooped on three Bulldogs players to bolster its ranks as coach Paul Langmack attempts to instill a "Canterbury-like" culture into the National Rugby League club.
KIWI league international Richard Swain is off to play in England.
YORKSHIRE second rower Jamie Peacock admits that he is preparing to face a 'Lancashire All-Stars' team in The Origin Game on Wednesday, but is confident that the White Rose county can pull off a win.
The Tykes have lost the three Origin games since the cross-county clashes were restored in 2001, and take on Lancashire at Odsal Stadium on Wednesday night (7.45pm).
IT was hard to believe that last year's leading try scorer in Tetley's Super League had not crossed the line once this season up until round eleven.