ROUND 9 in the NSWRL Premier League competition has the long anticipated clash between the top of the table sides, Canberra and Parramatta. Whoever wins this match, will be alone at the top of the ladder.
IT wasn't the prettiest performance, but the Magpie's win over Balmain last night at Leichhardt was built on good old fashioned ticker.
ROUND 7 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup resumes this weekend following the break courtesy of Queen's Birthday Weekend.
FORMER Kiwi prop Craig Smith returns to the Warriors line-up for Friday's Tetley's Super League showdown against St.Helens at Knowsley Road 8pm, Smith has been out since 2nd May with knee ligament damage and has missed the last five
LONDON Broncos have been advised that the pitch at Griffin Park will not be available for the scheduled fixture against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday 22nd June.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, coach Brian Noble, second row forward, Lee Radford and stand off, Karl Pratt, look ahead to Sunday's Round 12 Tetley's Super League clash, which pits second against third at the Kingston Stadium as the Bulls travel to Hull.
THE Origin hype is starting to build but it has robbed us one of the NRL?s great grudge matches. Tonight the Bulldogs take on the Roosters at Aussie Stadium and with the Roosters missing seven players, the match is heavily stacked in favour of the out of sorts Bulldogs, who only have Steven Price on Origin duty.
THE Penrith Panthers have increased their winning streak to eight matches following a nail-biting 28-24 victory in extra time over the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville tonight.
A win finally to the NZ Warriors in their one off jersey strip, at a slippery home ground when they defeated the Sharks by 23-6 in front of a crowd of 16,172.
THE Canberra Raiders have handed down a 50-14 thrashing to the Parramatta Eels at Bruce Stadium.
R2K Comment: The below St.George-Illawarra press release confirms the Dragons have decided to switch their home game against the Broncos from Jubilee Oval to WIN Stadium. To offset the loss, Jubilee Oval has been allocated the round 25 match against Newcastle, which is a reasonable swap under the circumstances.
EELS fullback Brett Hodgson will not be with the Eels next season after failing to come to terms on a new deal. Hodgosn is asking $230,000 a season and the Eels are willing to pay $150,000 a season leaving the fullback with little option but to look elsewhere. Parramatta do have last right of refusal meaning the Eels can make the final offer to Hodgson before he signs elsewhere.
AFTER re-signing today for at least a further two years, Storm winger Matt Geyer has predicted that Melbourne will once again reach lofty heights under the guidance of coach Craig Bellamy.
ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA supporters only have until close of business on Tuesday to write to Hurstville Council in support of the proposed $50,000 Jubilee Oval donation. The donation is subject to public comment and it is very important that the Council receives positive feedback about the proposed donation. The deadline to contact Rockdale Council is a week later on Tuesday, the 17th of June. The proposed Rockdale Council donation is also subject to public comment.
A Roosters side minus 7 of their top players played out of their skins but went down to the more experienced Bulldogs pack by 28 - 18 at Aussie Stadium.