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.
LONDON Broncos home game 'on the road' against Widnes Vikings at Aberavon's 'word of hurt' is expected to draw a good crowd on Sunday.
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.
COLOURFUL New Zealand Warriors winger Henry Fa?afili has signed a new three year deal that will keep him at the Warriors until the end of 2006.
THE crowd at Leichhardt Oval were after no less than a win from their team, and the Tigers tried their best to deliver, but were beaten by a determined Sea Eagles side 38-30, who finally have managed to win an away game in 2003. Surprisingly, after the reputation Leichhardt Oval has for visiting sides, the Tigers are yet to post a win at home in the 2003 NRL competition.
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.
NATHAN Blacklock's return to rugby league has grabbed the headlines recently but another player has quietly made his comeback to the game in Australia.
SOUTH Sydney have recorded their second victory of the season with a 41-14 thrashing of the Melbourne Storm at Aussie Stadium this afternoon.
MELBOURNE Storm star Scott Hill has signed a new deal, worth $1.5 million over five years to stay with the Melbourne Storm. The deal will almost certainly see Hill finish his career with the Storm and his signature comes just days after another original Storm player, Matt Geyer, decided to put pen to paper and extend his tenure with the Storm.
THE Canberra Raiders have handed down a 50-14 thrashing to the Parramatta Eels at Bruce Stadium.