THIS weekend sees seven teams in the Bartercard Cup wind up their season while the top five qualifying teams head into the finals series with the grand final to be played on the 16th of September.
A REMINDER TO ALL NEWTOWN JETS MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS - SATURDAY'S GAME AT HENSON PARK IS THE LAST HOME GAME FOR 2002.
JETS PLUMMET FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE OUTHOUSE.
THE Newcastle Knights have received mixed news in the last twenty four hours with confirnation that Mark Hughes will not play again this season after tearing his cruciate ligament(knee) and will undergo a complete knee reconstruction and wont be available until next season.
IT'S "steady as she goes" at the New Zealand Warriors base this week as they prepare to host the No 2 side in the National Rugby League (NRL) with no over-reaction after dumping No 1.
THE Canberra Raiders have re-signed promising winger, Michael Robertson for a further three seasons as the Raiders look to keep their premiership hopes alive with a crucial match against the Roosters at Canberra Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS vs PARRAMATTA EELSFri Aug 16, Sydney Showground, 7:30pm
THE St George Illawarra Dragons will be playing their last game for 2002 at WIN Stadium when they take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Sunday.
MELBOURNE will take an unchanged line-up in to yet another do or die match for the club as it hosts the Penrith Panthers at Olympic Park this Saturday (3pm).
AFTER earning the votes for Players' Player with a work horse performance against the Warriors last week Mark O'Meley will start at prop for the Bulldogs clash with Parramatta at the Sydney Showground on Friday night.
RUGBY league is set to lose a true professional with Bulldogs veteran Darren Smith today announcing that he will retire at the end of the season.
THE Knights are resigned to losing Mark Hughes for the remainder of the season with cruciate ligament damage to his knee while Robbie O'Davis will be out at least two weeks with a groin injury.
MANLY have continued on their impressive buildup for next year by adding outstanding Rugby Union centre, Sam Harris to a two year deal. Harris, who was formerly a Manly junior was ecstatci to be returning to Brookvale next year and said he always wanted to come back and play league, a move no doubt hastened by the signing of Lote Tuqiri, Mat Rogers and Nathan Blacklock by Union.
HULL KR LAUNCH NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES - In a move to diversify operations and income Hull Kingston Rovers have created a new revenue stream in the setting up of a financial services division.
HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS 50 - HULL KINGSTON ROVERS 16