FUNDAMENTAL errors in crucial areas of the field cost the BARLA Great Britain Young Lions in this exciting encounter. The Young Lions were desperate to finish the Damart tour on a positive note, whilst the Central United players were well motivated for the game as many of them were hoping to gain selection for the Junior Kiwis squad.
NORTHS continued their recent hot form with an entertaining 28-26 win over Burleigh at Pizzey Park in the ABC Television match. The first 15 minutes had a ?semi-final? feel before a break to Devils centre Michael Crockett sent Derek Fletcher on a long dash for a try. Bears halfback Brent McConnell crossed for a good solo try to level the scores 6 all after 25 minutes. A try to second row Aaron Bulow gave Norths a 12-6 advantage but McConnell then grounded his own grubber in-goal for a smart try to again tie the scores. A pass from veteran centre Reggie Cressbrook saw Jeremy Lateo cross in the corner and Burleigh hit the front 16-12 on half-time.
PENRITH Panthers coach , John Lang has stuck with his team which went down in a thriller against the Sydney City Roosters last weekend.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett has again named teenager Nick Parfitt at fullback for Saturday night's NRL clash with the Sharks. Parfitt had an unhappy debut in Brisbane's 26-26 loss to Manly last weekend with Bennett replacing him just before half time.
WARRIORS coach Daniel Anderson has made several changes for Sunday's NRL clash against the Melbourne Storm at Ericsson Stadium.
IN a round of blow out score lines it all started with a tight tussle at Parramatta stadium. The match was full of twists and turns. St George-Illawara led early on only to trail 16-12 at halftime. In the second half the scores became tied at 22 all but a Leuluai try and then a Witt field goal in the 78th minute sealed the win for Parramatta. The victory for the Eels sees them move up into third place ahead of their opponents, the Dragons.
THE incident happened outside a nightclub
Four rugby league stars have been remanded in custody and warned they could face jail after being caught on camera brawling in Leeds city centre.
KEY Dragons trio Shaun Timmins, Mark Gasnier and Lance Thompson pledged their loyalty and commitment to the club today, announcing they have re-signed for three years.
THE Dragons have thrown their support behind struggling workers in the Illawarra area who have recently lost their jobs by offering 500 free reserved grandstand tickets to this Sunday's Telstra Premiership clash with the Panthers at WIN Stadium.
ERGON Energy has signed a contract which will see them as the principal sponsor of the Brisbane Broncos for a further two years.
R2K has donated a St.George jersey to the community rugby league program `A View From The Hill'. The program will auction the jersey this Saturday morning at 11am. The auction will help pay for the costs of keeping the program on the air.
BRONCOS players Ben Ikin, Phillip Lee and Andrew Gee have today announced they will retire at the end of this season.
BRISBANE fullback Darren Lockyer is confident that he could be ready for the round 23 clash with the Wests Tigers in just two weeks time.
FRIDAY 1st August 2003