SOME interesting match ups yet again in Round 6 of New Zealand's Barter Cup competition. Some predictable results maybe, but then the joy of a competition is the upsets.
FRIDAY night's game between top of the table Leeds Rhino's and Bradford looks set to be the match of the round, if not the match of the season.
Officials at the Bulls home ground of Odsal Stadium have done their homework and exstended the seating in anticipation of a huge crowd to witness this West Yorkshire derby.
WIGAN Warriors have been forced to make one change in the squad for Friday's home Super League clash with Halifax at the JJB Stadium, 8pm Kick Off.
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IN this the second Bulls Eye of the week, second row forward, Jamie Peacock and centre Scott Naylor look ahead to the biggest game Super League as first place Leeds Rhinos travel to second places Bradford Bulls with top spot on offer as first prize at Friday's clash at Odsal Stadium.
HULL Kingston Rovers have finally got their man after unveiling 26yr old Papua New Guinean international forward Makali Aizue as the clubs latest signing.
THREE players have been dropped and another seven positional changes have been made to London Broncos team ahead of Sunday's game with Wakefield.
CANBERRA coach Matt Elliott is pleased to have Ruben Wiki in his side to take on the New Zealand Warriors in tonight's National Rugby League clash in Wellington. And why wouldn't he be?
MELBOURNE Storm has made headway this week with several players coming out of contract after centre Steven Bell re-signed today in a move that will keep him at Melbourne until the end of 2005.
A wet and soggy Wellington greeted the players with the Raiders, the home side, keeping the Warriors winless in windy city defeating them by 18-10.
NEW Zealand Warriors skipper Monty Betham has modified his tackle technique but won't be toning down his aggression after two appearances before the National Rugby League judiciary that put him on the sideline for two games.
TRY as they did the Bulldogs could not haul in the visiting Broncos at Telstra Stadium, going down in the end by 24-0, the first time since 2001 the Bulldogs have not posted any points in a match.
ST George Illawarra prop Luke Bailey is in doubt for Sunday's National Rugby League game against South Sydney with a back injury. Bailey has been troubled by a back problem since the Dragons' win over Cronulla in round eight.
ROUND 11 is another exciting round of NRL rugby league with some tough picks to make for the tipsters.
HOT on the heels of star halfback Brent Sherwin re-signing with the Bulldogs for another five years, teammate and New Zealand international Nigel Vagana is also tipped to sign a long-term deal, most likely on Monday.