RESULTS from the weekend's Bartcard Cup matches.
MARK Lennon makes a welcome return to the Castleford squad after missing the last five games with a leg injury. Mitch Healey also returns after serving his one match ban whilst Adrian Rainey's loan period has expired and academy youngster Tommy Saxton keeps his place in the squad. Two or three players will be subject to late fitness checks and then Steadman will be able to finalise his seventeen.
FOLLOWING media comments and speculation arising from Bradford Bulls' decision to return to Odsal Stadium next season, Bulls Chairman, Chris Caisley, says that there is still a lot of work to be done if the Club is to finalise a long term deal with Bradford Council to relieve the Council of its future responsibility for the stadium and enable the Club to improve the facilities there. Caisley said,
BULLDOGS CEO Bob Hagan today released the following statement:
THE Newcastle Knights have played well enough to overcome a determined Northern Eagles outfit by 28-14 at Energy Australia Stadium tonight.
A rather vocal crowd at Campbelltown Stadium, especially concerning ref Shayne Hayne, have seen the home side go down against the Sharks by 34-18.
LAST night, the Canterbury Bulldogs wrapped up the Minor Premiership with a comprehensive 28-10 victory over last year's grand finalists, the Parramatta Eels
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have handed out a hiding to the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 58-16 at WIN Stadium today. (match pics: Lee Hookey, Willie Peters)
THE New Zealand Warriors have toppled the two premiership favourites in successive weeks with an impressive 18-4 victory over the Brisbane Broncos.
THE first win for Roosters at Bruce Stadium since 1991, and they do it in style, winning 38-12, against a sometime disorganised Raiders pack.
THE Melbourne Storm have comprehensively defeated the Penrith Panthers 42-10 at Olympic Park today laying claims to a top eight position.
THIS is a question that in previous years I wouldn't even contemplate, I would brush it aside as a rhetorical question.
THE Bulldogs had a point to prove after last week's loss to the Warriors, and that they did, soundly beating the Eels, 28-10.
ON Thursday 15 August, representatives from the National Rugby League, Channel 9 and Fox Sports met with representatives from St George Illawarra Dragons and St George DRLFC, and representatives from Kogarah Council to review the possibility of the Dragons playing at Kogarah Jubilee Oval in 2003.
CASTLEFORD are very pleased to announce that their 22-year-old prop forward Andy Lynch has signed a new two-year deal with the Tigers which will take him to the end of the 2004 campaign. Lynch, who joined the club from junior rugby in East Leeds in 1996, has graduated through the Tigers Academy ranks and this year has established himself in the first team starting line up and as one of the most promising young props in the game.