WHY wasnt john hopoate picked in the nsw team he has been the bext winger in the comp for the past 2 years but still the selectors don't pick him. if the they r still going on about the finger thing they should give up there job because he has turned his game around
WYNNUM bounced back from its thrashing by Toowoomba to post a hard fought 26-8 win over Burleigh in the ABC Television clash at Pizzey Park. Seagulls centre Jimmy Ahmat was denied an early try by the video referee and then a try to Bears captain Dean Allen, as well as two Brent McConnell goals, saw Burleigh in front 8-0 after fifteen minutes. Ahmat was again prominent setting up a try for winger Josh Jepson in a movement that covered 90 metres to narrow the margin to 8-6. Good defence by both teams maintained this score line until the half-time break.
SOME interesting results from last weekends Fox Memorial round.
Glenora were obviously dedicating their match to late club stalwart and Auckland Rugby League executive, George Rainey, who passed away last week.
Last years Fox champions, Hibiscus Coast, went down to an improving Marist side in what was a very entertaining game.
TODD - along with coach Daniel Anderson and assistant coach Tony Kemp - will be a selector for this season's two tests against the world champion Kangaroos.
POWERGEN Challenge Cup holders Bradford Bulls have announced that they have brought forward the kick off time for their game with London Broncos, on Sunday June 1st, to 3.00 pm.
WIGAN Warriors are to begin a Players Player of the Match Award after every home Tetley's Super League game at the JJB Stadium, starting this Friday against Halifax RLFC.
RUGBY League National League 3:
St Albans Centurions 28 Huddersfield Underbank Rangers 22.
FRIDAY 23rd May 2003
CANBERRA v NZ WARRIORS at Westpac Stadium, Wellington at 5.35pm.
CANBERRA forward Ruben Wiki has been cleared of a careless high tackle by the National Rugby League judiciary.
A sub-committee of the St George Illawarra Dragons Board decided today not to appeal against the NRL's decision to fine the club $10,000 yesterday.
PREMIER League captain Dean Byrne has been named as replacement for the injured Trent Barrett at five-eighth in this Sunday's match against the Rabbitohs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
INTERNATIONAL five-eighth and Dragons captain Trent Barrett is not expected to play again this season after arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome right ankle today revealed deep ligament damage, requiring the ankle to be pinned.
ST George Illawarra captain Trent Barrett is expected to miss the rest of the National Rugby League season after surgery on his right ankle revealed deep ligament damage.
TWO changes to the Warriors starting line up for this Friday's NRL clash with the Raiders in Wellington.
MELBOURNE Storm has named star halfback Matt Orford in the side that will take on the Parramatta Eels this Saturday at Parramatta Stadium (5.30pm).