SOME new faces in the City and Country squads named tonight. Canberra prop, Ryan O'Hara has impressed enough to be included in the country squad which has 13 different players from last year.
Dragons player, Matt Cooper, pushed Cronulla Shark Phil Graham aside while Cowboy Glenn Morrison has edged out Raider Jason Croker.
Country will be captained by Andrew Johns.
ROUND 4 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup saw one or two upsets amongst them 2002 champions Mt Albert losing their first game in 2003.
HALFBACK Dean Byrne first came to the notice of St George Illawarra supporters when he ran onto the field during a pre-season trial in early 2002. With incumbent halfback Willie Peters set to depart, Dean was tipped by many observers as the next player to fill the No.7 jersey for the Dragons.
HERE are the results of the matches played at Henson Park on Saturday, March 10th.
NSW Premier League.
Newtown 24: Alf Duncan 2, David Fa'alogo, Ben Tickle tries; Troy Barnes 4 goals
Parramatta 16: James Webster 2, Willie Leyshon tries; Ronald Prince 2 goals.
Parramatta led 12-8 at half-time.
Parramatta were the undefeated Premier League competition leaders prior to this match.
CHALLENGE Cup holders Bradford Bulls overcame the dismissal of Great Britain three quarter Leon Pryce to beat Castleford 30-10 and register their 10th successive victory and keep up the pressure on Super League leaders Leeds.
UNDER-STRENGTH Wigan continued their revival with hard-fought victory over Widnes in an entertaining Tetley's Super League match at the Halton Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm has snapped the Canberra Raiders unbeaten run in emphatic fashion rolling the league leaders 30-10 at Olympic Park to move into second place on the NRL ladder.
THE Sharks have notched up their first win of the season in convincing fashion defeating the Manly Sea Eagles 40-16 at Toyota Park tonight.
MELBOURNE prop Robbie Kearns has paid Craig Bellamy the ultimate compliment, claiming the rookie coach is already in the class of super-coaches Wayne Bennett and Phil Gould.
EXPERIENCED video referee Mick Stone has been axed by National Rugby League referees boss Robert Finch following his blunder in Friday night's Bulldogs-Sydney Rooster's match.
SOUTH Sydney second rower Ashley Harrison and Manly centre Albert Torrens have both been charged with careless high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.
MELBOURNE Storm workhorse Robbie Kearns has been rewarded for his outstanding start to the 2003 Telstra Premiership season by being named captain of the City Origin team that will take on the Country side this Friday night in Gosford.
NEWCASTLE proved it could win without captain Andrew Johns after downing a gallant South Sydney 42-28 on Sunday in the National Rugby League clash at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
UNBELIEVEABLE finish to an action packed game at Penrith Stadium, with the Panthers just holding out the Dragons by 30-26.
THE Brisbane Broncos have made easy work of the Cowboys running out 38-12 winners at ANZ Stadium this afternoon.