NEW Zealand League officials are angry at the Papua New Guinea league team for pulling out of its upcoming tour here.
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Castleford's Head Coach Graham Steadman has named a nineteen-man squad ahead of tonight's local derby with Leeds at Headingley, kick-off is at 8.00pm. The Tiger's squad is as follows:
Jon Wells, Barrie Jon Mather, Darren Rogers, Danny Orr (capt), Mitch Healey, Nathan Sykes, Wayne Bartrim, Dean Sampson, Lee Harland, Dale Fritz, Ryan Hudson, Andy Johnson, Kyle Warren, Andy Lynch, Wayne Godwin, Waine Pryce, Michael Smith, Tommy Saxton and Adrian Rainey.
Aussie pair Michael Eager (dislocated elbow) and Mark Lennon (leg muscle tissue damage) are missing due to respective injuries sustained in last week's London game in Brentford. Loose forward Ryan Hudson is back in contention after missing the last 2 games with an ankle injury and teenager Tommy Saxton is yet again named in the squad.
IN BULLS EYE THIS WEEK, ASSISTANT COACH DARREL SHELFORD AND SECOND ROW FORWARD LEE RADFORD LOOK AT FRIDAYS SUPER LEAGUE VII ROUND 18 CLASH AT VALLEY PARADE WHEN THE WAKEFIELD TRINITY WILDCATS WILL BE LOOKING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A BULLS SIDE LACKING THREE PLAYERS IN AUSTRALIA AND WITHOUT COACH BRIAN NOBLE, ALSO ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY.
CRONULLA'S leap into good form could hit a snag at the National Rugby League judiciary this week with key forwards Phil Bailey and Karl Lovell both potentially facing lengthy suspensions.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett believes the National Rugby League has to take responsibility if, as expected, Lote Tuqiri announces a switch of codes today.
SOUTH Sydney continued their run of good form by beating West Tigers 38-24 at Leichhart Oval this afternoon.
PARRAMATA could count themselves unlucky in their 24-25 loss to the Cronulla Sharks this afternoon.
THE Canberra Raiders have recorded a surprise victory over premiers, the Newcastle Knights with the Raiders running out 30-24 winners after leading 29-12 late in the second half.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have continued their winning streak after defeating a spirited St George Illawarra Dragons 28-26 at WIN Stadium today.
MELBOURNE Storm made a mockery of the best defensive record in the premiership today, as it completely outclassed the Sydney Roosters 48-10 at Olympic Park.
THE Brisbane Broncos have won a hard fought match against a gutsy Penrith Panthers side tonight in front of 10,099 fans at Penrith Football Stadium on what was a very chilly Saturday evening.
THE Northern Eagles have defeated the North Queensland Cowboys 28-12 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
A better performance by the Melbourne Storm sees them demolish the Roosters by 48-10
AUSTRALIAN five eighth Trent Barrett has been taken to the hospital for precautionary scans on his neck after collecting an accidental elbow from Great Britain centre, Martin Gleeson.