THE Sydney Airport Jets were dealt a harsh lesson by Premier League competition leaders the Canberra Raiders in the match played at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan on Saturday. The well drilled and superbly prepared Raiders blew the Jets away by a 52-8 margin, at one stage piling on four converted tries in a nine-minute points avalanche midway through the first half.
Hibiscus Coast 25 Glenora 18, Ellerslie 30 Otahuhu 12, Mangere East 16 Marist 10, Richmond 30 Mt Albert 6.
NEW Zealand rugby league is as much about famous family names as any sport in the country.
ROUND 6 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition had a mix of the predictable and surprise.
THE Canberra Raiders have named a five man powerhouse bench as they prepare for their first free to air game against the in-form Sharks this Friday night.
AN ankle injury to Vodafone Warriors? second row forward Awen Guttenbeil has forced head coach Daniel Anderson to make changes for Saturday night?s game against the Panthers.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth and Test lock Scott Hill will return from a shoulder injury for this Sunday?s clash with the Sydney Roosters at Olympic Park (3pm).
NIGEL Vagana could be on his way to England after contract talks broke down with his club, the Canterbury Bulldogs.
The New Zealand Test centre has a host of admirers in the Tetley's Super League, with Bradford, Leeds, St Helens and Wigan all thought to be interested in signing him.
A consortium from the Gold Coast will address National Rugby League chief executive David Gallop and his operations team this morning as they continue their bid for a place in the premiership.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs forward Mark O'Meley has been named in the Dogs round 12 team to take on Wests Tigers this Saturday at the Sydney Showground.
RADISSON Maine Wests Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his team for the game against the Canterbury Bulldogs, on Saturday 31 May 2003 at the Sydney Showground. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
COACH Ricky Stuart has named a 19 man squad that will head down to Melbourne this weekend to take on the Storm. Michael Crocker & Chris Walker are both surprise inclusions in the squad, and could play from the bench on Sunday.
THE National Rugby League has backed Bill Harrigan over his decision to award a penalty against South Sydney's Bryan Fletcher for a double movement in the Rabbitohs' loss to St George Illawarra on Sunday.
CRONULLA back rower Paul Gallen will endure a six week stint on the sidelines for what his club boss Steve Rogers has branded a two-week offence.