Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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This week the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs Premier League side takes on the Dragons on Saturday 17th May, 2003. Kick-off is at 3.30pm with the match being played at WIN Stadium prior to the Bulldogs/Dragons NRL clash.
These two teams clashed three weeks ago with the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs scoring a 48 to 22 win. Both teams are equal on the competition ladder with a victory being critical for both teams to remain at the top.
The friendly rivalry between the Balmain and Magpie sides continues this Saturday afternoon when the Magpies travel to Leichhardt Oval this Saturday to battle it out in the Premier League competition with a 4.50 pm kick off. Wests will be looking to regain the inter-club supremacy that was temporarily lost to the Tigers after their fine effort in knocking Wests out of the Jersey Flegg competition. With First Grade spots up for grabs all players will also be looking to have a big game to catch the eye of Tim Sheens and his coaching staff.
The in-form Premier League Canberra centre, Jason Bulgarelli, who will play his first NRL match since arriving from the Easts Tigers Queensland Cup side this season. This will leave a big gap in the Raiders side who are at the top of the NSWRL table Rod Jensen returns to Premier League to tackle the Penrith/St Marys Cougars at the Canberra Stadium, kick off at 5.40pm.
The Parramatta side head over to Brookvale Oval to meet the Sea Eagles at home on Sunday with a 12.40pm kick off. The Eels side are sitting at first equal on the ladder, while Manly have yet to net their first win in the competition
With former NRL players like Jason Death, Andrew Hart, and Joven Clarke in their side, Souths will be looking for a big win when they travel to Toyota Park on Sunday to take on the Sharks. Both these sides are very even at present, so it will be an interesting match up. Kick off is at 1.00pm.
Aussie Stadium has the home side, the Roosters hosting the visiting Newcastle team. Kick off is at 1.10pm on Sunday afternoon. The Knights side are trying hard to get their first points on the board, and the Roosters side has not faired much better with only the one win to their credit.
Newtown is away to North Sydney at North Sydney Oval, Sunday, May 18, kick off time 2.00 pm. This match is also the second leg of the 2003 Frank Hyde Cup. Newtown had a big win last week over the Parramatta side and willing be full of confidence when they take on the Bears who are winless at the bottom of the points table.
The Newtown Jim Beam Cup side is away to Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval. Sunday, May 18, kick off time 3.00 pm.
Round 6: May 17 - 18:
Dragons vs Canterbury - Saturday 17th May 2003, 3:30pm kick off. WIN Stadium. Ref: Tony Archer.
Balmain vs Magpies - Saturday 17th May 2003, 4:50pm kick off. Leichhardt Oval. Ref: Gerard Sutton.
Canberra vs Cougars - Saturday 17th May 2003, 5:40pm kick off. Canberra Stadium. Ref: Jeff Younis.
Manly vs Parramatta - Sunday 18th May 2003, 12:40pm kick off. Brookvale Oval. Ref: Rod Lawrence.
Cronulla vs Souths - Sunday 18th May 2003, 1:00pm kick off. Toyota Park. Ref: Tony De Las Heras.
Roosters vs Newcastle - Sunday 18th May 2003, 1:10pm kick off. Aussie Stadium. Ref: Gavin Badger.
Norths vs Newtown - Sunday 18th May 2003, 2:00pm kick off. North Sydney Oval. Ref: Steve Carrall.