ON Wednesday night, as the little hand nudges eight, the people of the world will pause for 80 minutes to focus on the nearest cathode ray tube in their home, pub or local RetraVision, transfixed wholly by the combat of this year?s first interstate clash at the very place it was born 25 years ago.
WESTERN Suburbs Magpies V South Sydney Rabbitohs
Eighth placed Western Suburbs are at home to seventh placed South Sydney. The Magpies have been on a very impressive winning streak, with their only recent loss being to equal first placed Sharks in round seven. Souths also have decent recent form, but the Magpies should be able to get the win and leapfrog them on the table.
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WARRINGTON shock the Bulls, Hull work hard for win, and London back to winning ways.
ST George Illawarra utility Shaun Timmins is set to play his 100th game for the Dragons when the red and whites travel south of the border to meet the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park this Sunday.
COACH Graham Murray will have his fingers crossed that any members of his North Queensland Cowboys team playing in tomorrow nights Origin get through the encounter unscathed.With Josh Hannay on the injured list with a dislocated shoulder, Murray wont want any more of his squad hurt.
He has named his team to take on the Bulldogs at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on Friday night.
The team is;
Saturday?s blockbuster showdown in Gosford against Canberra is shaping as the hottest ticket in town, with a number of unique milestones destined to ensure a night of history for rugby league?s oldest club.
FOLLOWING a gritty win over the winless Knights, St George Illawarra travel to Melbourne this weekend in pursuit of their 6th win on the trot. In the early years of Melbourne?s existence, St George, Illawarra and St George Illawarra had a very good record in Melbourne. However, since the 1999 semi-finals, Saints haven?t been able to record a win in Melbourne.
SOUTH Sydney received a dose of good news from Brisbane today after Broncos? International Tonie Carroll was ruled out of this weekend?s NRL clash.
THE Real Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its team to play the Brisbane Broncos in Round 12 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Saturday, May 28, kicking off at 5:30pm at Suncorp Stadium.
WITH 34 players out of action due to State of Origin commitments, this week was on offer for those trying to press their claims to the selectors. There was only six games but still enough talent on display to make for an exciting and pulsating contest for places in the Round 11 League Unlimited Team of the Week. We've got a slick backline, crafty halves and an underrated pack of forwards.
MANLY Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has named his squad to take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday afternoon at Brookvale Oval.
WITH the June 30 anti-tampering deadline fast approaching, Ryan O'Hara will be on the top of a number of NRL club's shopping lists this year - and with good reason.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his side to take on the Sharks at Toyota Park on Saturday night.
His team is;