THE Sydney Roosters' Jersey Flegg outfit has lost its second match in succession, going down 48-22 to the powerful Parramatta Eels at Aussie Stadium tonight.
THE Queensland selectors have today announced their finest flesh for the Decider at Suncorp Stadium on July 6. However, they have left one spot on the bench vacant.
THE NSW selectors have named their finest 17 men to take on Queensland in the third and deciding State of Origin match at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on July 6.
BRISBANE utility Tonie Carroll has emerged as a selection dilemma for Queensland as they try to determine a way to stop NSW halfback Andrew Johns from dominating Wednesday week's Origin series decider. Carroll is battling a calf strain but is back in the frame after encouraging running sessions which have given him and Queensland selectors a glimmer of hope.
THE Dolphins only have one team playing this weekend and that's Ian Graham's A Grade game who play Burleigh at Bishop Park Sunday at 3.00. This game was deffered due to the Divisional championships that were on two weeks when the other grades clashed. This top of the table clash will also determine the winner of the Chairmans Trophy.
This match also sees the debut of Tertiary League player Lucas Diernan for the Club. Welcome aboard Lucas.
The A Grade side is
1. Luke Tonion 2. Chris Guimelli 3. Chris Fox 4. Nick Emmett 5. Lucas Diernan 6. Matt Dawson 7. Matt Anderton 8. James Ingram 9. Nathan Black 10. Quin Smith 11. Matt Gruszka 12. Dan Jones 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Peter Delaivuna 15. Liam Tallon 16. Allan Hughes 17. Chris Jelich
THE St George Illawarra Premier League side has battled abominable conditions and a gutsy Wests Magpies outfit to down the visitors 20-10 at a rain soaked Oki Jubilee Stadium today.
THE Sydney Roosters' Premier League side has gone down bravely, 18-12, to the classy Parramatta Eels in attrocious conditions at Aussie Stadium tonight.
THE Sydney Airport Jets paid the price for poor starts in both of their competition matches on the weekend. Newtown faltered badly in the opening fifteen minutes of the VB Premier League match against the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday, conceding three early tries and eventually going down to the Raiders by 28-12. In the Jim Beam Cup match played at Belrose on Friday evening, Newtown made a horror start and trailed by 24-0 at half-time, ultimately losing to the Belrose Eagles by 30-4.
THE Bridgend Blue Bulls and Aberavon Fighting Irish served up a 14 try thriller with Bulls wing Geraint Lewis claiming a second half hat-trick including a 60 metre run along the touchline. Paul Morgan opened the scoring with a terrific chip and chase before his fellow centre Neil Dixon dived over under the posts, Jon Williams converting to give the home team an early 10-0 lead.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 16, 24-26 June 2005
The Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards sees Cowboys full back Matt Bowen still in front on 19 points. Dragons utility Ben Hornby is still holding second position on 17 points but is under pressure to hold his spot with the Dragons getting the bye next round and reports indicating that the injured Hornby may be sidelined in the coming weeks.
RESULTS this weekend from the Chalenge Cup in the weekend saw the Wigan Warriors suffer a huge loss at the hands of Leeds Rhinos...
NEW NRL club Gold Coast has announced Australian and NSW prop Luke Bailey as its second signing for the 2007 season.
CURRENT Roosters halfback Brett Firman has left the Sydney-based club for the tropics of North Queensland for the remainder of the National Rugby League season and the ensuing two years.
SYDNEY Roosters centre Ryan Cross is facing a possible lengthy ban after his contrary conduct charge over an alleged eye gouge incident was referred straight to the NRL judiciary today.
MELBOURNE Storm will play its 200th game in the NRL this weekend against the Bulldogs at the Sydney Showgrounds. The match, scheduled for a 5:30pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon, will mark a significant milestone for the club formed in 1998.