FORMER Maroon halfback Allan Langer says Brad Thorn is ripe for a Queensland State of Origin jersey just nine games into his rugby league comeback.
ONLY three games this weekend, as Round 5 of the NZRL Bartercard Cup is split over two weekends.
THE inaugural Wildcat 9's took place on Saturday, May 7th at the grounds of Kilkenny RFC, six squads attended this first time event and the games were played off on a round robin basis with the top two teams on the day playing for the tournament title. The teams involved hailed from Wales, England and the domestic teams included Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin Exiles and the Treaty City Titans, who were the eventual winners of the 9's for 2005.
THIS Saturday (14th May 2005) 2SER FM?s ?A View from the Hill? will be taking calls from listeners on a range of topics in Rugby League.
BRADFORD Bulls have today announced the capture of Centre Ben Harris from the NRL Club, Canterbury Bulldogs.
A well-drilled South London Storm side produced a devastating first half to defeat the Ipswich Rhinos 82-6 in the first match of the Rugby League Conference Premier South. Against an Ipswich side which never gave up, South London delivered some powerful running and exciting backline play to close the game out at halftime with a 48-0 lead before going on with the job in the second half in a 14-try display.
FROM Official St Helens club website:
CRONULLA has been boosted by the announcement that coach Stuart Raper has re-signed with the club for a further two years. Raper has coached the Sharks to a 6-2 record this season, with the team sitting in equal first position on the ladder.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights game at Energy Australia Stadium, Sunday 15 May kick off at 2.30pm.
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang will be a happier man this week with the news that his star playmaker, Preston Campbell has returned from injury along with Joe Galuvao and Luke Lewis.
Lang has the enviable task of having an almost full strength squad to call on as he names his starting line up for Friday nights blockbuster against an in form Dragons outfit at Win Stadium.
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THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs announced today Ben Harris will be leaving the Club this week due to family reasons.
THE Tigers have suffered a huge blow ahead of their match against Newcastle at the weekend, with news that skipper Mark O'Neill is expected to be out for 12 weeks with an elbow injury.
LAST week nearly went according to the script with the notable exceptions being Canberra and Parramatta. The Raiders overcame an 18-point deficit to run out winners against Penrith at home in an absolutely startling display of footy. Then the Eels finally found their feet (metaphorically speaking) and put 50 points on premiership material in the Cowboys. And with that went my perfect round, thanks guys.
Dragons 34 v Panthers 12
THE North Sydney Bears have released the first edition of their official newsletter - The Grizzly.