NEWCASTLE travelled to Sydney's west to take on the Panthers in round 16 of the Jersey Flegg competition.
THE Go Sport Balmain Tigers were outclassed by a strong St George-Illawarra Dragons team 32-0 at Oki Jubilee Stadium on Sunday.
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 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.
THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team to take on the Storm at the Sydney Showground in Round 17 of the Telstra NRL Premiership is:
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Manly Game at Leichhardt Oval, kick off at 7.30pm.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have today signed Chris Sheppard from the North Queensland Cowboys for the remainder of the 2005 season.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his team to take on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Langs team is;