NZRL Bartercard Cup Round 7 kicks off tomorrow with only four points separating the top eight teams. The Lions, Bulls and the Jetz head the table, followed closely by the Tigers, Brothers, Raiders, Wellington and the Falcons.
SCOTLAND will make history on Sunday when they field four international teams on the same day for the first time. In a triple-header at Brewery Field, Bridgend, Scotland will play Wales and Under-15, Under-19 and A team level, while Scotland Students will be playing the Army at Carlisle in the Scottish Courage Cup. "This is a tremendous day for Scotland Rugby League and shows how far they have come in ten years," said European Development Officer Kevin Rudd, previously coach to the Scottish Students and A team.
TOOWOOMBA CLYDESDALES v TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
Clive Berghofer Stadium, 2pm Saturday, June 11.
WESTERN Suburbs Magpies vs. Canterbury Bulldogs
Campbelltown Stadium 5.30 PM Friday.
Tenth placed Magpies are at home to fifth placed Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have won their last three games and seem to be getting over the injury crises that kept them down in the early part of the season. The Magpies have lost two of their last three. The Bulldogs should have a comfortable win.
Western Suburbs Magpies:
Shannon McDonnell, Ben Yelavich, Aaron Mercer, Dean Collis, Michael Crockett, Ben Roberts, Ryan Borg, Siikeaha Teaupa, Isaac De Gois ?, Ray Cashmere, Chris Paterson, Robert Miles, Nathan Waters. Interchange: Adam Fletcher, Abraham Pritchard, Jarrod Saffy, Richard Parker, Aaron Sweeney. Coach: Steve Georgallis
Trent Cutler, Makasini Richter, Filinga Filiga, Paoa Faamita, Sosaia Makisi, Dallas McIlwain, Isaac Kaufmann, Josh Cale, Daniel Irvine, Charlie Tonga, Ben Czislowski, Nathan Armit, Jason Wells. Interchange: Jarrad Hickey, Chris McGuirk, Darren Brown, Luke Young, Nathan Barry. Coach: Wayne Lambkin
IT is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Jack Thompson.
HULL FC are delighted to confirm the signings of Chris Chester, Graeme Horne and Kirk Dixon who have extended their stay at the KC Stadium for a further two years.
ON the way up to Birmingham, the Cents did not have had much to worry about being almost top of the league compared to the Bulldogs who were struggling near the bottom. They were not complacent though and made sure that they completed their job convincingly and came home with two more points.
GIANTS and Bulls announce squads
COURTESY Brad Forrest (St.George Leader)
Wests Tigers 34 v Cronulla Sharks 18
AS all clubs now step into the second half of the competition, a few will do so with confidence, some with trepidation, others with fear. Clubs like Souths and Newcastle have resigned themselves to their fate, while Penrith and Canterbury are staring up at an insurmountable task. At the top looking down are Brisbane, Manly and North Queensland, whose only worries appear to extend to the dogfight over whom gets the 100 grand on offer for the minor premiership and Parramatta are strengthening their claims for a top four spot at the expense of Cronulla.
Brisbane Broncos 20 v Canberra Raiders 12
South Sydney Rabbitohs 44 v Manly Sea Eagles 6
A knockout blow looms for former boxing world champion Anthony Mundine - from his father Tony.
Newcastle Knights 0 v Parramatta Eels 50