MAD Butcher Fox Memorial Premiership
GARETH Lewis of the Aberavon Fighting Irish was the days top scorer in the Total R.L Welsh Premier with a superb 36 points from four tries and 10 conversions against the Swansea Valley Miners. The Irish ran in 12 tries altogether with the Gadd brothers Liam and Neil each getting a brace. John O?Callaghan included seven players under the age of 18 in his side in a resounding victory over the Miners with Gareth More, Lee Williams, Richard Vendedaniel, Tom Precly and Sean Kelly all starring.
WESTS Tigers winger Pat Richards is looking forward to returning to Australia at the end of his three-year deal with Wigan - as part of the Irish squad in town for the 2008 World Cup.
HIBISCUS Coast Raiders were victorious over the Counties Manukau Jetz at North Harbour Stadium today, winning 36/22.
FRIDAY 17 June 2005
SALFORD V Warrington
WIGAN Warriors, who are just four points away from the relegation zone, aim to halt their slide at the expense of engage Super League leaders Leeds at Headingley on Saturday.
WIGAN?S fortunes hit an all-time low as champions Leeds condemned them to the heaviest defeat of their glorious history following a 70-0 thrashing.
NATHAN Blacklock?s second engage Super League hat-trick helped Hull regain third place in the table, but they were made to fight tooth and nail by a spirited Leigh side before winning 30-16.
SEAN Long became the second highest scorer in his club?s history as St Helens came from 20-8 down to maintain their unbeaten record under new coach Daniel Anderson with the aid of a hat-trick of tries from Willie Talau to draw 28-28 with London.
WIGAN Warriors owner Dave Whelan said the Super League side have received offers for full-back Kris Radlinski from rugby union.
Whelan said that Wigan, who let Andy Farrell change codes earlier this year, would support Radlinski over whatever decision he chose to make.
MELBOURNE Storm?s Jekyl and Hyde season continued after the Panthers ended their five year drought at Olympic Park with a confidence boosting 28-14 victory.
Canterbury Bulldogs 28 Canberra Raiders 10
Manly Sea Eagles 48 v Newcastle Knights 26
South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 v St George-Illawarra Dragons 28