JOURNEYMAN players are common in rugby league ? players with long careers, moving from club to club. They don?t stand out like the stars and pin-up players, but each week they?re on the field, mainly remembered by the fans from the clubs they played for, rather than for stellar performances. Steady, reliable players.
CHARM, Conquer, City.
Three simple words that should be printed in bold somewhere on the front page of the NRL business plan for the next 1,000 years.
WHY in God?s name does it happen every year?
THE Redcliffe Club congratulates the Burleigh Bears on their nail-biting 22-18 extra time win over Easts in the Qld Cup Grand Final. What a great game! Commiserations to the Tigers who were gallant in defeat.
FOLLOWING 97 minutes of grand final football, minor premiers Burleigh Bears have defeated Easts Tigers 22-18 to win the 2004 Queensland Cup at Brisbane?s Lang Park today.
SATURDAY'S Battle of Queensland just got bigger, after Matt Lockyer and Brent McConnell were both formally cleared to play in the Queensland Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium.
FORMER Australian rugby league backrower David Furner will return to Canberra next year to begin a new career as coach of the Raiders' premier league team.
THE teams named for the Grand Finals in the 2004 New Zealand league calendar to be played on Sunday at Ericsson Stadium are as follows:
THERE were wild scenes in Townsville on Saturday night as the Cowboys downed the Broncos in front of 25,000 screaming fans. The North Queenslanders came away 10-0 victors, eliminating their Brisbane cousins from the competition. After leading 8-0 at half time, the Cowboys defended superbly to lock out a gallant Broncos outfit. It was a less than ideal send-off for Broncos veteran Gorden Tallis, playing his final game in the city in which he was born.
WIGAN Warriors host Warrington Wolves at the JJB Stadium on Friday evening with an 8pm kick off in the final home game of the regular season in the Tetley's Super League.
HUDDERSFIELD (8) 28
Tries: Grayshon, Evans, St Hilaire & White
Goals: Costin (6)
Salford (10) 22
Tries: Littler (2), Rutgerson & Caine
Goals: Charles (3)
Salford set the early pace but it was Huddersfield who lasted the distance.
The Reds went in front when Stuart Littler broke clear for the first of two tries which sandwiched a Sean Rutgerson score.
ENGLISH Super League club Widnes are keen to keep hold of former New Zealand coach Frank Endacott and give him a permanent position at the club.
DESPITE a lionhearted performance by outgoing captain Stephen Kearney, Melbourne Storm has been ousted from the NRL finals race for the second year in a row.
SOUTH Sydney and the Bulldogs will take a first grade rugby league match to Western Australia next year for the first time since May, 1999.
TOWNSVILLE is in full celebration after the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 10-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.