A hat trick from Billy Treacy helped Treaty City Titans guarantee a semi-final place with a comprehensive victory over Waterford Vikings at Dooradoyle. A far superior points difference over both Kilkenny Wildcats and Waterford Vikings means that they have all but assured themselves top spot in Munster and a home semi final tie against the Leinster runners up.
BARLA U21s v RAF
Wednesday 28th July
At Stanningley ARLFC
Kick Off: 7.30pm
A home ground advantage did not help the injury-ravaged Magpies last weekend as the Wynnum Seagulls fought to secure their place in the finals.
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins were disappointing six point losers today much to the delight of local supporters at Bendigo Bank Oval, Ipswich. The unexpected loss propelled the Dolphins down from 1st to equal 4th place.
NSWRL VB Premier League
Sydney Airport Jets 28 defeated Manly-Warringah 12
(Manly led 12-8 at half-time)
Match played at Henson Park.
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup
The Entrance 38 defeated Sydney Airport Jets 10.
Played at The Entrance, Central Coast.
THE Board of the NSW Rugby League has approved a joint venture between the Newtown and Cronulla-Sutherland Rugby League Football Clubs, whereby the Sydney Airport Jets will become the sole VB Premier League team for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
A stand out performance by the Mt Albert Lions over the 2003 Bartercard Cup champions, the Canterbury Bulls, sees the Lions move into second place on the competition table, just pushing Otahuhu Ellerslie from the placing on points difference. With the Bulls back home in Christchurch hosting Otahuhu Ellerslie, they'll be looking to find their winning form once again.
DRAGONS and rookie Origin fullback Ben Hornby today re-signed with the club for three years until the end of the 2007 season.
FOLLOWING another stand-out performance on the weekend, Cowboy?s forward Paul Rauhihi has maintained his lead in this year?s Leagueunlimited.com player?s awards. The powerhouse front rower picked up one competition point to move up to 22 points overall.
STORM prop Alex Chan is facing a month-long suspension after he was today charged with a grade one reckless high tackle on Parramatta back-rower Nathan Hindmarsh during Melbourne?s six-point win over the Eels on Saturday night.
ST George Illawarra have made it two from two against local rivals Cronulla in 2004, defeating the Sharks 26-14 at Oki Jubilee Stadium today.
CANBERRA Raiders fullback Clinton Schifcofske has slotted two field goals in the final stages of their clash with the Warriors to see the Raiders escape with a thrilling 30-29 victory at Canberra Stadium.
THE Broncos strong run into this season?s play-offs has continued a comfortable win over Manly in a sometimes scrappy affair at Suncorp Stadium.
BRISBANE Broncos winger Craig Frawley has signed a lucrative three year deal with the Canberra Raiders for a reported $500,000. Frawley has had an excellent season to date and his signing will cover the loss of Joel Monaghan, who has signed with the Roosters.
A last minute try to Melbourne Storm halfback Matt Orford has sealed a dramatic 22-16 win over the Parramatta Eels at Olympic Park tonight.