IT was a fairly dismal season for Cronulla fans, but amid the chaos a number of players stood up and showed what they were capable of.
THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs will go into this Saturday night's 3rd Qualifying Final against the North Queensland Cowboys with a full strength line-up. Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has made only one change to the team that flogged the Warriors last Sunday.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his team to take on the St George-Illawara Dragons at Penrith Stadium on Friday night.
Absent from coach Langs teamlist is star 2nd rower Tony Puletua.
Langs team is;
Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his side to take on the Canberra Raiders at Aussie Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Stuarts team is;
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's do or die clash with the Sydney Roosters, in this weekend's 4th Qualifying Final at Aussie Stadium.
BRISBANE has recalled a host of stars for this weekend?s qualifying final at Suncorp Stadium against the Melbourne Storm.
AFTER resting a number of top-line players for last week?s clash with Manly, Melbourne Storm will welcome back a host of stars for this week?s first semi final against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
THE St.George Bank Dragons will be boosted by the return of international representative Luke Bailey for the first NRL qualifying final against the Panthers at Penrith Stadium this Friday night.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Bulldogs on Saturday evening at Telstra Stadium.
Coach Murrays team is;
NEW Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition kicks back into action this week with Round 10 in full swing. The New Zealand A's win last Sunday against the NSW Country side will set up the competition well as we count down to the end of the season.
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Saturday 10th July (2.30pm)
Aberavon Fighting Irish v Torfaen Tigers (Aberavon Greenstars RFC)
Newport Titans v Valley Cougars (Pill Harriers RFC)
Swansea Valley Miners v Cardiff Demons (Ystalyfera RFC)
THE Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) is proud to announce that Penrith Subaru has agreed to terms on a sponsorship deal which will see the car manufacturer hold front of jersey rights on the Malta Knights until the completion of 2005.
BULLS Eye this week features Brian Noble and Paul Anderson who look ahead to Sunday's Round 18 game at Odsal when the Bulls meet the Wildcats in a game that sees Iestyn Harris make his debut for the Bulls.
RUSSELL Bawden is set to make a return to the club in time to meet Leeds at Griffin Park on Sunday 18th July. It will be Bawden's third spell in London where he has already played 131 games in his two previous stints.
He joined French side UTC at the close of the 2003 season where he has played 29 games under former Broncos Assistant Coach Steve Deakin, and is set to play for UTC in this Saturday's French Championship Final at Perpignan.
'Rusty' first played for London in 1996 and 1997 before joining Melbourne Storm in 1998. He chalked up 101 appearances for Melbourne before returning to London in 2002.
He missed just one game in his two seasons back with London, having been an ever-present in 2003.
SMITH SIGNS WITH THE TOYOTA COWBOYS
9th of July 2004