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PARKHOUSE RECRUITMENT RUGBY LEAGUE CONFERENCE FOUR NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP SCOTLAND 26 WALES 34 Following their crushing victory over Ireland in May, Wales are now top of the Parkhouse Recruitment Rugby League Conference Four Nations Championship table after a hard fought 34-26 win over Scotland at Hamilton RFC writes Ian Golden. Wales took an early 12 point lead through tries from Aberavon hooker Dai Hawkins and Cardiff stand-off Pete Moore. With the Bravehearts not able to cross the line in the first period, their only points coming from three Barry Edgar penalties, it was the Dragons who had a healthy 22-6 lead at the interval after Hawkins bagged his second of the day and Newport's Owen Jones added another just before the hooter. After narrowly losing to England last month, the Bravehearts were determined to make their mark in the Championship. They put down a statement of intent bringing the score back to 22-16 soon after the break with tries from Mark Webster and Dougie Flockhard, the latter a 30 metre run chipping past the full-back before grounding. However, Wales kept their noses well in front when former Liverpool Football Club trialist, Dai Hawkins went in for his hat-trick set up by Man of the Match Damien Hudd. Scotland fought back with a fine individual effort from Andy Brown before a second Jones try sealed the win. Winners of the Championship for the past two seasons, Wales are favourites to complete a hat-trick when they take on the England Lionhearts in Coventry on Sunday September 12th. England, however have the chance to join Wales at the top of the table when they face Ireland in Dublin next Saturday. TOTAL RL.COM WELSH RUGBY LEAGUE CONFERENCE

Karmichael Hunt bags four tries as Broncos down Souths

BRISBANE sensation Karmichael Hunt has scored four tries as the Broncos overcame the South Sydney Rabbitohs 48-28 at Suncorp Stadium today.

Round Seventeen: Sharks Den Survivor

IT'S crunch time. With another fine win under Cronulla's belt, the time for tough decisions has arrived.

Sharks withstand Knights comeback

THE Cronulla Sharks have withstood a second half revival from the Newcastle Knights, winning 34-26 at EnergyAustralia Stadium today.

Kidwell, Chan commit to Storm

MELBOURNE Storm has retained the services of highly sought after Kiwi forwards David Kidwell and Alex Chan, after both players today agreed to stay with the club beyond the 2004 season.

The Bulldogs find things tough at Brookvale

IN a high scoring match at Brookvale Oval in front of a very vocal Sunday afternoon crowd, the Bulldogs have come away with a hard fought win over the Sea Eagles by 50-32. Fourteen tries in all were scored by the two teams.

Wests Tigers Name Squad for Roosters Game

WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Roosters, on Saturday 8th May 2004 at Aussie Stadium. Kick off is at 5.30pm.

Round 9 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 7th May 2004

Next club in the NRL?

THE NRL's league expansion committee is to decide today whether to expand their competition in 2006 and if so, who will get the nod.

Souths Logan News

LAST week-end's victory for the MAGPIES over Brothers-Valleys was celebrated with wins in the Colts and the Mixwell Cup A grade teams as well. The highlights of last week-end were the reversal of form for the promising players in the Colts team. Former Souths champion forward and Colts Coach, Chris Phelan, found himself digging deep into his playing and coaching experience to remedy the unexpected early form of his young chargers. A change of position for Tanu Wulf from centre to five-eight saw a spirited effort from the former Tully Tiger and a glimpse of what the Souths supporters have been waiting to see. Phelans' Colts will have a chance now to continue with their new found energy and prove their potential as future Queensland Cup players.

Wells back as Broncos Budworth extends deal

LONDON Broncos will go into Thursday night's home game against Wakefield with news that young hooker Neil Budworth has extended his contract for another two seasons, and that the exciting Jon Wells will make a welcome return.

Bulls fans set for Easter treat

FANS attending Bradford Bulls match with St Helens on Monday 12th April, kick off 12.35pm, are in for a quadruple Easter treat!

Hendry named Scotland Captain

WORKINGTON Town forward Bryan Hendry, from Ardrossan, has been named captain of Scotland for Friday?s opening game in the European Under-19s Rugby League Championships against Wales in Aberavon. London Skolars? Keir Bell, formerly with London Broncos, is vice captain. Hendry trained with the full Scotland squad ahead of last November?s European Nations Cup clash with Ireland at Old Anniesland before signing for Workington where he has already played against Leeds Rhinos in the Powergen Challenge Cup.

Round 5 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 9th April 2004

NRL Welcomes Bulldogs Security Initiatives

THE Bulldogs announced a list of security measures aimed at ensuring there would be no repeats of the violent crowd scenes that blighted the club's recent clash with the Sydney Roosters.

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