IN a bold move, the New Zealand Rugby League has written a letter to Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett seeking an audience with rising star Karmichael Hunt regarding his international future.
FRIDAY, August 27
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup
Sydney Airport Jets v Woy Woy
This is the Jim Beam Cup team's final match for the year.
Saturday, August 28
NSWRL VB Premier League
Sydney Airport Jets play away to the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
(Curtain-raiser to the Sharks v Storm NRL match).
MT Albert Lions will take on the 2004 Minor Premiers Marist Richmond Brothers next weekend with the winner going straight through to the Grand Final.
IT started with 12 teams back on April the 16th, now we are down to the top five teams in 2004. On Saturday the defending champions Canterbury Bulls take on North Harbour Tigers, in a do or die match with the loser being eliminated.
LONDON Broncos captain Jim Dymock has today announced that he will retire from playing at the end of the season.
IN this week's edition of Bulls Eye, Brian Noble and Iestyn Harris look ahead to Monday's Round 25 Tetley's Super League game when the Bulls travel to the KC Stadium to take on HullFC still smarting from their big defeat at Headibgly.
WITH just one round to go, last year?s winner Matt Orford has stormed to the front in the 2004 Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. The Melbourne half back scored three points on Saturday night to grab outright lead on 28 points.
IF you're looking for that perfect Father's Day gift, then come along to Kogarah on Sunday (August 29) and meet Billy Smith. The St George legend will be autographing his book, "A Saint from Head to Toe" before and after the Dragons v Manly game at St George Leagues Club.
THE Bulldogs impressed to defeat the Newcastle Knights by 52 to 6 at Telstra Stadium to end Newcastle?s finals chances for the first time since 1996.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have qualified for the semi finals for the first time in their ten year history with a 24-12 victory over the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium this afternoon.
A beautiful day in Auckland delivered some exciting action as the Roosters held on to win over the Warriors by 30-24.
AN inspirational performance from Penrith five-eighth Preston Campbell has seen the Panthers defeat the Eels 30-20 at Parrammatta Stadium tonight. The result effectively ends Parramatta's 2004 campaign.
BRISBANE stalwart Gorden Tallis has announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2004 season.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have completed a remarkable comeback, defeating the Manly Sea Eagles 36-34 at Oki Jubilee this afternoon.
THE Melbourne Storm have travelled to Toyota Park tonight, running out 36-28 winners, all but ending the Cronulla Sharks' season for 2004.