Brennan to leave Magpies

THE Souths Logan Magpies Board of Directors have praised the efforts and achievements of Mitch Brennan in his first year as CEO. Brennan, initially employed to fulfil the role with Souths Logan Magpies Football Club, was handed the responsibility as Group Manager of the Souths Leagues Club and the foundation club of Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club at Davies Park.

Announcement Of First Kiwi Train On Squad

THE NZRL Kiwi Selectors have announced the following players in the Kiwi train on squad. In alphabetical order: Player Name - NRL / Super League Club Louis Anderson - NZ Warriors Vinnie Anderson - NZ Warriors George Carmont - Newcastle Knights Nathan Cayless - Parramatta Eels Bronson Harrison - Wests Tigers Dene Halatau - Wests Tigers Wairangi Koopu - NZ Warriors Thomas Leuluai - NZ Warriors Francis Meli - NZ Warriors Iafeta Paleaaesina - NZ Warriors Clinton Toopi - NZ Warriors Nigel Vagana - Cronulla Sharks Brent Webb - NZ Warriors Ruben Wiki - Canberra Raiders New names will be added to the train on squad as NRL and Super League teams are eliminated from play offs. The final squad for the North Harbour Test will be confirmed by the 10 October 2004. With the Super League Grand Final to be the morning of Sunday 17 October 2004, the final Tri-nations squad will be confirmed following selectors discussions later that morning. The New Zealand 'A' train on squad that will go on to play the Australian Jim Beam Cup rep team as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Australia test at North Harbour Stadium on 16 October 2004, will be announced at the conclusion of the Bartercard Cup Grand Final (Sunday 19 September 2004).

Thurston added to Bulldogs team

JOHNATHAN Thurston has been added to the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team for this Sunday's eliminatio semi-final against the Melbourne Storm at Aussie Stadium. Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 17 player's that played in last weekend's loss to the Cowboys, adding Thurston to cover for Braith Anasta who is battling a sternum injury.

ARL add 4 Dragons to Roo train-on squad

AUSTRALIAN selectors added four St George Illawarra players to the Kangaroos train-on squad on Monday - but overlooked incumbent test prop Luke Bailey and NSW centre Mark Gasnier.

Mt Albert easily into NZ's Bartercard Cup Grand Final

MT Albert Lions join Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup Grand Final for 2004.

Announcement Of New Zealand 16's

THE NZRL New Zealand 16's Selectors have announced the following squad to face the Parramatta U17 Development team and the Penrith U16 team in September.

Storm appoints Waldron as CEO

MELBOURNE Storm has today appointed one of the country?s leading sports administrators as its new chief executive in St Kilda Football Club chief executive, Brian Waldron.

Broncos team for Townsville clash

BRISBANE Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has named an unchanged top 17 for Saturday's Semi-final match against the Cowboys.

Melbourne team: Langer provides Storm with some light relief

MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has called on former Brisbane Broncos halfback Allan Langer in a bid to lighten the mood ahead of Sunday?s second semi-final against the Bulldogs.

Excitement builds in Townsville

THE North Queensland league team has been well and truly caught up in the NRL playoff excitement.

Footy Finals Fever at Coogee Bay Hotel

LOCATED just 5 minutes from Aussie Stadium and 10 minutes from Central Station (ready for your trip to Telstra Stadium) is the Coogee Bay Boutique Hotel and they are offering all League Unlimited users a fantastic Finals Series Accommodation Package.

The Cowboys: emergence of self belief

IT'S been a long time coming but for the people of North Queensland, it's time to stand and cheer your team. They have done you proud and have exceeded everybody's expectations, dare I say it, even their own. On Saturday night, 25,000 screaming fans will pack into Dairy Farmers Stadium to witness history in the making as the Cowboys look to advance to the grand final qualifier the following week.

Brewers battling over beer bounty

TOWNSVILLE is bracing for a rugby league party after the NRL overcame a beer rights brawl to confirm the city would host Saturday night's all-Queensland semifinal.

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Semi-final confirmed to be at Dairy Farmers

IT has been confirmed that Saturday's semi-final between the Broncos and the Cowboys will be played in Townsville. The Telstra Premiership's first ever North Queensland based semi final, featuring the Cowboys and the Broncos, will kick off at 7.45pm. CEO of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Denis thanked Castlemaine Perkins for relaxing the club sponsorship to allow the fixture to proceed.

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