Round 16 - Fridays Preview

HOPEFULLY, the Roosters and Broncos will provide a better spectacle than Origin II as the Broncos look to focus on the job at hard, which will be inherently difficult considering the pounding they took on Wednesday night.

Squads Announced For County Of Origin

THE squads for next Wednesday's Origin Game at Odsal have been announced, with a total of nine debutants selected, including Castleford duo Andy Lynch and Ryan Hudson and Lancashire pair Steve Prescott and Mike Forshaw. Yorkshire will host Lancashire at Odsal on 2 July in a bid to end their three-game losing run against their Red Rose rivals since the Origin concept returned in 2001.

Wigan Name Pongia On Bench

WIGAN Warriors will hand a debut to new signing Quentin Pongia in their clash with Castleford Tigers at The JJB Stadium on Friday night, while they also welcome back Paul Johnson from a hamstring injury. Former New Zealand captain Pongia, 32, arrived in Great Britain at the start of the week to start a six-month contract with Wigan.

Super League - Review

HULL moved up to third place in Super League by thrashing Wakefield 44-4, full back Steve Prescott grabbing two tries in his 20-point haul.

Bulls Eye

IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Robbie Paul, look at tomorrow's clash of the champions at Odsal when Tetley's Super League champions, St Helens take on Powergen Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls in another magic night at Odsal.

Prince may stay with Broncos after all

DESPITE suffering two broken legs since joining the Brisbane Broncos in 2001 from the Cowboys, Scott Prince is at a crossroads in his career. Heralded as the heir-apparent to the then retired Allan Langer, Prince has played only 23 games in the past two and a half seasons with the Broncos. During that time, he has been unable to secure a regular first grade spot in Wayne Bennett?s squad, let alone emulate Queensland?s best ever halfback. Still, at only 23, he has 76 first grade appearances since debuting in 1998, so Prince is hardly untested at the NRL level.

The clash of the Titans at Suncorp

THE Broncos finally get their first win at the new Suncorp Stadium when they downed the Roosters in a very tough battle by 10 - 8.

Tough break for Toshack

SCANS have revealed that Mat Toshack has a broken leg sustained after a fall in training last weekend and will be out of action for a period of four to six weeks.

Team news for home game with Castleford Tigers

WIGAN Warriors Coach Stuart Raper has announced the following side for Friday's home Tetley's Super League clash against Castleford Tigers, 8pm at the JJB Stadium.

Wolf Mail

PAUL Cullen has named a squad of 19 for the Round 16 clash with the Giants this Saturday.

Fittler Unhappy With Roosters Offer

THE odds of former Test and State of Origin captain Brad Fittler staying at Bondi Junction have lengthened considerably after he rejected the Sydney Roosters latest offer to play next season.

Petero Civoniceva to remain a Bronco for 2004

BRONCOS forward Petero Civoniceva has activated his one year option with the Broncos which will see him remain at the club till atleast the end of 2004.

Broncos players vow to bounce back from Origin loss

BATTLE-WEARY Broncos prop Shane Webcke is confident the club's 11 Origin players will do the job in tonight's NRL match against the Roosters in Brisbane.

Orford Won't Bear Load Alone

MELBOURNE Storm halfback Matt Orford believes he won?t be left to shoulder the loss of Scott Hill alone as the Storm play host to the Tigers at Olympic Park this week.

Broncos lose Origin pair

BRISBANE will be missing Queensland State of Origin pair Ben Ikin and Dane Carlaw in tonight's National Rugby League match against the Sydney Roosters in Brisbane.

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