Bookies write off Knights

AUSTRALIA'S leading bookmakers today rushed to virtually dismiss Newcastle as a premiership no-hoper upon confirmation Andrew Johns would miss the rest of the National Rugby League season. Most bookies suspended betting on all things involving the Knights when news began to filter through this afternoon that something was amiss with the champion halfback and Test captain.

World class Moran signs with London Broncos

IT'S been a great week for the southern most Tetley's Super League club ahead of this Sunday's crucial home game to Warrington, and news today that key play maker Dennis Moran has signed a new three year deal, is another enormous boost.

Bulls Eye

IN this week's Bulls Eye, Brian Noble and loose forward Mike Forshaw look ahead to Saturday's Tetley's Super League Round 23 game at Odsal when top of the table Bulls meet Hull FC currently in fifth place and looking for their first win in four outings.

Britt forced to retire

ST Helen's prop Darren Britt has been forced to retire from Rugby League due to a severe head injury he recieved in last week's match against Hull.

Wolf Mail - Wolves Give Cardiss A Try

WARRINGTON Wolves have signed Daryl Cardiss, 26 from Halifax from now until the end of the 2004.

Darren Britt To Hang Up Boots

ST Helens prop forward Darren Britt has retired from the game after sustaining a serious head injury. The 33-year-old Australian suffered fractures to his eye-socket, cheekbone and jaw after an accidental clash of heads in the first minute of last week's game against Hull FC.

BARLA County Club draws

JENNINGS CUMBRIA CUP 2003 - ROUND 1 DRAW

Rads Given All Clear

WIGAN Full Back Kris Radlinski has been given the news he has been waiting for, he has been given the all clear on his wrist tendon injury.

Knights silence critics

THE Newcastle Knights silenced their critics with an inspiring 36-20 win over the New Zealand Warriors.

Storm rookie tipping epic encounter

MELBOURNE Storm rookie Billy Slater is adamant this Sunday?s crucial clash with Parramatta will be a fight to the final bell as both teams look to keep their finals hopes alive.

Gasnier still no certainty to play Sharks

DRAGONS centre Mark Gasnier will have a medical before he is given clearance to make a comeback from a quad tear to play against the Sharks at Toyota Park tomorrow night.

Warriors Sympathetic To Joey Johns' Plight

WARRIORS Coach Daniel Anderson said he would rather face Newcastle on Friday night with Andrew Johns.

Schifcofske and Drew out of Cowboys clash

THE Raiders will need to rely on all their depth this weekend with Brad Drew and Clinton Schifcofske ruled out through injury.

Utai's Treble Tries

CHUNKY Kiwis and Bulldogs wing Matt Utai recorded the first successive hat-tricks in the National Rugby League (NRL) for almost a decade when he scored three tries against Melbourne last weekend.

Round 23 preview

A week is a long time in football. I know I've heard that somewhere before and for the Knights, never has a statement rung true with such clarity. Last weekend the Knights thumped the hapless Cowboys and Knights fans had reason to be cautiously optimistic about their chances leading up to the finals then they have the collective rug pulled out from under them when it was revealed yesterday the games premier player Andrew Johns has a bulging disc in his neck that will prevent him from taking the field again this year, including the Kangaroo tour.

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