Roosters win well, all without Freddie

THE Sydney Roosters have today beaten the Manly Sea Eagles by 46-16 in windy conditions in front of just under 10,000 people in a result that would hearten Roosters fans, especially with so many stars missing.

Doust backs Nathan Brown

WITH their 2003 campaign all but over, St George Illawarra Dragons chief executive Peter Doust has backed Nathan Brown stating that he has an enormous amount of faith in the rookie coach.

Warriors and Broncos clash - four sin binned

A tough bruising encounter at Ericsson today with the Warriors winning at home by 22-14 over the Broncos.

Raiders out-muscle Knights in the cold

ON a cold and wet winter's afternoon in the national capital, the Canberra Raiders have defeated the Newcastle Knights 24-16.

"Never Seen Anything Like It" - Anderson

CRONULLA coach Chris Anderson thought referee Shayne Hayne was rotten. Not surprisingly, Parramatta's Brian Smith thought he was great.

Cowboys crush woeful Rabbits in Townsville

THE North Queensland Cowboys have annihilated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 60-8 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.

If there is one game you have to see this year...

MAKE sure you catch a replay of the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks farce at Parramatta Stadium.

Eels win big as two Sharks are sent off

THE Parramatta Eels have reigned supreme 74-4 over the Cronulla Sharks amid extreme controversy at Parramatta Stadium this evening. Referee Shayne Hayne sent two Sharks players from the field for different reasons including captain David Peachey for dissent and also sent Danny Nutley to the sin bin for ten minutes and the Eels went on a try scoring rampage, bagging 14 in total with five to Jamie Lyon.

The Panthers show their form at home

AN impressive display by the Penrith side at their home ground lead to their 44-28 victory over the Tigers and consolidate their spot in the Top 4.

Swain Out Of Warriors Match

BRISBANE has suffered a severe body blow on the eve of its National Rugby League showdown with the Warriors losing tireless Kiwi Test hooker Richard Swain to illness.

Swain Stumped By Broncos Poor Form

KIWIS rugby league hooker Richard Swain is having trouble figuring out why the Brisbane Broncos are not on their usual winning streak.

Kogarah a better option

FOLLOWING Kogarah Council's recent statement that Jubilee Oval is under utilized, Dragons CEO Peter Doust has implied that Kogarah is a more economically viable option for the Dragons than WIN Stadium. In today's `Sydney Morning Herald', Doust cast some doubt over the future of the Dragons at WIN Stadium should the new poker machine tax in NSW become effective.

Jubilee Oval 'under utilised'

KOGARAH Council has stated that Jubilee Oval is currently `under utilized' as the Dragons are only planning to play 4 home games at the venue in 2004. The Council statement comes in the wake of 3 local residents objecting to the arrival of Sydney Olympic at Kogarah for the 2003/2004 season.

NRL wrap - ROUND 24

FRIDAY night footy saw another loss for the Dragons who went down to the Storm in Wollongong. By rights, Saints should be out of contention for the top eight but results in other matches have been keeping their slim hopes alive. The Storm on the other hand have secured themselves a semi-final spot and are looking the goods to give the comp a real shake.

Cowboys Stalwart To Retire

THE North Queensland Toyota Cowboys today announced that long serving prop John Buttigieg would retire from Rugby League due to a chronic knee injury.