Queensland prefer to retain Origin squad

THE Queensland selectors will be keeping an eye on Brisbane utility Shaun Berrigan and Cowboys winger Matt Sing this weekend as they collate the Queensland squad for Origin II at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday.

Big local derby at Henson Park this Saturday

THE Newtown RLFC is proud to be sponsored by such great Australian business enterprises as Sydney Airport and the Petersham RSL Club. NSWRL VB Premier League Saturday, June 5th Henson Park Newtown v. Balmain Kick-Off: 3.00pm NSWRL Jim Beam Cup Saturday, June 5th Henson Park Newtown v. Souths Juniors Kick-Off: 1.15pm Recommended reading for all Newtown supporters and all media representatives: Ben Blaschke's excellent article in this week's Big League magazine on Channarith Ly, the plucky little half-back of Cambodian parentage who is playing with Newtown this season.

NSWRL teams for next round - Premier League/Jersey Flegg/Jim Beam Cup


NZ Bartercard Cup - Round 7 preview

AFTER a change of leaders on the table in Round 6 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup in 2004, and only 4 points are separating first to tenth place, the competition if possible is about to become more intense nearly halfway through the rounds. Marist Richmond Brothers stand alone at the top the leaderboard with the rest of the teams snapping at their heels.

Wells back as Broncos Budworth extends deal

LONDON Broncos will go into Thursday night's home game against Wakefield with news that young hooker Neil Budworth has extended his contract for another two seasons, and that the exciting Jon Wells will make a welcome return.

Bulls fans set for Easter treat

FANS attending Bradford Bulls match with St Helens on Monday 12th April, kick off 12.35pm, are in for a quadruple Easter treat!

Hendry named Scotland Captain

WORKINGTON Town forward Bryan Hendry, from Ardrossan, has been named captain of Scotland for Friday?s opening game in the European Under-19s Rugby League Championships against Wales in Aberavon. London Skolars? Keir Bell, formerly with London Broncos, is vice captain. Hendry trained with the full Scotland squad ahead of last November?s European Nations Cup clash with Ireland at Old Anniesland before signing for Workington where he has already played against Leeds Rhinos in the Powergen Challenge Cup.

Round 5 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 9th April 2004

NRL Welcomes Bulldogs Security Initiatives

THE Bulldogs announced a list of security measures aimed at ensuring there would be no repeats of the violent crowd scenes that blighted the club's recent clash with the Sydney Roosters.

Broncos Offer Apology

THE Brisbane Broncos have apologised to the National Rugby League for the "disruption and angst" caused by the 14-man furore - but is committed to press ahead with its appeal.

Girdler confirms retirement at season's end

PENRITH Panthers centre Ryan Girdler has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season, ending speculation about his future.

Chris Anderson is not the Problem - Bailey

CRONULLA forward Phil Bailey said the Sharks' disciplinary problems had nothing to do with former coach Chris Anderson, who parted ways acrimoniously with the club at the end of last season.

Storm Will be Under the Hammer

MELBOURNE'S backline depth will be put to the test this weekend when the Storm take on the National Rugby League premiers without three of their first-choice outside backs.

And in the red corner ..

SIMMERING tension between last year's NRL grand finalists spilled over yesterday when Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart hinted Penrith was playing games over the severity of Luke Swain's injury.

Morley to miss one, Bird awaits decision

ROOSTERS top dog Ricky Stuart says his club will continue to work on Adrian Morley's tackling technique, which has borne some grief of late.

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