IRELAND'S Number 1 Southern Hemisphere Bar, The Down Under Bar & Major Tom's located underneath St. Stephens Green Shopping Centre in Dublin, has helped to secure the future success of the East Coast Eagles by becoming a major sponsor of one of the most recognised Rugby League club's from Ireland.
AFTER three years in exile from Davies Park, the Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club has taken its rightful place back at Magpie headquarters.
REDCLIFFE Dolphins man of the match awards from round one are.
Man of the Match: Adam Starr
Players Player: Adam Starr
Man of the Match: Duane O'Grady
Man of the Match: Peter Delaivuna
COACH Neil Wharton has named an unchanged lineup for this weekends blockbusting Queensland Cup match against Wynnum at Dolphin Oval.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
LONDON Broncos Academy playing again under the banner of London and the South, played their second fixture of the BARLA U18 Championship against Cumbria at Hillsborough Hawks in Sheffield.
LONDON Broncos have appointed former Development Manager Phil Jones to the position of Player Performance Manager.
WELL season 2004 has finally arrived, and from the looks of things, nothing much has changed. The Cowboys are still choking in games that they should win, the Bulldogs still have the best backline in the league, (for the next few weeks at least) and our beloved Sharkies still couldn?t score in a whorehouse. To watch last night?s performance, you could swear that you were still watching 2003. The dropped balls, the backline circus with Peachey taking out Noddy, the simple mistakes, the general inability to get over the line, and the grubbers, my god the grubbers. Where were the flowing backline movements we had seen in the trials? Where was the communication? The heart and the passion? All of the above were missing last night, and if nothing is done to rectify these problems, it could be a long season. That said it?s only round one, and perhaps the ghosts of Anderson will take a little longer to exorcise than we?d hoped. Of course if the ref isn?t going to police the ten metres, then you?re always going to see performances like we saw last night.
FRIDAY 19th March 2004
THE St.George Bank Dragons today announced Integral Energy as the major supporter of the Dragons Development program that benefits more than 100,000 children each year.
CRONULLA Sharks second-rower Paul Gallen has been suspended for two weeks by the National Rugby League judiciary.
THE National Rugby League has cleared New Zealand hooker Tevita Latu to play in this weekend's match against the Dragons.
THE Melbourne Storm have received a welcome boost on the eve of their opening game of the 2004 NRL season, with coach Craig Bellamy re-signing for a further three seasons.
MELBOURNE Storm fullback Robbie Ross has announced his retirement from rugby league due to ongoing injury.
THE Canberra Raiders have become the first club to be issued with a breach notice for exceeding the 90-second time limit for goal kicking.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have left the fate of WIN Stadium's playing surface in the hands of the weather gods. And a handful of expert groundkeepers.
The club's chief executive officer Peter Doust inspected the ground yesterday after hearing a large portion of the field had been badly damaged by the weekend's Australian Supercross Nationals event.
Mr Doust said he was not shocked at the sight of a ring of brown and yellow grass despite the first home game, against the Newcastle Knights, being only three weeks away.