WE have been playing Masters Rugby League in New Zealand and Australia for over 10 years and this has included an annual tournament at the end of each regular season. These tournaments have included over thirty teams and have been held both sides of the Tasman. There are plans to hold an International Masters tournament, this year in Sydney, which will include up to fifty teams.
TWO tries from Declan Foy and a man of the match performance from Peter Bounds gave Kerry Kings their maiden RLI victory over Kilkenny Wildcats at Killarney. In a sometimes fiery encounter, the Kings survived a late rally by the visitors to win 18-16. Waterford Vikings also got off the mark by thrashing Cork Bulls 54-16
THE Sydney Airport Jets notched up their fifth home-ground win this season, when they defeated Western Suburbs 42-28 in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday evening.With confidence riding high after last weekends fiery demolition of the Sea Eagles the Eels must be odds on favourites to give the Origin weary Broncos a run for their money.
Coach Smiths team is;
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs five eighth Braith Anasta has been named in the Dogs line-up for their clash with the Canberra Raiders at Express Advocate Stadium this Saturday.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders rising star Todd Carney is set to make his first grade debut this weekend against the Bulldogs, after being named on a 6-man interchange bench by coach Matthew Elliott today.
FIERY Manly Sea Eagles winger John Hopate has been outed for nine matches by the National Rugby League judiciary after admitting to two counts of misconduct.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Dragons, on Sunday 20th June 2004 at Oki Jubilee
Stadium. Kick off is at 3.00pm.
BRONCOS captain, Gorden Tallis, has been diagnosed with bruising of the spinal column and has been ruled out for the next two games, including Saturday night's clash with Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium. Tallis, who was injured two weeks ago during Brisbane's round 12 win over St George-Illawarra, will have missed a month of football by the time he returns against South Sydney in round 17.
THE career of controversial winger John Hopoate is hanging by a thread after he was suspended for nine matches by the National Rugby League judiciary this evening.
THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition.
Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 14.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Raper will be looking for an improved performance from his team following last weekends dissapointing loss to the Raiders.This task will not be made any easier for the team with the abscence of injured playmaker Brett Kimmorely.
The team is;
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to take on the Newcastle Knights at Aussie Stadium on Friday night.
Stuarts team will possibly be suffering from Origin lag with a large number backing up from Wednesday nights Origin 2.
It will be a test of team mettle to see how they recover and then play such a top team in the Knights after only 2 days rest.
Coach Stuarts team is;
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NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to take on the Sydney Roosters on Friday night at Aussie Stadium, kick off 7.30pm.
SEA Eagles coach Des Hasler has named his side for the Round 15 game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Saturday, June 19 at 7:30pm at Brookvale Oval.