THE BARLA Great Britain Lions have been rocked by a double blow ahead of their Cumbrian showdown with France on Saturday 20th September, kick off 6:30pm.
GRAND Final day at Dolphin Oval on September 20 is tantalizingly close for the four sides still alive in the 2003 Queensland Cup.
AN injury ravaged Ipswich Jets outfit has been eliminated from the Qld Cup finals with a 42-12 loss to Wynnum at Bendigo Bank Oval on Saturday Night.
THE Mount Albert Lions eliminated the Eastern Tornadoes 42-20 last weekend in the minor semi-final in Auckland to now face Marist-Richmond in the preliminary final.
IN Bull's Eye this week, Brian Noble and former Leed's star Karl Pratt look ahead to Sunday's Tetley's Super League Round 26 game at Odsal when the top two in Super League go head to head in 'the biggest game of all'!
THE New Zealand Warriors have been cast as the dark horse of the National Rugby League (NRL) playoffs by premiership rivals.
THE Penrith Panthers have beaten the Parramatta Eels 40-22 in front of a sold out Penrith Football Stadium to become the 2003 Minor Premiers.
THE Roosters did something that most sides in the NRL haven't been able to do by beating Canberra 23-16 on a beautiful spring day at Canberra Stadium despite captain Brad Fittler struggling with an injury to his left shoulder right throughout the game.
IN an exciting clash, the Newcastle Knights have come away with victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium with a 34-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon.
THE Melbourne Storm have come away with a comfortable 40-10 victory over a 12-man Manly Sea Eagles outfit at Olympic Park this evening.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have overcome a determined but undisciplined Cronulla Sharks 28-14 at Shark Park this evening. The Bulldogs scored four tries to three and the Sharks were in the match until well past the 60th minute but the boot of Hazem El Masri again was worth it's weight in gold with the winger kicking six goals from six attempts.
MELBOURNE Storm celebrated winger Marcus Bai?s final game in Melbourne tonight with a 40-10 rout of the Manly Sea Eagles in the build up to next week?s NRL finals.
PARRAMATTA captain Nathan Cayless says Penrith will smash the Eels tomorrow if his side worries about the 28-point victory it needs to sneak into the NRL finals.
THE NZ Warriors have shown they are more than ready for the play-offs with a convincing win over the Tigers tonight at a packed Ericsson Stadium by 32-16.
R2K would like to congratulate Anthony Mundine on becoming the WBA Super-Middleweight champion. Mundine silenced all of his critics by defeating Antwun Echols over 12 rounds at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night.