WOMEN?S STATE OF ORIGIN
Result: Queensland 40 d New South Wales 8.
Standings: Queensland leads two-game series 1-0.
THE Sydney Airport Jets stayed in touch with the semi-finals race with a hard grafting 28-12 win over Manly-Warringah, in the VB Premier League match played in constant light rain at Henson Park on Saturday. The Sea Eagles had led 12-8 at half-time, but Newtown dictated the terms of play in the second half, even though the Jets still held an 18-12 lead with only five minutes left to play. Newtown's much improved completion rate, a good "kick and chase" game and bustling defence were key factors in this morale-boosting win, in which they had to withstand a determined late fight-back by the Sea Eagles.
TOUGH back-rower Dallas Johnson will stay in Melbourne until 2006 after the exciting young forward agreed to a new two-year deal with the Storm today.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett has downplayed suggestions from fellow NRL coaches that players feigning injuries to milk penalties is becoming a serious problem in the game.
ON Sunday August 1st at Brookvale Oval the Manly Club will, in conjunction with the N.R.L. and Fox Sports, launch the back to the Eighties celebrations.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 21 to take on the Newcastle Knights this Sunday, August 1 at 3pm at Aussie Stadium.
THE Manly Sea Eagles have named an unchanged side for Sunday's "Back to the 80's" day at Brookvale Oval on Sunday against the Canberra Raiders.
MELBOURNE Storm will head into Sunday?s clash against competition leaders the Sydney Roosters with a depleted forward pack following today?s suspension of prop Alex Chan for the next four weeks.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's away clash with the Manly Sea-Eagles.
THE Parramatta National Rugby League Club wishes to advise that player David Vaealiki has been granted a release from the final year of his contract to take up an opportunity in the English Super League.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his squad to take on the Wests Tigers at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Smiths team is;
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Eels, on Saturday 31st July 2004 at Parramatta Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
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 20.
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his side to take on the Melbourne Storm on Sunday afternoon at Olympic Park - Melbourne.
Coach Stuarts team is;
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has had to do a spot of reshuffling in naming his team to take on the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Friday night.
2nd row forward Tony Puletua moves into the front row while Luke Lewis covers in the centers for the injured Ryan Girdler.