USA TOMAHAWKS v IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS
?Battle of St. Patrick?s Day VI?
International Rugby League Match
ST. Patrick?s day is the ideal date to kick off the new 2004 season with a dinner to be held at the hotel where Rugby League was formed on the 29 of August 1895.
BROWN in as Wild fails in fight for fitness
CASTLEFORD Tigers moved into the Fifth Round of the Powergen Challenge Cup with a 32-20 defeat of French club UTC on Saturday.
At The Jungle, Castleford gained their first win of 2004 with a solid, yet unspectacular, display against the French League leaders.
THE Knights Mathews and Ball teams (U16 and U18) began their season with wins over a spirited and much improved Central Coast RIP yesterday.
NSWRL VB Premier League trial match.
Newtown 32 d. Western Suburbs (Newcastle) 28.
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup trial match.
Asquith 38 d. Newtown 20.
Next Saturday at Henson Park:
Newtown v. Melbourne Storm,
5pm, Saturday, March 6, 2004.
WHILE all reserved seating at Kogarah has been sold-out, General Admission tickets go on sale from Monday (1/3/04) for the Saints vs Canberra clash at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
INTERNATIONALS Jason Stevens and Phil Bailey emerged from their first game back from injury unscathed last night, as Cronulla ran in twenty tries to score a big win in an extended trial game in Port Maquarie. Split into three thirty-five minute matches, Cronulla easily dealt with Coffs Harbour (44-0) and Wingham (46-0) before scraping home against the home team Port Maquarie (12-10). The total combined score over the 105 minute game was 102-10.
EVERY so often a player comes out of the blue and makes such an impact that you cannot help thinking of the future.
HOT tip on how to get a budget rate at a motel in Port Macquarie: pick the same motel as the team you?ve come to see and stay there.
IT is with baited breath that I await the culmination of an emotionally barren off-season and anticipate the explosion of the Canberra Raiders as a fully- fledged premiership threat. I was distraught after our heartbreaking loss to the Warriors in week two of the finals and to go out of the premiership race by a solitary point was like someone reaching into my chest, ripping out my heart and tossing it in a blender. So, I'm now kept alive by one of the battery- operated hearts which has little margin for error. Don't let me down boys and the blender doesn't take favourably to mechanical objects.
THE Panthers maintained their recent dominance of the New Zealand Warriors with their fifth win in a row over the Kiwi side in today's trial match at North Harbour Stadium.
AUSTRALIAN Test captain Andrew Johns made up for lost time as he successfully returned from a serious neck injury to steer the Newcastle Knights past the North Queensland Cowboys 12-10 in their NRL trial at Mackay on last night.
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have responded to the week of turmoil with a resounding 30-18 victory over St George Illawarra Dragons in tonight's pre-season trial.
BULLDOGS skipper Steve Price says the team is focused on the National Rugby League title as the scandal-racked club prepares to meet St George Illawarra in a trial on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.