SILLY season is upon and all the attention has shifted from the actual games to who’s playing where next season and I must admit the level excitement is a good thing for the game.
THIS Saturday the Sydney Roosters take on the St. George Dragons for the inaugural John Peard Cup.
MANAGER Neil Baxter has named a 22-man squad for this Saturday's Scottish Courage Cup clash against the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.
STATE OF ORIGIN
Result: New South Wales 9 d Queensland 8.
Standings: New South Wales leads Queensland 1-0.
THE Newtown Jets and Balmain Tigers are pleased to jointly announce that all future VB Premier League matches between the Newtown and Balmain clubs will be played for a trophy to be named after Trevor Ryan and Neil Pringle.
Trevor and Neil were outstanding Rugby League footballers who played with distinction for both the Newtown and Balmain clubs in the 1970's and 1980's. Both of these champions said they were extremely proud to be honoured by their old clubs in this manner, and that they hoped the trophy would provide the focus for more great games between these famous Sydney sporting institutions.
Newtown RLFC Chief Administrator Terry Rowney and Balmain RLFC Chairman David Trodden said they were very enthusiastic about this development, because it would add even more interest to the VB Premier League clashes between the two clubs. The Ryan-Pringle Trophy will create another chapter in the proud history of these two inner western 1908 Foundation clubs.
Newtown meets Balmain at Henson Park this Saturday, 5th June, in the NSWRL VB Premier League, with the match timed to start at 3.00pm. In the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup curtain-raiser starting at 1.15pm, Newtown plays Souths Juniors.
KIWIS and Canberra enforcer Ruben Wiki could be on the way out of his beloved National Rugby League club.
PENRITH Panthers Chief Executive Shane Richardson has tonight controversially quit the club, announcing plans to join the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
NEW Zealand Warriors chief executive Mick Watson has again expressed his support for embattled coach Daniel Anderson as the coaches of under-performing teams in the National Rugby League feel the heat.
CANBERRA Raiders prop Luke Davico has renewed his passport in the belief he will be making a long-awaited return from injury in Sunday's NRL visit to the New Zealand Warriors.
REDCLIFFE will now take on Queensland Cup debutants Brothers-Valleys in their first trial of 2004. The two clubs will contest all three grades.
THIS is to confirm that the kickoff time for the Powergen Challenge Cup 3rd Round Tie between Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Lock Lane is 3:00pm on Sunday 8th February 2004, not as has been alternatively advertised in some sections of the press.
Rovers are approaching the game, determined to progress further in the competition and will not underestimate the passion and commitment of their near neighbours from the amateur game.
HUDDERSFIELD Supporters Club Under-18s Final
ST ALBANS CENTURIONS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB have been invited by the organisers of the MX9s (Middlesex Nines) competition to host one of two MX9s qualifying events at their Woollams ground on Sunday 16 May 2004.
IT'S on again...and it's bigger and better than ever before!
SKOLARS SET FOR MAJOR CHALLENGE