Forum Sevens: Queensland power shift on the horizon?

DURING its early years, State of Origin football brought Queensland to the fore as a major competitor to the traditional New South Wales stranglehold over rugby league. This eventually led to two new Queensland sides joining the NSWRL competition in 1988. Of those teams, it was the Broncos that proved the dominant force north of the border and while they were enjoying consecutive premierships in 1992 and 1993, their Gold Coast counterparts were being smacked with wooden spoons.

NRL wrap - ROUND 25

NRL wrap - ROUND 25

Dragons lose Firman for six months

ST George Illawarra halfback Brett Firman has been ruled out of this Friday's clash with the Broncos in Brisbane following confirmation that he will have a shoulder reconstruction.

Bai To Bid Farewell To Olympic Park

INAUGURAL Melbourne Storm winger Marcus Bai will play his last match in Melbourne this week when the Storm meets the Manly Sea Eagles in the final round of the Telstra Premiership.

Warriors Team For Wests Tigers Game

STAR halfback Stacey Jones has been named in the Warriors starting 13 for this weekend's NRL clash against Wests Tigers at Ericsson Stadium.

Grand final or bust for Croker

VETERAN Canberra five-eighth Jason Croker says he could be back from a broken ankle in time for the National Rugby League grand final.

Sargent signs with Cowboys until end of 2005

MELBOURNE prop Mitchell Sargent has agreed to terms with North Queensland for the next two years.

Tate battles to play on Friday

BRISBANE centre Brent Tate will continue his battle to play in Friday night's NRL clash with the Dragons when the Broncos train on the Gold Coast later today.

Anasta To Wait Another Week

THE Bulldogs expect Travis Norton and Andrew Ryan to return for Saturday night's National Rugby League clash with Cronulla, but Braith Anasta is at least another week away.

Cowboys record third consecutive victory

THE North Queensland Cowboys have won their third consecutive match with a resounding 34-14 victory over the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

Experiment ? What Experiment ?

THE National Rugby League's referee interchange experiment barely raised an eyebrow or a mutter at Campbelltown when it was video ref Mick Lewis who made the biggest call of the game between Wests Tigers and North Queensland.

Roosters Upset At Webbs Kicking Time

THE length of time New Zealand Warriors rugby league fullback Brent Webb takes for his goalkicks is an "absolute joke", Sydney Roosters captain Brad Fittler said yesterday.

Prince could be back for Broncos

SCOTT Prince is a chance to push for a shock inclusion in Brisbane's halves against St George-Illawarra in Friday night's National Rugby League clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Round 25 Charges

THE nine teams involved in the race for the National Rugby League top eight will go into this weekend's final round unaffected by the judiciary after none of their players were charged today.

Nikau To Present Dally M,s

TAWERA Nikau should learn tomorrow whether his doctor will allow him to travel to Sydney to present the Dally M award to the best and fairest player in the National Rugby League.

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