Foundation Cup 16's
(All Saturday 27 March 2004)
Waicoa Bay vs Auckland Sea Lions League Park, Ngaruawahia Kick Off 12.00 noon
Waicoa Bay: Jordan Muru, Tamatoa Reu, Tamahou Skipper, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Michael Murray, Mattew Wade, Issac John, Peter Wiggins, Dallin Edwards, Richard Barrett, Jae Murray, Slade King, Troy Waters (C)
Reserves: Terekia Koroheke, Steve Rapira, David Gideon, Deon Boynton
Coach: John Dowall
Auckland Sea Lions: Dean Lia, Aaron Smith, James Swalger, Victor Field, Eli Pillay, Tom Vai Vai, Malcolme Noda, Sonny Fa'i (C), Michael Vaotu'ua, Saipani Avia-Aiolupo, Halafo'ou Akau'ola-Laula, Patrick Lilii, Paul Tusa
Reserves: Daniel O'Regan, William Peace, Sioeli Kaifoto, Marvin Ng Chok
Coach: Warrick Anderson
WARRINGTON Wolves have signed five 16-year old players on professional contracts enabling them to play in the Foundation League with eventual progression to the Junior Academy. The Foundation League is the U16s League which is a follow on from the U16s Scholarship Programme, it is a four game competition and on completion of that is a pathway to the Junior Academy.
HEAD Coach Mike Gregory has today confirmed the Wigan team for Friday's
Powergen Challenge Cup Quarter Final at home to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, 8pm Kick Off. Both Andrew Farrell and Mick Cassidy return after injury and start, the pair required surgery in the close season on knee and shoulder respectively and make their first appearance in 2004.
THE Wests Tigers Board last night endorsed the action taken by its management in relation to the clear breach of the NRL Rules during the Golden Point period of the Wests Tigers vs Souths match and expresses its disappointment at the attitude of the NRL when considering a clear case of injustice that, in a close competition, may have consequences beyond losing the game.
IF you can pick a perfect round this week, you are in the wrong business my friend. You should be working for NASA and trying to figure out if there actually was life on mars.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill wants St George Illawarra captain Trent Barrett to line-up for the Dragons in this Sunday?s clash at Olympic Park, despite the fact that Barrett is under an injury cloud.
A much anticipated top of the table clash turned into a one sided affair at Aussie Stadium tonight when the Roosters demolished the Bulldogs by 35-0.
BULLDOGS and Australian forward Willie Mason is considering legal action against two Sydney newspapers that yesterday named him as the player who had tested positive to drugs and was fined $25,000 by the Bulldogs.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs held a four hour board meeting this morning to discuss claims by five-eighth Owen Craigie that coach Paul Langmack was racist towards him.
PENRITH captain Craig Gower doesn't regard the Warriors' new boys, Tevita Latu and Jerome Ropati, as weak links to be tested on Sunday
THE return of Penrith Panthers centre Ryan Girdler and winger Brett Howland for next weekend?s grand final replay against the Sydney Roosters at Telstra Stadium has created a welcome headache for coach John Lang.
WHEN the Sydney Roosters played the Bulldogs in round nine of last years National Rugby League competition, it was classed as the grand final that never was.
PAUL Whatuira is one of a long list of players developed through the New Zealand Warriors to National Rugby League level but now hurting rather than helping the club.
WITH state-wide Council elections taking place this Saturday, R2K decided to do a bit of polling of their own and asked prominent local
candidates their opinion on the future of Oki Jubilee Stadium, the spiritual home of the St George Bank Dragons.
FAY Samuel, the current Vice-President of R2K and a former Deputy Mayor of Kogarah, has stepped back into local politics by standing for Kogarah's Middle Ward in this Saturday's election. The former Liberal Councillor is now a candidate for the KMC Progress Association, which she established in the mid-1990s.