Results: Redcliffe 37 d Toowoomba 30, Easts 30 d North Queensland 18, Central
48 d Brothers Valleys 0, Burleigh 52 d Souths Logan 14, Wynnum 34 d Norths 32,
Tweed Heads 28 d Ipswich 24.
Standings: Redcliffe 24, Easts 24, Toowoomba 24, Burleigh 24, Norths 22, Wynnum
21, North Queensland 19, Tweed Heads 16, Central 14, Souths Logan 8, Ipswich 7,
Brothers Valleys 1.
IT?S Saturday afternoon and the rain has been coming down for most of the day. Cold and wet, it?s not a particularly inviting night but I hold my head up and head off to the stadium. No ordinary stadium mind you, I was off to the home of the Eels and unfortunately for the past two years the home of some very ordinary results. While generally confident of winning, the thought of facing up to the rampant competition leaders in the Sydney Roosters was not exactly my idea of a great Saturday night.
WATCHING from the sideline your heart thumps loudly as your eyes scan the boys in their jerseys that are seconds from running out onto the field. You spot him and there your eyes stay focused.
MIDDLESEX Federation Cup:
NSWRL VB Premier League
Played at Leichhardt Oval
Saturday, July 17
Sydney Airport Jets 22: David Hall 2, John Sinisa, Tony Phillips tries; Troy Barnes 3 goals.
The Sydney Airport Jets led 16-10 at half-time.
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup
The match scheduled to be played against The Entrance was washed out, and will be played at a future date and venue to be announced.
Sydney Airport Jets fixtures for this coming weekend:
Saturday, July 24th 2004
NSWRL VB Premier League
Newtown v Manly-Warringah
Kick-Off: 3.00 pm.
(There will be curtain-raisers prior to the VB Premier League match).
Newtown has a bye in the Jim Beam Cup competition this coming weekend.
ROUND 11 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition saw most of the game played in very wet conditions. The game between Wellington and the Hibiscus Coast Raiders due to be played in Wellington on Saturday afternoon was finally abandoned due to atrocious conditions.
THE Panthers will seek an opinion from former NRL Commissioner Jim Hall on charges laid against Ben Ross and Joel Clinton as a result of a tackle during Saturday evening's match against the Raiders.
MELBOURNE Storm captain Stephen Kearney has stressed the need for his teammates to remain focused ahead of Saturday night?s match against the Parramatta Eels at Olympic Park.
CAPTAIN Trent Barrett will be back at five-eighth and Mark Riddell will start in the second row in their return to the Dragons for the local derby against the Sharks at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his squad for this weekends game against the Saint George Illawara Dragons at Oki Jubilee Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Rapers team is;
VODAFONE Warriors coach Tony Kemp has named the same squad that defeated the Rabbitohs last week for the Warriors' game against the Raiders in Canberra.
Fone Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's home clash against the New Zealand Warriors.
THE Newcastle Knights today announced they have agreed to terms with Melbourne 25 year old Storm forward, Kirk Reynoldson for the next four seasons.
INTERNATIONAL centre Michael De Vere has been ruled out of this Saturday afternoon?s clash with Manly at Suncorp Stadium after injuring his knee at training.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named the same team that defeated the Sharks last weekend for this Friday night's clash with the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown.