THE Redcliffe Dolphins held their 57th annual presentation night in the Des Webb lounge at the Redcliffe Leagues Club on Friday night.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Peter Leis Medal and Searles Garden Products Player of the Year. At the beginning of the night a leaders board was revealed with the top 8 finishers. The contenders were Brian Jellick, Gavin Cooper, Shane Perry, Adam Starr, Troy Lindsay, Michael Roberts, Ben Jones and Daniel Green.
After the first 5 rounds the leader was Shane Perry on 14 points leading from Brian Jellick and Adam Starr on 13. After 10 rounds Perry was still in front on 24 votes from Michael Roberts who picked up 19 votes in 5 rounds to move onto 20 votes with Starr in third on 18 votes. After 15 rounds there was a new leader with Brian Jellick moving into the top spot on 32 points from Perry on 31 and Roberts on 30 points. At the end of 22 rounds, with all votes counted and with a congested leader board the winner of the Peter Leis Medal and Searles Garden Products Player of the Year was announced and the winner was Adam Starr.
The final points ladder was
Adam Starr 51
Troy Lindsay 49
Brian Jellick 40
Michael Roberts 40
Shane Perry 32
Ben Jones 32
Daniel Green 22
Gavin Cooper 20
THE 'house full' signs were not needed at Griffin Park on Saturday night, and it was only a four figure crowd, but there are many other 'signs' around the Brentford home base that have delighted London Broncos management.
HIS name doesn't appear in the National Rugby League media guide and he receives only scant mention on the New Zealand Warriors' website.
KNIGHTLY News - 10/3/2004
SHOULD there be a queue forming outside the judiciary's door after a brutal opening round of the National Rugby League (NRL) this weekend it could bring a wry smile to the games' embattled administrators.
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FRIDAY 12th March 2004
THE National Rugby League competition is not expected to expand beyond its 15 teams, with submissions from the Central Coast, Gold Coast and Wellington expected to be knocked on the head next month.
THE St.George Bank Dragons have moved quickly to fill the sleeve sponsorship left vacant by the upgrading of St.George Bank to Major Sponsor last Friday, announcing today that Globe Project Group has agreed to terms.
WHILE many good critics have anticipated a drastic rise in fortune for the Tigers this season, Cronulla have sneaked through the pre-season with barely a hint of publicity. Both clubs have stocked up on new players to complement those already on their roster and both clubs experienced a surge in good form towards the latter half of 2003. However, despite the parallels between both clubs, all the weight of expectation sits heavily across gold, black and white shoulders in 2004.
MELBOURNE Storm halfback Matt Orford will continue to undergo neurological testing this afternoon for swelling of the brain.
IT would appear that Steve Mortimer is losing control of the Bulldogs, with confirmation that his pleas for players to look more presentable when being interviewed by police fell on deaf ears.
STAR Melbourne halfback Matt Orford will pay a visit to his local neurologist this morning in order to gain a clearance to play in his club's season-opener against Newcastle on Sunday week.
THE Asics Parramatta Eels have received a major boost in the countdown to the start of the 2004 Telstra Premiership with news that players Luke Burt and Ashley Graham have re-signed for a further two years.