THE Souths Logan Magpies Board of Directors have praised the efforts and achievements of Mitch Brennan in his first year as CEO. Brennan, initially employed to fulfil the role with Souths Logan Magpies Football Club, was handed the responsibility as Group Manager of the Souths Leagues Club and the foundation club of Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club at Davies Park.
JOHNATHAN Thurston has been added to the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team for this Sunday's eliminatio semi-final against the Melbourne Storm at Aussie Stadium. Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 17 player's that played in last weekend's loss to the Cowboys, adding Thurston to cover for Braith Anasta who is battling a sternum injury.
AUSTRALIAN selectors added four St George Illawarra players to the Kangaroos train-on squad on Monday - but overlooked incumbent test prop Luke Bailey and NSW centre Mark Gasnier.
MT Albert Lions join Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup Grand Final for 2004.
MELBOURNE Storm has today appointed one of the country?s leading sports administrators as its new chief executive in St Kilda Football Club chief executive, Brian Waldron.
BRISBANE Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has named an unchanged top 17 for Saturday's Semi-final match against the Cowboys.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has called on former Brisbane Broncos halfback Allan Langer in a bid to lighten the mood ahead of Sunday?s second semi-final against the Bulldogs.
IT'S been a long time coming but for the people of North Queensland, it's time to stand and cheer your team. They have done you proud and have exceeded everybody's expectations, dare I say it, even their own. On Saturday night, 25,000 screaming fans will pack into Dairy Farmers Stadium to witness history in the making as the Cowboys look to advance to the grand final qualifier the following week.
TOWNSVILLE is bracing for a rugby league party after the NRL overcame a beer rights brawl to confirm the city would host Saturday night's all-Queensland semifinal.
WIDELY publicised as the showcase match of the round, Friday night saw the Panthers v Dragons encounter live up expectations with some tremendous clashes up front and sparkling footy out wide. Missing key personnel, the Panthers were in sensational form early on, blowing Saints away with some stunning attacking football. At 24-0 down, the Dragons came back valiantly to get within range, only to go down by one point, 31-30.
BULLDOGS five-eighth Braith Anasta is at long odds to take his place in the NRL club's sudden-death semifinal against in-form Melbourne next weekend - but Brent Sherwin will be there.
SYDNEY Roosters halfback Brett Finch could be ruled out of the remainder of the finals series after being charged with a dangerous throw by the NRL match review committee on Monday.
IT has been confirmed that Saturday's semi-final between the Broncos and the Cowboys will be played in Townsville. The Telstra Premiership's first ever North Queensland based semi final, featuring the Cowboys and the Broncos, will kick off at 7.45pm.
CEO of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Denis thanked Castlemaine Perkins for relaxing the club sponsorship to allow the fixture to proceed.
MELBOURNE Storm?s second semi-final against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Aussie Stadium will be broadcast live into Melbourne on Channel 9 starting at 3.30pm.