NORTH Queensland has shot into third place on the Queensland Wizard Cup ladder with a commanding 34-16 win over Redcliffe at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
BURLEIGH has destroyed any notion of rival Tweed Heads holding the wood over it, battering the Seagulls with a 38-18 win at the Piggabeen Complex.
THE Sydney Airport Jets and the Balmain Tigers, two of the form teams in the 2005 VB Premier League competition, face off at Henson Park this coming Saturday (April 23). The Newtown and Balmain clubs initiated the Trevor Ryan-Neil Pringle Shield contest last year, with the 2004 series ending in a draw. Saturday?s retro local derby will be the first leg of the 2005 series, with plenty of old scores waiting to be settled.
BULLDOGS backrower Andrew Ryan was a notable omission from the Australian Test team to take on New Zealand in Brisbane on April 22nd. Craif Fitzgibbon and Nathan Hindmarsh were the preferred alternatives with Tonie Carrol locking the scrum and Ben Kennedy on the bench. Luke Priddis has won the hooking role.
ROUND 6, 15-17 April 2005
Not much has changed at the top of this week?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards.
RAIDERS pivot Jason Smith could spend up to three weeks on the sideline following yesterday's game against Manly. The NRL match review committee today charged him with a grade two dangerous throw in response to his tackle on Anthony Watmough.
SALFORD opened a six-point gap between themselves and Widnes after an emphatic 22-6 victory at the Halton Stadium.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels Game at Parramatta Stadium,
Parramatta kick off at 5:30pm.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium on Saturday evening.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his team to play the Broncos on Saturday at Toyota Park.
The game will see Nigel Vagana and Sharks captain, Brett Kimmorley backing up from Friday nights ANZAC test match.
Coach Rapers team is;
1 DAVID PEACHEY
2 DAVID SIMMONS
3 NIGEL VAGANA
4 PAUL MELLOR
5 LUKE COVELL
6 ADAM DYKES
7 BRETT KIMMORLEY
8 JASON STEVENS
9 MATT HILDER
10 DANNY NUTLEY
11 REECE WILLIAMS
12 PHIL BAILEY
13 PAUL GALLEN
DRAGONS lock Shaun Timmins has decided to contest the grading of his high tackle charge at the NRL judiciary tomorrow night, giving him the opportunity to line-up in his club's recently traditional Anzac Day clash with the Sydney Roosters.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has called on Premier League forward Brad Morrin to make his debut against the Knights in Newcastle this Sunday.
THE Roosters Ricky Stuart has avoided a $10,000 fine following remarks he made about referee Paul Simpkins during and after his team's victory over the Bulldogs on Friday night.
WHAT a superb line-up! As the footy keeps getting better each week, so does the talent we get to choose from. This time around we've got a star-studded side bursting at the seams with Internationals and other players showing great form in the toughest competition in the world. Given the exhibition of mouth-watering play witnessed this weekend, the Round 6 League Unlimited Team of the Week can stand up, march out onto the field and be firmly proclaimed as "the bomb!"
CARLOS Spencer has been approached by the Warriors about a possible switch to league as he considers his future after a troubled start to 2005.