STILL a week before he is due to officially take up the post, new Bulldogs National Rugby League (NRL) club boss Malcolm Noad confronted his players to discuss the deepening crisis confronting the club.
CRONULLA conceded it had a discipline problem as Sharks five-eighth Greg Bird contemplated 12 weeks on the sidelines for kneeing South Sydney's Shane Marteene in the head.
THE coach of the reigning Premiers, John Lang has named a very strong side to play the Melbourne Storm at Penrith Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.
The Panthers came through last Friday nights game against the Roosters virtually unscathed.
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RICKY Stuart has named his side to take on the Broncos this Friday night at Aussie Stadium, and it's without Adrian Morley & Stuart Webb who have each entered early guilty pleas to high tackle charges.
THE Manly Sea Eagles have named their team to meet the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs this Sunday at Telstra Stadium. Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has been forced to make a number of changes with the loss of key players Jason King and John Hopoate.
SATURDAY nights win against the Cowboys in Townsville has come at a cost with Benji Marshall ruled out for up to 6 weeks, dislocating his left shoulder early in the first half.
THE fact that John Hopoate was sin-binned for dissent during last Sunday?s match against the New Zealand Warriors has nothing to do with him being ruled out football for the next month, according to Manly officials.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs frontrower Mark O'Meley will make his long awaited return for the Bulldogs in their round 5 NRL encounter with the Sea Eagles this Sunday.
FOR the first time this season Brisbane will field the same 17 players two games in succession.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Dragons, on Sunday 11th April 2004 at Telstra Stadium. Kick off is at 2.30pm.
THE St.George Bank Dragons will field the same starting line-up which smashed the Knights last weekend when they face the Tigers in their Easter Telstra Premiership clash at Telstra Stadium this Sunday.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to take on the NZ Warriors in Auckland on Saturday night.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named a tough squad to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Parramatta Stadium on Easter Monday at 3pm.
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NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named a near full strength squad to take on the Cronulla Sharks at Toyota Park on Saturday evening.
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WALLABY coach Eddie Jones has dismissed speculation that rugby league players Andrew Johns and Willie Mason are being wooed by the Australian Rugby Union.