LION FOUNDATION NJC TEAM LISTS - ROUND 3
(Saturday 20 March 2004)
Foundation Cup 16's
Northland Raiders vs Auckland Crowns ITM Stadium, Whangarei Kick Off 1.00pm
Northland Raiders: Logan Wikitera, Wade Tavinor, Linton Price, William Wiki (C), Saia Lo, Shontain Tau, Tory McKay, Wesley Ikuia, Jesse Wikitera, Michael Tuitupou, Wiremu Ratana, Daley Johnson, Peter Lisle
Reserves: Sam McKendry, Clifford Lambert, Kene Te Whata, Thomas Wihongi
Coach: Craig Schaumkell
Auckland Crowns: Halue Taomia, Kingi Akauola, Tamihana Hawea, Patrick Ah Van, Kyle Bos, Jody Henry, Shalom Suniula, Konelio Vaiga, Arron Pawley, Iuomalo Su'a, Leeson Ah Mau, Constantine Mika, Scott Jones (C)
Reserves: Moeakiola Situa, Alex Vaea, Sione Tongia, Matthew Parata
Coach: Frank Harold
IRELAND'S Number 1 Southern Hemisphere Bar, The Down Under Bar & Major Tom's located underneath St. Stephens Green Shopping Centre in Dublin, has helped to secure the future success of the East Coast Eagles by becoming a major sponsor of one of the most recognised Rugby League club's from Ireland.
AN amazing six State of Origin players will contest rugby league?s Queensland Cup this weekend, as round two kicks off across the state.
REDCLIFFE Dolphins man of the match awards from round one are.
Man of the Match: Adam Starr
Players Player: Adam Starr
Man of the Match: Duane O'Grady
Man of the Match: Peter Delaivuna
COACH Neil Wharton has named an unchanged lineup for this weekends blockbusting Queensland Cup match against Wynnum at Dolphin Oval.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
LONDON Broncos Academy playing again under the banner of London and the South, played their second fixture of the BARLA U18 Championship against Cumbria at Hillsborough Hawks in Sheffield.
LONDON Broncos have appointed former Development Manager Phil Jones to the position of Player Performance Manager.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs, in conjunction with the Motor Accidents Authority and the NSW Police, will be involved in the ?Bunnies in the Burbs? initiative, spreading the Arrive alive road safety message to high school students throughout NSW.
WELL season 2004 has finally arrived, and from the looks of things, nothing much has changed. The Cowboys are still choking in games that they should win, the Bulldogs still have the best backline in the league, (for the next few weeks at least) and our beloved Sharkies still couldn?t score in a whorehouse. To watch last night?s performance, you could swear that you were still watching 2003. The dropped balls, the backline circus with Peachey taking out Noddy, the simple mistakes, the general inability to get over the line, and the grubbers, my god the grubbers. Where were the flowing backline movements we had seen in the trials? Where was the communication? The heart and the passion? All of the above were missing last night, and if nothing is done to rectify these problems, it could be a long season. That said it?s only round one, and perhaps the ghosts of Anderson will take a little longer to exorcise than we?d hoped. Of course if the ref isn?t going to police the ten metres, then you?re always going to see performances like we saw last night.
FRIDAY 19th March 2004
THE St.George Bank Dragons today announced Integral Energy as the major supporter of the Dragons Development program that benefits more than 100,000 children each year.
CRONULLA Sharks second-rower Paul Gallen has been suspended for two weeks by the National Rugby League judiciary.
THE National Rugby League has cleared New Zealand hooker Tevita Latu to play in this weekend's match against the Dragons.
THE Melbourne Storm have received a welcome boost on the eve of their opening game of the 2004 NRL season, with coach Craig Bellamy re-signing for a further three seasons.
MELBOURNE Storm fullback Robbie Ross has announced his retirement from rugby league due to ongoing injury.