City v Country a great tradition - but does it mean much anymore?

COUNTRY teams used to look forward to the battle with the boys from the City! Now days, in my opinion, it doesn?t mean much to them as much as it did before. Many footballers from the bush used to fight for positions in the two teams that were picked. These games then exposed them to the selectors and to be considered for further representative honours. Sure, the games were sometimes uneven as the Country players used to lack the fitness and skill levels of the city teams. However, we shouldn?t lose sight of some of the players that were discovered in these games and then bought by City Clubs.

Vodafone keeps the faith

THE Warriors received some more positive news today when it was announced that their current naming rights sponsor, Vodafone, have elected to continue their association with the NRL club for an extended term.

Sharks name team to face Warriors

CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his side to take on the Warriors on Saturday night at Toyota Park.

Lockyer, Sing rushed into QLD side

QUEENSLAND have made just two changes to the side beaten by New South Wales last month for the second State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium next week.

Hornby dumped from Blues side

DRAGONS fullback Ben Hornby has been dumped from the New South Wales State of Origin side for the second game of the three match series, to be played in Brisbane next week.

QLD v NSW teams for Origin II

AS expected, Roosters skipper Brad Fittler has been recalled into the New South Wales side for State of Origin II. The veteran five-eighth retired from representative football three years ago stating that he only wished to concentrate on winning a premiership for the Roosters.

Welsh Grand Final venue confirmed

THE first ever Total Welsh Rugby League Conference Grand Final will be played on Saturday August 7th at Aberavon Greenstars RFC.

Auckland Rugby League - Results

PREMIERSHIP results for 5 June 2004

NZ Bartercard Cup - Round 7 review and results

ROUND 7 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition sees us now halfway through the competition with Marist Richmond Brothers one point ahead of Mt Albert Lions and last year's champions the Canterbury Bulls.

RLI RLC week 2 results

THE clash of the round saw newcomers Clontarf edge oldest club Dublin Blues by four points in a high-scoring Dublin derby. Clontarf have won their 2 opening fixtures by the same 4-point margin and lead the Leinster table. Elsewhere in Leinster, East Coast Eagles almost claimed their first win of the season by leading pre-match favourites 14-4 until late in the game but the Exiles experience showed as tey held their nerve and managed to draw level before the final hooter. The match of the day in Munster saw TreatyCity Titans overwhelm Kerry Kings 36-14 in what was the historic first competitive run out for both clubs. The Titans have started very impressively but don't overlook the potential with the Kings. Led by Declan Foy, son of former Oldham stalwart and Rugby League Lion Des Foy, the Kings will no doubt have plenty of rugby to play during the rest of the Season.

Vowles leads the way

CAPTAIN Adrian Vowles led the Toowoomba Clydesdales back into the winners circle yesterday, with a hard fought 32-26 win over traditional rivals the Ipswich Jets. Despite their best efforts, Ipswich were unable to win back the Bulimba Cup Memorial Trophy in front of a healthy home crowd.

Queensland Stateside RL- Review

QUEENSLAND CUP Results: Wynnum 30 d Redcliffe 28, Easts 86 d Brothers Valleys 0, North Queensland 22 drew Burleigh 22, Norths 60 d Souths Logan 14, Tweed Heads 30 d Central 22, Toowoomba 32 d Ipswich 26. Standings: Toowoomba 18, Burleigh 18, Wynnum 17, Easts 16, Norths 16, North Queensland 15, Redcliffe 14, Central 10, Tweed Heads 10, Ipswich 5, Souths Logan 4, Brothers Valleys 1.

See you on the sidelines, Jerry

WARRIORS forward Jerry Seu Seu is set to be out for an extended period after being charged three separate times by the National Rugby League judiciary this afternoon. player of the year awards, round 13

PARRAMATTA?S Nathan Hindmarsh has bolted into second position in this year?s player awards following an outstanding display last Saturday against the Knights. Hindmarsh?s three point performance sees him on 16 points, right behind Sharks? skipper Brett Kimmorley, who remains on 17 points.

Hill focused on Bunnies after Origin exclusion

MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill remains upbeat heading into this week?s match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, despite being overlooked for the NSW State of Origin side today.

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