SATURDAY, April 3
NSWRL Jim Beam Cup
Newtown v. Ourimbah
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Full catering available at Henson Park.
Sunday, April 4
NSWRL VB Premier League
Western Suburbs v. Newtown
Kick Off: 3.00pm.
THE closeness of the 2004 Queensland Cup race is exemplified by this week?s round, where four of the six matches are set to be played between teams on equal points.
HEAD coach Neil Wharton has named an unchanged line up for this weeks vital encounter with the North Queensland Young Guns at Dolphin Oval the side is.
8.Troy Lindsay (c)
LION FOUNDATION NJC TEAM LISTS - ROUND 5
MELBOURNE Storm trio Matt Orford, Scott Hill and Cameron Smith have been selected for the 25-man preliminary Australian squad for the Anzac Test against New Zealand in Newcastle on Friday 23 April.
BARLA Great Britain Young Lions v France
Sunday 18th April 2004
Robin Park Arena, Wigan
Kick Off: 2.00pm
?3 Adults - ?1 Concessions
SERBIA are very different from other developing nations who play rugby league. Because in Serbia rugby league came first from 1953 to 1964 and then, because of lack of interest in that time for other nations, rugby union destroyed rugby league. Serbia is one of many nations making a big impression in Rugby League. Maybe not on the score board but in the development of them game in their country. When they decided to rebuild the game in 2000, they separated from rugby union and started with 2 clubs. Four years on, they now have 6 teams playing, and U19 team going to play overseas in other tournaments. Also throw in the National team participating in the Mediterranean Cup last year and this year and you could well say this developing country is making huge progress in rugby league.
WILL round four answer more questions than it asks? I'm not so sure and after three rounds of the NRL, only a couple of things are certain, the Roosters and Penrith are the real deal once again, Manly still can't tackle and the Cowboys have taken out a mortgage on the wooden spoon after two narrow losses at home.
THE Wests Tigers have come away with the points in Townsville following a gutsy 18-8 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys tonight.
RAIDERS five eighth Mark McLinden returned to his best form since the Super Mac days of the late 1990's as the Canberra Raiders outmuscled the Parramatta Eels 26-12 in a scrappy affair at Canberra Stadium.
REIGNING premiers Penrith Panthers have dominated the Sydney Roosters with a comprehensive 22-6 victory at Telstra Stadium tonight.
SOUTH Sydney have won a drama charged and sometimes spiteful match 36-12 over an extremely disappointing Cronulla side at Aussie Stadium this evening.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, Brian Noble and Stuart Reardon look ahead to Sunday's Tetley's Super League Round 4 clash at Odsal when the Salford Reds are in town to take on the Bulls.
WHEN the St.George-Illawarra Dragons don the jersey of the Illawarra Steelers in round 6 at Wollongong, the Dragons will be commemorating a Club that has a hefty financial debt with the St.George Leagues Club.
PENRITH look set to lose former test centre Ryan Girdler at the completion of this season with the club veteran planning to retire, according to a Sydney newspaper.