JOURNEYMAN players are common in rugby league ? players with long careers, moving from club to club. They don?t stand out like the stars and pin-up players, but each week they?re on the field, mainly remembered by the fans from the clubs they played for, rather than for stellar performances. Steady, reliable players.
CHARM, Conquer, City.
Three simple words that should be printed in bold somewhere on the front page of the NRL business plan for the next 1,000 years.
WHY in God?s name does it happen every year?
THE Redcliffe Club congratulates the Burleigh Bears on their nail-biting 22-18 extra time win over Easts in the Qld Cup Grand Final. What a great game! Commiserations to the Tigers who were gallant in defeat.
FOLLOWING 97 minutes of grand final football, minor premiers Burleigh Bears have defeated Easts Tigers 22-18 to win the 2004 Queensland Cup at Brisbane?s Lang Park today.
SATURDAY'S Battle of Queensland just got bigger, after Matt Lockyer and Brent McConnell were both formally cleared to play in the Queensland Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium.
FORMER Australian rugby league backrower David Furner will return to Canberra next year to begin a new career as coach of the Raiders' premier league team.
THE teams named for the Grand Finals in the 2004 New Zealand league calendar to be played on Sunday at Ericsson Stadium are as follows:
WIGAN Warriors host Warrington Wolves at the JJB Stadium on Friday evening with an 8pm kick off in the final home game of the regular season in the Tetley's Super League.
IN Bull's Eye this week, Brian Noble and Michael Withers look ahead to Friday's final Tetley's Super League round of the season at Odsal when St Helens are the visitors.
LONDON Broncos will play their final game of the season on Friday against League Leaders Leeds Rhinos and for a number of Broncos legends it will be the final game of their careers.
AS Melbourne Storm gears up for its sudden-death semi-final against the Bulldogs this week, a legion of Storm supporters are preparing to make yet another trek north for Sunday?s clash at Aussie Stadium.
DESPITE a lionhearted performance by outgoing captain Stephen Kearney, Melbourne Storm has been ousted from the NRL finals race for the second year in a row.
SOUTH Sydney and the Bulldogs will take a first grade rugby league match to Western Australia next year for the first time since May, 1999.
TOWNSVILLE is in full celebration after the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 10-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.