BRIDGEND Blue Bulls face Aberavon Fighting Irish in the Welsh Grand Final on Saturday at Aberavon Greenstars RFC (kick-off 2.30pm).


TONY Rea has made a couple of team changes as the Broncos prepare for their game at the Halton Stadium on Sunday. Andrew Hart will today have season-ending surgery after injuring his knee at Griffin Park last Sunday. The back-rower will be out for six months. Russell Bawden looks set to return for what will be his first game since rejoining the Broncos from UTC and he will come in as a direct swap in the front row for Richard Moore who has returned to Bradford. Jim Dymock, who has missed the last six games, returns from his own knee trouble to replace Hart. Despite the personnel disruptions, it's been a buoyant week in training,says coach Tony Rea: "These issues are nothing new to us." We've done all we can to prepare as best we can and we're looking forward to taking that out onto the field." Team as follows for Widnes game: Wells, Greenwood, Roy, O'Halloran, Kirkpatrick, Sykes, Moran, Bawden, Budworth, Trindall, Retchless, Stringer, Purdham: Highton, Stephenson, Dymock, Jackson.

Knights leapfrog Raiders into top eight

THE Newcastle Knights have staged a gutsy second half effort to defeat the Canberra Raiders 20-14 at EnergyAustralia Stadium tonight.

Broncos tough it out for a win

IN slippery and sometime very wet conditions in Auckland, the Broncos have finally come away with a win over the Vodafone Warriors 21-14, the first time at Ericsson Stadium since 2000.

OKI Jubilee Stadium could host night final

TODAY'S Sydney Morning Herald (7/8/04) has confirmed that OKI Jubilee Stadium could host a night final if the Dragons can finish in the top four.

Classy Canterbury too strong for Cowboys

THE Canterbury Bulldogs have scored too late tries to defeat the North Queensland Cowboys 36-16 at the Sydney Showground today.

Sharks ambush Roosters

IN an entertaining and enthralling match, the Cronulla Sharks have cause one of the biggest upsets of the year, defeating the much fancied Sydney Roosters by 26 to 12 at Aussie Stadium today.

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Tigers dominant on Golden Day at Leichhardt

THE Wests Tigers have renewed hopes that this year will be the year they break their finals duck with a 56-6 demolition of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in front of a ground record crowd at Leichhardt Oval this afternoon.

Panthers smash Sea Eagles 72-12 in Penrith

THE Penrith Panthers have handed out a footballing lesson to the Manly Sea Eagles racking up a 72-12 cricket score at Penrith Stadium tonight.

Mellor to return to Cronulla

CURRENT Castleford back, Paul Mellor, has signed a deal which will see him return to the Cronulla Sharks in 2005. Mellor, a Shark between 1999 and 2002, originally left the Shire amid controversial circumstances amid the tenure of former coach Chris Anderson.

Blues also celebrate on the other side of the world

BRIDGEND Blue Bulls 66 Valley Cougars 16

Malta Knights Announce Inaugural Fixtures

8TH July 2004- The Malta Knights are proud to announce their inaugural fixtures, which will take place within close proximity to the majority of the Maltese community outside of Malta itself at the Melita Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Bulls snap up Junior talent/Harris makes debut

THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, have today announced the signings of two highly rated junior players.

Time for Thief to Slay his Demons

CLUB legend Glyn Price has pleaded for the return of the statue that once graced the front of the Leagues Club following a letter from a Club member.

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