BRADFORD coach Brian Noble has named an 18-man squad for Friday's World Club Challenge against NRL premier Penrith, with hooker Aaron Smith selected for his fourth first-grade match for the Bulls.
THE USA Tomahawks will arrive in Canberra this Sunday to begin preparations for their eagerly-awaited trial clash with the Raiders next weekend.
THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club ? 96 Years Old, and Right On Course For Our Centenary Year!
The Newtown Rugby League Football Club will be holding its official NEWTOWN JETS / FRED DALEY MEMORIAL 2004 Season Launch at the NSW State Parliament House Dining Room on the evening of Monday, March 1st, 2004 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
This event is now a well-established occasion on the Newtown RLFC annual calendar, and also serves to commemorate the memory of the club?s long serving Patron and great friend, the late Fred Daley MHR.
An impressive program of speakers has been arranged: the CEO of the Bulldogs RLFC and champion halfback Steve Mortimer; former Senator, Federal Government Minister and Australian High Commissioner to Great Britain the Hon. Doug McClelland; and Australian Water Polo captain and Sydney Olympics Gold Medallist Debbie Watson.
There will be other distinguished guests present, many of whom have been key people and supporters in the Newtown club?s inspiring Australian story of resilience and survival in the face of fearsome odds. The evening will once again be compered by one of the great identities of Sydney radio, Ron E. Sparks from 101.7 WSFM.
Our own Club Patron and another great Australian identity, John Singleton, was once quoted as saying that there?s a lot of the Anzac spirit in the history of the Newtown Rugby League club. This year?s launch is an opportunity to reflect upon and pay tribute to this famous old club?s fighting qualities and fierce resolve to survive. With the Centenary of our club now only four years away, it is fitting that the official launch of our 97th season will be held in the historic precincts of the NSW Parliament House.
The cost per person is $120.00 (incl. GST) or $1200.00 (incl. GST) for a table of 10 people, including meal and drinks. Dress requirements: Lounge Suit.
If you would like to secure tickets to one of the most important events in our club calendar, please RSVP by February 24th by completing the enclosed form and returning it to Phil Sigsworth or Warren Robinson Newtown RLFC, 40 George Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040. Alternatively you can fax your confirmation to 9550 0244.
Wishing you all good luck and good health, and I hope to see you all at the 2004 season launch on
THE Sydney Airport Jets turned on an impressive first-up showing for 2004, when they defeated Balmain 28-20 in the NSW Premier League local derby trial match at Henson Park on Saturday.
Playing in near-equatorial humidity, the Jets looked razor-sharp in possession and defended well for extended periods, particularly in their own quarter.
THE Brian Bevan Statue has been moved from its home at Brian Bevan Island on Wilderspool Causeway to a new home at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Statue will take up residence opposite the Brian Bevan Wall (to be opened in June 04) at the North East Stand meet at the stadium entrance on the A49.
THE GMB Union National Cup Final 2004
Bank Holiday Saturday, 29th May 2004
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool FC
Kick Off: 3.00pm
The Women's National Representative Shield Final - Kick Off: TBA
WIGAN today announced that David Hodgson has been admitted to hospital to face an operation on his damaged achilles.
ALL SET FOR CLASH OF THE TITANS
LONDON Broncos yesterday officially kicked off the 2004 season with a press conference in the morning at home base Griffin Park, and a Fan's Meet The Players event in the evening in Brentford.
MELBOURNE Storm will roll out its big guns for the first of four pre-season trial matches commencing this Saturday night in Noosa on Queensland?s Sunshine Coast.
BRISBANE Bronco fullback Darren Lockyer reckons the battle is fierce for selection in next month's rugby league season opener against the Warriors.
SEASON 2001 saw the Parramatta's players dubbed the `Baby Eels' en route to winning the NRL's minor premiership and a place in the grand final.
THE following NRL teams have been announced for this weekend?s trials, LU has collated them for your convenience:
WITH only a month remaining before the start of the season and no major sponsor secured, St George Illawarra are nevertheless confident the team won?t appear in ?clean skin? jerseys come the first round.
ROOKIE Dragons halfback Lachlan Russell is both surprised and excited to earn a starting spot in the BMW Sydney Charity Shield against Souths this Saturday at Aussie Stadium, while captain Trent Barrett admits to being a little nervous.