TOOWOOMBA and Ipswich will sweat on appeals this Friday, heading into round three of the Queensland Cup rugby league season.
SEVEN nations represented in a week long gala:
NO, don't check your calendars - it is 2004, not 1964, and we're talking about Mark Gasnier and not his legendary Uncle Reg!
Kangaroo centre Mark Gasnier will be playing in a very strong St. George-Illawarra VB Premier League lineup against Newtown at Henson Park at 4.30pm, Saturday, March 27.
This will be a tremendous benchmark for our boys coming off their creditable win against the Newcastle Knights last Saturday. Most certainly the Jets will respond to strong home-ground support, so be sure you all get down in big numbers to Henson Park to support our 2004 VB Premier League lads as they take on the competition favourites.
Saturday, March 27, 4.30pm
NSWRL VB Premier League
Sydney Airport Jets v. St. George-Illawarra.
The Newtown RLFC - proud to be sponsored by Sydney Airport and the Petersham RSL Club.
TONY Rea is vehemently opposed to any suggestion that Sunday's rescheduled game at Griffin Park is 'unfair' to supporters.
WARRINGTON Wolves have signed five 16-year old players on professional contracts enabling them to play in the Foundation League with eventual progression to the Junior Academy. The Foundation League is the U16s League which is a follow on from the U16s Scholarship Programme, it is a four game competition and on completion of that is a pathway to the Junior Academy.
HEAD Coach Mike Gregory has today confirmed the Wigan team for Friday's
Powergen Challenge Cup Quarter Final at home to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, 8pm Kick Off. Both Andrew Farrell and Mick Cassidy return after injury and start, the pair required surgery in the close season on knee and shoulder respectively and make their first appearance in 2004.
THE Wests Tigers Board last night endorsed the action taken by its management in relation to the clear breach of the NRL Rules during the Golden Point period of the Wests Tigers vs Souths match and expresses its disappointment at the attitude of the NRL when considering a clear case of injustice that, in a close competition, may have consequences beyond losing the game.
THE Cronulla Sharks have beaten the Manly Sea Eagles 28-20 in a scrappy match at Toyota Park.
ST George Bank Dragons half back, Brett Firman has been stretchered off with a suspected broken leg while playing Premier League against the Newtown Jets at Henson Park this afternoon.
THE South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club staged their 96th Annual General Meeting today at South Sydney Leagues Club. Issues such as where home games will be played, money owed to players who have left the club, sponsorship agreements and other issues related to the running of the football club were brought up in the meeting.
MELBOURNE Storm half back Matt Orford has inspired his side to a comprehensive 34-6 victory over St George Illawarra Dragons at Olympic Park this afternoon.
KNIGHTS halfback Andrew Johns' 2004 season is in doubt following a leg injury in tonight's 38-34 loss against the Eels at Parramatta Stadium.
DARREN Lockyer starred and staked a claim on the Australian number 6 jersey today as the Brisbane Broncos beat the Wests Tigers 32-24 in a battle of attrition in hot and humid conditions at Campbelltown Stadium today.
BULLDOGS Chairman George Peponis has come out today after an interview with the NRL and commented on that the Bulldogs will be increasing security at both home and away games that involve the Bulldogs.
FANS from the Canterbury Bulldogs broke out into fights with members of the crowd last night due to frustration over their shock defeat against the Sydney Roosters losing 35-0.