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NIGHTMARE. That single word that sums up the Origin debut of Justin Hodges. His selection for game two, by virtue of Clinton Schifcofske?s wooden performance in the opening game of the 2002 series, was seen another shrewd investment in the Maroons myth. Unfortunately for Queensland selectors, the leap of faith shown by selecting Hodges was not repaid in kind. Two risky and inexact in-goal passes from the debutant resulted in NSW tries.

The Tough Times for Sonny Bill Williams

FOREWORD: I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Bulldogs teenage superstar, Sonny Bill Williams, during the infamous Coffs Harbour investigations, and a few months after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Nicholas Cowdery Q.C, stated that there was insufficient evidence to charge any of the players. This article has been designed to show the public the mixed emotions that were felt by Sonny Bill Williams and his team-mates during the toughest time as his career.

The Death of the Local Kid

RUGBY League is a game of many traditions. The Dragon?s Red V. The JJ Giltinan Shield. The Haka before every Anzac Test. These elements of our game have stood the test of time. The Dragons have undergone major restructure with Illawarra. Yet the Red V continues to run out at Kogarah. The JJ Giltinan Shield continues to grace the foyer of the Minor Premiers, and our friends from across the ditch still dance their way into battle.

THE RACE FOR THE EIGHT

IT?S time to get out the calculators and do the sums, as the Tigers (24 Pts, -15), the Raiders (24 Pts -99), the Sharks (24 Pts -101), the Eels (22 Pts -71), and the Knights (22 Pts -111) take part in the Race for 8th in Round 26.

Karmichael wants to be a 'roo

ANOTHER major blow for the Kiwis league team ahead of next month's Tri Nations series in the UK.

Cardiff Demons name unchanged squad for Sunday

TOTAL RL.com Rugby League Conference Finals Sunday 5th September (Woollams, St Albans)

Teams for Finals matches in NZ's Bartercard Competition

OTAHUHU Ellerslie are set to take on North Harbour Tigers in the first game of the weekend on Saturday afternoon. The loser will be eliminated from the 2004 competition with the winner going on the face either Mt Albert Lions or Marist Richmond Brothers next weekend.

Kiwi squad named next week

NZRL chairman Selwyn Pearson has rubbished suggestions that the en-mass defections from the Kiwis for the upcoming tri-series against Australia and Great Britain resulted from Daniel Anderson as coach.

202 not out - Steele to head home

STEELE Retchless will head back to his hometown Brisbane at the end of this season after playing 202 games for London Broncos over a seven-year period.

Panthers smash Broncos and earn home final

THE Penrith Panthers have come away convincing winners over the Brisbane Broncos, defeating the visitors 46-20 in front of a huge crowd at Penrith Stadium tonight.

LEAGUE FORM GUIDE - ROUND 26

TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: Round 26

Broncos dominate Roosters in Good Friday clash

THE Brisbane Broncos have dominated the Sydney Roosters with a convincing 26-14 victory at Aussie Stadium tonight.

Round 5 preview

HAPPY Easter everyone. A quick preview for round five, starting with tonight?s game between the Roosters and Broncos at Aussie Stadium. The Roosters have six top line players out through injury and suspension and I believe the Broncos will take full advantage in what should be a bruising encounter. Brisbane are slowly finding their feet and should have enough ammunition to inflict a second straight defeat on the Roosters and give Ricky Stuart some more sleepless nights. Broncos by 10.

Great moments in Rugby League: 1993 season review!!!

THE season of 1993, kicked off with the Coca Cola World Sevens at the Sydney Football Stadium. 24 teams competed in the tournament, unfortunately the defending champions Wigan couldn?t make the trip down under, but there other classy and skillful teams including the internationals. Such as France, Western Samoa, Fiji, Port Moresby (PNG), South Africa, Russia, USA and a team from New Zealand (Wainuimata) were not only to learn but to entertain. The highlights included a swan dive from South Africa's Jacob Steemag against Easts, the Americans gridiron skills, Fiji's getaway speedsters like Noa Nadruku who was an unlikely top tryscorer in the Winfield Cup of 1993. Canberra coach Tim Sheens later signed him.

Eels Bank On Junior

JUNIOR Langi gets a call up into the Eels top side this week with Ronald Prince out with injury and Jamie Lyon on indefinite leave. Matt Petersen, who has been playing centre, will move to the wing to make way for Langi who preformed well in his only outing in the NRL so far this season against Newcastle 2 weeks ago. Langi will have the tough job of marking Adam Macdougall who is in some of the best form of his career and could be a bolter for the Anzac test team. Langi played first grade at the Melbourne Storm at Centre, Wing and Fullback and has plenty of talent. If he can keep ?Mad-dog? quiet it could produce a win for the Eels who are 2-2 so far in 2004.

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