THE NSWRL's first premiership shield (1908-13) has a new home - Australia's National Museum in Canberra.
WAITEMATA Seagulls: 16 Howick Hornets: 14
AT an extremely hot Cornwall Park in Auckland today, both U16's and U18's Auckland Crowns teams were victorious over their Wellington counterparts in the first round of the Lion Foundation National Junior Competition.
The U16's Foundation Cup was a very close encounter with Auckland holding a two point lead at half-time.
Both side's big props were continually making big barging runs up the middle and setting a great platform for the nippy outside backs. Both teams were defensively very strong and the scoreboard showed 6/4 at the break.
The second half saw the Auckland side begin to dominate and tries to Loose Forward, Pete Lavea, and rampaging Prop, Leo Faafaeete sealed the victory for the home side. The Wellington team scored a late consolation and the game was over at 18 points to 10.
The U18's game was a replay of last year's Kiwi Cup Grand Final. The Wellington side had been victorious in that game but the tables were turned today.
BRADFORD Bulls have today announced a significant investment in the future with the signing of seven highly talented juniors who have come through the club?s Scholarship system.
BRONCOS captain, Gorden Tallis, has been diagnosed with bruising of the spinal column and has been ruled out for the next two games, including Saturday night's clash with Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium. Tallis, who was injured two weeks ago during Brisbane's round 12 win over St George-Illawarra, will have missed a month of football by the time he returns against South Sydney in round 17.
THE career of controversial winger John Hopoate is hanging by a thread after he was suspended for nine matches by the National Rugby League judiciary this evening.
THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition.
Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 14.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Raper will be looking for an improved performance from his team following last weekends dissapointing loss to the Raiders.This task will not be made any easier for the team with the abscence of injured playmaker Brett Kimmorely.
The team is;
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to take on the Newcastle Knights at Aussie Stadium on Friday night.
Stuarts team will possibly be suffering from Origin lag with a large number backing up from Wednesday nights Origin 2.
It will be a test of team mettle to see how they recover and then play such a top team in the Knights after only 2 days rest.
Coach Stuarts team is;
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NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to take on the Sydney Roosters on Friday night at Aussie Stadium, kick off 7.30pm.
SEA Eagles coach Des Hasler has named his side for the Round 15 game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Saturday, June 19 at 7:30pm at Brookvale Oval.
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp has made a number of changes for Sunday's NRL clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 15 to take on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles this Saturday, June 19 at 7:30pm at Brookvale Oval.
PENRITH have been boosted by the return of skipper Craig Gower for their vital clash with Cronulla at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.
THE Dragons will field a near full-strength line-up against the Tigers at Oki Jubilee Stadium this weekend with the return of Mark Gasnier and Jason Ryles.