VB Premier League:
NEWTOWN icon Tom Raudonikis helped inspire the Sydney Airport Jets to a disciplined and impressive 34-10 win over the Newcastle Knights in the VB Premier League match played at the Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday evening.
COACH Des Hasler has named injured trio Shane Dunley, Sam Harris and Chad Randall in a 19 man squad to play Premiers Penrith at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
WINGER Francis Meli has been called straight back into the starting line-up for the club?s match against the Canberra Raiders in Auckland this weekend. Meli sat out last week?s loss to the Roosters due to a one-match suspension for a striking charge from the previous week?s game against South Sydney.
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his side to take on the Bulldogs on Friday night at Telstra Stadium.
Fullback Anthony Minichiello
Left Wing Chris Walker
Left Center Justin Hodges
Right Center Ryan Cross
Right Wing Todd Byrne
Five-Eigth Brad Fittler (c)
Halfback Brett Finch
Prop Peter Cusack
Hooker Craig Wing
Prop Jason Cayless
Second Row Michael Crocker
Second Row Craig Fitzgibbon
Lock Luke Ricketson
Reserve Chad Robinson
Reserve Chris Flannery
Reserve Stuart Webb
Reserve Anthony Tupou
DESPITE having several players under an injury cloud, Melbourne Storm has named an unchanged line-up for this week?s clash with the Wests Tigers at Olympic Park (5.30pm).
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MATT Cooper has overcome a knee injury and is clear to play on Saturday night when the Dragons take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium. Cooper will start at centre in place of John Carlaw, who has a fractured eyesocket.
IT?S been a long time since North Sydney Oval has seen first grade football, but the South Sydney Rabbitohs are out to change that after announcing their round 24 match with Manly will be moved to the famous ground.
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang has had to do a spot of re-shuffling within his team for this weekends Rd 13 clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval this weekend.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his team to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday at 3 pm.
This will be a huge game for halfback Brett Kimmorley who must take the opportunity to impress the NSW Origin selectors who are looking for a new halfback to replace the injured Craig Gower.
Coach Rapers team is;
THE National Rugby League are set to crack down on the controversial ?grapple tackle?, today warning clubs that they are unhappy with its use.
ST George-Illawarra five-eighth and captain Trent Barrett has put pen to paper with the club until the end of 2008, diffusing speculation about his future and allowing him to focus on the up-coming 2004 NRL Season.
THE National Rugby League on Tuesday released a statement warning it was "losing patience" with the ongoing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations with the players union.
BRADFORD Bulls skipper Robbie Paul is almost certain to miss the World Club Challenge against Penrith Panthers on 13 February.
The New Zealander's injured arm has not responded to the bone-graft operation he underwent before Christmas.