THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins look like missing the semi finals for the first time since 1993 after Saturday?s 16 point loss to the Burleigh Bears.
TONY Rea will be searching for his team?s third win on the spin when they run out at Knowsley Road on Friday night against St Helens. London backed up a good home win over Wigan Warriors a fortnight ago (22-20) with another solid win on Sunday against Widnes (24-38)
WORLD Club Champions Bradford Bulls have received a big boost ahead of tomorrow night?s important Tetley?s Super League showdown with Wigan Warriors, with the news that Wigan born Scrum Half, Paul Deacon, has signed a new three year contract with the club and will remain at Odsal until the end of the 2007 season
IN Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Jamie Peacock look ahead to Friday's Round 23 Tetley's Super League game when Wigan Warriors hit town in one of the games of the season1
WIGAN today completed the signing of several of their players who would have been out of contract at the end of the season.
THE Sydney Roosters have comprehensively outplayed the Panthers, winning 44-12 at Aussie Stadium tonight.
THE Newcastle Knights's 2004 season is all but over following a comprehensive 48-10 drubbing at the hands of the Manly Sea Eagles today.
IN front of a 50,000 strong crowd at Suncorp Stadium, the Bulldogs have put on one of the performances of the year the defeat the Brisbane Broncos by 44 to 18.
THE Parramatta Eels have put a big dent into the hopes of the Sharks finals aspirations, convincingly defeating the Cronulla side by 44-22.
NRL TELSTRA TEAMS & FIXTURES - ROUND 23
(Teams subject to change)
13 ? 15 August 2004 (AEST time)
Fri 7:30: ROOSTERS V PANTHERS
Sat 5:30: SHARKS V EELS
Sat 7:30: DRAGONS V WARRIORS
Sat 7:30: COWBOYS V RABBITOHS
Sun 2:30: RAIDERS V STORM
Sun 3:00: BRONCOS V BULLDOGS
Sun 3:00: SEA EAGLES V KNIGHTS
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AT a cold and windy WIN Stadium, the St George Illawarra Dragons have come away 28-10 victors over the New Zealand Warriors tonight.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have beaten the South Sydney Rabbitohs 36-22 in an unconvincing performance at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
THE Junior Kiwis were dealt a major blow during the week, with Samuela Moa ruled out following a medical assessment of a concussion suffered in the first Test.
CARDIFF Demons waltzed into the semi-finals of the Total RL.com National Rugby League Conference Shield with an impressive 46-6 win over Telford Raiders writes Ian Golden.
BARLA Great Britain Young Lions Manager Joe Elliott has named his side for tomorrow's Test match against the Australian Schoolboys.