LET?S think of a game of chess for a moment. You have your pawns, your castles, your bishops, your knights and your coveted King and Queen. Each piece is placed on a chessboard where the objectives of all pieces are to protect their King, whilst attacking the other. Through all this the King is responsible for the movement of his troops across the battlefield as he so pleases. His organisational skills will ultimately determine whether he will win or loose a battle. Welcome to the life of a rugby league half back.
SEVEN into four just doesn?t go, it?s as simple as that. As the NRL Telstra Premiership 2004 season embarks on its final month of regular season fixtures, to see who will secure those precious finals berths in the bottom half of the eight.
STEELE Retchless is set this Friday to play his 200th game for London Broncos when they run out against St Helens at Knowsley Road.
CRAIG Smith has announced that he will retire from the game at the end of the current season.
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MELBOURNE Storm?s Danny Williams has today sought leave to appeal the 18-match suspension handed down to him last week by the NRL judiciary for striking Wests forward Mark O?Neill.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to plat the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night.
Coach Murrays team is;
THE Allight Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 23 to take on the North Queensland Cowboys this Saturday, August 14 at 7:30pm at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill looks to have overcome a back injury that saw him miss last week?s 20-point loss to the St George Illawarra Dragons.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his squad to take on the Sharks on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park.
Coach Smiths team is;
BULLDOGS officials are to ban three spectators for periods between three and 15 months after North Queensland fans complained of being harassed after their NRL match on Sunday night.
ROOKIE Canberra winger Nathan Smith was stood down for two games, told to explain his behaviour to the Raiders' sponsors and left to legally fend for himself by the NRL club following his weekend arrest in Sydney.
THE Gold Coast might be the hot favourite to secure a possible 16th franchise in the NRL but the Central Coast consortium believes it represents true-blue rugby league heartland.
IF they snare a home final, the Dragons won't switch to Aussie Stadium but they won't necessarily play at WIN Stadium.
CRONULLA halfback Brett Kimmorley has pulled out of Saturday's crucial match with Parramatta after scans revealed his troublesome hamstring had not yet fully healed. Kimmorley has been absent from the Sharks line up since tearing the muscle during State of Origin training.