Cleal joins Rabbitohs

SOUTH Sydney has signed Kane Cleal to a one-year deal after the young backrower was released by NRL rivals Manly.

Johns to play for Australia, but that's it

RUGBY league superstar Andrew Johns wants to play for Australia in the Kangaroos' Test against New Zealand in May, but says that match will be his final representative appearance.

RLPA and NRL to discuss salary cap

THE NRL and the Rugby League Professionals Association will meet today to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, with the salary cap to be the hot topic of discussion.

Round 7: Giants hold off spirited Tigers

HUDDERSFIELD held off a spirited fightback from Castleford to claim the points with an extraordinary 36-22 engage Super League win at the Jungle.

Round 7: Wolves win game of two halves

WARRINGTON scrum half Chris Bridge inspired the Wolves to a thrilling second-half fightback at Belle Vue to pip Wakefield 22-21 and earn a morale-boosting victory.

Round 7: Reds clinch close fought victory

SALFORD enhanced their glowing reputation by seeing off spirited French resistance on the continent with a 28-22 victory.

Round 7: Rhinos run riot against Quins

LEEDS Rhinos stand-off Danny McGuire ran riot against lowly Harlequins and moved Tony Smith?s men into second place in engage Super League following a 60-0 win.

Round 7: Rampant Bulls defeat Warriors

WIGAN sank to the foot of the table for the first time for more than a century as Bradford overcame farcical conditions to cut loose 34-12 at a fog-bound Odsal.

Round 7: Ruthless Saints continue winning run

ST Helens ended their winless run at the KC Stadium in impeccable style, easily overcoming Hull 46-0 to extend their perfect start to engage Super League XI.Daniel Anderson?s side have failed to win on their previous four visits to the KC Stadium, amassing just 36 points in the process.However, they had little trouble with travel sickness this time around, making light work of a below-par Hull outfit to subject them to a crushing defeat.The star of the show for Saints was reigning Man of Steel Jamie Lyon who tormented Hull throughout, whilst Leon Pryce and Francis Meli both chimed in with a brace of tries.The Saints bagged eight tries in total, although their dominance ran much deeper than the scoreline might suggest.For Hull, coach John Kear now has the tough job of raising his troops ahead of next week?s clash at Bradford where they begin their defence of the Powergen Challenge Cup.His side were poor throughout and have now lost four of their last five league games.Kear was handed a boost just before kick-off when Saints skipper Paul Sculthorpe was ruled out with an undisclosed injury.However, despite a tense opening 10 minutes, the game was over by the interval as Saints opened up a 30-0 lead.The visitors posted five tries to deflate any Hull hopes, although their first impression on the scoreboard came from a Lyon penalty.The centre followed that up with a touchdown after good work from Ade Gardner, who later scored himself after out-jumping Gareth Raynor to collect Sean Long?s kick.Meli then got in on the act, collecting Willie Talau?s ball to score in the corner, whilst Pryce joined Jason Hooper on the scoresheet just before the break, side-stepping his way through a dormant Hull defence.Hull did little to suggest they were capable of posting any type of response and were saved two further tries in the against column by the video referee.First Lyon?s effort was ruled out following an early indiscretion by Wellens, before Meli was deemed to have illegally stripped the ball from Nathan Blacklock before scoring.It was not long before Saints were soon troubling the scoreboard again though, with Pryce adding his second on the hour mark.Saints kept the ball alive for a number of passes, before working an opening for the stand-off, who breezed past a stranded Shaun Briscoe to score.Despite Lyon?s missed conversion, the Hull crowd offered their visitors a standing ovation as they retreated to their own half to restart, a fair reflection of their performance.With Hull playing only for a semblance of pride their misery was compounded further when Vinnie Anderson seized on Paul King?s error to canter to the line.Meli?s second try, a close-range effort, added further gloss to the win with minutes remaining.Hull: Briscoe, Blacklock, Domic, Whiting, Raynor, Cooke, R. Horne, Thackray, Brough, Carvell, Chester, Radford, Lupton.Replacements: Dowes, Hill, King, Tony.St Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Lyon, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, P. Anderson, Cunningham, Cayless, Bennett, Wilkin, Hooper.Replacements: Roby, V. Anderson, Graham, Fa?asavalu.Hull: (0) 0.St Helens: (30) 46.Tries: Lyon, Meli 2, Gardner, Hooper, Pryce 2, V. Anderson.Goals: Lyon 5, Hooper 2.Referee: K Kirkpatrick (Warrington)Att: 11,277

Round 4 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY, 31st March 2006 Parramatta v North Queensland at Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pmEels: Wade Mckinnon, Luke Burt, Ben Smith, Brett Delaney, Eric Grothe, John Morris, Tim Smith, Justin Tsoulos, Mark Riddell, Paul Stringer, Nathan Hindmarsh, Chad Robinson, Luke O'Dwyer, Interchange: PJ Marsh, Dean Widders, Nathan Cayless, Peter Lewis, Matt Petersen, Timana Tahu, Henry Perenara (three to be omitted).Cowboys: Matt Bowen, Neil Sweeney, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Matt Sing, Johnathan Thurston, Brett Firman, Shane Tronc, Clint Amos, Mitchell Sargent, Steve Southern, Luke O'Donnell, Travis Norton. Interchange: Rod Jensen, Justin Smith, Matthew Scott, Carl Webb, Gavin Cooper (one to be omitted).Referee: Paul Simpkins.Saturday, 1st April 2006 Cronulla v South Sydney at Toyota Park, 5.30pmSharks: David Simmons, Darren Albert, Beau Scott, Phil Bailey, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley (c), Ben Ross, Kevin Kingston, Hutch Maiava, Reece Williams, Lance Thompson, Greg Bird. Interchange: Cameron Ciraldo, Luke Douglas, Matt Hilder, Tevita Latu.Rabbitohs: Todd Polglase, Nathan Merritt, Paul Mellor, Adam MacDougall, Shannon Hegarty, John Sutton, Joe Williams, Peter Cusack, Shane Walker, Jaiman Lowe, David Fa'alogo, Luke Stuart, Ben Rogers.Interchange: Joe Galuvao, Manase Manuokafoa, Shane Rigon, Shannan McPherson.Referee: Shayne Hayne.Manly v Sydney at Brookvale Oval, 7.30pmSea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, Chris Hicks, Travis Burns, Matt Orford, Jason King, Michael Monaghan, Brent Kite, Steve Menzies, Anthony Watmough, Ben Kennedy (c). Interchange: Shane Dunley, Luke Williamson, Adam Cuthbertson, Mark Bryant, Paul Stephenson (one to be omitted).Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Amos Roberts, Ryan Cross, Iosia Soliola, Sam Perrett, Braith Anasta, Jamie Soward, Shane Shackleton, Brett Finch, Craig Fitzgibbon (c), Nigel Plum, Chris Flannery, Ashley Harrison.Interchange: Craig Wing, Anthony Tupou, David Shillington, Adrian Morley, Lopini Paea (one to be omitted).Referee: Tony Archer.Canberra V Penrith at Canberra Stadium, 7.30pmRaiders: Clinton Schifcofske (c), Adrian Purtell, Adam Mogg, David Howell, Craig Frawley, Jason Smith, Lincoln Withers, Andrew Lomu, Simon Woolford, Michael Hodgson, Thom Learoyd-Lahrs, Jason Croker, Alan Tongue. Interchange: William Zillman, Ben Jones, Troy Thompson, Jason Williams, Trevor Thurling (one to be omitted).Panthers: Rhys Wesser, Lee Hookey, Danny Galea, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower, Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Matthew Cross, Shane Rodney, Tony Puletua (c), Trent Waterhouse. Interchange: Frank Puletua, Craig Stapleton, Frank Pritchard, Luke Swain. Referee: Gavin Badger.Sunday, 2nd April 2006 Wests v Melbourne at Leichhardt Oval, 2.30pmTigers: Brett Hodgson (c), Daniel Fitzhenry, Dean Collis, Paul Whatuira, Shane Elford, Benji Marshall, Scott Prince, Bryce Gibbs, Stuart Flanagan, Todd Payten, Anthony Laffranchi, Ben Galea, Jamaal Lolesi. Interchange: Isaac De Gois, Chris Heighington, John Skandalis, Ryan O'Hara, Ben Reynolds (one to be omitted). Storm: Billy Slater, Matt Geyer, Matt King, Greg Inglis, Steve Turner, Scott Hill, Cooper Cronk, Garret Crossman, Cameron Smith, Brett White, David Kidwell (c), Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Ian Donnelly, Jamie Feeney, Jeremy Smith, Chris Walker, Adam Blair, Nathan Friend (one to be omitted).Referee: Jason Robinson.St George Illawarra v Brisbane at WIN Stadium, 3.00pmDragons: Clint Greenshields, Reece Simmonds, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Colin Best, Trent Barrett (c), Ben Hornby, Justin Poore, Dean Young, Michael Henderson, Corey Payne, Ashton Sims, Matt Bickerstaff.Interchange: Andrew Price, Ben Creagh, Sam Isemonger, Aaron Gorrell.

Roosters name unchanged 13 for Manly clash

ROOSTERS coach Ricky Stuart has selected an unchanged starting 13 for the important round 4 game against the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.

Benji's back for Wests Tigers v Storm clash

BENJI Marshall has been named at five-eighth for the clash against the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, April 2, in round 4 of the Telstra Premiership.

Storm name side to face Tigers

STARTING team: 1. Billy Slater 2. Matt Geyer 3. Matt King 4. Greg Inglis 5. Steve Turner 6. Scott Hill 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Garrett Crossman 9. Cameron Smith 10. Brett White 11. David Kidwell 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Dallas Johnson

Knights team for Warriors clash

NEWCASTLE v WARRIORS AT ENERGYAUSTRALIA STADIUM

Sharks side for Rabbitohs clash

1- David Simmons 2- Darren Albert 3- Beau Scott 4- Phil Bailey 5- Luke Covell 6- Adam Dykes 7- Brett Kimmorley 8- Ben Ross 9- Kevin Kingston 10- Hutch Maiava 11- Reece Williams 12- Lance Thompson 13- Greg Bird

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