TRENT Leis has booked himself a fourth grand final appearance after scoring the deciding try two minutes from fulltime in Burleighs 24-19 preliminary final win against Redcliffe.
Returning from a Shane Perry field goal in the 76th minute Redcliffe was asleep to a short kick-off, allowing the Bears to regather and work their way to the winning try.
MT Albert Lions, the reigning Bartercard Cup champions, are set to defend their title at Ericsson Stadium on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Canterbury Bulls in the Grand Final at 2.40pm.
THE Final of the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial competition has two teams competing that have never made the final of the competition before, making it a very interesting match-up indeed.
FORMER Queensland and Australian skipper Mal Meninga and former NSW and Australian fullback Gary Jack are just two league champions who will take part in the International Legends of League match to be played on October 29 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
QUEENSLAND'S Keebra Park State High has progressed to the national final of the 2005 Arrive Alive Cup after beating Farrer Memorial Agricultural High 22-0 at Telstra Stadium.
SYDNEY Bulls centre Allan Burns has been named 2005 Jim Beam Cup Player of the Year at last night?s lavish function held at Le Montage function centre at Leichhardt.
THE Raiders Premier League outfit will be aiming to reverse a couple of negative results against the Manly Sea-Eagles this season, when the two teams go head-to-head in their elimination semi-final this Sunday at Aussie Stadium.
THE Newtown RLFC VB Premier League team for this Saturday?s elimination semi-final against St.George-Illawarra at Aussie Stadium is:
BRADFORD unveiled their first signing for 2006 with the capture of Australian second-row forward Chris McKenna from Leeds on a two-year contract.
FORMER Broncos Origin star Ben Ikin yesterday said Brisbane were prepared to right the wrongs of last season?s elimination semi-final loss to the Cowboys for Sunday?s corresponding fixture against the Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium.
WEEK two of the finals is upon us and only one Sydney team takes the field this weekend in the peoples favourite, the all-conquering Wests Tigers.
MELBOURNE Storm front-rowers Robbie Kearns and Alex Chan will under-go a final fitness test on their injured shoulders tomorrow in a last minute attempt to get both players fit enough to face the North Queensland Cowboys in the 1st semi-final at Aussie Stadium.
ST George Illawarra CEO Peter Doust admitted that the Dragons' NRL future on the south coast was under threat due the dire financial straits of the club's southern arm.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have again denied they will be moving to the Central Coast, after a report in today?s Sydney Morning Herald suggested that the Rabbitohs are expected to relocate north once the proposed Redfern Oval developments have been completed.