TWO armies lay in their trenches at opposite ends of the battlefield, waiting - their hearts and minds a slurry of emotion. Anticipation, nervousness, fear, courage and uncertainty.
?THERE?S no need to fear, Underdog is here!? (Underdog, 1964)
BEING Leagueies, we love being part of a club. We all join club?s for different reasons. On Sunday I signed up at Wests Ashfield just so I could get in the door.
AS reported, rising St George Illawarra star Ben Creagh has been called into the Australian Tri-Nations squad. The 20-year-old got the call up today after Nathan Hindmarsh failed a fitness test, ruling the Parramatta backrower out for up to four weeks.
THE Wests Tigers Telstra Premiership victory over the North Queensland Cowboys has produced a record breaking finish to a record breaking season.
FORMER Sydney Roosters forward Michael Korkidas, now playing for English Super League club Wakefield, will captain Greece when they take on Malta at Sydney's Fairfax Community Stadium on October 8 (kick-off: 6pm).
BOTH clubs competing in Sunday?s National League One Grand Final have been approved for promotion to Super League in 2006, and go into the game at the Halton Stadium knowing that victory will mean that they will compete in the elite league next season at the expense of Widnes.
PACIFIC Island Rugby League heavyweights Samoa and Tonga will clash in a one off Test Match at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday October 7th.
MELBOURNE Storm young gun Greg Inglis has succumbed to an ankle injury and has been withdrawn from the Junior Kangaroos squad to take on Papua New Guinea and New Zealand A in October.
THE Victory Cup Final
BARLA Great Britain Lions 4 v 26 Russia
Thursday 20th May 2004
Big Sport Arena, Luzhniky, Moscow
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins had a mixed weekend with the Queensland Cup and Colts sides going down to the Central Comets and the Burleigh Bears respectively while the A Grade side beat a previously undefeated Burleigh Bears outfit.
The Award winners were
Searles Garden Products Player of the Match
Keystar Motors Players Player
Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match
Leading Edge Sports Player of the Match
Old Boys Play of the Day
SATURDAY 22 May 2004
Marist Richmond Brothers vs Eastern Tornadoes Grey Lynn Park, Auckland
Marist Richmond Brothers 38
T. Ropati, B. Perenara, J. Tavita (2), R. Henry (4) : Tries
G. Rota (3) : Goals
Eastern Tornadoes 36
J. Murphy (2), N. Ngametua (2), K. Fakalata (2) : Tries
Z. Luisi, H. Rangi (5) : Goals
Halftime Score : 20 - 12 Marist Richmond Brothers
THE Penrith Panthers have won a hard fought contest, defeating the Cowboys 22-18 in Townsville this evening. Whilst the game never reached any great heights, the closeness of the contest ensured the fans got their moneys worth although some may ask for a refund after sitting through another demoralising loss.
THE Melbourne Storm have cashed in all their 'get out jail free' cards to score two late tries and defeat the Canberra Raiders 22-18 at Olympic Park tonight.
WESTS Tigers have scored a late try to upset the Canterbury Bulldogs 30-26 in Gosford tonight.