AUCKLAND City is a hub of activity this weekend on the footy field with many of the local competitions heading into the semi finals.
FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
WOMENS ? minor semi-final
Richmond v Papakura Ellerslie Domain 8.00pm
Otahuhu v Te Atatu Ellerslie Domain 6.30pm
REDCLIFFE v WYNNUM, Dolphin Oval, Saturday 12.10pm, August 27.
THE play-offs for New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition begin this weekend.
FANS from Challenge Cup Finalists, Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC were in the crowd at the Brewery Field on Friday to night to see a Wales Presidents XIII outclass but not disgrace a valiant Lebanon Espoirs (a word that roughly translates as hopefuls or emerging) side.
WALES v LEBANON PREVIEW:
SENIOR fitness causes stir
KNIGHTS 44 v SHARKS 14
Brisbane Broncos 10 v Sydney Roosters 17
WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp, whose position at the New Zealand Warriors is under review, said he hoped to be back at the helm of the National Rugby League club next season.
EXPERIENCED Cowboys back rower Micheal Luck has joined the growing list of Queenslanders at the Vodafone Warriors.
TELSTRA Premiership title favourites St George Illawarra will investigate a drunken incident involving "leading players" at a Wollongong hotel.
Manly Sea Eagles 20 v New Zealand Warriors 22
STORM 34 v WESTS TIGERS 22
SOUTH Sydney coach Shaun McRae reckons the "fear factor" of another lengthy suspension will help Luke MacDougall steer clear of the NRL judiciary next year.
BULLDOGS 6 v PANTHERS 28