WELL, the rumours all week have been true. The NSW selectors today named their finest 17 men to take on the Queenslanders in Origin II on June 15, dropping halfback Brett Kimmorley from the squad. Trent Barrett has been shuffled into the no.7 jersey, with Bulldogs pivot Braith Anasta finding himself in the team after a string of good performances for his club.
MAGPIES Houdini Act
Written by Wests Football Club
Monday, 06 June 2005
The Magpies Jersey Flegg side travelled to Newcastle for this very important match against the Newcastle Knights who were sitting three points in front of them on the competition ladder. A big crowd had gathered early in preparation for the NRL match which gave our young team an extra incentive to play well. In a thrilling match, Wests snatched victory in the dying seconds to continue their rise up the ladder.
THE 54-10 victory over the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs by the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs Jersey Flegg team on Saturday was their best performance of the season. A powerful platform was laid by the young Dogs pack of forwards to get on top of the Rabbitohs forwards.
EASTS TIGERS 28 defeat REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 22
BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 42 TORFAEN TIGERS 10
Bridgend Blue Bulls, Newport Titans and Aberavon Fighting Irish all remain in the top three of the Total Rl.com Rugby League Conference Premier Wales after winning home matches on Saturday.
NORTH QUEENSLAND YOUNG GUNS 46 defeat NORTHS DEVILS 8
MONDAY, 06 June 2005
In Premier League Western Suburbs were up against the Knights who were sitting in equal third position on the ladder, however the Magpies were looking to follow on recent good form after last weeks win against the Rabbitohs. The result showed however that Wests struggle to compete with the quality sides of the competition and their season is hanging by a thread. To add to the misery the news for Wests just gets worse with chief play maker Ben Reynolds suffering a potentially season ending injury.
THE Sydney Roosters' Premier League outfit have continued their surge up the ladder with a commanding 36-10 victory over Manly at Aussie Stadium tonight.
WITH the Sydney Airport Jets having the bye in the VB Premier League, Newtown?s Jim Beam Cup side held centre-stage at Henson Park on Saturday afternoon and maintained their winning form with a thumping 56-8 win over the Central Coast club Erina.
SUPER League clubs are in danger of seeing their top players being snapped up by a wealthy new Australian club.
SAINTS Run Riot, Wolves Sneak Home, Wakefield back to winning ways, and Craigie hat-trick gives Widnes win.
FOLLOWING the capture of Australian forward Bryan Fletcher, Wigan today announced that they have signed West Tigers Winger Pat Richards for the 2006 and 2007seasons.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 13, 3-5 June 2005
Cowboys? fullback Matt Bowen continues to set a blistering pace in this year?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. Another man-of-the-match performance and another three points sees Bowen at the top of the leader board on 19 points, five points clear of the field.
THIS week we?ve got it all! At the halfway mark of the competition there were several stirring performances from individuals over the weekend and a few were unlucky to miss out. All teams were out doing their best to improve or consolidate their positions on the ladder and as a result the Round 13 League Unlimited Team of the Week will run down the tunnel, burst onto the park foaming from their frontal orifices, giving those pretty ladies holding pom-poms a wink as they go by?
MELBOURNE Storm has signed a new three year with deal with its star centre Matt King. King has become one of the NRL's hottest properties, and his new deal will see him stay in Melbourne with Melbourne Storm until at least the end of 2008.