The Early Edition

LAST night the Queensland rugby league jig saw puzzle was completed when the Brisbane Diehards took to the cherished field of Lang Park to do battle with their cross town rivals the Brisbane Broncos in what has been dubbed ?The Battle of Brisbane?.

The House That Murphy Built

ALEX Murphy is one of the most famous names in the history of Rugby League. In collecting a full set of available trophies, his feats on the field for St Helens, Leigh and Great Britain made him a legend in his own lifetime, a legend reinforced by successful coaching spells with Leigh, Wigan and St. Helens. However, here I am concerned to record a lesser known success of the great man?s career: as coach of Huddersfield between 1991 and 1994.

*Spoiler*

THIS week?s Forum 7?s article is a superb piece by one of our favourite sons delving into the mind of the most ardent supporter

Redcliffe Dolphins News

THE final rounds of season 2005 didn?t quite go as planned for the Dolphins with the 3 grades going down to Club Champions North?s. Despite the losses there were some positives to come out of last weekend that will give the Club some confidence for this weekends elimination games.

Australia?s oldest Rugby League club forms a partnership with the Sydney Roosters

THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club is pleased to formally announce that it has formed a partnership with the famous Sydney Roosters RLFC, a fellow foundation club of the NSW Rugby League.

Local Derby Magnifique

IT'S still the local derby par excellence - Norths V Manly and it's on again this Sunday at picturesque North Sydney Oval.

QLD CUP FINALS: NORTHS v BURLEIGH

NORTHS v BURLEIGH, Bishop Park, Sunday 3pm, August 28.

National Semi Final Blue Bulls v Storm match report

MORGAN?S TREBLE SENDS BULLS THROUGH

Wolves send Vikings down

WOLVES send Vikings down

Saints claim comprehensive win

SAINTS claim comprehensive win

Warriors hold on

WARRIORS hold on

Bradford crush Leeds

BRADFORD crush Leeds

Round 25 Preview ? One chair left

THIS round of footy provides for some intriguing results. We?ve got seven definite semi-finalists allowing for up to five contenders for the remaining spot. That?s somewhat amusing considering the fanfare surrounding the top 8 resembling a game of musical chairs. Even more so given that this week the Sea Eagles can reach out and stop the tape deck by defeating New Zealand and thus stopping the game a week short of it?s expected expiry.

Dragons Support Charity Auction for Breast Cancer

SENIOR Dragons players have taken time out from their bye week to support the Dragons? Women In League Annual Cocktail Party and Charity Auction to raise funds for breast cancer at Wollongong on Friday night.

Parr the new Cowboys chief

NORTH Queensland football manager Peter Parr will take over from Denis Keeffe as the NRL club's chief executive officer at the end of the season.

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