Youth comp aims to clean up act

AFTER a pre-season of off-field dramas it would prefer to forget, the NRL will be praying its new under-20 competition is a success.

Tigers upset Dragons 24-16

WESTS Tigers have overcome the early loss of star playmaker Benji Marshall to upset St George Illawarra 24-16 in their NRL match at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Benji injured as Tigers defeat Dragons

THE Wests Tigers have claimed a comfortable 24-16 win over a very disappointing Dragons outfit at the Sydney Football Stadium this afternoon. The Tigers led 18-4 at half time and were always in control of the match.

Broncos whip Panthers 48-12 in NRL

BRISBANE celebrated the successful return of skipper Darren Lockyer with 48-12 NRL first round romp over Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.

Broncos steamroll Panthers in opening round

THE Brisbane Broncos have today run roughshod over a weak and ill-disciplined Penrith side, victorious by 48-12 at Suncorp Stadium.

Cronk tipping Folau to fire

MELBOURNE halfback Cooper Cronk says ongoing contract negotiations have not affected Israel Folau and expects the Test centre to star for the Storm in 2008.

Sharks ready to thrive under fatigue

CRONULLA halfback Brett Kimmorley believes his side is best suited to the NRL's reduced interchange system.

Results Jets v Sharks


I had no idea how we'd go: Buderus

RELIEVED Newcastle captain Danny Buderus admits he had no idea how the rebuilt Knights would go in Saturday night's NRL opener against Canberra.

Hagan keeping fancied Eels grounded

PARRAMATTA coach Michael Hagan has warned his players not to get carried away with the hype following their spectacular start to the 2008 NRL season.

Loss of Ross no barrier for Sharks

THE Cronulla Sharks have kicked off their 2008 campaign with a determined 16-10 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.

Knights ease home against Raiders

THE Newcastle Knights have claimed a comfortable 30-14 victory over the Canberra Raiders in Newcastle tonight. The Knights led 10-4 at half time.

Parramatta defeat Bulldogs in a classic comeback

WHO'D like to be a footy fan? Tonight at the newly named ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Bulldogs and Eels fans were treated to both the euphoria of a team on fire, and the lows of a bumbling side. The Parramatta Eels finally won the battle of a 'game of two halves'

Roosters' Tupou inspired by 2007 pain

SYDNEY Roosters back-rower Anthony Tupou says the pain of losing his Australian Test spot is spurring him on in 2008.

Rabbitohs look to fly without Wing

COACH Jason Taylor is confident South Sydney can get their NRL season back on track without star recruit Craig Wing.

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