SATURDAY, June 17th 2006Henson ParkVB Premier LeagueNewtown v Western SuburbsKick-Off: 3.00pmCurtain-Raisers at Henson Park on Saturday:11.00am ? Sydney Women?s Rugby League ? Newtown Jetettes v Windsor She-Wolves;12.00 and 1.15pm ? NSW Tertiary Education Rugby League competition matches.Match Day Sponsor: The Carlisle Castle Hotel, Albermarle Street, NewtownThe inaugural Tom Raudonikis Cup, for competition between the two clubs that Tom played for with such commitment and distinction between 1969 and 1982, will be presented by the man himself at the completion of Saturday?s game.Well might Newtown approach Saturday?s match with extreme caution as the Magpies are coming off the upset of the 2006 VB Premier League season, when they comfortably defeated the high-flying Manly-Warringah at Brookvale last Friday night. There is nothing the John Dorahy-coached Magpies would love better than to make it two wins in a row by beating their old foes the Jets at Henson Park. In such an even competition as this year?s VB Premier League, every game is a must-win game for the Newtown Jets. There may be late changes to the Newtown team dependant upon how well the Roosters contingent from State of Origin II on Wednesday night shapes up for the weekend.Newtown?s VB Premier League team to play Western Suburbs at Henson Park, 3:00pm, 17th June:1. Aidan Kirk, 2. Aaron Lai, 3. Lelea Paea, 4. Sam Perrett, 5. Troy Malcolm, 6. Jamie Soward, 7. Josh Lewis, 8. Glenn Hall, 9. John Doyle, 10. Mickey Paea, 11. Nigel Plum, 12. Adam Schubert, 13. Mitchell AubussonInterchange: 15. Luke Gordon, 16. Mark Edmondson, 17. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 18. Daniel Dumas.Saturday, June 17th 2006Cabramatta Sports GroundJim Beam CupNewtown v CabramattaKick-Off: 5.00pmA real test for the Newtown Jim Beam Cup boys given the maddening ?stop-start? nature of this year?s competition and the postponement of last Saturday?s game against the Bulls. The Cabramatta Two-Blues are the most improved team in the competition and have a good record playing at home on Saturday evenings in front of big ?fuelled-up? crowds. This game most assuredly won?t be a vicar?s tea party for either side.The Newtown Jim Beam Cup team to play Cabramatta at the Cabramatta Sports Ground, 5.00pm, 17th June:1. Andrew Le Breton, 2. Clint Stowers, 3. Ahmed El Masri, 4. Anton La Vin, 5. Michael Taouk, 6. Toufic Nicolas, 7. Matt Habojan, 8. Richard Parker, 9. Kiel Roberts, 10. Billy Baleilomaloma, 11. Khalid Deeb, 12. Tim Chalmers, 13. Darren Lang. Interchange: 14. Zoran Illijoski, 15. Rimini Reweti, 16. Luke Millwood, 17. TBANewtown?s VB Premier League fullback Aidan Kirk has been one of the most consistent performers for the Jets this season and he was in top form against North Sydney (pictured above) and last Saturday against Cronulla-Sutherland. His ability has not gone unnoticed, as he has been signed by the New Zealand Warriors for the 2007 season. Aidan assured me after last Saturday?s important win over the Sharks that he wants to help take the Jets all the way in 2006. He?s from pedigree Rugby League stock ? his father Pat and several uncles were all top footballers with Coonabarabran in Group 14 and they were also high performance professional sprinters. You can see Aidan Kirk in action against the Western Suburbs Magpies this Saturday at Henson Park.Old time Newtown Bluebags hard-heads like Bumper Farrell, Herb Narvo and Henry Holloway might have done a double-take at the idea of women playing Rugby League at Henson Park, but here they are ? the Newtown Jetettes RLFC who have been making such an impact on the Sydney Women?s Rugby League competition of 2006. You can see the girls in the early game this Saturday at 11.00am when they take on the aptly-named Windsor She-Wolves!Both of these photos are courtesy of the Newtown Jets quality sports photographer Gary Sutherland. You can check out Gary?s extensive Newtown Jets 2006 action shots gallery at: www.pbase.com/gsphotography Here?s a terrific merchandise offer from the Newtown Jets Clothing Company:As advertised last week - by popular demand: the Green and Gold Newtown Bluebags T-Shirt is back, better than ever!Why not have the best of both footballing worlds? Support both the Aussie Socceroos in the 2006 World Cup and your favourite Rugby League team, the Newtown Jets, with this classic Green and Gold T-Shirt. Get your order in now ? these won?t last long at only $30, plus $6 postage and handling anywhere in Australia. There is an extensive range of sizes available. These shirts, along with a wide range of quality Newtown Jets merchandise, will be on sale at Henson Park on Saturday.The major outlet for Newtown RLFC merchandise is the Newtown Jets Clothing Company.The major outlet is located at:Level 3, 52 ? 60 Enmore RoadNewtown NSW 2042(on the third floor of the @ Newtown RSL building)Phone: 95161803Fax: 95161904Email: [email protected] or [email protected] for Genevieve or Steve.They will only be too pleased to help you with choices from the entire range of 2006 Newtown Jets merchandise.Credit cards (BankCard, MasterCard and Visa) and American Express all accepted.Be sure to send this email on to all your friends to let them know where they can see the mighty Newtown Jets playing this weekend.
SYDNEY Roosters boss Brian Canavan is unconcerned about a player drain at the NRL club despite the imminent departure of stars Ryan Cross and Adrian Morley.
WELL, I had a shocker last week. After clinching my first perfect score in Round 13, I dropped the ball big time and came crashing back down to earth. It started fine with my choice in Friday night?s game getting up at the death, but it all went downhill from there. I had my head handed to me in a bucket on Super Saturday and then continued to watch my picks fall from the sky all the way to Monday. It seems I?m not alone though.
AFTER the experience of the Lokomotiv Tbilisi stadium and a crowd of over 11,000 in Georgia the Dutch come back to reality in the basic surroundings of RC Rotterdamse on Saturday 17th June (6.00pm) as the Netherlands complete their Euro "B" / World cup qualifying campaign against Serbia. After defeats at the hands of Russia and Georgia the game will determine who finishes the group with the wooden spoon.Given the rivalry that has developed between the sides in recent years the players and management are looking forward to a very competitive match. Serbia has lost their last two games to the Dutch, in 2004 in Rotterdam and then last year in Belgrade, but both sides have improved during this World Cup campaign. The problematic full back position has again raised its head as Kees Foxon, a stand in for Joel Barrett in Georgia, is a definite non-starter. Joel dislocated his shoulder whilst filling in for the injured Rudy Stanford-Smyth, against the Russians and Kees suffered a bad dislocation of his ankle in Tbilisi.Powerful second rower James Howitt is out for the season after picking up knee ligament trouble in the Russian game and Jorik Moree and Rudy Stanford-Smyth will need fitness tests. This will be the first game in charge for new Head Coach Troy Perkins and his selection will be boosted by the inclusion in the squad for the first time of ex-Canterbury Bulldogs and Halifax three quarter Dayne Nierinckx. Dayne has made himself available after being released by Halifax and his experience will be a major boost to the Netherlands side. The game also marks the retirement of two of Netherlands most capped players as Bevan Williamson returns to New Zealand with eight international caps for Netherlands, an appearance record matched by Johnny Qua who is also hanging up his boots after the game to spend more time with his new born daughter. Netherlands ?train on? squadRugby League World Cup Qualifier GroupingsRC Rotterdamse, Hollandv Serbia 17 June 20061. Duncan Taylor (Worthing) 2. Jamie Groeneweg (Hookers, Hoek van Holland) 3. Dayne Nierinckx (Unattached) 4. Ronald van den Broek (Haagsche) 5. Cyril Brienberg (Roosendaal)6. Aaron de Jager (Huddersfield Underbank Rangers) (captain)7. Nathan Meirshcke (London Skolars)8. Phil Parkinson (Nottingham Outlaws)9. Chris Hodgetts (Hemel Stags)10. Alan Barker (London Skolars)11. Raymond den Engelsman (Hookers, Hoek van Holland)12. Vincent Grimbergen (Sassenheim)13. Bevan Williamson (Rotterdamse)14. Benjamin Blom (Sassenheim)15. Johnny Qua (Rotterdamse)16. Jason Bruygoms (Sparta)17. Jorik Moree (Rotterdamse)18. Rudy Stanford-Smyth (Sparta)19. Alex Hoogenzand (Sassenheim)20. Bernie van Holstein (Hookers, Hoek van Holland)21. Caine Rooseboom (Sassenheim)22. Duncan van Dam (Rotterdamse)23. Micheal O' Mahoney (Rotterdamse)24. Sjoerd Nieboer WRC (Haaglanden)25. Roelof Haar (Leeuwarden)Source: www.rlef.eu.com
MICHAEL Hodgson became the latest Titans signing, agreeing to a 2 year contract with the NRL?s newest club today.The front row / second row player has been with Canberra since 2000 after coming through the ranks as a Parramatta Junior and playing his first two seasons in first grade with that club. Hodgson said, ?I have been impressed with the way the club has been portrayed in the media in that it is very professional and organised. My wife Sally and I are genuinely excited about the move for us and our daughter Neve and it is even more attractive being a new club. It will be a great place to train and play ? waking this morning to minus 3 certainly reinforced that.?Coach John Cartwright believes the signing is another crucial move in the formulation of the fledgling club?s forward pack.Cartwright said, ?As with all of our signings, Michael fits the mould 100% on and off the field. He?s a big reason why the Raiders are having more success this season. He has got great go-forward, he?s a solid defender and he?s closing in on 100 first grade games which is when front rowers start to play their best football.?Gold Coast Titans signings to date:Forwards: Michael Hodgson (Raiders) Frank Puletua (Panthers) Luke Bailey (Dragons) Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers) Luke Swain (Panthers) Brad Meyers (Bradford) Nathan Friend (Storm) Luke O?Dwyer (Eels)Backs Preston Campbell (Panthers) Brian Carney (Newcastle) Matt Petersen (Eels) Scott Prince (Tigers) Richie Mathers (Rhinos) Josh Graham (Western Force)
A HEARTY effort from the PNG Kundus has given great hope for the country?s international future, despite a deceiving 32-16 loss against the Queensland Under 19 Maroons.
IT WAS spectacular and controversial and in the long run the good guys won. Queensland raised its first victory over New South Wales this year with a 42-16 win in the Under 17s prelude to Origin II.
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SYDNEY Roosters captain Craig Fitzgibbon says he is hopeful he will receive an offer that will allow him to stay at the club beyond 2006.
NEW South Wales prop Willie Mason has implored Blues selectors to keep faith with the side humbled in game two of the State Of Origin series last night.
NSW clinched the 2006 State of Origin series last night with a commanding 26-12 victory in Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium and in doing so validated the media?s forecast that the concept is dead as a spectacle.
THE North Queensland Cowboys will wait until the weekend before deciding whether Johnathan Thurston takes to the field in Sunday's NRL clash against the Bulldogs on the Gold Coast.
THIS week the North Sydney Club will welcome the Penrith Club to North Sydney Oval in a replay of round six. Both teams will be champing at the bit to meet up, but for differing reasons.The Bears Jersey Flegg side while losing to the Panthers 34-22, played one of their most competitive and entertaining matches which featured the golden boot of James Maloney and a great individual performance from centre Matt ?Mad Dog? McDougall. No doubt the boys see a win in their sights and will pull-out all the stops to achieve it this Sunday.However James Maloney has since been promoted to Premier League and will join his team mates in a revenge attack on the team that beat them [the Cougars] 66-24. Statistically this season, the next match played after the bye was the Bears best game of the season winning against the Bulldogs athome 42-32.The Jersey Flegg will battle the Penrith Panthers at 1:00 p.m. while the Premier League will seek revenge against the St Marys/Perith Cougars at 2:30 p.m. at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 18th June. BE THERE!PICTURED: Norths Flegg prop Mitchell Erickson takes a run against the Roosters. Photo: Steve LittleThe North Sydney Rugby League Football Club can be contacted on 9466 8860,by e-mail [email protected], or check out the website athttp://www.northsydneybears.com.au.THIS WEEKENDS TEAMSNorth Sydney Premier League v St Marys-Penrith1. Richard Retimana2. Anthony Beare3. Ryan Shortland4. Filinga Filiga5. Karl Johnson6. Daniel Russell (c)7. James Maloney8. Aaron Trinder9. Ben Ellis10. Michael Harper11. Chris Saab12. Matt Bartlett13. Brad Domek14. Ryan Russell15. Bede Tuohy16. Scott Perrin17. Andrew Moodie22. Eddie SuaCoach - Josh WhiteNorth Sydney Jersey Flegg v St Marys-Penrith1. Matt McDougall2. Chris Heasman3. Bladen Baird4. Daniel Phillips5. Ryan Wilson6. Jason Saliba7. Liam Foran8. Mitchell Erickson9. Gavin Duncan10. Pio Rokomaqisa11. Mick Morris12. Arnold Mano13. Chris Dears14. Tim McDonald15. Michael Jones16. Tupo PeauaCoach - Steve Carter
MOGG?S debut just a tease
QUEENSLAND'S crushing victory has quickly turned the State of Origin series decider at Melbourne's Telstra Dome into a sellout. Ticket offices were rushed in the wake of the Maroons' 30-6 upset win at Suncorp Stadium last night and remaining tickets for the July 5 match were snapped up for the 53,355-capacity venue.