Raiders Triumph Again In Scottwood Trust 7's

FOR the second year in a row, the Hibiscus Coast Raiders have taken out the Scottwood Trust NZ Rugby League National 7's Cup.

Fiji Bati A Annouce Squad For 2005 VB St.Mary's 7's

THE Fiji Bati A have annouced the squad to compete at the 2005 VB St.Mary's 7's which will take place on February the 12th.

Kick Off just around the corner for Wynnum Seagulls

THE season Kicks off on Saturday 12th February at 7pm when the Mighty Wynnum Seagulls take on the Manly Sea Eagles in a trial much which should provide a great night of football as the new look Wynnum Seagulls take to the field for 2005.

Blacklock raises the bar

ALL eyes will be on Hull?s try-scoring Australian signing as they open their season against the world club champions on Friday

Blackpool Panthers defeat St Helens

PROFESSIONAL rugby league returned to Blackpool after a twelve years absence since the days of the Gladiators playing in the North West seaside town. But in a classic game of two halves St Helens, who fielded a combination of their under 18 and 21 squads plus Samoans Gray Viane and Dom Feaunati threatened to ruin the party as they led 16-4 at the interval. In the second half Blackpool scored sixteen unanswered points with the match winning try coming a minute from time which left the Saints no time to recover.

Happy Birthday to the Great Frank Hyde!

THE great Frank Hyde, one of the most popular and respected personalities in the history of Rugby League football in Australia, turns 89 on Monday, February 7th, 2005. Launched

AS part of the National Registration Week (February 14 ? 20), ARL Development, in conjunction with the Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League have launched a new interactive website,

Italians no match for rampant Tigers

WESTS Tigers defeated Italy 78-4 on Saturday night in their opening trial match of 2005. Italy scored first from dummy half a metre out before 78 unanswered points were racked up. In the curtain raiser, Wests Tigers 2 defeated NSW Southern Division 94-6.

PJ Marsh comes back unscathed

PARRAMATTA Eels halfback PJ Marsh made a successful comeback from a career threatening neck injury, but couldnt prevent the Eels from being surprisingly beaten by a Cronulla side missing most of its regular first-graders in a trial game at Lismore last night.

Benji's bad breaks continue

PROMISING West Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is odds on be recovered from his second shoulder injury in time for the NRL season start.

Malta Versus the Islands in VB Sevens

MALTA have drawn group D for the VB Sevens to be held at the Western Weekender Stadium at St Marys on Saturday February 12. Malta will meet the Cook Islands before taking on the New Zealand Maori?s selection. MRLA Spokesperson Anthony Micallef is hopeful the Maltese community will turn out in support of the Malta Knights.

Scotland heartache


ESL Roundup

HULL 28-24 Wakefield Hull: (8) 28 Tries: Yeaman 2, Raynor 2, King, Best Goals: Cooke 2 Wakefield: (0) 24 Tries: Jeffries, Korkidas, Wainwright, Ryder Goals: March 4 Third-placed Hull had a real fight on their hands to see off in-form Wakefield as they chalked up their third straight win. With Hull looked in total control when Colin Best scored their fourth try with half an hour to go to give them an 18-point lead.

Hopoate in hot water

THE often controversial career of Manly winger John Hopoate is again in the balance after he was today cited by the National Rugby League for a number of incidents stemming out of the Sea Eagles? big loss to Parramatta yesterday. player of the year awards, round 14

AFTER 14 rounds of football, the awards still have Sharks? half back Brett Kimmorley at the top of the leader board on 17 points. Nathan Hindmarsh (16 points) and Matt Orford (15 points) are not far behind. The shakers and movers this week include Dragons half back Mathew Head who scored three points on Friday night, moving up to 11 points and within sight of the front runners. Wests Tigers? fullback Brett Hodgson also scored well and moves up to 10 points.

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