Sonny Bill takes top honours in NZRL awards

THE New Zealand Rugby League awards were given out on Friday night with Sonny Bill Williams named player of the year after an explosive opening season in the NRL.

Scotland name squad

SCOTLAND RUGBY LEAGUE founded 1994 www.scotlandrugbyleague.org.uk

BARLA Youth Player Of The Year 2004

THE 2004 BARLA Youth Player of the year has been shared by Scott Farmer and Carl Redford.

Tri-Nations exceeds $4m profit

THE Tri-Nations series might have been criticised from the ARL, NRL and the clubs but it has been an outstanding success with profits to exceed the $4million mark.

Dolphins send Jets flying

REDCLIFFE punished Ipswich early in defence to set up their 34-8 win at Dolphin Oval last Saturday. The Dolphins scored four tries in 12 minutes in the lead up to halftime to lead 28-4 at the break. They had earlier unsettled the Jets who had taken a 4-nil lead through a try to former Dolphin Tim Gee from a grubber kick. The Jets started with intent but lost continuity after being repeatedly smashed by a fired up Redcliffe pack that it was keen to show it?s quality after being labelled soft by a couple of Clydesdales players in their encounter last game. The match statistics show that both sides had a fairly even completion rate and time in possession. But the key stat was the miss tackle count which Redcliffe missed 17 and Ipswich 30. It was a big improvement from the last game when the Dolphins missed 45 tackles. Forwards Andrew Wynyard and Nathan Sologinkin impressed early on and hooker Nathan Black showed the speed that Coach Wharton was looking for from the dummy half area. The highlight of the Dolphins first half display apart from Shane Perry?s masterful performance leading the Dolphins around the park from five-eighth, was chase of four or five Dolphin defenders on a Perry kick. Danny Green led the charge and jolted the ball free from a hapless Jet and centre Damien Richters was on hand to score the four pointer. Halfback Michael Roberts also earned the praise of his coach after a disappointing game against Toowoomba. Roberts was back to his best with a strong running game and set up both of Perry?s tries with a deft pass and a clever kick. The Dolphins effort was even more commendable considering the penalty count was 9-1 to the Jets. But it was definitely Shane Perry who was the dominant player on the field on Saturday. He played surperbly behind a forward pack that went forward all day. Perry?s passing and kicking game oozed class throwing the final pass to Phil Shilvock and Trent Leis?s tries.

Queensland Stateside RL- Review

--SCORES from every A-grade competition in Queensland --

Auckland Rugby League - Results

Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round- Rd 6 - 8/9 May

Powergen Challenge Cup Final

ST Helens coach Ian Millward has named his team for Saturday's Powergen Challenge Cup Final against Wigan Warriors.

Origin in the Air

THE Blues Origin squad assembled this morning for medicals at Telstra Stadium amid doubts over Newcastle winger Timana Tahu's fitness. Club coach and opposing State coach, Michael Hagan, said he felt it may have been too much to expect the big winger to play in the opener against the Maroons on May 26 in Sydney.

Bradford Bulls in Dublin

THE Bradford Bulls Captain Robbie Paul will be in Dublin tomorrow along with his Chairman Mr Chris Caisley to announce a development initiative that will involve the Bulls first team squad in Ireland this June.

Lions earn hard fought win over NZ Defence Forces

BARLA Great Britain Lions 26 v 12 New Zealand Defence Forces North Arena, Luzhniky, Moscow

Ireland triumph in Moscow

THE sides from the British and Irish Isles have kicked off the 2004 Victory Cup in Moscow in the best style possible, both recording victories over their opponents of the New Zealand Defence Force and the United States of America.

SportOdds weekend wrap

RUGBY LEAGUE Results & Dividends: City v Country & NRL Rd 9 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Country 22, City 18 To Win: Country $1.90 Line: -1.5 Country $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Country $3.40 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $9.00 First Scoring Play: Country Try $2.40 First Try Scorer: Andrew Ryan $41.00 Cronulla 36, Melbourne 26 To Win: Cronulla $3.55 Line: -10.5 Melbourne $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cronulla $5.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Sharks/Sharks $5.75 First Scoring Play: Melbourne Try $1.92 First Try Scorer: Billy Slater $10.00 Cowboys 16, Warriors 8 To Win: Cowboys $1.90 Line: -1.5 Cowboys $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Cowboys $3.45 Half Time/Full Time Double: Any Other Result $9.00 First Scoring Play: Warriors Goal $7.00 First Try Scorer: Ty Williams $13.00 Canberra 20, Broncos 34 To Win: Broncos $2.25 Line: +3.5 Broncos @ 1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Broncos $5.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Broncos/Broncos $3.55 First Scoring Play: Canberra Try $2.25 First Try Scorer: Josh Miller $34.00 Penrith 38, Souths 4 To Win: Penrith $1.07 Line: -22.5 Penrith $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Penrith $1.35 Half Time/Full Time Double: Penrith/Penrith $1.20 First Scoring Play: Penrith Try $1.63 First Try Scorer: Preston Campbell $12.00 Manly 22, St George Illawarra 10 To Win: Manly $3.20 Line: +8.5 Manly @1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 1-12 Manly $1.90 Half Time/Full Time Double: Manly/Manly $4.50 First Scoring Play: Manly Goal $7.00 First Try Scorer: Ian Donnelly $81.00 Newcastle 32, Bulldogs 6 To Win: Newcastle $2.50 Line: +6.5 Newcastle $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Newcastle $6.25 Half Time/Full Time Double: Newcastle/Newcastle $5.25 First Scoring Play: Newcastle Try $3.00 First Try Scorer: George Carmont $16.00 Roosters 22, Tigers 0 To Win: Roosters $1.15 Line: -16.5 Roosters $1.90 Start: Pick Your Own Start Available Margin: 13+ Roosters $1.62 Half Time/Full Time Double: Roosters/Roosters $1.35 First Scoring Play: Roosters Try $1.80 First Try Scorer: Gavin Lester $14.00 Round 9 was riddled with difficulties for both bookmakers and punters alike. The annual City v Country Origin match kicked the week off on Friday night and produced almost as much controversy as it did quality football. The game was actually of a high standard, however it also produced at least four serious injuries to some star players. Numerous players involved on Friday night did not back up for their club sides over the weekend and that meant a busy time for eveyone trying to keep up to date with the most recent team information.

Round 10 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 14th May 2004 BRISBANE v NEWCASTLE at Suncorp Stadium at 7.30pm

Wests Tigers Confirm Christchurch Home Game

THE Wests Tigers league team has confirmed a day and start time for their game against the Warriors at Jade Stadium in Christchurch.

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