A stunning result today for East Coast Bays when the Barracudas beat the Mangere East Hawks by sixteen points to ten. The win maintains last years Phelan Shield winners on fifth spot on the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial table. The under performing Richmond Bulldogs managed a win over the Te Atatu Roosters, Papakura cruised to a big win over the hapless Otahuhu Leopards and the Mt Albert Lions grabbed a win with an eight point margin over the Manurewa Marlins.
THE Dolphins only have one team playing this weekend and that's Ian Graham's A Grade game who play Burleigh at Bishop Park Sunday at 3.00. This game was deffered due to the Divisional championships that were on two weeks when the other grades clashed. This top of the table clash will also determine the winner of the Chairmans Trophy.
This match also sees the debut of Tertiary League player Lucas Diernan for the Club. Welcome aboard Lucas.
The A Grade side is
1. Luke Tonion 2. Chris Guimelli 3. Chris Fox 4. Nick Emmett 5. Lucas Diernan 6. Matt Dawson 7. Matt Anderton 8. James Ingram 9. Nathan Black 10. Quin Smith 11. Matt Gruszka 12. Dan Jones 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Peter Delaivuna 15. Liam Tallon 16. Allan Hughes 17. Chris Jelich
THE Redcliffe Dolphins have had Shane Perry, Ryan Cullen and Jamie Russo named in the Queensland Residents side to play New South Wales in the Curtain Raiser to Origin Three at Suncorp Stadium.
Unfortunately for the Club it means we will be without the services of the talented trio for the all important Bayside battle with Wynnum next weekend.
Also named in the Queensland side is former Dolphin Junior and Development Squad Member Leigh Coghill who is now playing for Easts Tigers.
Former Dolphins both now with Burleigh Trent Purdon and Trent Leis tried hard for a well beaten Country outfit.
CITY has defied the form guide to beat Country for the second successive year, providing a massive 58-16 upset at Kougari Oval.
THE inaugural clash between representative sides from the Mixwell Cup and Toyota Outback has ended in a 70-0 victory to the city-slickers at Kougari Oval.
QUEENSLAND Residents selectors have placed faith in the healing abilities of Adam Hayden, picking the star five-eighth despite him not playing in yesterday's City Country match.
A DISALLOWED try to five-eighth Brendon Marshall has cost Queensland Rangers victory against New South Wales Country at Blackwater?s Hinricks Oval.
SCOTLAND Rugby League Under 19s team are looking for an experienced coach to join their management team.
FOR Toulouse Olympic coach Justin Morgan, the 2004/05 French Elite season has been a solid and mostly successful campaign, but one they've largely spent in the shadows. Despite sitting in second place on the ladder, his team of part timers has predictably been forced to play second fiddle to Super League bound UTC - both on the field and off it. The two sides have met four times this year (three times in the Elite and once in the Lord Derby Cup), and on each occasion the Catalans have come away with the points. In fact, Steve Deakin's men are undefeated this season - a draw with reigning champions, St Gaudens the only time they've failed to grab maximum points all year. UTC, or "Les Catalan Dragons" as they're to be known from next season, have been grabbing all the headlines off the field as well with their high profile Chairman Bernard Guasch embarking on a global recruitment campaign in a bid to ensure his club can mix it with the best that the English game has to offer. So, for Morgan and his troupe of art-timers, this Sunday's Challenge Cup home Quarter Final clash with Widnes represents the perfect opportunity to make some headlines of their own. A win over a full-time proffessional Super League outfit, no matter where they sit on the ladder, would be a huge coup for the club and the French game in general, but just how realistic are their chances? According to Morgan, it's anything but mission impossible.
"We're confident we can win the game. We're certainly not going in there thinking we're happy to make the quarter-finals. Obviously we're going to be underdogs, but, playing at home, playing in the heat, travelling away for Widnes, we've got a few factors that are pointing in our direction. We're just hoping to put in a good performance to make people understand that French rugby league is certainly progressing".
CANTERBURY Bulls vs Waicoa Bay Stallions Wingham Park, Greymouth
THE persistent rain in Auckland over the last few days took its toll on at least one Bartercard match today. The Counties Manukau Jetz clash with the Mt Albert Lions was postponed due to extremely sodden ground conditions at Massey Park.
THE Glenora Bears finally got one under their belt today when they defeated the Marist Richmond Brothers by thirty points to twelve in the Bartercard Cup match at Ericsson Stadium.
St George Illawarra Dragons 24 v Wests Tigers 32
New Zealand Warriors 30 v Brisbane Broncos 18
MELBOURNE Storm will play its 200th game in the NRL this weekend against the Bulldogs at the Sydney Showgrounds. The match, scheduled for a 5:30pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon, will mark a significant milestone for the club formed in 1998.