THE Sydney Airport Jets would like to invite you to their Foundation Rugby League Club Golf Day on Wednesday, 9th November 2005 at the Marrickville Golf Club. These golf days form a major part of our fund raising events for 2005. Funds raised from these days go to sponsor our VB Premier League team, our Jim Beam Cup team, and our 20 junior teams. Your support on these days will help us finance and promote the oldest club in Rugby League and to provide talented young footballers the opportunity to progress through the Newtown ranks and to reach their full potential.Sponsorships of the day?s events are available by way of the following:Sponsorship of a Hole and team - $1000 (includes signage on hole);Sponsorship of an individual hole - $600 per hole (includes signage on hole);Sponsorship of a team of four players - $400 per team;Individuals paying to play and being allocated to a team - $110 per person.Your sponsorship and/or payment of a team or individual entry will entitle you to green fees, pull-along buggy, drinks on course, breakfast and lunch. We will have challenges on selected holes to add to the entertainment and sportsmanship of the day! There will also be raffles, auctions and prizes for the winning teams.If you would like to be part of this event, please fill in the attached registration formand fax it by 2nd November 2005 to the Newtown RLFC at 9550 0244.Alternatively you can post it to: Newtown RLFC, 40 George St, Leichhardt NSW 2040.We look forward to seeing you all out on the green!
SHAW Cross Sharks 0 Bradford Thunderbirds 64
Warrington 4 Wakefield Panthers 50
Pendle 0 Castleford Panthers 50
Hillside Hawks 120 v Copeland Wildcats 0
Keighley 36 York Acorn 20
Sheffield Hawks P East Hull P Waterlogged Pitch
THE conditions ahead of kickoff were cold and wet underfoot, and both sides took their time settling into the game. No doubt the constant drizzle accentuated the calamity of errors which averaged one per minute in the opening five minutes.
After the nerves had settled the game got under way and both sides employed similar tactics, opting to test the midfield defence with bruising runs. Within 6 minutes Ireland were camped on Scotland?s 5metre line and Barrie McDermott almost set up Simon Finnegan but Finnegan couldn?t collect the offload.
ANDREW Johns is in doubt for the final leg of Australia's Tri-Nations campaign due to complications with his right knee.
GREAT Britain vice-captain Brian Carney fervently believes that the Lions have it in them to go one better than last year and win the Tri-Nations series.
THE Maltese public has been treated to a professional display of rugby league in all facets of the game at Marsa Stadium this afternoon where the home side, the Malta Knights defeated England Lionhearts by 36 points to 6.
SOME good news for the Kiwis is that veteran scrum-half Stacey Jones looks set to line up against Great Britain at Loftus Road after all.
THE Cumbrian representative team once again proved to be a first-class lineup, defeating Ireland 64-4 on the weekend. The game played at Whitehaven?s Recreation Ground was a showcase of local talent, including 10 players who were a part of the Whitehaven Warriors team that recently missed out on Superleague promotion. The Cumbrian team continued the form they displayed in the corresponding game last season, when they went close to defeating a combined Australian and New Zealand team.
COACH Brian Noble says he has a fully-fit squad of 24 players to select from for Saturday's clash against New Zealand, with Leeds centre Keith Senior shaking off the ankle injury which prevented him from playing in the Super League Grand Final nine days ago and captain Jamie Peacock recovering from a worrying groin injury.
AND so?in the cold hard light of day, the stats and the score remain the same as they did last night. Kangaroos 28, Kiwis 26. A sense of disappointment, but also a feeling of pride for this gnarly old Kiwi supporter. Pride in the fact that, for now at least, my team is able to compete with the very best League team in the world. Not only are they able to compete but they came incredibly close to pulling off an historic victory. But for a lack of defensive attention for ten minutes and the odd errant goal kick, it was theirs.
ONE can understand the flow of emotions and excitement felt by the Malta players from down under when they set foot, most of them for the first time,on their father?s land on Friday 14th October. They are going to play the first ever international Rugby League match on Maltese soil against England Lionhearts on Saturday 22nd October at Marsa Stadium, Malta.
BRADFORD Bulls' blockbusting winger Lesley Vainikolo has been ruled out of New Zealand?s Gillette Tri-Nations plans.
ANDREW Johns has succumbed to a knee injury forcing his withdrawal from the Tri-Nations tour of Great Britain, the Australian Rugby League announced late today.
PROMOTION to the Great Britain squad will be up for grabs when England take on John Monie?s France at Headingley tomorrow evening.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants' Chris Thorman has revealed his delight at being named England captain for the upcoming games against France & New Zealand.