THE Sharks Jersey Flegg side has gone down in their finals match against Parramatta to fall one game short of a second consecutive Grand Final.
In a defensive struggle, it was the Eels who came out on top in the Grand Final qualifier, a lone second half try giving the Parramatta Flegg team a 10-6 victory.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons Jersey Flegg side earlier tonight booked themselves a Grand Final position after a 27 ? 6 victory against the Sydney Roosters at Leichardt Oval.
THEY may have finished the match with just ten men, but the Sydney Roosters? Jersey Flegg side can hold their heads high after gallantly bowing out of the finals at the hands of St George Illawarra during a drama-charged 27-6 loss at Leichardt Oval tonight.
DOES anyone find the ?reasoning? that the Preliminary Final between the Dragons and Tigers game not being able to be moved from Aussie to Telstra Stadium leave a little to be desired?
THE Sydney Roosters tonight booked a chance to defend last year's Premier League trophy with a crushing 60-10 win over the Canberra Raiders at Aussie Stadium.
MALTESE Rugby League will receive more warranted publicity when the well-accepted Waltzing Matilda program appears nationwide in Malta on TVMalta on the Friday 23rd September edition.
HULL ace Paul Cooke?s ambitions for club and country go on the line on Saturday when the Challenge Cup winners take on form team Warrington in the opening round of the engage Super League play-offs.
FORM team Bradford Bulls moved a step nearer to a fifth-successive Grand Final appearance and consigned London Broncos to history after a 44-22 win.
PEACOCK: Bulls enjoy being dark horses
Finals Week Three ? Grand Final Qualifier
North Queensland Cowboys 29 def. Parramatta Eels 0
The North Queensland Cowboys have produced the second upset of the weekend, defeating the Parramatta Eels by 29 points to nil, and booking a place in next weekend?s Grand Final against the Wests Tigers.
MELBOURNE Storm sensation Greg Inglis has been named in the Junior Kangaroos train-on squad to play matches against Papua New Guinea in Darwin on Saturday, October 8, and against New Zealand A at Telstra Stadium on October 15.
PARRAMATTA second-rower Nathan Hindmarsh is poised to make a shock return from injury in todays NRL preliminary final against North Queensland.
FINALS Week Three - Grand Final Qualifier
Wests Tigers 20 def. St. George Illawarra Dragons 12
The Wests Tigers are in the Grand Final. Say it as much as you like, it doesn't seem believeable, but it is happening.
PARRAMATTA prop Fuifui Moimoi will miss the Eels' push for National Rugby League glory after the club failed to appeal his nine-week suspension for a high tackle.
FINALS Week Three, 24-25 September 2005
Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys have stormed into the 2005 Grand Final following a weekend of upsets and boilovers. The Tigers defeated the St George Illawarra Dragons 20-12 on Saturday while rank outsiders the Cowboys thumped minor premiers Parramatta Eels 29-0 on Sunday.