Round 26 charges

PARRAMATTA crowd favourite Fui Fui Moi Moi and North Queensland's Origin prop Carl Webb will miss the entire NRL finals series unless they can successfully contest charges laid by the NRL match review committee today.

Schedule for week one of the NRL finals series


Broncos hope to have stars fit for finals

PETERO Civoniceva reckons Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer is ready to tear into the NRL finals following a three-week stint on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Tigers have no worries about motivation

WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens admits his young side will have to work hard on defence to be a force in its maiden NRL finals series. Sheens says the Tigers' defence was exposed in their surprise loss to Penrith yesterday and they must regroup before the qualifying final against North Queensland at Telstra Stadium on Friday night.

Injury and suspension concerns

PARRAMATTA'S injury woes may worsen with prop Michael Vella expected to know the full extent of a hand complaint this week. With Eels and Test back rower Nathan Hindmarsh already sidelined with a knee injury, Vella will undergo x-rays on his hand in the next couple of days.

Rooney to replace Minichiello

PREMIERSHIP winning winger Luke Rooney has been called into the New South Wales side to replace Anthony Minichiello, who became the second player in as many days to be sacked by ARL officials over the mobile phone voice message affair.

Minichiello dumped from NSW Origin squad

NEW South Wales officials have taken a firm stance against misbehaving players, today throwing the Blues preparation into chaos by dropping a further player from next Wednesday night?s first State of Origin match at Telstra Stadium.

Dutch venture lifted by 1895 International grant

ST Helens-based amateurs Clock Face Miners have been aided ahead of their forthcoming visit to the Netherlands with a grant from 1895 International.

Dustin Cooper - from the Newtown Jets to the Melbourne Storm

AS you are no doubt aware, Dustin Cooper is having a tremendous season with the Melbourne Storm as a winger/centre, and that he is in fact third on the NRL try-scoring table at the time of writing.

Where the Sydney Airport Jets are playing this weekend

SATURDAY, May 22nd Henson Park VB Premier League Newtown v. Canberra Raiders Kick-Off: 3.00pm. Sunday, May 23rd Cabramatta Oval Jim Beam Cup Newtown plays away to Cabramatta Kick-Off: 3.30pm

Bulls Eye

NZ Bartercard Cup - Round 5 Preview

A full round for Round 5 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup after the split round of the last two weeks. Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions sit at the top of the ladder unopposed lucky to come away with a draw last week against the Glenora Bears.

Dragons show the way at Parramatta

A vocal crowd had turned out to see the Eels take on the Dragons at Parramatta Stadium with the Dragons putting on a fine display in the second half of the match to win by 37-6. With the score only 8-6 at the halftime break, the second half promised to be a tight affair, not the score blowout for the Dragons that eventuated.

Mason, O'Meley, Waterhouse all facing ARL

BULLDOGS pair Mark O?Meley and Willie Mason along with Penrith forward Trent Waterhouse are currently at ARL headquarters answering questions relating to an obscene phone call left by Dragons star Mark Gasnier on the phone of a 27-year-old woman.

Good news for the Cowboys, not so good for the Stallions

NORTH Queensland Cowboys club have signed up another NZ Bartercard Cup player, Waicoa Bay Stallions halfback Hayden Karena.