A busy place in Auckland this weekend for semi-finals

AUCKLAND City is a hub of activity this weekend on the footy field with many of the local competitions heading into the semi finals. FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST WOMENS ? minor semi-final Richmond v Papakura Ellerslie Domain 8.00pm Otahuhu v Te Atatu Ellerslie Domain 6.30pm

Semi finals time in the Bartercard Cup

THE play-offs for New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition begin this weekend.


FANS from Challenge Cup Finalists, Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC were in the crowd at the Brewery Field on Friday to night to see a Wales Presidents XIII outclass but not disgrace a valiant Lebanon Espoirs (a word that roughly translates as hopefuls or emerging) side.

Challenge Cup Final Preview

SENIOR fitness causes stir

Monday?s Expert Leagueunlimited.com Players Awards - Round 25

LEAGUE Wrap: Round 25, 26-28 August 2005 And then there were two?

Knights put Sharks to sword in dominant first half display

FULLTIME score: Round 25 KNIGHTS 44 v SHARKS 14

Kemp hopes to still hold Warriors reins

WARRIORS coach Tony Kemp, whose position at the New Zealand Warriors is under review, said he hoped to be back at the helm of the National Rugby League club next season.

Barrett and Head fined $3,000

ST George Illawarra has fined club captain Trent Barrett $2,000 for his involvement in a drunken incident at a New South Wales South Coast hotel last week. Injured teammate Mathew Head has been slapped with a $1,000 fine for unruly behaviour during a drinking session at a Warrawong pub last Monday night.

Dragon Players in a spot of bother ?

TELSTRA Premiership title favourites St George Illawarra will investigate a drunken incident involving "leading players" at a Wollongong hotel.

Cowboys account for Rabbitohs on Central Coast

FULLTIME score: Round 25 South Sydney Rabbitohs 16 v North Queensland Cowboys 30

Dominant Eels end the Raiders season

FULLTIME score: Round 25 Parramatta Eels 48 v Canberra Raiders 10

Stacey says goodbye with a winning try

FULLTIME score: Round 25 Manly Sea Eagles 20 v New Zealand Warriors 22

Storm end Tigers' run and farewell Robbie Kearns

FULLTIME score: Round 25 STORM 34 v WESTS TIGERS 22

The 'Mad Pup' will repent - McRae

SOUTH Sydney coach Shaun McRae reckons the "fear factor" of another lengthy suspension will help Luke MacDougall steer clear of the NRL judiciary next year.

Panthers defeat Bulldogs and keep finals hope alive


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