THE Newcastle Knights continued their push for a top four birth on the weekend after a comprehensive 57-28 victory over the North Sydney Bears. The win puts the Knights in 5th position on the Jersey Flegg ladder.
THE Bears Jersey Flegg team recorded their highest points score of any match on Saturday achieving 5 tries to score 28 points.
THE Go Sport Balmain Tigers now find it difficult to make this year's semi-finals after going down to the second placed Cronulla Sharks 34-18 at Toyota Park on Sunday.
A large degree of publicity has been given to the position of Queensland State of Origin coach following the team?s lacklustre performance in the third match of this year?s series.
THE Go Sport & IGT Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers have lost the Pringle-Ryan Shield following a tough 34-26 defeat by Newtown at Henson Park on Saturday.
THE North Sydney "Flair Bears" put on a stunning last quarter performance in front of a packed Newcastle crowd on Saturday afternoon at Energy Australia Stadium.
THE Newcastle Knights finals chances are still alive, but only just after they escaped with a 28-all draw against North Sydney, after leading 16-0 at the break and 28-4 with twenty minutes remaining. Only poor goal-kicking by the Bears was the saving grace.
WARRINGTON Wolves have officially confirmed the signing of Australian star Andrew Johns on a short-term deal.
ST Helens have agreed to release winger Darren Albert after completing the signing of New Zealand international Francis Meli.
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SUPER League bottom club Leigh Centurions have parted company with coach Darren Abram by mutual consent.
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MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named the same team that defeated the Warriors last Friday for this week's clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his team to take on the Canberra Raiders at Canberra on Saturday.
Included in the team is Ben Kennedy who must be considered very unlucky at missing a spot in the Kangaroo team to play the Kiwis on Friday night.
3 other Knights players will back up after Friday nights ANZAC Test, Tahu,Matt Gidley and hooker Danny Buderus.
The Knights team is;