Dragons to sign Woolford for two years

THE St George Illawarra Dragons are set to sign Canberra Raiders hooker Simon Woolford to a two year deal.According media reports, Dragons coach Nathan Brown approached Woolford's manager Steve Stone last month. A former Canberra captain, the 31-year-old was invited to look elsewhere by the Raiders. He was initially linked with English Super League club Hull but negotiations fell through when Hull re-signed former Kiwi hooker Richard Swain.Woolford then began exploring his options in the NRL with at least one other Sydney club interested in discussing terms. The Dragons announcement is expected on Wednesday.In other news, Dragons forward Michael Henderson is reportedly heading north to join team mate Luke Bailey at the Gold Coast Titans in 2007.

Dragons PL and Flegg sides

THE St George Illawarra Dragons have named their Premier League and Jersey Flegg sides to play before the main NRL fixture this Saturday in Wollongong.Dragons Premier Leaguev Balmain Tigers5.30pm Saturday 24 JuneWIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price1. Jason NIGHTINGALE 2. Josh MORRIS 3. Beau RYAN 4. Keith LULIA 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Richard WILLIAMS 7. Chris SHEPPARD (c) 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. George NDAIRA 10. Chris HOUSTON (c) 11. Tom HABERECHT 12. Lee TE MAARI 13. Aaron WHEATLEY 14. Jamie DUNNING 15. Jess CAINE 16. Bryson GOODWIN 17. Reece BLAYNEY 18. James JIMENEZ 19. Lagi SETU 20. Jamie KEITHDragons Jersey Fleggv North Sydney Bears3.50pm Saturday 24 JuneWIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Ryan MILLARD2. Rota SETU3. Daniel NICASTRI4. Chase STANLEY5. Luke IRWIN6. Nathan WYNN7. Blake DUREAU8. Dan HUNT9. Brad DAVIDSON (c)10. Chris FARRELL11. Matt PRIOR12. James GREHAN13. James KEELAN14. Jason WHITE15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Scott SABLOWSKI17. Matt SEAMARK18. Luke MUTTDON19. Ian CATANIA20. Travis ROCHE21. Luke YOUNG

Vale ? Allan Arkey

ALLAN ARKEYDied 18th June 2006North Sydney Representative 1951-1958Games: 89Tries: 1Goals: 343The North Sydney Club would like to express it's sincere condolences to the family and friends of one of North Sydney and Rugby Leagues' greats Allan Arkey who passed away this week - 18th June 2006.Allan Arkey a life member of the Club, was the Super Boot of the 1950s. Indeed at 343 goals, Allan the 1950s fullback still holds the club record for goal-kicking in a season.He often provided Norths with the winning margin. A highly consistent goal kicker, he remains the leading point scorer (689) in the Clubs' history after Jason Taylor - a total made up almost entirely of goals.PICTURED: Trevor Allan (left) and the Super Boot of Norths in the 1950s Allan Arkey (right).Photo from: 'The Mighty Bears" by Andrew Moore

Dragons Ready to Rope in Cowboys

ST George Illawarra Coach Nathan Brown has named the same starting team this week as the Dragons chase their sixth consecutive win when they take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.

Bellamy extends contract to end of 2009

MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the NRL club until at least the end of 2009.

Sharks side for Newcastle match

SHARKS: David Simmons, Darren Albert, Nigel Vagana, Beau Scott, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley, James Stosic, Kevin Kingston, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Lance Thompson, Paul GallenInterchange: Hutch Maiava, Reece Williams, Matt Hilder, Brett Kearney

Knights team to face Cronulla

KNIGHTS: David Seage, Brian Carney, Matthew Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Gidley, Andrew Johns (c), Craig Smith, Danny Buderus, Josh Perry, Steve Simpson, Clint Newton, Reegan Tanner Interchange: Luke Davico, Adam Woolnough, Todd Lowrie, Kirk Reynoldson

Storm team to play Doggies

STORM: Steve Turner, Matt Geyer, Matt King, Jake Webster, Chris Walker, Scott Hill, Cooper Cronk, Garret Crossman, Cameron Smith, Brett White, David Kidwell, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson Interchange: Ian Donnelly, Jeremy Smith, Antonio Kaufusi, Nathan Friend, Ben Cross, Jamie Feeney (two to be omitted)

Roosters team to play Canberra

UNDER-PRESSURE Sydney Roosters halfback Brett Finch has received a major setback in his bid to retain the NSW No.7 jersey after being shifted to hooker for Sunday's NRL match with Canberra.

Warriors team to play Souths

WINNING form and a good run with injuries has enabled the New Zealand Warriors to take an unchanged line-up into their NRL clash against South Sydney at Telstra Stadium on Sunday.

Bulldogs team to play Storm

TRENT Cutler has been named on the wing in place of the suspended Matt Utai. Earlier today Utai took the early guilty plea with regard to the grade one dangerous throw charge he incurred on the weekend.

Manly team to play Brisbane

THE Sea Eagles will go into this weekends match against the Broncos without Stephen Bell and Luke Williamson.

Bunnies side to take on Warriors

THE Rabbitohs welcome back Shane Rigon and Joe Galuvao for this weekend?s clash. Rigon is returning from a virus which kept him out of last weekend?s match against the Eels and Galuvao is coming back from an Achilles tendon injury.

Cowboys team to play Dragons

NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has wielded the axe ahead of this weekend's NRL clash against St George Illawarra in Wollongong. Murray has dropped Kiwi international David Faiumu and Queensland State of Origin forward Matt Scott as well as prop Mitchell Sargent. Giant prop Ray Cashmere will make his first grade debut while Clint Amos and Robert Tanielu have been promoted. Fullback Matt Bowen is in doubt for the Dragons game after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. He will have scans on the injury today.

Broncos team to play Manly

DARIUS Boyd has claimed the fullback position for the Brisbane Broncos vacated by injured custodian Karmichael Hunt. The full squad is:

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