EASTS Tigers have dominated Wynnum Seagulls to run away 50-24 winners and book themselves a berth in next weekend's Queensland Cup grand final.
AUSTRALIAN selectors added four St George Illawarra players to the Kangaroos train-on squad on Monday - but overlooked incumbent test prop Luke Bailey and NSW centre Mark Gasnier.
MT Albert Lions join Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup Grand Final for 2004.
IN this week's edition of Bulls Eye, Brian Noble looks ahead to Sunday's penultimate Round 27 Tetley's Super League game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium when the Bulls travel to meet with the Wolves.
LONDON Broncos club captain Matt Toshack has today advised coach Tony Rea that he will be playing his last game in London this Sunday.
WIDELY publicised as the showcase match of the round, Friday night saw the Panthers v Dragons encounter live up expectations with some tremendous clashes up front and sparkling footy out wide. Missing key personnel, the Panthers were in sensational form early on, blowing Saints away with some stunning attacking football. At 24-0 down, the Dragons came back valiantly to get within range, only to go down by one point, 31-30.
THE finals are upon us and we have four matches to kick of the preliminary finals campaign and on paper, the home side in every match bar the Panthers will be at short odds to progress deeper into the finals but from what I can remember, every year the finals produce some stunning upsets.
BULLDOGS five-eighth Braith Anasta is at long odds to take his place in the NRL club's sudden-death semifinal against in-form Melbourne next weekend - but Brent Sherwin will be there.
SYDNEY Roosters halfback Brett Finch could be ruled out of the remainder of the finals series after being charged with a dangerous throw by the NRL match review committee on Monday.
IT has been confirmed that Saturday's semi-final between the Broncos and the Cowboys will be played in Townsville. The Telstra Premiership's first ever North Queensland based semi final, featuring the Cowboys and the Broncos, will kick off at 7.45pm.
CEO of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Denis thanked Castlemaine Perkins for relaxing the club sponsorship to allow the fixture to proceed.
MELBOURNE Storm?s second semi-final against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Aussie Stadium will be broadcast live into Melbourne on Channel 9 starting at 3.30pm.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have advanced in the Finals series with a stunning 30-22 victory over an in-form Canterbury Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium tonight.
THE New Zealand Warriors' poor rugby league season finished on a sour note with an altercation at an Auckland bar during their Mad Monday function.
THE Melbourne Storm have scored six second half tries to blitz the Brisbane Broncos 31-14 in the Qualifying Final at Suncorp Stadium tonight.
THE Penrith Panthers have held on to win 31-30 in a stunner against the St George-Illawara Dragons at Penrith Football Stadium.