LION FOUNDATION NJC TEAM LISTS - ROUND 3
(Saturday 20 March 2004)
Foundation Cup 16's
Northland Raiders vs Auckland Crowns ITM Stadium, Whangarei Kick Off 1.00pm
Northland Raiders: Logan Wikitera, Wade Tavinor, Linton Price, William Wiki (C), Saia Lo, Shontain Tau, Tory McKay, Wesley Ikuia, Jesse Wikitera, Michael Tuitupou, Wiremu Ratana, Daley Johnson, Peter Lisle
Reserves: Sam McKendry, Clifford Lambert, Kene Te Whata, Thomas Wihongi
Coach: Craig Schaumkell
Auckland Crowns: Halue Taomia, Kingi Akauola, Tamihana Hawea, Patrick Ah Van, Kyle Bos, Jody Henry, Shalom Suniula, Konelio Vaiga, Arron Pawley, Iuomalo Su'a, Leeson Ah Mau, Constantine Mika, Scott Jones (C)
Reserves: Moeakiola Situa, Alex Vaea, Sione Tongia, Matthew Parata
Coach: Frank Harold
AN amazing six State of Origin players will contest rugby league?s Queensland Cup this weekend, as round two kicks off across the state.
HEAD Coach Mike Gregory has named the following side for Friday's Tetley's Super League game against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley, 8pm kick off.
THE Penrith Panthers have stormed home to beat the Canberra Raiders 34-18 at Canberra Stadium.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs, in conjunction with the Motor Accidents Authority and the NSW Police, will be involved in the ?Bunnies in the Burbs? initiative, spreading the Arrive alive road safety message to high school students throughout NSW.
THE fallout from the Bulldogs sex scandal has begun, with the club?s football manager Garry Hughes shown the door last night.
ST George Illawarra skipper Trent Barrett has been unable to join Dragons' team mates who flew out to New Zealand today. The Test five eighth has reportedly been held back by a knee injury and has effectively withdrawn from the side.
ST George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust confirmed Gasnier would miss Sunday's clash with the New Zealand Warriors because his preparation had been "severely affected".
MICHAEL Kitmiridis, Kogarah's Deputy Mayor and likely replacement for Jim Taylor, has endorsed the views expressed by his fellow Liberal candidates on the future improvements to Oki Jubilee Stadium.
Kitmiridis, who is standing for re-election in Middle Ward, played an important role in the return of the Dragons to the Kogarah Municipality.
WELL season 2004 has finally arrived, and from the looks of things, nothing much has changed. The Cowboys are still choking in games that they should win, the Bulldogs still have the best backline in the league, (for the next few weeks at least) and our beloved Sharkies still couldn?t score in a whorehouse. To watch last night?s performance, you could swear that you were still watching 2003. The dropped balls, the backline circus with Peachey taking out Noddy, the simple mistakes, the general inability to get over the line, and the grubbers, my god the grubbers. Where were the flowing backline movements we had seen in the trials? Where was the communication? The heart and the passion? All of the above were missing last night, and if nothing is done to rectify these problems, it could be a long season. That said it?s only round one, and perhaps the ghosts of Anderson will take a little longer to exorcise than we?d hoped. Of course if the ref isn?t going to police the ten metres, then you?re always going to see performances like we saw last night.
TICKETS for the only Rugby League Test to be played in Australia this year go on sale this Monday 22 March.
ST George Illawarra captain Trent Barrett has pulled out of tomorrow night's clash with the New Zealand Warriors with a knee injury he suffered at training this week.
A new weekly colunm here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition.
Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the round.
CANBERRA Raiders hooker Brad Drew is out of tonight?s round two opening clash with defending premiers Penrith.