ROUND 15 results from the weekend saw some very interesting games. Mt Albert Lions have shown competition leaders, Marist Richmond Brothers that they are a force to be reckoned with when the two sides met on Saturday afternoon in Auckland with Mt Albert winning 30-26 in a game the side showed a lot of urgency. Full credit to the Brothers fighting back from a 30-10 deficit in the last 20 minutes, but not quite nailing a victory. Now sitting just one point behind the leaders, the Lions are brimming with confidence going into the final round of the competition next weekend.
WITH just three rounds to go, it?s anyone?s race! The Leagueunlimited.com player of the year awards have no less than six players competing for top spot.
THE National Rugby League has voiced its support for Melbourne Storm as the NRL partnership ruled against expanding the current competition in 2006.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his side to take on the Vodafone Warriors on Saturday night at Parramatta Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy is looking for his team to step up a gear as it aims to snap the Bulldogs? ten game winning streak this Sunday at Olympic Park (3pm).
THE weekly column 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 23.
THE National Rugby League announced today it had ruled out expanding the competition in 2006 but pledged to revisit the issue next season with a view towards adding new teams in 2007.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Broncos, on Saturday 21st August 2004 at Suncorp Stadium. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his team for Saturday evenings match against the North Queensland Cowboys at Penrith Stadium.
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BRONCOS skipper Gorden Tallis has been granted an extension on his pending contrary conduct charge stemming from last weekend?s defeat at the hands of the red-hot Bulldogs.
NEWCASTLE coach Michael Hagan has named his side to take on the Dragons on Friday night in Newcastle.
FORMER Australian Test player Jim Serdaris will represent Greece when they take on Victoria as the curtain raiser to Melbourne Storm?s clash with the ladder leading Bulldogs at Olympic Park this Sunday.
MANLY Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has named his NRL side to play South Sydney at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.
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