IN memory of Scott McCrorie, one of their young players who tragically passed away at the age of 16 earlier this year, Aberavon Fighting Irish RLFC are staging a nine-a-side tournament at Open Age (Senior) and Under 17 level on SATURDAY AUGUST 28th 2004, which is the start of the Bank Holiday weekend. The action will kick off at 12noon.
THE BARLA Great Britain Lions will play the last match of their tour tomorrow at the former home of South Sydney, the Redfern Oval. There opponents will be a Combined Police/Corrective Services Side and the Lions will be hoping to register a third win on their six-game tour.
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ROUND 11 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition saw most of the game played in very wet conditions. The game between Wellington and the Hibiscus Coast Raiders due to be played in Wellington on Saturday afternoon was finally abandoned due to atrocious conditions.
THE Panthers will seek an opinion from former NRL Commissioner Jim Hall on charges laid against Ben Ross and Joel Clinton as a result of a tackle during Saturday evening's match against the Raiders.
X-RAYS today have revealed that Kangaroo forward Steve Simpson played the closing stages of yesterday's match against the Broncos with a broken jaw.
MELBOURNE forward Danny Williams was charged with striking by the NRL match review committee today following his king-hit on Mark O'Neill on Saturday night.
BRONCOS coach Wayne Bennett and skipper Gorden Tallis have called on the NRL to protect young fullback Karmichael Hunt, who they believe is being unfairly targeted by high shot from opposition defenders.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders captain Simon Woolford will undergo precautionary scans tomorrow after injuring his shoulder in the first half of the Raiders round 19 loss to Penrith.
DEFENDING premiers Penrith have been knocked about by injury and the judiciary in the lead-up to the finals, with Ben Ross, Joel Clinton and Joe Galuvao all facing time on the sidelines.
WITH seven rounds to go, Cowboys forward Paul Rauhihi still heads up the leader board in Leagueunlimited.com?s players of the year awards. Rauhihi didn?t pick up any points this round but remains firm on 21 points overall. Roosters half back Brett Finch was also out of the top three in his match, but is not far away on 19 points.
DESPITE a howling gale, the Newcastle Knights and Brisbane Broncos battled it out in an entertaining duel with the Broncos coming out 16-12 victors in front of a small but vocal crowd at EnergyAustralia Stadium this afternoon.
IN what was billed as a Grand Final for both teams, the New Zealand Warriors have defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs by 34-20 in front of a small but vocal crowd of around 8,000. To their credit of Souths, they came back from a half time score of 22-4, but failed to maintain their last minute momentum. While most of the second half was locked at 22-20, Warriors scored two converted tries on the bell to push ahead.
STORM forward Danny Williams has today expressed his remorse over last night?s unsavory second half striking incident on Wests Tigers second-rower Mark O?Neill, during Melbourne?s 32-18 loss to the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.
IN what can only be described as extreme conditions, the Bulldogs were able to overcome a second half fightback from the Sharks to defeat the Cronulla Sutherland side by 37-26.