Joey to have a hot night at Suncorp

QUEENSLAND players are threatening a torrid night for champion Blues halfback Andrew Johns in Wednesday's State of Origin decider.

Bowen has Blues men worried

THE thought of tackling 193cm, 110kg Queensland giant Petero Civoniceva doesn't scare NSW rugby league hard man Ben Kennedy.

Dont wind up Nutley - Civoniceva

PETERO Civoniceva says NSW will be wasting its time trying to bait Queensland Origin debutant Danny Nutley on Wednesday night.

Tweed swamps Easts Tigers

TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 40 defeat EASTS TIGERS 16

Norths smash Central

NORTHS DEVILS 42 defeat CENTRAL COMETS 16

A game of several halves

NORTH QLD YOUNG GUNS 28 defeat SOUTHS-LOGAN MAGPIES 20

Ipswich Jets back on course

IPSWICH JETS 20 defeat BURLEIGH BEARS 16

Plucky Magpies eventually overpowered by Jets strength brigade.

WESTERN Suburbs made the Sydney Airport Jets work hard for their two competition points in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday. Wests led 8-0 early in this match and by 10-6 at half-time, but the big Jets forward pack took control in the second half, with Newtown coming away with an eventual 30-10 win. The Magpies had scored two tries in the first ten minutes of play and kept the Jets trapped at their own end of the field for an extended period in the first half.

First ever squad for Maltese soil

MALTA head coach Joe Grima has named a 17-man squad for the historic first ever rugby league fixture on Maltese soil when the Malta Knights challenge France Espoirs in Malta on October 22.

Stalemate at Torfaen while Epton & David see off Cougars

BLUE Bulls wing Grant Epton and stand-off Gareth David were the heroes in Bridgend?s 64-12 victory over the Valley Cougars at Sardis Road. Epton picked up four first half tries while David scored 24 points thanks to eight conversions and a brace of scores. The Cougars could not cope with the speed and agility of either player and their devastating finishing gave the Bulls a 42-4 half time lead

Wellington Franchise to Target Tana Umaga

THE audacious promoters of a National Rugby League (NRL) franchise in Wellington have All Blacks captaincy candidate Tana Umaga at the top of their shopping list.

Panthers bank on new halves combination

PENRITH will re-visit a failed experiment this weekend when Ryan Girdler plays five-eighth against North Queensland at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Cowboys side named to play Panthers

COWBOYS coach Graham Murray has named his side to take on the Penrith Panthers at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night, kick off 7.30pm.

Gallop: Bulldogs don't have to name names

THE Bulldogs controversial policy not to name players fined internally has been given the thumbs up by National Rugby League boss David Gallop.

Warriors told to Shape up or Ship out

THE New Zealand Warriors management will respond to continuing lack of performance by the team with player changes, then a coaching change if that fails.

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