WITH the Preliminary finals set to starts next weekend, results in the last round of both the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial competition and the Suburban Newspapers Sharman Cup became crucial for the all important home ground
NEW Zealand's Bartercard Cup 2005 season for 7 teams is now at an end after Round 16 of the competition over the weekend.
MINOR premier North Queensland will not discard Toowoomba as a title threat, despite smacking the Clydesdales 44-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday.
THERE was no time to stop and smell for the roses for Norths coach Wayne Treleaven after the Devils won a 24-22 final round thriller against Redcliffe to clinch the Spotless Club Championship.
DOLPHIN Oval and Bishop Park will be the venues for Queensland Wizard Cup, Mixwell Cup and Colts Challenge semi finals this coming weekend.
QUEENSLAND WIZARD CUP
Results: Norths 24 d Redcliffe 22, North Queensland 44 d Toowoomba 0, Tweed Heads 68 d Central 12, Wynnum 22 d Burleigh 18, Easts 56 d Souths Logan 20. Ipswich bye.
SOUTH Sydney's Luke MacDougall has been suspended for 10 NRL matches after entering an early guilty plea to a grade five dangerous throw charge. MacDougall landed in strife with the judiciary for a lifting tackle on Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello on Saturday night.
THE Manly Sea Eagles have been forced to name 21 players in a squad for Saturday's crucial Brookvale Oval clash with the New Zealand Warriors.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagen has named his team to play the Sharks at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Hagans team is;
SCANS have confirmed that Brisbane Broncos prop Shane Webcke suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his left knee in Sunday?s loss to Penrith at Penrith Stadium.
CANBERRA Raiders backrower Ian Hindmarsh says he is confident of recovering from an elbow injury to take on his former club the Eels at Parramatta Stadium this Sunday.
BRISBANE Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has named his team to take on the Roosters on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Coach Bennetts team is;
THE Real Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its team to play the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 25 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Sunday, August 28, kicking off at 3pm at Central Coast Stadium.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named a strong line-up to take on the Canberra Raiders at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs have made just the one change to their team that suffered a loss to the Tigers last weekend for this Sunday's clash with the Panthers. Adam Perry returns to the interchange having recovered from injury.