TWO armies lay in their trenches at opposite ends of the battlefield, waiting - their hearts and minds a slurry of emotion. Anticipation, nervousness, fear, courage and uncertainty.

A Dog's Life

?THERE?S no need to fear, Underdog is here!? (Underdog, 1964)

Welcome to the club, Mr Prince

BEING Leagueies, we love being part of a club. We all join club?s for different reasons. On Sunday I signed up at Wests Ashfield just so I could get in the door.

Creagh inclusion sees five Dragons in Aussie squad

AS reported, rising St George Illawarra star Ben Creagh has been called into the Australian Tri-Nations squad. The 20-year-old got the call up today after Nathan Hindmarsh failed a fitness test, ruling the Parramatta backrower out for up to four weeks.

Figures please NRL

THE Wests Tigers Telstra Premiership victory over the North Queensland Cowboys has produced a record breaking finish to a record breaking season.

Korkidas to captain Greeks v Malta

FORMER Sydney Roosters forward Michael Korkidas, now playing for English Super League club Wakefield, will captain Greece when they take on Malta at Sydney's Fairfax Community Stadium on October 8 (kick-off: 6pm).

Willie Mason counts his blessings

LIMITED to just nine NRL games in 2005. Still four months away from full fitness.

Gasnier hasn't shut the door on union

BARELY an hour after his arrival for the Australian Tri-Nations camp, Dragons centre Mark Gasnier conceded he would be "mad" to turn his back on a lucrative rugby offer.

Inglis withdrawn from Junior Kangaroos, four Storm players in

MELBOURNE Storm young gun Greg Inglis has succumbed to an ankle injury and has been withdrawn from the Junior Kangaroos squad to take on Papua New Guinea and New Zealand A in October.

Lions miss out on historic win

THE Victory Cup Final BARLA Great Britain Lions 4 v 26 Russia Thursday 20th May 2004 Big Sport Arena, Luzhniky, Moscow

Dolphins Awards Round 9

THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins had a mixed weekend with the Queensland Cup and Colts sides going down to the Central Comets and the Burleigh Bears respectively while the A Grade side beat a previously undefeated Burleigh Bears outfit. The Award winners were Queensland Cup Searles Garden Products Player of the Match Phil Shilvock Keystar Motors Players Player Phil Shilvock A Grade Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match Nick Walker Colts Leading Edge Sports Player of the Match Peter Delaivuna Old Boys Play of the Day Daniel Bennett

Bartercard Cup - Round 5 Results

SATURDAY 22 May 2004 Marist Richmond Brothers vs Eastern Tornadoes Grey Lynn Park, Auckland Marist Richmond Brothers 38 T. Ropati, B. Perenara, J. Tavita (2), R. Henry (4) : Tries G. Rota (3) : Goals Eastern Tornadoes 36 J. Murphy (2), N. Ngametua (2), K. Fakalata (2) : Tries Z. Luisi, H. Rangi (5) : Goals Halftime Score : 20 - 12 Marist Richmond Brothers

Cowboys come up short yet again

THE Penrith Panthers have won a hard fought contest, defeating the Cowboys 22-18 in Townsville this evening. Whilst the game never reached any great heights, the closeness of the contest ensured the fans got their moneys worth although some may ask for a refund after sitting through another demoralising loss.

Storm get out of jail in Melbourne

THE Melbourne Storm have cashed in all their 'get out jail free' cards to score two late tries and defeat the Canberra Raiders 22-18 at Olympic Park tonight.

Wests Tigers upset Bulldogs

WESTS Tigers have scored a late try to upset the Canterbury Bulldogs 30-26 in Gosford tonight.

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