NEWS Talk 1116 4BC has announced its Team of the 70?s. The announcement of this team resulted from an initiative by News Talk 1116 4BC Sports Today presenter Rod Tiley.
WHILE we are disappointed at the decision by the NRL to ignore the benefits of a team on the Central Coast, it does provide some clarity for the immediate future of the Bears. Our energy can now be entirety focused towards the development and continued growth of Rugby League on the North Shore. The level of support for the game within our boundaries is still very strong, and being able to offer a direct pathway to the NRL for our aspiring players is very important. Our relationship with Melbourne Storm this season has provided an avenue to the top, as well as adding some welcome punch to our team in the NSWRL Premier League competition. The boys are more than competing in this arena, knocking off high flying clubs such as Parramatta Eels, St George Illawarra, Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders, to list just a few of their victories. The addition of Melbourne players such as Alex Chan and Jamie Feeney, coupled with the brilliance of rising stars Chris Tuatara and Lester Salanoa, has moulded this side into a force to be reckoned with.
ST Helens and Great Britain scrum-half Sean Long has been ruled out of the Super League play-offs and is almost certain to miss the Gillette Tri-Nations Series.
SATURDAY, 17 September 2005
MELBOURNE STORM v NTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Kick off: 7:45pm. Aussie Stadium.
Referee: Paul Simpkins.
BRADFORD staged a tremendous late fightback to give Great Britain international Adrian Morley a winning start to his brief Bulls career with a 52-34 victory over Huddersfield.
AFTER suffering a painful cup final hangover at Bradford last week, Hull finally got their engage Super League campaign back on track with a hard-fought win over Wakefield at the Atlantic Solutions Stadium by 32-30.
WIDNES Vikings managed to save some face with a convincing engage Super League victory over relegated rivals Leigh Centurions by 36-20.
RUGBY league's bad boy John Hopoate will have a week to respond to allegations that he threatened and abused junior match officials while acting as waterboy during his son's under-13 rugby league match.
AS the second-highest ranking winners from the weekend's semi-finals, the mighty Saints have been afforded a weeks break before we play the Preliminary Semi at the SFS on Saturday 24th September.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named a 20-man squad for this weekend's 1ST semi-final clash against the North Queensland Cowboys. The Storm take on the Cowboys at Aussie Stadium in Sydney on Saturday, September 17th at 7:45pm.
COWBOYS skipper Travis Norton believes a hard hitting video session of last Friday's NRL finals loss to the Wests Tigers has the Cowboys mentally prepared to tackle the Melbourne Storm this Saturday.
PARRAMATTA has today sought leave to appeal the nine week suspension handed down to second rower Fuifui Moimoi last Wednesday.
CANTERBURY Bulls and Junior Kiwis front-row rugby league forward Roger Tafua has signed a two-year agreement with the Cronulla Sharks.
SEA Eagles coach Des Hasler says halfback Michael Monaghan will "definitely" be considered for the Sea Eagles captaincy next year despite backrower Ben Kennedy's inspirational season and the imminent arrival of Matt Orford.
WESTS Tigers on field leader, Scott Prince, has credited a "good old-fashioned smack on the bum" from semifinal opponent Brisbane as the catalyst to his NRL club's surge into the playoffs.