THE Cronulla Sharks were just too good for the Newcastle Knights in Jersey Flegg's round 19. A second half scoring spree set up the 50 point drubbing along with giving the Sharks a handy boost to their points differential. It gave the Knights differential a bit of a caning.
IN a match that Jersey Flegg coach Gavin Catanatch feels was "lost in the first 20 minutes" the Magpies ran in 4 tries before half time. The Bears were unable to recover, the final score being 36-14 to Wests. Fullback Anthony Beare (pictured) was the coaches "standout" throughout the match and has been a great competitor all year. Other good players for the Bears were Brad Price, Reece Watson, Danny Chiha, Mitch Erickson and Michael Morris
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 28 defeat TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 20
BURLEIGH BEARS 32 defeat CENTRAL COMETS 22
THE Bears have moved one step closer to the finals with a solid win against Western Suburbs at Campbelltown on Saturday. The Magpies inability to constrain their opposition gave the Bears the opportunity to wreak havoc up the right side of the field via a superb running and passing game from Lester Salanoa and Chris Tuatara. They were fed by a never stopping Billy Ngawini at dummy half always looking dangerous while massive Alex Chan controlled the ruck. The Salanoa and Tuatara combination produced some flashy tries including Lester cutting through the Magpies line to almost score and Chris finishing off to run in the try. And in the second half Chris elegantly took a bomb put up by Wests and ran 60 metres followed by Lester making another break through the Wests defence to score celebrating with a summersault (pictured). The only disappointment of the match, letting Wests in for two concolation tries in the dying minutes of the match. The final score of 30-20 did not fully reflect the Bears dominance.
THE Fiji Rugby League will be conducting a Sydney Harbour Cruise. This cruise will be a fund raising event in aid of the Fiji A (Australian based Fijians) tour to Fiji in October 2005.
THE Junior Kiwis got off with a great start to their Australian tour when they took on the Sydney Roosters Development Squad yesterday evening (Tuesday 19 July) at Wentworth Park Greyhound Complex.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 21 Report - Sunday game. Full time Bradford 58 Leigh 12.
Bulls back to winning ways
MANLY is expected to today officially announce the worst kept and most dragged out signing in recent history, with Melbourne halfback Matt Orford agreeing to terms with the club on a four-year deal, ending weeks of speculation over his NRL future.
CANBERRA captain Simon Woolford's bid seeking leave to appeal his eight-week suspension was last night denied by NRL judiciary chairman Greg Woods.
FRIDAY 22nd July 2005
NEW Zealand Warriors captain Steve Price has been cleared to make his NRL comeback from a long-term knee injury in this Saturday's clash with Canberra at Ericsson Stadium.
HELLO Dragons and League Supporters
This week the Dragons take on Cronulla on Sunday?s channel 9 match of the round. Both teams can finish in the top 2 so it should be an awesome match.
MBDS will again be watching the match at the very special back room of ?The Pub? at Crown. This is a 5 star venue with 5 star service. We had about 20 people attend last week and the feedback from everyone I have spoken to about the venue can be summed up in one word, Exceptional.
The venue will be televising the match via a channel 9 Sydney feed from 4pm. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday
WHAT Dragons V Sharks
WHERE Back room of ?The Pub?, Level 1, Crown Complex, (near the cinemas)
WHEN Sunday at 4pm
Cheers and go the Dragons
NEW Zealand Warriors prop Steve Price will undergo a fitness test today to determine his availability for Saturday's NRL clash with Canberra in Auckland. Price has been sidelined for the past eight weeks with a knee injury.
ST George Illawwarra Dragons have claimed there was no intent to breach the NRL rules following comments from Coach Nathan Brown about referees on the weekend.