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WIGAN captain Sean O?Loughlin has been fined after being found guilty of striking at a Rugby Football League disciplinary hearing.
MANLY captain Ben Kennedy has reversed his decision to retire from representative rugby league and has made himself available for Australia for the Anzac Day Test match.
INSPIRATIONAL Manly skipper Ben Kennedy is set to make a decision today on his availability for next month's Anzac Test against New Zealand.
ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown will meet with Nine Network boss Eddie McGuire on Friday in a last ditch bid to stop NRL star Mark Gasnier from jumping ship to rugby union next season.
RAMPAGING North Queensland prop Carl Webb has signed a new contract with the Cowboys that will keep him at the NRL club until the end of 2008.
WITH Round Six complete and just two weeks until the ANZAC Test Match in Brisbane, the Australian selectors have some tough decisions ahead but just how tough in reality these decisions are remains to be seen.
THE other day, I woke up, rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and indulged in my usual bowl of cornflakes. After sprinkling three packets of sugar on top, everything seemed to be traveling well.
GREAT Britain scrum-half Paul Deacon smashed Bradford?s goalkicking record as the Bulls cantered to a 52-18 victory over Huddersfield.
LEADERS St Helens overcame a spirited challenge from Catalans Dragons 34-20 to extend their winning start in the engage Super League.
PROMOTED Castleford?s relegation fears deepened with an 11-try, 64-6 mauling by Warrington at The Jungle.
HULL secured a maximum four engage Super League points from the Easter period after fending off the challenge of Wakefield 36-24 at the KC Stadium.
LEEDS consolidated second place in the engage Super League to move two points clear of hosts Salford with a 24-18 win.
WIGAN crashed again 30-18 against Harlequins and are now four points adrift at the foot of the engage Super League table after suffering their ninth defeat from the opening 10 games.
A mixed bag last Saturday at Bishop Park for the Dolphins with the A Grade and Premier Grades securing victory with solid wins while the Colts suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Norths Devils.A disappointing performance by the Colts saw them suffer their first defeat of the year going down 44-18 to the Devils. Unfortunately the Dolphins didn?t respond to the challenge put forward by last season?s premiers and will need to focus on rectifying some worrying traits that crept into their game when the pressure was applied. One of the few positives from this game was the performance put forward by David Hala who at times was playing a lone hand against one of the competition favourites. David received the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match and looks to be a promising prospect.The A Grade racked up consecutive victorious with a solid win over Norths to the tune of 30 points to 8. The win was based on a foundation of sound defense which is becoming a hallmark of the side?s performances. Mark Shipway and Richie Russell had successful returns from injury in this match and turned in impressive games however the star performer for the Dolphins was Rory Bromley who slotted into the unfamiliar position of 5/8 and relished the extra responsibility. Rory was judged the HOGS BREATH CAF? Man of the Match and will enjoy a delicious steak at Hoggies for effort. The Premier Grade put in a near faultless first half display to go into halftime with an incredible 40 points to 4 lead over the Devils. The second half turned into a 22 all draw to give the game its final score-line of 62 points to 26 after the Dolphins were unable to maintain the intensity and the Devils fought hard to salvage something from the match. Pat Gardner was instrumental in the win against his old club and deservedly picked up both the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player and SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match awards for a powerhouse performance. Others to shine were rejuvenated centre Greg Bourke and another former Devil Marty Turner in his best game for the Dolphins thus far. This week the Dolphins are on the road for the second week running when we travel to Kougari Oval to tackle Wynnum in all grades. The matches will be tight in the lower grades with the clubs evenly positioned on their respective competition ladders while in the QLD Wizard Cup the Seagulls will be keen to register their first win of the season on home soil against their Bayside rivals in the first leg of the hotly contested Herald Cup. This weeks teamsQueensland Wizard Cup 1. Ryan Cullen 2. Alwyn Simpson 3. Greg Bourke 4. Nick Emmett 5. Adam Fletcher 6. Chris Fox 7. Marty Turner 8. Troy Lindsay (c) 9. Mick Roberts 10. Pat Gardner 11. Grant Flugge 12. Danny Burke 13. Gerard Parle Interchange 14. Duane O'Grady 15. Darren Glase 16. Adam Starr 17. Shannon Fish Coach Anthony GriffinFOGS A Grade 1. Mitchell Simpson 2. Kaine Manihera 3. Pat McGill 4. Rory Bromley 5. Adam Lutchetti 6. Mark Christensen 7. Chris Kluft 8. Damian Jentz 9. Scott Gillis 10. Dom Fallini 11. Mark Shipway 12. James Douglas 13. Matt Mannion Interchange 14. Chris Jelich 15. Mick Pares 16.Richie Russell 17. Dan Jones Coach Grant ClealFOGS Colts Challenge1. Phil Daisy 2. Tim Yee 3. Matt Gillett 4. Michael Wilson 5. James Derbyshire 6. Asher Elemani 7. Joel Romelo 8. Greg Malenstein 9. Tim Benson (c) 10. David Hala 11. Foisa Peni 12. Matt Handcock 13. Logan Sullivan Interchange 14. Dane Hogan 15. Tom Donnelly 16. Stuart May 17. Jon BroadCoach Craig Ingebrigtsen