8TH placed Wests travelled to EnergyAustralia Stadium to take on the 6th placed Knights in their round 13 encounter. The Knights had come off a controversial 24-22 loss to the table-topping Dragons. The Magpies in comparison were coming off a 32-24 win over the 7th placed Souths Juniors.
ENERGYAUSTRALIA Stadium was the venue for round 13 fixture between the 6th placed Newcastle and 9th placed Wests.
BRADFORD v St Helens: Bulls determined to emerge victorious, Huddersfield v Warrington: Wolves looking to continue climb, Leigh v Widnes: Endacott warns of tough encounter, and Wakefield v Salford.
Parramatta Eels 32 v Penrith Panthers 22
WESTS TIGERS 14 v MELBOURNE STORM 30
The Melbourne Storm have staged a remarkable second half revival to defeat Wests Tigers 30-14 at Leichhardt Oval today.
Newcastle Knights 16 v Brisbane Broncos 34
The Brisbane Broncos have posted a convincing 34-16 victory over the Newcastle Knights at EnergyAustralia Stadium today.
VETERAN lock forward Darren Smith will make a return at the back of the Brisbane scrum in this weekend?s clash with Parramatta, saying he is more than happy to help out his former club ?in a time of need?.
FORM halfback and local Dapto junior Mathew Head re-signed with the Dragons today for two years until the end of 2006 then said he hopes to play his entire career with the club.
TO pick a winner this week you’ll have to better than Nostradamus, it’s getting that tough.
THE Sydney Roosters have recorded their biggest ever win over the Newcastle Knights with a crushing 48-4 scoreline at Aussie Stadium.
THE West Indies won the MX9s Preliminary Cup at St Albans Centurions on Sunday when they beat the South African Wild Dogs 26-10 in the final.
THE Sydney Airport Jets Premier League squad travelled home from Gosford on Saturday night collectively wondering: "How on earth didn't we come away with the competition points tonight?" In a match that had several similarities to the narrow defeat against South Sydney at Henson Park three weeks ago, Newtown dominated the majority of the game, only to have victory snatched away just three minutes from full-time. Newtown had led 10-0 at half-time and 16-6 midway through the second half, but once again proved incapable of defending their lead at the business end of the match, losing out to the Rabbitohs by 18-16.
THE Dragons are giving Lance Thompson the boot.
CRONULLA has acted quickly to re-sign three key members of its forward pack ahead of the National Rugby League's June 30 anti-tampering expiring.
THE Magpie fledglings have taken flight in the last few months and have now not lost a game since round three.
Last weekend, Chris Phelan?s Colts provided yet another thrilling win, annihilating Runaway Bay 56-18 at Magpie Headquarters at Davies Park.
In the 2004 season, the Magpie Colts have only lost two games and have drawn another two, taking their total number of victories to five, putting them equal fourth on the ladder with 12 points.
The team is showing continual improvement under the guidance of Coach Chris Phelan.
This season, five Colts have played up in the Queensland Cup premier team.
The Colts were last weekend led enthusiastically from the half back combination of Ashley ?The Rooster? Millwood and Mehau Phillip.
Captain Darcey Sumner, who crossed the try line twice on Sunday, displayed good leadership qualities from full back and was soundly supported by forwards Jeremy Toohey, Michael Costa, Justin Loewe and back rowers Elron Yasso and John Oliver.
Centre Luke Major scored two tries and found himself the team?s goal kicker with five successful conversions.
Dave Gorman followed on from Friday?s winning relay performance to score a winger?s try under the posts.
Hooker Callam Belsham was replaced injured by Mitchell Tanzer who had his first game in 12 months.
In the A-Grade division, the Magpies secured their 54-4 win over Runaway Bay at half time on Sunday.
The visiting team was down on numbers and was no match for the superior Magpies who wrapped up the game before half time, leading game officials to call of the match with a half yet to be played.
Rick Dodd, playing in the centres, scored three tries which will boost the confidence of the dual registered Canberra Raiders player.
Aaron McMahon?s game was complemented by terrific goal kicking and he booted five to take his personal season total to 14.
The bench players proved their worth with Matt Templeton, Grant Newman and Matt Bell all scoring tries in the first and only half of the game.
The Queensland Cup team last weekend looked promising after coming back from an early 18-point deficit to be equal Young Guns at half time, and give Magpie fans some hope the team might finish what they started last week.
However, it was not to be and the score line blew out to an irrecoverable 64-18.
The Club?s future is brightened this week by the return from injury of senior players Alwyn Simpson, Nick Emmett and Daniel Irvine ahead of this weekend?s clash with Tweed Heads.