THE Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks have created the upset of the 2005 Central Queensland Extended League season so far defeating Rockhampton Brothers for the first time in four years 28-20 at Saleyards Park on Saturday, March 12.
THE strategic Rugby League alliance between the Newtown and Cronulla-Sutherland clubs zoomed away to a flying start at Toyota Park on Saturday evening. The Sydney Airport Jets impressed the big Toyota Park crowd of nearly 20,000 with a commanding 30-10 win over the Penrith-St.Marys Cougars in the opening round of the VB Premier League competition.
H. JERSEY FLEGG
ROUND 1 JERSEY FLEGG MATCH REPORT
The Souths Juniors Jersey Flegg team faced local rivals and defending Premiers of the Jersey Flegg Competition the Sydney Roosters in Round 1 of the Jersey Flegg Competition.
SHARKIES prop Danny Nutley will contest a grade one dangerous throw charge at the NRL judiciary tonight in an effort to be cleared for Sunday afternoon's game against Manly at Brookvale Oval.
NEWCASTLE must be finding the going a little tough lately, and we've only had one round of footy. After being belted by Melbourne at the weekend, they've received the news that promising forward Riley Brown will require elbow surgery and could be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.
THE Canberra Raiders have named five new faces in the starting side for their NRL season-opener against the Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his team to play the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Hagen will be expecting a vastly improved Knights outfit after last weekends humiliation at the hands of the Storm.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named a strong squad to take on the Bulldogs at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Friday night.
Suffering from too many handling mistakes in last weekends opening round loss to the Broncos, the coaching staff will be emphasising ball security and skill during this weeks preparation for what promises to be an exciting encounter.
SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
THE Real Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its team to play the Parramatta Eels in the round 2 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Sunday, March 20, kicking off at 3pm at Aussie Stadium.
FORMER Manly centre Albert Torrens will make his debut for the Dragons this Saturday night in their round 2 Telstra Premiership clash with Melbourne Storm at WIN Stadium.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his team to face the Sydney Roosters at Penrith Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Despite their first round loss to the Sharks last weekend the Panthers emerged relatively unscathed on the injury front and coach Lang will be happy about second rower Tony Puletua's early guilty plea and his subsequent inclusion in the Panthers squad.
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MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach has named new recruit Ben Czislowski (former Bronco) as the replacement for the injured Mark O'Meley in the front row for this Friday night's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville. Czislowski came off the Bulldogs interchange last Friday to perform strongly and has now been rewarded with a starting position.
FORMER St George Illawarra and Kiwi Test prop Craig Smith will make a return to the NRL after signing a one-year deal with Newcastle. Smith will most likely lace on the boots in Round 4, when the Knights take on the Cowboys at Dairy Farmers Stadium.