TOOWOOMBA started the match strongly against Easts at Langlands Park before fading to a 42-24 loss in the ABC Television clash. Young Kiwi centre Jason Tiatia, trialling for a contract with the Broncos, made a break before linking with winger Nathan Stains to score the Clydesdales first try. Matt Lockyer found winger Steve Beattie with a good pass and then only minutes later Lockyer again put Beattie over for his second try and the Tigers led 10 ? 6. Easts hooker Mike Hobbs crossed under the posts to extend the margin before centre Ashley Alberts snared an intercept and raced 80 metres to score for the Clydesdales and the scores were 16 ? 12 at half-time. Only minutes after the break Lockyer scored to increase the lead but halfback Isaac Kaufmann crossed for Toowoomba to keep the Clydesdales in reach of a win and also their finals aspirations alive. The Tigers however had other ideas and they raced in a further four tries, winger Justin Loomans collecting a double, to record a convincing win. Easts second rower Mark Leafa, a former Sydney Roosters player, was named QRL man of the Match after a powerhouse performance.
CANTERBURY Bulldogs star Braith Anasta is expected to be sidelined for several weeks following reports this evening that he has a fractured foot.
THE Dragons have named an unchanged starting line-up for their round 22 Telstra Premiership clash with the Warriors at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
WARRIORS have named an unchanged line-up ahead of Sundays clash with the Dragons.
FORMER NRL player Darren Trindall today pleaded guilty to assaulting a female friend at a Sydney nightclub.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach, Steve Folkes has named the injured pair of Adam Perry and Brent Sherwin in his team list for the Bulldogs clash with the Melbourne Storm this Sunday at the Sydney Showground.
PENRITH Panthers coach , John Lang has named an unchanged line up from last weeks thriller against the Dragons to play the Brisbane Broncos.
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THE Canberra Raiders welcome back Troy Thompson to the side for this weekend's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
IF the NRL are fair dinkum about giving the fans the best quality rugby league, then they must immediately look to another free to air carrier next year and beyond after the latest snubbing of the Canberra Raiders.
R2K'S Lachlan McLean recently caught up with Robert Stone (Executive Officer - St.George DRLFC) who outlined what the future holds for OKI Jubilee Stadium and his thoughts on the successful return of the Dragons to the venue in 2003.
ALLIGHT South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Paul Langmack has made changes to the side defeated 62-12 by the Bulldogs for this Saturday night?s clash with the Wests Tigers.
RADISSON Maine Wests Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his team for the game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, on Saturday 9 August 2003 at Leichhardt Oval. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
MELBOURNE Storm will be without Queensland hooker Cameron Smith for this Sunday?s clash with the Bulldogs at the Sydney Showgrounds, but the club is hopeful prop Mitchell Sargent will be available.
TODAY the Chairman of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Mr Keith Brodie announced Denis Keeffe would stay as Chief Executive at least until the end of 2006.