THE Auckland Rugby League Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round heads into a fascinating last round of games tomorrow. Only three teams are guaranteed a start in the elite, Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Division 1. Mt Albert, Te Atatu,
and Richmond will simply go through the motions tomorrow. Seven other teams will fight out the remaining five spots.
FORMER Maroon halfback Allan Langer says Brad Thorn is ripe for a Queensland State of Origin jersey just nine games into his rugby league comeback.
ONLY three games this weekend, as Round 5 of the NZRL Bartercard Cup is split over two weekends.
AFTER a drop in form of late the North Sydney Bears have arisen once more with a thrilling win over the Western Suburbs Magpies on Mothers Day at North Sydney Oval.
THIS Saturday (14th May 2005) 2SER FM?s ?A View from the Hill? will be taking calls from listeners on a range of topics in Rugby League.
IAN Millward has lost an internal appeal against his dismissal by Super League giants St Helens for gross misconduct. The 44-year-old Australian was sacked by the club on Tuesday, and under the terms of his dismissal, will not receive any compensation.
HULL up for Saints' challenge
IN Bulls Eye this week coach Brian Noble and Jamie Peacock look forward to Friday's engage Super League game at the Willows between the Bulls and Salford City Reds a Super League reaches Round 13.
LONDON Broncos CEO, Nic Cartwright has taken the word 'accessible' to a new level this week releasing his own mobile phone number to the general public.
FROM Official St Helens club website:
CRONULLA has been boosted by the announcement that coach Stuart Raper has re-signed with the club for a further two years. Raper has coached the Sharks to a 6-2 record this season, with the team sitting in equal first position on the ladder.
THE Tigers have suffered a huge blow ahead of their match against Newcastle at the weekend, with news that skipper Mark O'Neill is expected to be out for 12 weeks with an elbow injury.
LAST week nearly went according to the script with the notable exceptions being Canberra and Parramatta. The Raiders overcame an 18-point deficit to run out winners against Penrith at home in an absolutely startling display of footy. Then the Eels finally found their feet (metaphorically speaking) and put 50 points on premiership material in the Cowboys. And with that went my perfect round, thanks guys.
Dragons 34 v Panthers 12
THE North Sydney Bears have released the first edition of their official newsletter - The Grizzly.