MAD Butcher Fox Memorial Premiership
ST George Illawarra Premier League have got their semi final aspirations back on track with an impressive 34-20 win over the North Sydney Bears at Win Stadium tonight.
LEEDS too good for brave Hull, and London stun Wigan.
Canterbury Bulldogs 21 v South Sydney Rabbitohs 21
North Queensland Cowboys 56 v Cronulla Sharks 14
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St George-Illawarra Dragons 32 v Warriors 18
ONCE upon a time there were two football teams who often played each other in the local park down the road. Although one of the teams was a little bigger and more experienced, the younger team would always try to put up a good, honest fight - but would inevitably be walloped into the ground by the bigger team, who had a reputation as being a bit of a bully on occasions. (Big meanies!)
THE NRL have confirmed that the St.George Bank Dragons will play the Wests Tigers at Kogarah on Sunday, June the 20th. Kick-off has been scheduled for 3:00pm, as it's the Channel Nine game. The round 15 match follows the second State Of Origin, but hopefully the Dragons' representative players will be available for this all-important game.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his squad to take on the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
The Sharks team is;
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the St George/Illawara Dragons at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
The Eels have a lot to make up for this week after being soundly beaten by a rampant Melbourne Storm on Sunday last.
Coach Smiths team is;
IN a body blow to the Sea Eagles star halfback Michael Monaghan faces surgery tomorrow to re-attach the tendon to the ring finger on his left hand and will miss between 6 to 8 weeks.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Bulldogs, on Saturday 22nd May 2004 at Express Advocate Stadium, Central Coast. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
THE inclusion of Rodney Howe was not enough to get Norths over the line against the Burleigh Bears in their Queensland Cup clash today. Burleigh defeated the Devils 27 - 20 to move into the top five for the first time this season. Redcliffe remain undefeated after a tough hitout with Tweed while Toowoomba are just two points behind after a 46 - 6 defeat of the injury struck Brothers-Valleys club. Wynnum held third place on the ladder with a 26 - 20 win over Easts who continue to underperform despite boasting international Darren Smith at lock. Meanwhile North Qld and Central kept their season's on track with wins this round.
TWEED Heads gave Redcliffe their first tough game of 2004 on Saturday at Dolphin Oval. The Dolphins were found wanting for much of the game but prevailed 25 - 18 after a much improved second half performance.
THE Australian team named tonight to play New Zealand in Friday night's rugby league Test at EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle.
Notable ommision is incumbent halfback Brett Kimmorly and is replaced by the current premiership winning halfback, Craig Gower.
The squad is;