AFTER an 83 minute arm-wrestle it was the unlikely left boot of Shaun Timmins that edged NSW ahead of Queensland in Origin's first ever golden point victory
THROUGHOUT the years, stemming back to league?s inception back in 1895 in England, there have been many changes to this very day. Much of it similar as to what happens in the movie ?Office Space?, starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston, a ?consultant? comes in to see what works where, how it works and whether it is redundant or irreplaceable.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble has announced the Great Britain squad for the Gillette Tri-Nations Tournament to be held later in the year. As expected, Super League Champions Leeds contributed the most players from any club with 10 Rhinos named.
THE Kiwis and Kangaroos could join forces in a match against English opposition in Britain during the time of the Tri-Nations rugby league tournament at the end of the year.
THE Dolphins returned to the winners circle in all three grades last weekend against Souths Logan while happy with the wins the club is still taking it one week at a time. The Dolphins face a massive challenge this weekend in all three grades playing North Queensland Young Guns in Queensland Cup and Easts in the lower grades.
The award winners last week were
Searles Garden Products Man of the Match
Keystar Motors Players Player
Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match
Leading Edge Sports Man of the Match
Results: Easts 30 d Toowoomba 22, Norths 66 d Brothers Valleys 12, Redcliffe 52 d Souths Logan 16, Tweed Heads 28 d Burleigh 26, North Queensland 31 d Wynnum 24, Central 34 d Ipswich 20.
Standings: Norths 18, Easts 18, Toowoomba 18, Burleigh 18, North Queensland 17, Wynnum 17, Redcliffe 16, Tweed Heads 12, Central 12, Ipswich 5, Souths Logan 4, Brothers Valleys 1.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, will head for Dublin next week as part of their commitment to developing the game of Rugby League in Ireland
THE Sydney Roosters today announced the signing of St George Illawarra half back Brett Firman for three years from the 2005 season.
CANBERRA Raiders leading try-scorer Joel Monaghan was dealt a cruel blow yesterday when scans to an injured leg revealed evidence of a small fracture to the base of his knee.
THE brilliance of Melbourne Storm?s Billy Slater has steered Queensland to a thrilling four-point win over New South Wales in last night?s State of Origin II at Suncorp Stadium.
TELSTRA NRL PREMIERSHIP: Round 15
Friday 18 June 2004:
FRANCIS Meli will be a Warrior until the end of the 2006 season at least after agreeing to terms on a new deal on Thursday.
NORTH Queensland centre Paul Bowman will equal Peter Jones' club record of 131 first grade games for the club this Sunday when the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys play the New Zealand Warriors.
THE Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs have been busy negotiating the extension of player contracts leading into the June 30 anti-tampering deadline. In recent weeks the Bulldogs have been successful in securing the signature of explosive winger Matt Utai. Utai has signed on for a further 3 seasons which will see him remain at Belmore until the end of the 2007 season.
A final decision will be made tomorrow or Saturday about whether Penrith skipper Craig Gower will play against the Sharks on Sunday.