AFTER serving a seven-match NRL suspension, Billy Slater wants to cement his place back in the in-form Melbourne Storm line up before pondering the chance of a recall to the Queensland Origin team.
NEWCASTLE second-rower Clint Newton says St George Illawarra skipper Trent Barrett got off lightly with a six-match suspension for his hit on Knights teammate Brian Carney.
WOLVES too strong for Cas
WIDNES have completed the signing of former Wigan scrum-half Dennis Moran.
DRAGONS Supporters, What a fantastic week of sport we had served up to us last week. The mighty Blues get up on Wednesday night with a field goal, the Socceroos head off to Germany with a win over European Champions Greece, and then the Dragons smack Newcastle on their home turf! After the drubbing the Knights gave us at WIN stadium earlier this year, the Dragons must have been fired up for revenge and that was exactly what they dished out. On the back of a fairly good kicking game and a number of Newcastle errors, the Dragons went to the break with a 20-6 lead and were never headed in the second half. It's great to see what this football team is capable when they are on their game. Let's hope we see plenty more of that sort of form this year. This week's match is another Sydney grudge match, against the Parramatta Eels on Friday night. This will be the Dragons first home at Oki Jubilee and they will be expecting a sellout crowd to cheer the team home. Our screening this week is back at SteakOut at Crown Casino at 8:30pm. After the problems with Telstra which Crown experienced for the State of Origin, all was resolved for the telecast last Friday at Crown which was fine. We have been assured by the management we won't have any issues going forward and we will continue to use Crown for the Friday night and Sunday Channel Nine matches. WHAT: Dragons v EelsWHEN: Friday 2nd June, 8:30pmWHERE: SteakOut Sports Bar, Level 1 Crown Casino GO THE DRAGONS!!
FORMER Great Britain prop Paul Anderson is to take up a coaching role with Huddersfield at the end of the year.
PARRAMATTA back-row forward Glen Morrison has agreed to a three-year deal with engage Super League champions Bradford Bulls, according to reports in Australia.
LEEDS rediscovered their form with a dominant second-half display against Bradford to gain sweet revenge for last October?s Grand Final defeat courtesy of a 30-0 victory.
PAUL wins it for Quins
LUCKY seven for Hull
WIGAN'S woes continue
JONES inspires Dragons
FRIDAY, 2nd June 2006
BARTERCARD CUP ROUND 9 RESULTS AND STANDINGS
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have announced their Premier League and Jersey Flegg teams to take on the Parramatta Eels at Oki Jubilee in Kogarah this Friday.Jersey Flegg kicks off at 3:50pm while the Premier League kicks off at 5:30pm. The main NRL fixture will kick off under lights at 7:30pmPremier League Dragonsv Parramatta Eels5.30pm Friday 2 JuneOki Jubilee StadiumCoach: Steven Price1. Josh MORRIS2. Bryson GOODWIN3. Jess CAINE4. Lee TE MAARI5. Dane KERSHAW6. Reece BLAYNEY7. Chris SHEPPARD (c)8. Charlie LEAENO9. George NDAIRA10. Chris HOUSTON (c)11. Tom HABERECHT12. Sam ISEMONGER13. Aaron WHEATLEY14. Jamie DUNNING15. Andrew PRICE16. Beau MUNDINE17. Jamie KEITH18. James JIMENEZ19. Willie TUPOUJersey Flegg Dragonsv Parramatta Eels3.50pm Friday 2 JuneOki Jubilee StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Jason NIGHTINGALE2. Rota SETU3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA4. Chase STANLEY5. Ryan MILLARD6. Richard WILLIAMS7. Blake DUREAU8. Dan HUNT9. Brad DAVIDSON (c)10. Chris FARRELL11. Matt PRIOR12. Lagi SETU13. James KEELAN15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Daniel JARVIS17. Matt SEAMARK18. James GREHAN