HISTORY was created December 4, 2004 at Singapore Polytechnic Dover, Singapore. This was the first ever Rugby League tournament to be held on Singapore soil. The tournament was played as a 9 a side tournament and was a resounding success.
THEIR players may all come from Super League clubs' youth sides but the 36-6 scoreline flattered England as they beat Wales in front over 300 fans in the under-16 international at Sardis Road on Good Friday.
Wales recovered well from a shaky start and were desperately unlucky not to get closer to the visitors' score in the second half, having three tries disallowed in the last quarter of the game.
The hosts were caught out twice in the first ten minutes with two virtually similar tries, both set-up by excellent passing moves by the English back-line and both run in by Hull's Joe Westerman in the right hand corner as he took advantage of gaping holes in the Welsh defence.
Following a period of Welsh pressure, England increased their lead to 20-0. First, Castleford's David Leeke finished off another fine set of passes to ground in the corner before Leeds' Mathew Fox's 20-metre run virtually finished off the in-experience Welsh side.
IN sultry and often blustery conditions today at Bert Henham Park in Auckland, the local Sea Lions team beat the Waicoa Bay Stallions 38/10 in the penultimate round of the Lion Foundation NJC Foundation Cup.
THE mental health of Bears supporters was the greatest concern for Burleigh coach Rick Stone after the Gold Coast club staged its third come-from-behind victory in a row.
WIDNES eased their relegation worries with a crucial 35-28 victory over fellow engage Super League strugglers Leigh at the Halton Stadium.
LEEDS Rhinos produced a super second half performance to maintain their 100% start to the engage Super League season with a 42-12 win at Bradford Bulls.
SALFORD centre Stuart Littler raced over for a hat-trick of tries as the Reds returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 42-10 victory over Warrington.
SAINTS V Bulls
Great Britain international Lee Gilmour is looking forward to locking horns with his old club when St Helens take on Bradford Bulls in engage Super League on Monday.
HULL withstood a late fightback to send the Broncos spinning to their first defeat at Griffin Park this season by 20-16.
BULLDOGS 36 v WESTS TIGERS 37
Round 3, 25-27 March 2005
RABBITOHS 18 v RAIDERS 25
SEA EAGLES 25 v STORM 18
WARRIORS 22 v COWBOYS 32
IT took an inept performance from the Eels (and their 'champion team on paper') to put Cronulla back into the winner's circle this weekend. There were a few shaky moments, but ultimately some trademark brilliance from Brett Kimmorley got us home in the end.