THE Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks Rugby League club bring out a weekly newsletter with a wrap of how things are going and comments from the coaching staff of the three senoir sides.
WHEN Michael Roberts scored a classic halfback?s try from the base of the scrum in the 77th minute one could be forgiven for briefly forgetting the score and imagining you had witnessed the winning try. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Robert?s solo effort was nothing more than a consolation in the most egregious defensive effort by Redcliffe in the history of the Queensland Cup.
THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club is pleased to announce that Life Membership of Australia?s oldest Rugby League club was awarded to our Official Patron, John Singleton, at the Jets? 2005 season launch held at the Petersham RSL Club on Wednesday evening, March 9th.
THE First National Northland U16's struck the Auckland Crowns on a very good day at Cornwall Park this afternoon.
Under cloudy skies, in near perfect playing conditions, the Auckland Crowns Foundation Cup team set about taking their Northland visitors apart. In a much improved performance over last Saturday, they were almost ruthless in their very structured game. Half-Back, Sioeli Makaui, showing maturity way beyond his years, lead them around the park like a seasoned veteran, on the way to their 46/6 victory. Makaui was ably assisted in the halves by five eight, and captain, Jody Henry. Henry finished the day scoring 22 points for his side.
Northland started well with a great opening set, featuring their two big props, only to be brought undone by a spilled ball. The Crowns took their opportunity, scoring two quick tries and taking control of the game. With about 15 to go, in the first half, the intensity of the game began to take it's toll and mistakes from both sides began to creep in.
THE Broncos are expecting one of the biggest home crowds of the engage Super League season on Saturday night when Wigan come to town.
THE Bradford Bulls Board have met yesterday and have announced that following his appearance before the Rugby Football League?s Disciplinary Committee and his plea of guilty to providing a urine sample containing a banned substance, namely Stanozolol, the club has terminated the contract of Ryan Hudson with immediate effect.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants and Widnes Vikings will both be looking to come out on top when they meet in a crunch engage Super League meeting at the Galpharm Stadium.
Round 1, 11-13 March 2005
SHARKS skipper Brett Kimmorley could miss next week's match against Manly after being charged with a grade 1 careless high tackle. Normally the misdemeanour would not incur a suspension if an early guilty plea is entered into, however in this case Kimmorley has 37 carry-over points from a previous offence.
NODDY kicked up a frenzy, Dykesy warmed to his old home ground and Luke Covell gave the fans plenty to cheer about with his goal kicking boot. It was a Saturday night of old at Toyota Park, as the Sharks somehow gritted out a win against their more favoured opponents, Penrith.
Roosters 24 v Rabbitohs 12
Sharks 20 v Panthers 14
Eels 28 v Tigers 12
THERE was some action over at Ericsson Stadium yesterday.