Remember the Days of the Old School Yard? - Editorial

REMEMBER the Warriors of 2002 who made Rugby League attractive to young New Zealanders? Remember the thrills and spills of an attacking formation that made players in motion, a quick witted halfback taking it to the line, a goliath second rower busting the line and throwing audacious well thought out offloads, a hooker bursting from dummy half attracting two or three defenders before passing before the line to a man running straight through a gap and a hitman at lock who would pound opposition attackers mercilessly.

Loss to Bulldogs fails to spoil Sydney Airport Jets Reunion Day

IN the vital NSWRL VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday, the Bulldogs scored two converted tries in the last four minutes to snatch victory away from Newtown. The disappointment of the 38-28 loss was partly outweighed by the outstanding success of the Newtown reunion day, with a huge crowd in attendance and a tremendous roll-up of old champions. A feature of the day was the strong representation of members of the Newtown 1954 Grand Final team, and the amazing array of former first grade coaches on show, namely Dick Poole, Jack Gibson, Clarrie Jeffreys, Johnny Raper, Warren Ryan and Brian "Chicka" Moore.

Young Singaporean breaks try scoring record

ON the 31st of July, young Singaporean Hazuan Ghazali was preparing for his final match of the season for Seven Hills against Edensor Park. Seven Hills were out of finals contention but this match was Hazuan's chance to secure the Parramatta DJRL try scoring record. 32 tries in one season was the current record. Hazuan was sitting on 31 tries.

Top five set for play-offs in NZ Bartercard Cup

NORTH Harbour Tigers and Canterbury Bulls have filled the two vacant positions left in the Top 5 of the Bartercard Cup competition following Round 16 played over the weekend. They now join Marist Richmond Brothers, Mt Albert Lions and the newly merged Otahuhu Ellerslie clubs in the finals starting next weekend.

Thorn heads back to the Broncos

BRAD Thorn agreed to terms last night for a three-year contract with the Brisbane Broncos, and will re-join his former club next season.

Knights team named for Bulldogs game

NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to play the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Friday night.

Tingha Blacklock returns for Saints v Manly clash

ST.GEORGE Bank Dragons flanker, Nathan 'Tingha' Blacklock makes a welcomed return to first grade for this Sunday's 'St George Heritage Match' against the Manly Sea Eagles at OKI Jubilee, Kogarah.

Roosters name team to meet the Warriors

SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to play the New Zealand Warriors at Ericsson Stadium on Sunday afternoon (NZ time). Coach Stuarts team is; Anthony Minichiello Chris Walker Justin Hodges Ryan Cross Shannon Hegarty Brad Fittler Brett Finch Jason Cayless Craig Wing Adrian Morley Michael Crocker Craig Fitzgibbon Luke Ricketson Chad Robinson Stuart Webb Chris Flannery Anthony Tupou

Eels name team to take on Panthers

PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the Penrith Panthers on Saturday night at Parramatta Stadium. Coach Smiths team is;

Leagueunlimited.com player of the year awards, round 24

WITH just two rounds to go, the Leagueunlimited.com leader board has changed dramatically with a number of players bolting ahead of last week?s front runner.

Storm bolstered by Chan's return

MELBOURNE Storm?s in-form forward pack has been bolstered ahead of this week?s clash with the Cronulla Sharks, following the return of tough front-rower Alex Chan from suspension.

Centrebet Weekend Wrap

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Bulldogs name squad for Knights game

RENI Maitua has been named as the replacement for the injured Dennis Scott for the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs final home game of the season this Friday against the Newcastle Knights.

Cowboys team to play Wests Tigers named

NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his side to travel down to Sydney to take on the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

SportOdds team of the round - Round 24

THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition. Based on the opinion received from the Leagueunlimited.com live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 24.

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