THE St.George Dragons staged a gallant fight back against the Illawarra Steelers in the Harold Matthews Cup today, before being defeated by 23-22.
THE Central Queensland Extended League is ready to kick off with some blockbuster clashes coming up for the Central Queensland region.
WIGAN take on Widnes at the Halton Stadium hoping to avoid a third successive defeat and Vikings coach Frank Endacott knows the pressure will be on current Warriors boss Denis Betts.
A superb all-round performance from loose forward Paul Cooke helped Hull continue their impressive start to the engage Super League season with a 22-12 win, but they were pushed all the way by a spirited Salford side at the Willows.
SID Domic, one of the form centres in Super League in 2004, is set to make his first appearance of the season for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in Sunday?s home game against Leigh Centurions.
WITH their off-field future secure, London Broncos seek to continue their impressive start to the season on the pitch when they visit Bradford Bulls in the engage Super League.
LEEDS coach Tony Smith takes his unbeaten Rhinos to the Galpharm Stadium, where he helped lay the foundations for Huddersfield?s Super League revival.
AN event clash at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on the weekend of Round 16 of the Telstra Premiership has forced the St George Illawarra Dragons to change their original home-game venue split for the 2005 season.
THE Canberra Raiders fought back from 16-6 half time deficit to defeat the Wests Tigers 36-30 in their final trial match at Campbelltown Stadium last night, but an injury suffered by Michael Weyman has put a scare through the camp on the eve of the 2005 season.
ROOSTERS coach Ricky Stuart this morning named versatile hooker Craig Wing as Brett Finch?s replacement at five-eighth for the opening rounds of the 2005 NRL season.
WE have been playing Masters Rugby League in New Zealand and Australia for over 10 years and this has included an annual tournament at the end of each regular season. These tournaments have included over thirty teams and have been held both sides of the Tasman. There are plans to hold an International Masters tournament, this year in Sydney, which will include up to fifty teams.
TWO tries from Declan Foy and a man of the match performance from Peter Bounds gave Kerry Kings their maiden RLI victory over Kilkenny Wildcats at Killarney. In a sometimes fiery encounter, the Kings survived a late rally by the visitors to win 18-16. Waterford Vikings also got off the mark by thrashing Cork Bulls 54-16
THE Sydney Airport Jets notched up their fifth home-ground win this season, when they defeated Western Suburbs 42-28 in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday evening.With confidence riding high after last weekends fiery demolition of the Sea Eagles the Eels must be odds on favourites to give the Origin weary Broncos a run for their money.
Coach Smiths team is;
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs five eighth Braith Anasta has been named in the Dogs line-up for their clash with the Canberra Raiders at Express Advocate Stadium this Saturday.