The 'function' that discerns half backs

LET?S think of a game of chess for a moment. You have your pawns, your castles, your bishops, your knights and your coveted King and Queen. Each piece is placed on a chessboard where the objectives of all pieces are to protect their King, whilst attacking the other. Through all this the King is responsible for the movement of his troops across the battlefield as he so pleases. His organisational skills will ultimately determine whether he will win or loose a battle. Welcome to the life of a rugby league half back.

The Run Home to the Finals

SEVEN into four just doesn?t go, it?s as simple as that. As the NRL Telstra Premiership 2004 season embarks on its final month of regular season fixtures, to see who will secure those precious finals berths in the bottom half of the eight.

Steele by name, steel by nature

STEELE Retchless is set this Friday to play his 200th game for London Broncos when they run out against St Helens at Knowsley Road.

Williams seeks leave to appeal

MELBOURNE Storm?s Danny Williams has today sought leave to appeal the 18-match suspension handed down to him last week by the NRL judiciary for striking Wests forward Mark O?Neill.

Cowboys team to play Rabbitohs named

NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to plat the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night. Coach Murrays team is;

Rabbitohs team to face Cowboys named

THE Allight Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 23 to take on the North Queensland Cowboys this Saturday, August 14 at 7:30pm at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Storm welcomes back Hill for clash with Raiders

MELBOURNE Storm five-eighth Scott Hill looks to have overcome a back injury that saw him miss last week?s 20-point loss to the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Eels name team to take on Sharks

PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his squad to take on the Sharks on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park. Coach Smiths team is;

Warriors squad named for Dragons game

VODAFONE Warriors prop Jerry Seuseu still has an outside chance of playing for the club again before he finishes his NRL career.

Slater groin injury confirmed

SCANS have confirmed Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater is suffering from the ongoing groin injury osteitis pubis, with the condition set to remain for the rest of the season.

Knights team named for Sea Eagles game

NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his team to play the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon. Coach Hagans team is;

Must win time for the Raiders

FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach, Matthew Elliott, has named his lineup for this Sunday's vital home clash against the Melbourne Storm.

SportOdds team of the round - Round 22

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 live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 22.

Dragons Team Unchanged for Clash with Warriors

ST.GEORGE Bank Dragons coach Nathan Brown has named an unchanged team to play the Warriors at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.

Panthers name squad to tackle Roosters

PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named his side to play the Roosters at Aussie Stadium on Friday night. With confidence riding sky high after last weeks demolition of the Manly Sea Eagles, Lang has to bring his team back to reality for this eagerly awaited clash. Youngster Garret Crossman will make his debut off the bench. Coach Langs team is;

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