THE Balmain Tigers won the Trevor Ryan-Neil Pringle Shield for 2004, when they defeated Newtown 38-22 in the VB Premier League match played at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday evening. The Ryan-Pringle Shield was inaugurated this year to honour these two outstanding Rugby League professionals who played with distinction for both clubs in the 1970?s and early 1980?s. The Sydney Airport Jets had led 16-10 at half-time, but Newtown?s lack of reserve depth was painfully obvious in the second half as the rampaging Tigers took full control of the match in front of their home crowd.
THE Manly Sea Eagles today named Chad Randall and Solomon Haumono in an 18 man squad to play the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday.
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named a strong line up for this weekends game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium on Saturday evening.
Notable omission from the squad is Adrian Morley who has a date with the NRL judiciary.
Coach Stuarts team is;
THE St George Illawarra Dragons today announced that they were not prepared to release Origin centre Mark Gasnier from his current contract with the Club, which expires at the end of the 2006 season.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 20 to take on the Sydney Roosters this Saturday, July 24 at 7:30pm at Aussie Stadium.
PARRAMATTA coach Brian Smith has named his team to play the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Saturday evening.
Coach Smiths team is;
1 ? Wade McKINNON
2 - Ashley GRAHAM
3 - Junior LANGI
4 ? Luke BURT
5 ? Matt PETERSEN
6 ? Daniel WAGON ?
7 ? Michael WITT
8 ? Corey PEARSON
9 ? John MORRIS
10 ? Michael VELLA
11 ? Nathan HINDMARSH
12 ? Craig STAPLETON
13 ? Lee HOPKINS
14 ? Dean WIDDERS
15 ? Jack AFAMASAGA
16 ? Adam PEEK
17 ? Justin TSOULOS
18 ? Chris THORMAN
19 - Fuifui MOIMOI
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 19.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the game against the Bulldogs, on Friday 23rd July 2004 at Campbelltown Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his line up for Sunday afternoon's game at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm captain Stephen Kearney has stressed the need for his teammates to remain focused ahead of Saturday night?s match against the Parramatta Eels at Olympic Park.
CAPTAIN Trent Barrett will be back at five-eighth and Mark Riddell will start in the second row in their return to the Dragons for the local derby against the Sharks at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his squad for this weekends game against the Saint George Illawara Dragons at Oki Jubilee Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Rapers team is;
VODAFONE Warriors coach Tony Kemp has named the same squad that defeated the Rabbitohs last week for the Warriors' game against the Raiders in Canberra.
Fone Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's home clash against the New Zealand Warriors.
THE Newcastle Knights today announced they have agreed to terms with Melbourne 25 year old Storm forward, Kirk Reynoldson for the next four seasons.