THE Sydney Airport Jets racked up another important home ground win, when they defeated the second-placed Balmain Tigers 20-12 in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday. Played in front of a crowd of more than two thousand, this was a fiercely-contested, engrossing encounter in which seven tries were scored in the first half and none in the second. Newtown had led 16-12 at half-time after trailing 8-0 after only nine minutes, and increased this lead to 20-12 through two second-half penalty goals by Troy Barnes.
THE New Zealand Rugby League will impose further penalties on three junior players serving prison terms for assaulting a pregnant 16-year-old girl.
TWENTY teams from eight nations are confirmed as entries in the 1st Rotterdam International League Nines to be played in Hollands largest city on saturday august 7th.
WATH Brow Hornets winger Craig Calvert has pulled out of the BARLA Great Britain Lions squad for their tour of Australia.
THE Vodafone Warriors have today announced the signing of utility player Nathan Fien from the North Queensland Cowboys. Fien had been given permission to negotiate with other clubs by the Cowboys before the June 30 anti-tampering deadline, and agreed to terms with the Warriors last night for three years commencing in 2005.
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang has sprung a couple of surprises in naming his injury and Origin depleted team for their round 14 clash with the St Geo/Illawara Dragons at Penrith Stadium on Friday.
Youngster Ben Rogers makes his mark in the first grade team at 5/8 and the Panthers will debut Richard Fa'aoso from the bench.Amos Roberts returns to fullback while Daniel Russell goes to halfback after a very good game against the Sea Eagles last week.
Coach Langs team is;
NZ Warriors coach Tony Kemp has had to ring in the changes for Sundays game against the Wests Tigers at the Tigers temporary home ground at Jade Stadium in Christchurch,NZ.
Coach Kemp has lost 3 players to the NRL judicial system in Seuseu,Faumuina and Meli.
Luckily for the Warriors, players are returning from injury and the team will not lose any noticeable strength or go-foward.
Coach Kemps team is;
JUBILANT Cronulla Sharks coach Stuart Raper will face the Canberra Raiders this weekend at Canberra Stadium without his star halfback Brett Kimmorely and powerhouse prop Jason Stevens as they prepare for Origin 2 next week.Last weeks victory over the Broncos will see a confident Sharks outfit travel to Canberra to take on the Raiders.
Coach Rapers team is;
MANLY coach Des Hasler has rushed injured trio Sam Harris,Shane Dunley and Chad Randall into a 19 man squad named for Sunday's vital clash with Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith high on the sucess of his teams away win last week against the Knights has named his side to play the Manly Sea Eagles this weekend at Parramatta Stadium.
Coach Smiths team is;
ST George Illawarra Dragons five-eighth Trent Barrett has been cleared to play in this Friday's clash with the Panthers at Penrith Stadium.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Arthur Kitinas is pleased to announce his team for Round 14 to take on the Melbourne Storm this Saturday, June 12 at 7:30pm at Aussie Stadium.
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 13.
THE New Zealand Warriors have taken early guilty pleas on their judicial charges, losing three key players for a number of weeks.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his side to play the North Queensland Cowboys at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night.Returning to duty for his club this weekend is captain Ben Kennedy.
Coach Hagans team is;