ROUND 14 of the NZRL Bartercard Cup and after this writer had the Top 4 set in stone last week, the North Harbour Tigers are beginning to look a little shaky, following their loss to the Hibiscus Coast Raiders last week. Other results went according to plan but some were a lot closer than predicted.
TOUGH as nails,hard as rocks,that?s BevanBleakley
BURLEIGH v NORTHS
Pizzey Park, Saturday 2pm, August 6.
ALSO in this weeks Bulls Eye, coach Brian Noble and captain Jamie Peacock look ahead to Sunday's Super League Round 23 game at Odsal when Widnes Vikings return to Bradford to face the Bulls for the second time in six rounds, looking to make it five points from six this season
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VOLCANO READY TO ERUPT AFTER LENGTHY ABSENCE
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 23 previews -Friday games. Warrington Wolves v St Helens and Wigan Warriors v Salford City Reds
WIGAN Warriors have received another huge injury blow with the news that Captain and Great Britain full back Kris Radlinski will miss the rest of the season.
DRAGONS representative Prop Luke Bailey has officially agreed to terms with the Dragons for the 2006 season having made the decision to be a part of the new NRL license on the Gold Coast from 2007.
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THE Sydney Roosters are proud to announce a merger with one of rugby league?s most famous clubs ? the Newtown Jets ? which will see the Jets assume the role of the Sydney Roosters? Premier League side next year.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons having been required by the NRL to respond to a detailed list of requirements for hosting a home semi-final have today nominated WIN Stadium, Wollongong.
ST George-Illawarra Dragons star Mark Gasnier has been dumped from the New South Wales State of Origin squad, it was confirmed this afternoon.
A New South Wales State of Origin player is set to be dumped from the squad following controversy surrounding a lude voice message left on the phone of a 27-year-old woman.
FORMER Parramatta, Australian and New South Wales legend Brett Kenny says the State of Origin series has the potential to save rugby league and divert attention from the current problems engulfing the game.
THE Victory Cup Final
BARLA Great Britain Lions v Russia
Thursday 20th May 2004
Big Sport Arena, Luzhniky, Moscow
Kick Off: 6.00pm (local time)
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins are home to the Eastern Suburbs Tigers this Sunday at Dolphin Oval. After a disappointing effort by the Queensland Cup side against the Central Comets they will be looking for an improved performance this week against the in-form Tigers. It should be a high quality day of footy with Tigers and Dolphins both sitting high on the ladder in each grade.
Neil Wharton has named a similar side to last weekend but several players will have to pass a fitness test before he will know the final make up of his squad. As from this week on both the lower grades will start 15 minutes earlier.
The Dolphins sides are
1. Trent Leis
2. Phil Shilvock
3. Damien Richters
4. Brian Jellick
5. Joel Barnes
6. Shane Perry
7. Michael Roberts
8. Nathan Sologinkin
9. Nathan Black
10. Adam Starr
11. Daniel Green
12. Ben Jones
13. Andrew Wynyard
14. Justin McKay
15. Danny Burke
16. Grant Flugge
17. Gavin Cooper