Tri-Nations Game IV
Australia 20 def. Great Britain 6
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble put on a brave face after Australia almost certainly shattered his side?s Gillette Tri-Nations hopes on Saturday night.
AUSTRALIAN centre Matt Cooper revealed it was defence that won the day for the Kangaroos as they put a huge dent in Great Britain's hopes of Tri-Nations glory.
LANCE Hohaia showed he can plug the gap caused by the departure of Stacey Jones as he helped New Zealand save face against a battling young England side at Warrington with a 30-22 win.
STEPHEN Wild and Jon Wilkin, both released from the Great Britain squad, will start for England against New Zealand on Sunday at Warrington.
England, who beat France in their first match two weeks, have lost Leeds prop Danny Ward from their original squad.
A father takes his young daughter to the footy:
SATURDAY, June 5 2004. Essendon versus Hawthorn in the Australian Football League.
A new game*
IN 2001 Andrew Voss originally intended to make a rugby league bloopers type of show. The format was to run four to six weeks, however thanks to a great response from the fans, the show evolved into what it is today - "Boots n All".
A new name, a revamped home ground and an enhanced playing list will ensure Brothers Valleys enter the 2005 Queensland Cup season in a strong position to be competitive.
THIS week shapes as a danger game for the Pepsi Dolphins. Although Ipswich are out of finals contention there has been a lot to like about their recent form. And at Bendigo Bank Oval the Jets would love nothing better than knocking off the Dolphins. For the Dolphins to be considered genuine premiership contenders this is one game they can't afford to drop, a loss in this game could see the Dolphins slide back down to fourth or fifth on ladder.
A Grade coach Rob Campbell will be looking to build on his sides recent good form with a win over the Jets. A win could see them confirm their spot in the semi finals.
Coach Cleal will be looking for his young chargers to turn it around after a very ordinary effort last week against Wests.
This weeks sides
DOLPHIN TRIVIA: Name 3 players to have played first grade for both Redcliffe & Ipswich?
RISING star Jason Chan has been selected to make his senior debut for the St George Illawarra Premier League side this Sunday at Kogarah Oki Jubilee Stadium against Cronulla.
Chan is one of several young players signed by the Dragons this year from Qld Cup affiliate club Brothers Valleys.
Dragons Development Officer Craig Young rates the young Queenslander highly and tipped Chan for greater honours from the first time he saw him play.
In a meteoric rise, Jason Chan has progressed from an outstanding 2003 season with Brothers Valleys Colts (which included several cameo appearances in the Mixwell Cup) and continued his strong form to be a standout in the Illawarra Jersey Flegg squad this season culminating in his elevation the Premier League this weekend.
All at Brothers Valleys wish Jason well as he makes his senior debut and provides a glowing example of the high quality of talented young men being developed through the Blues network of junior and senior clubs throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
THE Newcastle Knights have lost Timana Tahu for the rest of the season, after news came through that he would need surgery to his injured ankle.