THE Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round
HENHAM Park, home of the Otahuhu Leopards, and today, the venue for the clash between Otahuhu and the Ellerslie Eagles. Otahuhu and Ellerslie, bedfellows in the Bartercard Cup competition but rivals in the Auckland Rugby League Premier Grading Round.
WINGER Trent Purdon and full back Reggie Cressbrook have spearheaded a nine try bonanza for the Burleigh Bears, the home side running out convincing 46-10 winners over the Central Comets in today's Queensland Cup encounter on the Gold Coast.
REDCLIFFE easily accounted for Ipswich today extending a hoodoo which has seen the Jets winless at Dolphin Oval since 1994. The Dolphins ran out 42-20 winners after leading 30-4 at the break. In the first half Redcliffe outclassed Ipswich in attack and defense, at times threatening to score at will. The second half was a scrappy affair with neither side controlling the ball. Ipswich staged a mini fightback to trail 36-20 with 15 minutes remaining but the Dolphins held strong for a much needed Wizard Qld Cup victory.
KIWIS coach Daniel Anderson remains adamant the future of New Zealand rugby league is looking rosy after unearthing two genuine test stars in Benji Marshall and Jerome Ropati.
BARTERCARD CUP COMPETITION ? ROUND 2 RESULTS
Sunday 24 April 2005
NINETY two points scored in a game. Not a great defensive look, in any game, but that was number scored in today's early Bartercard Cup game at Ericcson Stadium, where Otahuhu Ellerslie rolled Waicoa Bay, 58/34.
LEEDS skipper Kevin Sinfield led from the front as the champions strengthened their place at the top of the engage Super League with a 42-20 win against Widnes.
WARRINGTON V Hull
Newcastle Knights 20 v Bulldogs 24
HAS the bubble burst? A week off with the bye and suddenly all of Cronulla's well earnt momentum has come to a screeching halt, bucked by the Broncos in front of another big home crowd.
Manly 48 v Souths 14
Roosters 24 v Dragons 26
Raiders 10 v Storm 46