Remember the Days of the Old School Yard? - Editorial

REMEMBER the Warriors of 2002 who made Rugby League attractive to young New Zealanders? Remember the thrills and spills of an attacking formation that made players in motion, a quick witted halfback taking it to the line, a goliath second rower busting the line and throwing audacious well thought out offloads, a hooker bursting from dummy half attracting two or three defenders before passing before the line to a man running straight through a gap and a hitman at lock who would pound opposition attackers mercilessly.

Dolphins miss semi finals for first time in decade

REDCLIFFE will watch the semi finals from the sideline for the first time since 1993 after succumbing to Norths 34 - 14 at Dolphin Oval today.

Loss to Bulldogs fails to spoil Sydney Airport Jets Reunion Day

IN the vital NSWRL VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday, the Bulldogs scored two converted tries in the last four minutes to snatch victory away from Newtown. The disappointment of the 38-28 loss was partly outweighed by the outstanding success of the Newtown reunion day, with a huge crowd in attendance and a tremendous roll-up of old champions. A feature of the day was the strong representation of members of the Newtown 1954 Grand Final team, and the amazing array of former first grade coaches on show, namely Dick Poole, Jack Gibson, Clarrie Jeffreys, Johnny Raper, Warren Ryan and Brian "Chicka" Moore.

Young Singaporean breaks try scoring record

ON the 31st of July, young Singaporean Hazuan Ghazali was preparing for his final match of the season for Seven Hills against Edensor Park. Seven Hills were out of finals contention but this match was Hazuan's chance to secure the Parramatta DJRL try scoring record. 32 tries in one season was the current record. Hazuan was sitting on 31 tries.

Top five set for play-offs in NZ Bartercard Cup

NORTH Harbour Tigers and Canterbury Bulls have filled the two vacant positions left in the Top 5 of the Bartercard Cup competition following Round 16 played over the weekend. They now join Marist Richmond Brothers, Mt Albert Lions and the newly merged Otahuhu Ellerslie clubs in the finals starting next weekend.

Thorn heads back to the Broncos

BRAD Thorn agreed to terms last night for a three-year contract with the Brisbane Broncos, and will re-join his former club next season. player of the year awards, round 24

WITH just two rounds to go, the leader board has changed dramatically with a number of players bolting ahead of last week?s front runner.

Centrebet Weekend Wrap

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Bulldogs name squad for Knights game

RENI Maitua has been named as the replacement for the injured Dennis Scott for the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs final home game of the season this Friday against the Newcastle Knights.

Cowboys team to play Wests Tigers named

NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his side to travel down to Sydney to take on the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

SportOdds team of the round - Round 24

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 live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 24.

Storm in Melbourne ends the Bulldogs winning streak

WITH torrential rain pouring down, the Melbourne Storm have upset the Canterbury Bulldogs 22-12 at Olympic Park today.

Storm's big win snaps Bulldogs' streak

MELBOURNE Storm has snapped the Bulldogs? ten-game winning streak in emphatic fashion today, running away with a 22-12 win at Olympic Park, the Storm?s first win over the Belmore club in four years.

Eels still alive in finals race

THE Parramatta Eels have kept their slim playoff hopes alive with an impressive 48-18 win over the New Zealand Warriors at Parramatta Stadium this evening.

Sea Eagles thrash Rabbitohs as Menzies sets milestone

THE Manly Sea Eagles have successfully avoided the wooden spoon with a comprehensive 50-12 thrashing of the South Sydney Rabbitohs at North Sydney Oval today.

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