FOGS CUP 2006ROUND 12 RESULTS - A GRADESaturday 3rd JuneSOUTHS LOGAN 24 (Christian Thompson 2, Jerry Ahern, Chad Trudgett, Aaron Lewis tries; Ron Troutman 2 goals) d SUNSHINE COAST 20 (Clint Broomham, Cameron Mathers, Adam Sellars tries; Kris Boyce 4 goals) at Brandon Park.EASTS 40 (Michael Jack 3, Chris Parker, Scott Young, Steve Goodhew, Luke Archer tries; Hamilton Vaalepu 4, Luke Archer 2 goals) d NORTHS 16 (David Kramer, Phil Wuersching, Chris Bond tries; David Neuendorf 2 goals) at Langlands Park.BURLEIGH 34 (Hayden Allsop 2, Mark Commens 2, Aseri Laing, Luke Mercer tries; Phil Ramage 5 goals) d WESTERN DISTRICTS 10 (Troy Rowbotham, Luke Beaven tries; Brad McKee goal) at Pizzey Park.Sunday 4th June TWEED HEADS 74 (David Strachan 2, Justin Carter 2, James Brown 2, Brett Woolley, Paul Rolls, Curtis Finn, Reece Vincent, Luke Kelly, Scott Gray, Chris Enahoro tries; Paul Rolls 10, Josh Peacock goals) d ASPLEY 8 (Nass Teddy, Michael Barber tries) at Piggabeen Complex.REDCLIFFE 38 (Chris Fox 3, Adam Lutchetti 2, Mick Pares, Luke Boldery tries; Chris Giumelli 3, Mark Christensen 2 goals) d IPSWICH 10 (Mark Sharrad, John Dean tries; Jay O?Doherty goal) at Dolphin Oval.BYE: Wynnum Manly SeagullsFOGS CUP POINTS TABLE AFTER ROUND 12Tweed Heads Seagulls 18Burleigh Bears 16Redcliffe Dolphins 13Easts Tigers 12Souths Logan Magpies 12Sunshine Coast Falcons 11Wynnum Manly Seagulls 10Ipswich Jets 8Aspley Devils 8Norths Devils 6Western Districts 4FOGS CHALLENGE 2006ROUND 12 RESULTS - COLTS GRADESaturday 3rd JuneSOUTHS LOGAN 28 (Luke Lavelle, James Pritchard, Toe Faaee, Robert Langton, Matt Sepelini tries; Cameron Moodie 4 goals) d SUNSHINE COAST 14 (Dale Mitchell, David Peck, Liam Anlezark tries; Anthony Delaivuna goal) at Brandon Park.EASTS 20 (Brent Kuskey 2, Matthew Klein, Todd Hair tries; Todd Hair 2 goals) d NORTHS 12 (Jarrad Stack, Blayne Harling, Steve Beaumont tries) at Langlands Park.BURLEIGH 32 (Matt Parata 2, Ryan Wilson 2, Oscar Diekas, Matthew Host, Jack MacGougan tries; Marty Paulson 2 goals) d WESTERN DISTRICTS 6 (Matthew Butler try; Ryan Corrie goal) at Pizzey Park.Sunday 4th JuneREDCLIFFE 26 (Matt Gillett 4, Phil Daisy tries; Phil Daisy 3 goals) d IPSWICH 22 (Nigel Naawi 2, Antonio Tuitaupe, Daniel Frank tries; Tim McIlwain 3 goals) at Dolphin Oval.TWEED HEADS 26 (Dane Evans 2, Tom Kingston, Matt Lindsay, William Matthews tries; Dane Evans 2, Michael Keating goals) d ASPLEY 18 (Brynjar Ragnarsson, Nathan Strudwick, Simona Vavega tries; Josh Costello 3 goals) at Piggabeen Complex.BYE: Wynnum Manly SeagullsFOGS CHALLENGE POINTS TABLE AFTER ROUND 12Redcliffe Dolphins 19Easts Tigers 18Norths Devils 16Souths Logan Magpies 12Wynnum Manly Seagulls 12Aspley Devils 11Tweed Heads Seagulls 10Burleigh Bears 8Ipswich Jets 4Sunshine Coast Falcons 4Western Districts 4NEXT ROUND?S GAMES ? ROUND 13 (Cup & Challenge times)SATURDAY 10TH JUNEEasts Tigers v Burleigh Bears Langlands Park 12.15pm 10.45amWestern Districts Panthers v Redcliffe Dolphins Kev McKell Oval 5.30pm 4.00pmSUNDAY 11TH JUNETweed Heads Seagulls v Souths Logan Magpies Piggabeen Complex 1.15pm 11.45amIpswich Jets v Wynnum Manly Seagulls Qld Group Stadium 1.15pm 11.45amNorths Devils v Sunshine Coast Falcons Bishop Park 1.15pm 11.45am Aspley Devils v Bye
FRIDAY night rugby league kicked off with an extraordinary match at Kogarah. Played under lights in the torrential rain, the St George Illawarra Dragons got home over the Parramatta Eels by 8-1 after it was 0-0 for the first 70 minutes. A field goal shoot-out saw Saints leading by the soccer score of 2-1 before a try in the 80th minute finally put the match beyond doubt.Saturday afternoon we travelled to Melbourne to see the Storm overcome the Sydney Roosters by 20-16 after the local led 12-4 at half time. Later the same day at Telstra Stadium, the Canterbury Bulldogs got on top of the Newcastle Knights, disposing of the Novocastrians by 38-22. Meanwhile, the Canberra Raiders got the points at home defeating a plucky Southjs Sydney Rabbitohs by 24-22. The Rabbitohs are getting close to posting their first win for 2006 but are still favourites for this year?s wooden spoon.Sunday football took us to New Zealand where the Brisbane Broncos overcame a determined Warriors outfit by 23-18. The win sees the Broncos on top of the NRL ladder. Meanwhile the Manly Sea Eagles travelled to Penrith to defeat the Panthers by 29-22 and break a 12-year hoodoo.Round 13 wrapped up at Telstra Stadium with the premiers Wests Tigers defeating last years runners-up North Queensland Cowboys by 24-14.All match results and details are listed below.LeagueUnlimited.com Player AwardsMelbourne?s Greg Inglis has opened up a three point lead in this year?s LeagueUnlimited.com Player Awards. The Storm fullback scored maximum points on the weekend to grab top spot on the leader board with 20 points. Cowboys five eighth Johnathan Thurston is in second place on 17 points and Storm hooker Cameron Smith is running third on 16 points.Knights half back Andrew Johns is not far away on 15 points while Matt Orford (Sea Eagles) and Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders) are still well in contention on 14 points.The full leader board is below.The Leagueunlimited.com players of the match are decided by our live score updaters and tallied here each week on Monday?s Expert League wrap.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.League Wrap: Round 13, 2 ? 4 June 2006MATCH RESULTS:St George Illawarra Dragons: 8Tries: Matt CooperGoals: Aaron Gorrell 1/1Field Goals: Ben Hornby 2/3Parramatta Eels: 1Field Goals: John Morris 1/1Half time: 0-allVenue: Oki Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 9,075Referee: Sean HampsteadLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Dean Young (Dragons)2 - Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels)1 - Luke Bailey (Dragons)Melbourne Storm: 20Tries: Greg Inglis(2), Steve Turner, Jake WebsterGoals: Cameron Smith 2/4Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Ryan Cross, Amos Roberts, Vince MellarsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/2, Jamie Soward 1/1Half time: Storm 12-4Venue: Olympic ParkCrowd: 8,491Referee: Ben CumminsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis (Storm)2 - Amos Roberts (Roosters)1 - David Kidwell (Storm)Canterbury Bulldogs: 38Tries: Hazem El Masri(3), Corey Hughes(2), Reni Maitua, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/7Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: Clint Newton, Anthony Quinn(2), Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 3/5Half time: 16-allVenue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 12,658Referee: Paul SimpkinsLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs)2 - Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs)1 - Danny Buderus (Knights)Canberra Raiders: 24Tries: Todd Carney, Marshall Chalk, David Howell, Alan TongueGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/4South Sydney Rabbitohs: 22Tries: Peter Cusack, Shannan McPherson, Joe Williams, Paul MellorGoals: Joe Williams 3/5Half time: Raiders 18-6Venue: Canberra StadiumCrowd: 10,150Referee: Jarred MaxwellLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)2 - Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs)1 - Alan Tongue (Raiders)New Zealand Warriors: 18Tries: Ruben Wiki(2), Patrick Ah VanGoals: Tony Martin 3/3Brisbane Broncos: 23Tries: Shaun Berrigan, Tame Tupou, Greg Eastwood(2)Goals: Corey Parker 3/4Field Goals: Darren LockyerHalf time: Broncos 18-12Venue: Ericsson StadiumCrowd: 7,746Referee: Shayne HayneLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Eastwood (Broncos)2 - Brad Thorn (Broncos)1 - Ruben Wiki (Warriors)Penrith Panthers: 22Tries: Luke Rooney, Trent Waterhouse, Rhys Wesser, Paul AitonGoals: Preston Campbell 3/4Manly Sea Eagles: 29Tries: Steve Menzies, Brett Stewart (3), Steve BellGoals: Travis Burns 4/5, Matt Orford 0/1Field Goals: Michael MonaghanHalf time: Sea Eagles 20-10Venue: CUA Stadium PenrithCrowd: 10,256Referee: Tony ArcherLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)Wests Tigers: 24Tries: Dean Collis, Anthony Laffranchi, Benji Marshall, Michael CrockettGoals: Brett Hodgson 4/5North Queensland Cowboys: 14Tries: Paul Bowman, Johnathan Thurston, Gavin CooperGoals: Johnathan Thurston 1/3Half time: Tigers 18-4Venue: Telstra StadiumCrowd: 16,736Referee: Steve ClarkLeagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers)2 - Dean Collis (Tigers)1 - Ryan O'Hara (Tigers)Cronulla Sharks ? ByeFULL DRAW, RESULTS & LINKS TO LIVE SCORES ? CLICK HEREUpcoming matches:Round 14, 9-11 June 2006Fri 7:30 SEA EAGLES v TIGERS - Brookvale OvalSat 5:30 PANTHERS v DRAGONS - CUA Stadium Sat 7:30 COWBOYS v SHARKS - Dairy Farmers StadiumSat 7:30 RABBITOHS v BRONCOS - Telstra StadiumSun 2:00 ROOSTERS v WARRIORS - Aussie StadiumSun 3:00 EELS v STORM - Parramatta Stadium Mon 3:00 RAIDERS v BULLDOGS - Telstra StadiumKNIGHTS v BYEFOR LATEST CENTREBET ODDSCLICK HERELEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER AWARDS 2006LEADER BOARDThe Leagueunlimited.com players awards are decided by our live score updaters.Want to be a live score updater? For further enquiries, email us.20 pointsGreg Inglis (Storm), 17 pointsJohnathan Thurston (Cowboys)16 pointsCameron Smith (Storm)15 pointsAndrew Johns (Knights)14 pointsMatt Orford (Sea Eagles), Clinton Schifcofske (Raiders)13 pointsAdam Dykes (Sharks)12 pointsHazem El Masri (Bulldogs)11 pointsDanny Buderus (Knights), Mark Gasnier (Dragons), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Karmichael Hunt (Broncos), Darren Lockyer (Broncos)10 pointsMatthew Bowen (Cowboys)9 pointsBen Kennedy (Sea Eagles), Willie Mason (Bulldogs)8 pointsCorey Parker (Broncos)7 pointsSteve Bell (Sea Eagles), Preston Campbell (Panthers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Mark O?Meley (Bulldogs), Amos Roberts (Roosters), Ruben Wiki (Warriors)6 pointsCooper Cronk (Storm), Robert Farah (Tigers), Craig Gower (Panthers), Mathew Head (Dragons), Brett Hodgson (Tigers), Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles), Alan Tongue (Raiders)5 pointsRoy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Trent Barrett (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (Broncos), Nathan Fien (Warriors), Justin Hodges (Broncos), Luke O'Donnell (Cowboys), Steve Price (Warriors), Scott Prince (Tigers), Jason Smith (Raiders), Rhys Wesser (Panthers), Dean Young (Dragons)4 pointsDarren Albert (Sharks), Brian Carney (Knights), Peter Cusack (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Dragons), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Adam MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Luke Priddis (Panthers), Steve Simpson (Knights), Jamie Soward (Roosters), Brad Thorn (Broncos), Anthony Tupou (Roosters), Paul Whatuira (Tigers)3 pointsLuke Bailey (Dragons), Dean Collis (Tigers), Luke Covell (Sharks), Michael Crocker (Storm), Greg Eastwood (Broncos), Brett Finch (Roosters), Craig Fitzgibbon (Roosters), Phillip Graham (Raiders), Clint Greenshields (Dragons), Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Reni Maitua (Bulldogs), Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles), Milton Thaiday (Knights), Lance Thompson (Sharks), Tame Tupou (Broncos), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Brent Webb (Warriors), Lincoln Withers (Raiders)2 pointsBrenton Bowen (Cowboys), George Carmont (Knights), Daniel Fitzhenry (Tigers), Awen Guttenbeil (Warriors), Ashley Harrison (Roosters), Brett Kearney (Sharks), Wairangi Koopu (Warriors), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Tony Martin (Warriors), Wade McKinnon (Eels), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Mark O'Meley (Bulldogs), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Josh Perry (Knights), Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs), Luke Rooney (Panthers), John Skandalis (Tigers), David Simmons (Sharks), Matt Sing (Cowboys), Craig Smith (Knights), Iosia Soliola (Roosters), Steven Southern (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Timana Tahu (Eels), Clinton Toopi (Warriors), Evarn Tuimavave (Warriors), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Sonny Bill Williams (Bulldogs), Craig Wing (Roosters)1 pointPaul Bowman (Cowboys), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Matt Cooper (Dragons), Shayne Dunley (Sea Eagles), Michael Ennis (Broncos), Matt Geyer (Storm), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Matthew Gidley (Knights), Tony Grimaldi (Bulldogs), Lee Hookey (Panthers), David Kidwell (Storm), Brett Kimmorley (Sharks), Matt King (Storm), Luke MacDougall (Rabbitohs), Benji Marshall (Tigers), Daryl Millard (Dragons), Fuifui Moimoi (Eels), Ryan O'Hara (Tigers), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Shane Rodney (Panthers), Brent Sherwin (Bulldogs), Billy Slater (Storm), Tim Smith (Eels), Shane Tronc (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Raiders), William Zillman (Raiders)
QUEENSLAND has taken the shock step of dropping fullback Matt Bowen from the side altogether in favour of Australian custodian Karmichael Hunt.Justin Hodges has been named subject to fitness, likewise with backrower Tonie Carroll who has been drafted into the squad at the expense of Matt Scott. David Stagg has also been dropped with Carl Webb elevated to the starting side and Chris Flannery brought in on the bench.Calls to shift captain Darren Lockyer to fullback and select halfback Scot Prince have been denied with the rest of the side unchanged for the Queensland?s return home game on Wednesday, June 14The full squad is:Karmichael Hunt, Brent Tate, Justin Hodges, Steve Bell, Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston, Petero Civoniceva, Cameron Smith, Steve Price, Carl Webb, Tonie Carroll, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Chris Flannery, Sam Thaiday, Nate Myles.-----As expected, the NSW Blues have made only the one change to their line-up with injured second rower Luke O?Donnell being replaced by in-form Dragons prop Luke Bailey, who moves to the bench. Andrew Ryan will start at lock. The debate surrounding the halfback position has been resolved with incumbent Brett Finch fighting off a late challenge by Matt Orford to retain his position, whilst Craig Gower?s leg injury has again dashed his hopes of representing.Selectors also stayed loyal to the centre-wing combination of Timana Tahu and Eric Grothe, choosing to keep the Parramatta duo instead of drafting in Dragons and Test centre Matt Cooper, who withdrew before game one with a hamstring injury.Game 2 will be played at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on June 14.The full squad is: Brett Hodgson, Matt King, Mark Gasnier, Timana Tahu, Eric Grothe, Braith Anasta, Brett Finch, Willie Mason, Danny Buderus, Brent Kite, Steve Simpson, Nathan Hindmarsh, Andrew Ryan.Interchange: Luke Bailey, Steve Menzies, Mark O'Meley, Craig Wing.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett says his side isn't getting carried away with the Broncos' current form which has the Broncos sitting top of the NRL table at the midway point of the season. The Broncos retained top spot ahead of Melbourne on points for-and-against after overcoming the New Zealand Warriors 23-18 in Auckland yesterday.
QUEENSLAND'S hottest State of Origin debate in years will be settled today when selectors decide where to play skipper Darren Lockyer in Wednesday week's crucial second match.
JAMIE Lyon has set his sights on leaving St Helens with an English Super League and Challenge Cup double. The brilliant former Australian Test centre, who is expected to return to his old club Parramatta when his contract with Saints runs out at the end of the season, scored 20 points to help the League leaders reach the last four of the Cup.
REDCLIFFE were beaten today by Burleigh 20 - 18 and face the prospect of falling out of the top should they be beaten by Wynnum next weekend.
THE North Queensland Young Guns continued their spellbinding attacking form, defeating the Toowoomba Clydesdales 44-26 at Clive Berghofer Stadium today. The first half was a see-sawing affair, with tries, blows and the lead exchanged a number of times at rapid pace. Great direction from Young Guns five-eighth and captain Chris Sheppard eventually steered the visitors home, with a second half onslaught of tries.
VB Premier League.
Newtown 34 d. Newcastle Knights 10.
Newtown led 24-0 at half-time.
Played at Energy Australia Stadium.
Jim Beam Cup.
Windsor 40 d. Newtown 16.
Played at the Windsor Sports Complex.
WORLD Champions. Bradford Bulls, are set for a bonanza when they play the biggest game of the season against Leeds Rhinos at Odsal next Saturday. 5th June. The game, which has been made all ticket because of the number of people wanting to see the showdown, will see the Bulls and the Rhinos lock horns for the second time this season. The first game at Headingley attracted a full house of 21,000 and although around 16,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, Bradford Bulls Chairman Chris Caisley is quick to point out that there is plenty of space at Odsal for the game.
ST Albans Centurions have signed South African international winger Desi Kadima on a month's loan from London Skolars. The Centurions, who face fellow unbeaten side South London Storm in Saturday's National League 3 clash at Woollams, have taken Kadima for four week's to strengthen their back line and give the youngster some experience.
THE Penrith Panthers overcame losing stars Ryan Girdler and Preston Campbell to injury to triumph over the Bulldogs 40-29 in one of the games of the season this afternoon at Penrith Football Stadium.
THE Wests Tigers have run out convincing 33-6 winners over a disappointing Parramatta side at Leichhardt Oval this afternoon. The match was played in sparkling conditions in front of a record Wests Tigers crowd of over 18,000 people.
WOE is South Sydney, the latest victim of a continuously improving Cronulla team. Last night the Sharks were fierce, but not until after a much needed first half wake up call. Souths dashed to a 12 point lead before Cronulla replied with 38 unanswered points, little hooker Michael Sullivan stealing the show.
MELBOURNE Storm halfback Matt Orford will have x-rays this evening after suffering a suspected broken hand in the second half of last night?s historic 28-18 win over the Knights in Newcastle.