SOME interesting results from Round 12 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup.Central Falcons were kept scoreless as the visiting Rangers side shell shocked them on Saturday night. Other results included a fight back by the Leopards in the second half to draw level with the competition leaders, Auckland Lions, on Sunday afternoon at Ericsson. The Storm once again defeated at home, this time to the Bulls.The Orcas fought back from last week's defeat at the hands of the Jetz, to totally outplay Waicoa Bay in Wellington. And finally on Monday night, a ripper of a game with Harbour snatching a narrow win over the Jetz in the dying seconds of the game.Saturday 17 June 2006 Central Falcons vs Waitakere Rangers Levin Domain, LevinWaitakere Rangers 38Tries: W. Clarken, B. Nelson, B. Perenara, D. Shepherd (2), H. Barclay (2)Goals: D. Shepherd (2), S. Jones (3)Central Falcons 0Halftime Score: 10 ? 0 To Waitakere Rangers Sunday 18 June 2006Auckland Lions vs Tamaki Leopards Ericsson Stadium, Auckland (C/R To Warriors vs Knights)Auckland Lions 26Tries: A. Swann, L. Toimoana, S. Buckingham, P. Ale, D. DavisGoals: S. Buckingham (3)Tamaki Leopards 26Tries: T. Leaunoa, W. Heta, M. Ashford, I. Hagaitoa (2)Goals: M. Ashford (1), W. Heta (2)Halftime Score: 16 ? 6 To Auckland LionsNorthern Storm vs Canterbury Bulls Jubilee Park, WhangareiCanterbury Bulls 42Tries: D. Aitken, A. Timo, C. Fraser, S. Hurrell (2), C. Lawrie (3)Goals: S. Hurrell (5)Northern Storm 20Tries: B. Hikaka, L. Price, J. Walker, J. FreemanGoals: A. Clyde (2)Halftime Score: 26 ? 0 To Canterbury Bulls Wellington Orcas vs Waicoa Bay Stallions McEwan Park, WellingtonWellington Orcas 42Tries: O. Kua, D. Miti, H. Davis, A. Parker, P. Rudman, B. Matulino (2)Goals: L. Boyd (7)Waicoa Bay Stallions 18Tries: M. Haggie, I. John, P. PrimeGoals: H. Karena (3)Halftime Score: 24 ? 12 To Wellington Orcas Monday 19 June 2006Counties Manukau Jetz vs Harbour Tigers North Harbour Stadium, AucklandHarbour League 32Tries: S. Metcalf, D. Glasgow, H. Tuihalangingie (2), J. Golf (2)Goals: J. Trott (4)Counties Manukau Jetz 30Tries: D. Heketoa, M. Filipo, J. Ioapo, L. Faleono, T. Tuifua (2)Goals: D. Heketoa (3)Halftime Score: 18 ? 10 To Counties Manukau Jetz
GERMANY play Austria this Sunday in Bad Reichenhall and the German team will be picked from the following:Leo Berngruber (Captain)Paul BerngruberAlex Ramsey (NZ married to German girl)Andreas BrunnauerJames Brown (South African lived here 5 years)Janis KruseOlivier KesslerMichael GlaserAlex Kl?pperAnjim KhanMike Kerr (NZ lived here 5 years married to German)Nick Mcphail (UK lived here 5 years married to a German)Stephan KasperDaniel FolgmannMarkus WickopBenjamin HerzogPatrick CreydtSimon CooperGame poster
THE St George Illawarra Dragons are set to sign Canberra Raiders hooker Simon Woolford to a two year deal.According media reports, Dragons coach Nathan Brown approached Woolford's manager Steve Stone last month. A former Canberra captain, the 31-year-old was invited to look elsewhere by the Raiders. He was initially linked with English Super League club Hull but negotiations fell through when Hull re-signed former Kiwi hooker Richard Swain.Woolford then began exploring his options in the NRL with at least one other Sydney club interested in discussing terms. The Dragons announcement is expected on Wednesday.In other news, Dragons forward Michael Henderson is reportedly heading north to join team mate Luke Bailey at the Gold Coast Titans in 2007.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have named their Premier League and Jersey Flegg sides to play before the main NRL fixture this Saturday in Wollongong.Dragons Premier Leaguev Balmain Tigers5.30pm Saturday 24 JuneWIN StadiumCoach: Steven Price1. Jason NIGHTINGALE 2. Josh MORRIS 3. Beau RYAN 4. Keith LULIA 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Richard WILLIAMS 7. Chris SHEPPARD (c) 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. George NDAIRA 10. Chris HOUSTON (c) 11. Tom HABERECHT 12. Lee TE MAARI 13. Aaron WHEATLEY 14. Jamie DUNNING 15. Jess CAINE 16. Bryson GOODWIN 17. Reece BLAYNEY 18. James JIMENEZ 19. Lagi SETU 20. Jamie KEITHDragons Jersey Fleggv North Sydney Bears3.50pm Saturday 24 JuneWIN StadiumCoach: Corey Pearson1. Ryan MILLARD2. Rota SETU3. Daniel NICASTRI4. Chase STANLEY5. Luke IRWIN6. Nathan WYNN7. Blake DUREAU8. Dan HUNT9. Brad DAVIDSON (c)10. Chris FARRELL11. Matt PRIOR12. James GREHAN13. James KEELAN14. Jason WHITE15. Francis LANGIFISI16. Scott SABLOWSKI17. Matt SEAMARK18. Luke MUTTDON19. Ian CATANIA20. Travis ROCHE21. Luke YOUNG
ALLAN ARKEYDied 18th June 2006North Sydney Representative 1951-1958Games: 89Tries: 1Goals: 343The North Sydney Club would like to express it's sincere condolences to the family and friends of one of North Sydney and Rugby Leagues' greats Allan Arkey who passed away this week - 18th June 2006.Allan Arkey a life member of the Club, was the Super Boot of the 1950s. Indeed at 343 goals, Allan the 1950s fullback still holds the club record for goal-kicking in a season.He often provided Norths with the winning margin. A highly consistent goal kicker, he remains the leading point scorer (689) in the Clubs' history after Jason Taylor - a total made up almost entirely of goals.PICTURED: Trevor Allan (left) and the Super Boot of Norths in the 1950s Allan Arkey (right).Photo from: 'The Mighty Bears" by Andrew Moore
ST George Illawarra Coach Nathan Brown has named the same starting team this week as the Dragons chase their sixth consecutive win when they take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium this Saturday night.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the NRL club until at least the end of 2009.
SHARKS: David Simmons, Darren Albert, Nigel Vagana, Beau Scott, Luke Covell, Adam Dykes, Brett Kimmorley, James Stosic, Kevin Kingston, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Lance Thompson, Paul GallenInterchange: Hutch Maiava, Reece Williams, Matt Hilder, Brett Kearney
KNIGHTS: David Seage, Brian Carney, Matthew Gidley, George Carmont, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Gidley, Andrew Johns (c), Craig Smith, Danny Buderus, Josh Perry, Steve Simpson, Clint Newton, Reegan Tanner
Interchange: Luke Davico, Adam Woolnough, Todd Lowrie, Kirk Reynoldson
STORM: Steve Turner, Matt Geyer, Matt King, Jake Webster, Chris Walker, Scott Hill, Cooper Cronk, Garret Crossman, Cameron Smith, Brett White, David Kidwell, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson
Interchange: Ian Donnelly, Jeremy Smith, Antonio Kaufusi, Nathan Friend, Ben Cross, Jamie Feeney (two to be omitted)
UNDER-PRESSURE Sydney Roosters halfback Brett Finch has received a major setback in his bid to retain the NSW No.7 jersey after being shifted to hooker for Sunday's NRL match with Canberra.
WINNING form and a good run with injuries has enabled the New Zealand Warriors to take an unchanged line-up into their NRL clash against South Sydney at Telstra Stadium on Sunday.
TRENT Cutler has been named on the wing in place of the suspended Matt Utai. Earlier today Utai took the early guilty plea with regard to the grade one dangerous throw charge he incurred on the weekend.
THE Sea Eagles will go into this weekends match against the Broncos without Stephen Bell and Luke Williamson.
THE Rabbitohs welcome back Shane Rigon and Joe Galuvao for this weekend?s clash. Rigon is returning from a virus which kept him out of last weekend?s match against the Eels and Galuvao is coming back from an Achilles tendon injury.