TODAY at 2.05pm, the QLD selectors responded with their best 17 men to take on New South Wales in this year's first State of Origin clash on their home soil.
TODAY at 11:15 am, the NSW selectors handed down Blues jerseys to their best 17 men for the first State of Origin clash against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday 25th May 2005.
THE New Zealand Rugby League has great pleasure in announcing the squads to attend the 2005 High Performance Camp from the 11 ? 14 July in Auckland.
THE Sydney Airport Jets? recent winning sequence ended yesterday at Canberra Stadium when they lost the VB Premier League match of the round to the Canberra Raiders by 36-22. This game was much closer than the final score indicates, with Newtown missing four second half try-scoring opportunities after the scores had been tied at 10-all at half-time. The Jets trailed by 28-22 with fifteen minutes remaining and had three agonisingly-close try scoring chances in the last ten minutes.
THE NORTH SYDNEY BEARS are holding an 'Origin Legends Night', for State of Origin 1 on Wednesday May 25 at 6.30pm.
THE weekend saw another great rugby league game played in superb summer sunshine. The Tigers travelled to Taffs Wells, the home of Cardiff Demons still feeling the effects of a depleted squad; several big hitting forwards still committed to playing for their respected Union clubs. Indeed, the lion share of the Tigers squad are provided by their host club, Pontypool United, who played their last game on Friday against Abergavenny.
VIKINGS boost survival hopes
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach has called up Ben Czislowski to replace the Bulldogs only Origin representative, captain Andrew Ryan, for this Saturday's clash with the Storm in Melbourne. Czislowski has been named on the interchange with Adam Brideson to start in the second row.
THE Real Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its team to play the New Zealand Warriors in Round 11 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Saturday, May 21, kicking off at 7:30pm at North Sydney Oval.
PRIZE off-season recruit Craig Frawley returns to the Canberra Raiders squad for this Sunday?s match against the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has had to reshuffle his halves this week with his halfback and captain, Brett Kimmorley away on Origin duty.
Adam Dykes moves to the #7 spot and Greg Bird will play 5/8th.
JOSH Graham only made the switch from rugby union to rugby league six months ago. Yet the former Queensland Reds player is poised to make is debut for the Melbourne Storm this Saturday against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Olympic Park.
THE Manly Sea Eagles named a strong side to take on Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night (May 20).
IT?S hard to believe but only 22 days ago, Saints were 200 seconds away from being 1-6 from its first 7 games. Since Matthew Head?s improvisation in that pivotal play on Anzac Day, Saints have gone on to record a come from behind win against the Wests Tigers and demoralised both South Sydney and Penrith in the last two weeks and now finds itself back in the familiar position of 5-5.
SOUTH Sydney captain Ashley Harrison is the first player to be charged in the NRL's grapple tackle crackdown - coincidentally while playing against the team which started it.