WITH two round left in NZ's Bartercard Cup competition, the top sides look to cement their places.
THE Sydney Airport Jets won their VB Premier League match against North Sydney on Saturday in similar style to the previous week?s thriller against the Balmain Tigers ? a lethargic first half, followed by a complete turnaround in the second forty minutes. The Jets trailed the Bears by 18-0 at half-time and looked to have used up all of their ?get out of jail? cards. Six tries later, Newtown had retrieved another two competition points with this improbable 32-28 win over their old 1908 foundation club rivals.
NORTHS coach Wayne Treleaven had just one regret amid the Devils? 38-16 pummeling of Burleigh on Saturday, the biggest defeat handed to the Bears in over three years.
A guaranteed roller coaster ride each week mightn?t sound like much to anyone else on the Gold Coast. Yet for Tweed Seagulls coach Steve Murphy the thrill is still to fade.
QUEENSLAND WIZARD CUP
Results: Norths 38 d Burleigh 16, Easts 35 d Wynnum 16, Toowoomba 52 d Souths Logan 14, North Queensland 52 d Central 10, Tweed Heads 22 d Ipswich 20. Redcliffe bye.
PONTYPRIDD?S Valley Cougars have qualified for their first ever major final after beating Cardiff Demons on Sunday. The Cougars will face Newport Titans in next Sunday?s Welsh Shield Final at the Brewery Field.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 23 game report - Friday 5th August 2005. Full time: Warrington Wolves 10 St Helens 30.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 22, 5-7 August 2005
Parramatta back rower Nathan Hindmarsh and Newcastle half back Andrew Johns are the big movers in this week?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. Dark horses in the competition, both players scored maximum points on the weekend and move up 18 points overall, just four points shy of Cowboys? full back Matt Bowen who still holds top spot on 22 points.
THE Bulldogs club have been thrown further into disarray following the news that halfback Brent Sherwin was operated on last night for a broken hand.
THE Real Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its team to play the Canberra Raiders in Round 23 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Saturday, August 13, kicking off at 7:30pm at Canberra Stadium.
PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith has named his team to take on the Bulldogs at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
Coach Smiths team is;
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named Corey Hughes at half-back in place of the injured Brent Sherwin for this Friday's do-or-die game against the Eels at Parramatta Stadium. Sherwin has been ruled out after suffering a broken thumb in the Dogs loss to Newcastle last weekend.
MANLY coach Des Hasler has rushed young State of Origin forward Anthony Watmough straight into the starting lineup for Sunday's big clash against the Newcastle Knights at Energy Stadium in Newcastle.
DOLPHIN TRIVIA: Which player has won Qld Cups with both Redcliffe and Norths ?
THE Dolphins find themselves in a position they don't want to be in, depending on other teams results and having to win against in form Northern Suburbs to make the semi finals. Coach Neil Wharton has decided to go with the same side that lost to Burleigh last Saturday with the exception of Adam Starr who returns from injury to take Joe Burley's spot. The full side is
Justin McKay, Phil Shilvock, Damien Richters, Brian Jellick, Trent Leis, Shane Perry, Adam Starr, Caleb McEniery, Troy Lindsay (c), Ben Jones, Danny Burke, Grant Flugge Interchange Nick Walker, Matt Anderton, Nathan Sologinkin, Gavin Cooper.