THE Newcastle Knights continued their push for a top four birth after a thrilling 22-20 win against the Manly Sea Eagles on the weekend. After results went their way during the weekend, the Knights now find themselves in fourth position on the Jersey Flegg table.
THE Newcastle Knights suffered another heart-breaking loss on the weekend. They went down 42-40 to the Manly Sea Eagles, which puts a huge dent in their finals aspirations. After the weekends results, they still find themselves in eighth position, but their grip is slipping quickly.
NORTHS DEVILS 72 defeat SOUTHS-LOGAN MAGPIES 8
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 42 defeat TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 28
BURLEIGH BEARS 28 defeat EASTS TIGERS 26
IPSWICH JETS 36 defeat CENTRAL COMETS 14
RUGBY League Ireland (RLI), the governing body for rugby league in this country started the year by stating that it wanted to ?escalate the popularity of the game, increase the playing numbers and improve on 2004?. So far, this season, these aspirations have come to pass; we have witnessed a season with all these components, we have seen the game go onward in terms of growing stronger, people are starting to sit up, listen and pay attention to the voice of rugby league in Ireland.
THE Tradewind South London Storm won their first major trophy Saturday by defeating West London Sharks in the TotalRL.com Southern Premier grand final, 24-6.
FRIDAY, 19th August 2005
BULLDOGS star Sonny Bill Williams has apologised to his NRL club and its fans after being charged with drink driving early today. The Bulldogs have fined Williams $5000 over the incident.
THE Bulldogs rugby league club has confirmed that injured star Sonny Bill Williams has been charged with what it described as a low level drink driving in Sydney's east early this morning. He has been given police bail and is expected to face Waverley Local Court next month.
CRONULLA will be without key playmaker Adam Dykes for its all-important NRL clash with Manly on Sunday.
A broken hand is set to sideline Parramatta centre Timana Tahu until the second week of the NRL finals series. Tahu will miss Sunday's blockbuster against St George Illawarra at Oki Jubilee Stadium after x-rays revealed a small break to his right hand.
ALICE Springs will host a trial match between Penrith and Newcastle early next year.