NEW Zealand Warrior Mark Tookey is holding on to hopes that he might be able to crack the Queensland State of Origin league side this season.
SOME new faces in the City and Country squads named tonight. Canberra prop, Ryan O'Hara has impressed enough to be included in the country squad which has 13 different players from last year.
Dragons player, Matt Cooper, pushed Cronulla Shark Phil Graham aside while Cowboy Glenn Morrison has edged out Raider Jason Croker.
Country will be captained by Andrew Johns.
ROUND 4 of the New Zealand Bartercard Cup has some great battles looming. Both unbeaten sides, Hibiscus Coast Raiders and Mt Albert Lions will have their work cut out, with the opposition wanting nothing better than to knock them off the top spots.
HERE are the results of the matches played at Henson Park on Saturday, March 10th.
NSW Premier League.
Newtown 24: Alf Duncan 2, David Fa'alogo, Ben Tickle tries; Troy Barnes 4 goals
Parramatta 16: James Webster 2, Willie Leyshon tries; Ronald Prince 2 goals.
Parramatta led 12-8 at half-time.
Parramatta were the undefeated Premier League competition leaders prior to this match.
UNDER-STRENGTH Wigan continued their revival with hard-fought victory over Widnes in an entertaining Tetley's Super League match at the Halton Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm has snapped the Canberra Raiders unbeaten run in emphatic fashion rolling the league leaders 30-10 at Olympic Park to move into second place on the NRL ladder.
THE Sharks have notched up their first win of the season in convincing fashion defeating the Manly Sea Eagles 40-16 at Toyota Park tonight.
THE Melbourne Storm have ended the Canberra Raiders unbeaten run with a rousing 30-10 victory at Olympic Park this evening.
THE New Zealand Warriors have survived a major scare from the Parramatta Eels and run out 18-16 winners at Ericcson Stadium this evening.
RAIDERS winger Joel Monaghan has returned to the starting side for tonight?s match against the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park in Melbourne. Michael Robertson has been dropped to make way for Monaghan, who was injured in the Raiders round five victory over the Parramatta Eels.
SOUTH Sydney second rower Ashley Harrison and Manly centre Albert Torrens have both been charged with careless high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.
MELBOURNE Storm workhorse Robbie Kearns has been rewarded for his outstanding start to the 2003 Telstra Premiership season by being named captain of the City Origin team that will take on the Country side this Friday night in Gosford.
NEWCASTLE proved it could win without captain Andrew Johns after downing a gallant South Sydney 42-28 on Sunday in the National Rugby League clash at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
UNBELIEVEABLE finish to an action packed game at Penrith Stadium, with the Panthers just holding out the Dragons by 30-26.
THE Brisbane Broncos have made easy work of the Cowboys running out 38-12 winners at ANZ Stadium this afternoon.