THIS weekend will see the New South Wales Rugby League conducting the Harold Matthews Cup competition in the Illawarra district. Nineteen (19) teams from throughout NSW and one (1) from Victoria will participate in over 50 matches during the weekend. Venues for matches will be Reed Park Dapto and Sid Parish Park Figtree.
GREECE is to play Italy at Oki Jubilee Oval on September 27th.
MINOR Premiers Burleigh clinched a grand final berth with a thrilling 26-24 win over Redcliffe in the ABC Television clash at Pizzey Park. An early Bears mistake led to big prop forward Shane Tronc off-loading for Danny Burke to score and the Dolphins were ahead 6-0 after only ninety seconds. A penalty goal extended Redcliffe?s lead before the experienced threequarter pairing of Reggie Cressbrook and Aseri Laing combined for a try in the corner. The Bears hit the front 12-8 after 30 minutes when Laing notched his second try, a strong effort from a Cressbrook pass, and the home team added a penalty goal which saw the score 14-8 at half-time.
THE Auckland Rugby League (ARL) has finally relinquished the dream of revitalising Carlaw Park.
WILLIE Mason believes the Bulldogs can beat any team if they can dominate the NZ Warriors' fearsome pack in Saturday's National Rugby League qualifying final.
ONCE flashy entertainers themselves, Brisbane risk elimination from the finals by one of the most potent sets of outside backs in National Rugby League history.
NEWCASTLE has called in a couple of rugby league legends as it fine-tunes preparations for Saturday night's NRL qualifying final against the Sydney Roosters.
BRISBANE chief executive Bruno Cullen was left wondering when the Broncos would win a case at the NRL judiciary after the club failed on Wednesday night to have Andrew Gee's high tackle charge downgraded.
MANLY bound five eighth Michael Monaghan has been cleared to play against the Melbourne Storm this Friday night. The news has come as a massive boost for the Raiders who have been struggling with injuries to their halves ahead of the finals series.
LUKE Ricketson believes the Sydney Roosters can go from being remembered as a very good team to one of the greats with victory in this year's National Rugby League grand final.
KIWIS centre Nigel Vagana has urged the troublemaking Bulldogs' fans to be on their best behaviour at Saturday's National Rugby League (NRL) qualifying final against the New Zealand Warriors.
SUNCORP Stadium's much maligned playing surface has been turned into mulch, less than five weeks before the Brisbane ground hosts a rugby union World Cup match.
CLUB bosses have unanimously backed the actions of the National Rugby League in relation to negotiations with the Rugby League Professionals Association (RLPA).
THE Sydney Roosters are adamant Newcastle has learned to cope without champion playmaker Andrew Johns and will be ready for the defending premiers in the qualifying final at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.
BRISBANE will have to start its NRL finals campaign without test prop Petero Civoniceva after he was suspended for two matches on Tuesday.