QUEENSLAND rugby league skipper Darren Lockyer is expected to wear a protective arm brace in the 25th anniversary State of Origin series opener against New South Wales in Brisbane tomorrow night after a late training incident.
UNDER 19's Development squads
ON Wednesday night, as the little hand nudges eight, the people of the world will pause for 80 minutes to focus on the nearest cathode ray tube in their home, pub or local RetraVision, transfixed wholly by the combat of this year?s first interstate clash at the very place it was born 25 years ago.
AT North Sydney Oval on Sunday the Bears Jersey Flegg team came up against the Central Coast Rip. While the first half was a scratchy affair for the Bears, the second was full of intensity and pride in defence. From a half-time score of 10 all the forwards, leed by Captain Blake McLean, busted the line and ran the ball up well in attack. In the backline came a tremendous show by centre Danny Chiha achieving a hat trick of tries. The final score 22-16 to the Mighty Bears. Coach Gavin Catanach who praised his team for their second half display commented, "The Rip were not an easy side. It was a tough win".
WESTERN Suburbs Magpies V South Sydney Rabbitohs
Eighth placed Western Suburbs are at home to seventh placed South Sydney. The Magpies have been on a very impressive winning streak, with their only recent loss being to equal first placed Sharks in round seven. Souths also have decent recent form, but the Magpies should be able to get the win and leapfrog them on the table.
QUEENSLAND STATE WIDE SCORE WRAP
CROWD favourite and Knights Premier League player Dan Spiteri has been given the role of impact player and hooker in the rapidly improving Knights side.
IT was a disappointing second half for the North Sydney Bears' Premier League team against the Bulldogs.
TONY Rea delighted with incoming Eel
WARRINGTON shock the Bulls, Hull work hard for win, and London back to winning ways.
MANLY hooker Shayne Dunley has become the first player to be suspended for spitting in 12 years after the NRL judiciary tonight found him guilty of a grade five contrary conduct charge.
FRIDAY 27th May 2005
HELLO Dragons supporters
THE Brisbane based South Sydney fan club is holding an event for all South Sydeny fans travelling to Brisbane to watch the game. You are most welcome to join the fan club which includes a meet and greet after the game. All details are as follows:
ST George Illawarra utility Shaun Timmins is set to play his 100th game for the Dragons when the red and whites travel south of the border to meet the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park this Sunday.