Joey to have a hot night at Suncorp

QUEENSLAND players are threatening a torrid night for champion Blues halfback Andrew Johns in Wednesday's State of Origin decider.

Bowen has Blues men worried

THE thought of tackling 193cm, 110kg Queensland giant Petero Civoniceva doesn't scare NSW rugby league hard man Ben Kennedy.

Hampstead gets Origin whistle

SEAN Hampstead has confirmed his position as the game?s best referee, with the ARL confirming his appointment as referee for the first State of Origin match at Stadium Australia next Wednesday.

Bennett looks forward to battle

AUSTRALIA coach Wayne Bennett is expecting a fiercely-competitive battle with Great Britain and New Zealand in the end-of-season Gillette Tri-Nations Series.

Johns Could Return for Tri Series

ANDREW Johns could be rushed into the Australian team for this year's Tri-Nations Test series if he can make it back onto the field for the National Rugby League finals.

NSWRL Results May 14-16

THE results from last weekend's round for all grades are as follows:

Maroons lose Lockyer

QUEENSLAND five-eighth Darren Lockyer was today ruled out of the first State of Origin match at Stadium Australia next Wednesday night.

Queensland Stateside RL- Review


Round 11 Teams and Fixtures

FRIDAY 21st of May 2004

Willie still wants to be an All Black

AFTER gushing with pride over a State of Origin selection he had all but given up on, Bulldogs prop Willie Mason admitted he had not ruled out turning his back on rugby league.

Wellington Franchise to Target Tana Umaga

THE audacious promoters of a National Rugby League (NRL) franchise in Wellington have All Blacks captaincy candidate Tana Umaga at the top of their shopping list.

Panthers bank on new halves combination

PENRITH will re-visit a failed experiment this weekend when Ryan Girdler plays five-eighth against North Queensland at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Cowboys side named to play Panthers

COWBOYS coach Graham Murray has named his side to take on the Penrith Panthers at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night, kick off 7.30pm.

Gallop: Bulldogs don't have to name names

THE Bulldogs controversial policy not to name players fined internally has been given the thumbs up by National Rugby League boss David Gallop.

Warriors told to Shape up or Ship out

THE New Zealand Warriors management will respond to continuing lack of performance by the team with player changes, then a coaching change if that fails.

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