WITH the upcoming round marking the mathematical halfway point of the 2005 NRL Season, Fron The Couch runs the rule over the 15 sides and delivered the following grades on your team:
THE sun is shining, the people are smiling and the weather is surprisingly sweltering for Northern England.
OVER 30 years ago I fell in love with a wonderful woman..
NZRL Vice Chairman Sel Bennett has today confirmed the shortlist of four candidates who will advance to the next stage of the selection process.
NORTHS DEVILS v NORTH QUEENSLAND YOUNG GUNS
Bishop Park, 2pm Saturday, June 4.
A strong crowd enjoyed a good days footy at Dolphin Oval last Sunday when the Dolphins ran out victors in 2 of the 3 games on offer while Southern Conference proved to strong for their Northern counterparts in the QLD U17 trial.
DOLPHINS teams competed in eight South East Division Juniors Chairman's Trophy finals last month and performed strongly in every game.
The under 18s, the flagship team of our juniors, were very convincing winners over Eastern Suburbs, leaving the Tigers with few opportunities after a 44-16 scoreline.
The two teams had met in a competition round just before the Chairman's final and the Dolphins had allowed Easts back into that game. Coach Doug Kellaway addressed that dropping off in intensity and the players corrected the problem on the field.
LEEDS v Hull: Smith demands more, and Wigan v London: First home test for Millward
NATIONAL League One (NL1) clubs have had a mixed response to news that the RFL will modify promotion and relegation procedures for the ESL. Rugby Football League boss Richard Lewis recently announced that the current promotion-relegation system will be scrapped in 2009, with NL1 teams having to fulfill a range of financial and performance criteria in order to be considered for promotion. Such promotion will be less frequent with all ESL teams to be guaranteed 3 year ?licences?.
WARRIORS centre Tony Martin's season is over after he underwent fusion surgery on a bulging disc in his neck.
LUKE Ricketson, Sydney Roosters captain and most capped player, today announced be will retire at the end of the current 2005 season.
Sydney Roosters 18 v Manly Sea Eagles 22
ADVICE from Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has convinced Bulldogs star Braith Anasta to stick with rugby league.
MALCOLM Noad, CEO, Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs, announced today the Bulldogs Club has extended its agreement to play its home games at Telstra Stadium until 2020.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have elected to stand down Willie Manu from tomorrow nights match with the Warriors at WIN Stadium following notification he has today been charged by Wollongong Police.