THE East Coast Bays Barracudas made short work of the Otahuhu Leopards today at North Harbour Stadium, in Round 5 of the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial, winning 62/24.
GARETH Lewis of the Aberavon Fighting Irish was the days top scorer in the Total R.L Welsh Premier with a superb 36 points from four tries and 10 conversions against the Swansea Valley Miners. The Irish ran in 12 tries altogether with the Gadd brothers Liam and Neil each getting a brace. John O?Callaghan included seven players under the age of 18 in his side in a resounding victory over the Miners with Gareth More, Lee Williams, Richard Vendedaniel, Tom Precly and Sean Kelly all starring.
HIBISCUS Coast Raiders were victorious over the Counties Manukau Jetz at North Harbour Stadium today, winning 36/22.
FRIDAY 17 June 2005
SALFORD V Warrington
WIGAN?S fortunes hit an all-time low as champions Leeds condemned them to the heaviest defeat of their glorious history following a 70-0 thrashing.
MELBOURNE Storm?s Jekyl and Hyde season continued after the Panthers ended their five year drought at Olympic Park with a confidence boosting 28-14 victory.
SAMSUNG Electronics has today announced they have extended their sponsorship of the Sydney Roosters Rugby League team until the end of the 2006 NRL season.
THE grapple tackle controversy has reared its head again today with Melbourne forward David Kidwell charged with using the outlawed manoeuvre by the NRL match review committee.
Canterbury Bulldogs 28 Canberra Raiders 10
THE Melbourne sporting landscape will be turned upside down this weekend, with the big rugby league (Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs) and rugby union (Australia v Italy) double taking over the AFL dominated city.
TWENTY Aboriginal students from the Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) in Shepparton will be furthering their learning at the Melbourne Storm tomorrow afternoon.
Manly Sea Eagles 48 v Newcastle Knights 26
NRL chief executive David Gallop says free counselling will be offered to Michael Sullivan after the Cronulla utility made the shock omission that he has been forced to consider a lucrative English deal to cover gambling debts.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 v St George-Illawarra Dragons 28