THE Auckland Rugby League Mad Butcher Fox Memorial Grading Round is now complete. No major surprises in the final weekend?s games, although, new comers, East Coast Bays finishing in second place in Section 1 will raise a few eyebrows. A winning margin of 50 points over the Glenora Bears will have them brimming with confidence as they head in to compete, for the first time, for the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial
NORTH CONFERENCE v SOUTH CONFERENCE
THE Sydney Airport Jets? recent winning sequence ended yesterday at Canberra Stadium when they lost the VB Premier League match of the round to the Canberra Raiders by 36-22. This game was much closer than the final score indicates, with Newtown missing four second half try-scoring opportunities after the scores had been tied at 10-all at half-time. The Jets trailed by 28-22 with fifteen minutes remaining and had three agonisingly-close try scoring chances in the last ten minutes.
THE NORTH SYDNEY BEARS are holding an 'Origin Legends Night', for State of Origin 1 on Wednesday May 25 at 6.30pm.
THE Toulouse Spacers are the only remaining hope for an upset in this years Powergen Challenge Cup after defeating National League 2 club Doncaster Dragons last weekend. The French Elite 1 club is the only remaining non-ESL team to qualify for the quarterfinals, which are to be played on the last weekend of June.
THE weekend saw another great rugby league game played in superb summer sunshine. The Tigers travelled to Taffs Wells, the home of Cardiff Demons still feeling the effects of a depleted squad; several big hitting forwards still committed to playing for their respected Union clubs. Indeed, the lion share of the Tigers squad are provided by their host club, Pontypool United, who played their last game on Friday against Abergavenny.
VIKINGS boost survival hopes
BRONCOS look to break losing streak
THIS week we have a talented bunch of players with some playing out of their regular spot, but can certainly handle the task at hand. Looking at the squad, some selections may come as a surprise to the untrained eye. But here at LU, our keen live updaters give us the goods on the best players in each game, and that?s what we?re all about. So here?s the Round 10 League Unlimited Team of the Week and let me give you the tip, you?d be hard pressed to outgun this mob!
ANOTHER week, another win - the Cronulla season just keeps picking up momentum. This week, it was a highly impressive victory over an equally impressive Raiders team, led by the precision play of Jason Smith.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 10, 13-15 May 2005
Both Storm half back Matt Orford and Cowboys? full back Matt Bowen have scored maximum points to progress to equal first place in this year?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards.
SOUTHS have been the hardest hit from the weekend, with winger and top try scorer Luke MacDougall charged with a grade four dangerous thrown on Storm five-eighth Scott Hill.
Warriors 6 v Roosters 10
Wests Tigers 32 v Newcastle Knights 16
CANBERRA RAIDERS 26 v CRONULLA SHARKS 32