Bourke Calls It A Day

RUGBY league record-breaker Greg Bourke has announced his retirement.

Dolphins Dummy Half A Broncos Option

THE BRISBANE Broncos could turn to Redcliffe high school teacher Mick Roberts as a possible dummy-half option next season.

2007 Player Movements (updated)

BRONCOSGAINS: Brent McConnell (Cowboys), Billy Rodgers (Gympie)Losses: Shane Webcke, Barry Berrigan (Retired), Casey McGuire (Catalans), Neville Costigan (Raiders), Brett Seymour, Fraser Anderson, Leon Bott (Sharks), Scott Minto, Ben Vaeua (Cowboys)Bulldogs:Gains: Daryl Millard, Lee Te Maari, Aaron Wheatley, Ryan Millard (Dragons), Kane Cleal (Rabbitohs), Brent Crisp (Raiders) Losses: Tony Grimaldi, Ben Czislowski (retired) Roy Asotasi, Daniel Irvine (Souths), Nate Myles (Roosters), Daniel Conn (Titans), Jamie Small (France)Raiders:Gains: Neville Costigan (Broncos), Colin Best, Matt Bickerstaff (Dragons), Bronx Goodwin, Brett Kelly (Sharks), Tony Parmatangi (Eels), Andrew Dunemann (Salford), Scott Logan, Michael Dobson (Wigan), Glen Turner (Storm), Steve Irwin (Wynnum-Manly)Losses: Clinton Schifcofske (Qld Reds Union), Jason Smith (Cowboys), Simon Woolford (Dragons), Michael Hodgson, Kris Kahler (Titans), Adam Mogg, Jason Croker (Catalans), Brent Crisp (Bulldogs), Nathan Smith (Panthers) Sharks:Gains: Paul Stephenson (Manly), Josh Hannay (Cowboys), Brett Seymour, Leon Bott, Fraser Anderson (Broncos), Craig Stapleton (Penrith), Misi Taulapapa (Central Comets), Michael Greenfield (Rabbitohs), Dustin Cooper (Knights), Isaac De Gois (Tigers)Losses: Phil Bailey (Wigan), Nigel Vagana (Souths), Brett Kelly, Bronx Goodwin (Raiders), James Stosic, Matt Hilder (Titans), Tony Caine, Beau Scott, Rhys Lovegrove (Dragons), Russell Aitken (Storm), Hutch Maiva (Hull), Luke Harlen (Tigers), Peewee Moke (Panthers), Darren Mapp (Leigh), Toshio Laiseni (Cowboys), Jeremy Latimore (Eels), Tevita Latu, Clifford Manua, Jardine Bobongie, Ryan Borg (released)Titans:Gains: Scott Prince, Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers), Luke Bailey, Michael Henderson (Dragons), Gavin Cooper, Clint Amos (Cowboys), Daniel Conn (Bulldogs), (Tigers), Richard Mathers (Leeds), Preston Campbell, Luke Swain (Panthers), Michael Hodgson, Kris Kahler (Raiders), Steve Turner*, Jake Webster, Nathan Friend, Chris Walker (Storm), James Stosic, Matt Hilder (Sharks), Luke O'Dwyer, Brett Delaney, Matthew Petersen (Eels), Josh Graham (Western Force Union), Brad Meyers (Bradford), Lelea Paea (Roosters), Brian Carney (Knights), Mark Minichiello (Rabbitohs)*In disputeSea Eagles:Gains: Jamie Lyon (St Helens), Glenn Hall (Roosters), Jack Afamasaga (Eels)Losses: Ben Kennedy (Retired), Paul Stephenson (Sharks), Michael Witt (Warriors), Kylie Leuluai (Leeds)Storm:Gains: Anthony Quinn (Knights), Russell Aitken (Sharks), Matt Rua (Central Comets), Liam Foran (North Sydney), Brent Grose (Warrington)Losses: David Kidwell (Rabbitohs), Steve Turner*, Jake Webster, Nathan Friend, Chris Walker (Titans), Scott Hill (Harlequins), Jackson Nicalau (Cowboys), Glen Turner (Raiders), Dennis Scott, Jamie Feeney (retired)*In disputeWarriors:Gains: Wade McKinnon (Eels), Aiden Kirk (Roosters), Michael Crockett (Tigers), Michael Witt (Manly), Logan Swann (Warrington)Losses: Clinton Toopi, Brent Webb (Leeds), Awen Guttenbeil (Castleford), Sione Faumuina (Cowboys), George Tuakura (released)Knights:Gains: Mitchell Sargent (Cowboys), Paul Franze (Castleford), Adam MacDougall, Todd Polglase (Rabbitohs)Losses: Anthony Quinn (Storm), Brian Carney (Titans), Matt Gidley (St Helens), Todd Lowrie (Eels), Dustin Cooper (Sharks), Brendon Worth (Panthers), Craig Smith (retired)Cowboys:Gains: Jackson Nicolau (Storm), Jason Smith (Raiders), Scott Minto, Ben Vaeau (Broncos), Ben Farrar (Eels), Carl Johnson (North Sydney) Toshio Laiseni (Sharks), Sione Faumuina (Warriors)Losses: Matt Sing (Hull FC), Gavin Cooper, Clint Amos (Titans), Josh Hannay (Sharks), Mitchell Sargent (Knights), Brett Firman (Panthers), Brent McConnell (Broncos), Travis Norton (retired)Eels:Gains: Todd Lowrie (Knights), Brett Finch, Michael Lett, Justin Horo (Roosters), Ian Hindmarsh (Catalans), James Grehan (Dragons), Jeremy Latimore (Cronulla), Blake Blackburn (Penrith), McConkie Tauasa (Comets), James Maloney (Norths), Richard Fa'aoso (Castleford)Losses: Glenn Morrison (Bradford), Wade McKinnon (Warriors), John Morris, Peter Lewis (Tigers), Dean Widders, Jeremy Smith (Rabbitohs), Matt Petersen, Luke O'Dwyer, Brett Delaney (Titans), Michael Vella (Hull KR), Adam Peek (Dragons), Jack Afamasaga (Sea Eagles), Ben Farrar (Cowboys), Tony Pamatangi (Raiders), John Williams (Roosters), Marcus Perenara, Henry Perenara (released), Paul Stringer (retired)Panthers:Gains: Brett Firman (Cowboys), Nathan Smith (Raiders), Dean Caldwell (Balmain Ryde), Brendon Worth (Knights), Dan Randall (Windsor), Anthony Armour, Mark Meredith (Brisbane Easts), Peewee Moke (Sharks) Losses: Preston Campbell, Luke Swain (Titans), Craig Stapleton (Sharks), Danny Galea (Tigers), Brett Howland (Gymea), Blake Blackburn (Eels), David McLean (Berkley), David Thompson (Chester Hill), Jason Wrigley (Windsor), Lee Hookey, Chris Newton (released)Rabbitohs:Gains: Roy Asotasi, Daniel Irvine (Bulldogs), David Kidwell (Storm), Dean Widders, Jeremy Smith (Eels), Nigel Vagana (Cronulla), Reece Simmonds (Dragons)Losses: Luke MacDougall, Ricardo Young (Dragons), Kane Cleal (Bulldogs), Adam MacDougall, Todd Polglase (Knights), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Michael Greenfield (Sharks), Ben Walker, Shane Walker (released) Dragons:Gains: Simon Woolford (Raiders), Beau Scott, Tony Caine, Rhys Lovegrove (Sharks), Luke MacDougall, Ricardo Young (Rabbitohs), Rangi Chase (Tigers), Adam Peek (Eels), Pat Rosser (Parkes), Losses: Trent Barrett (Wigan), Daryl Millard, Aaron Wheatley, Lee Te Maari, Ryan Millard (Bulldogs), Luke Bailey, Michael Henderson (Titans), Clint Greenshields (Les Catalan), Colin Best, Matt Bickerstaff (Raiders), Reece Simmonds (Rabbitohs), Aaron Gorrell (Catalans), George Ndaira (Roosters), Tom Haberecht (Tigers), James Grehan (Eels), Shaun Timmins (retired)Roosters:Gains: Nate Myles (Bulldogs), Danny Nutley (Castleford), George Ndaira (Dragons), Chris Beattie (Catalans), John Williams (Eels)Losses: Ryan Cross (Western Force Union), Adrian Morley (Warrington), Aiden Kirk (Warriors), Brett Finch (Eels), Lelea Paea (Titans), Mark Edmonson (Salford), Glenn Hall (Sea Eagles)Tigers: Gains: John Morris, Peter Lewis (Eels), Tom Haberecht (Dragons), Danny Galea (Panthers), Luke Harlen (Sharks), Jason Moodie (out of retirement)Losses: John Skandalis, Shane Elford, Jamaal Lolesi (Huddersfield), Anthony Laffranchi, Scott Prince (Titans), Sam Harris (NSW Waratahs Union), Michael Crockett (Warriors), Isaac De Gois (Cronulla), Rangi Chase (Dragons)

Aspley replace Toowoomba and new SE Qld division formed

ASPLEY will join the Queensland Wizard Cup in 2007, while the QRL will also alter its Divisional structure before next season.

Aspley to replace Toowoomba in Qld Cup

ASPLEY will join the Queensland Wizard Cup in 2007, while the QRL will also alter its Divisional structure before next season.

Kogarah finally gains six home games

THE St.George Bank Dragons have announced that Kogarah's Jubilee Stadium will host six Dragons' home games in 2007. It will be the first season since the formation of the St.George-Illawarra joint venture that Jubilee Stadium has hosted more than five m

Players who want to be elsewhere

FOR a team that is still three months away from its first NRL appearance, the Gold Coast Titans are already a magnet for trouble when it comes to players wanting to play elsewhere.

NZRL stalwart and servant passes away

NZRL advises that on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 December, former Coaching Director Bob Hall passed away at an Auckland hospice after succumbing to a long battle with cancer.

QRL to assess Toowoomba issue

THE BOARD of the Queensland Rugby League will meet tomorrow to discuss changes to the Queensland Wizard Cup for 2007, following this week?s withdrawal of the Toowoomba Clydesdales.

Overnight wrap: Broncos, Mason, Rogers

NRL premiers Brisbane Broncos have found a new stablemate after feeder club the Toowoomba Clydesdales dropped out of the 2007 Queensland Cup due to financial problems.

Dragons Announce 2007 Home Game Venue Split

FURTHER re-development works at OKI Jubilee Stadium will see the St George Illawarra Dragons play the majority of their early season home games at the Kogarah venue.The NRL released the 2007 schedule in mid-November, enabling the Dragons to determine the distribution of the home game program.Dragons Chief Executive Officer Peter Doust said there were a number of issues to consider in making the decision including the building works at OKI Jubilee and venue clashes at WIN Stadium.?We are very lucky to have two great venues within our region to play rugby league,? said Doust. ?While the impact of the ongoing upgrade to OKI Jubilee Stadium is not ideal for our decision making, such a commencement date of works will try to ensure everything is back to normal in 2008.?Part of our ongoing strategy is also to spread the opposition teams across our venues each year and we believe the venue allocation on balance, with all things taken into consideration, provides for an appropriate distribution of matches,? added Doust.In 2007, the Dragons will host the Knights in their first home game at OKI Jubilee Stadium in Round 2 followed by the Storm (Rnd 5), Panthers (Rnd 8), Broncos (Rnd 12), Sharks (Rnd 13) and Sea Eagles (Rnd 16).WIN Stadium will host the Cowboys (Rnd 3), Titans (Rnd 10), Raiders (Rnd 17), Bulldogs (Rnd 20), Rabbitohs (Rnd 22) and Eels (Rnd 24).The Dragons will continue to honour their traditions with the St George Heritage game planned for Round 13 v Sharks; recognising 40 years of the ?local derby? and Round 17 v Raiders the Illawarra Heritage game, as the Steelers and Raiders both entered the NSWRL competition in 1982.The Dragons will play two pre-season matches, the first against the Bulldogs at WIN Stadium on February 24, followed by the traditional Charity Shield at Telstra Stadium v the Rabbitohs on March 3.ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS 2007 ROUND DRAWPre-Season MatchesFebruary 24 Dragons v Bulldogs WIN StadiumMarch 6 Charity Shield v Rabbitohs Telstra StadiumRD TEAM DAY DATE VENUE1 Titans Sunday 18 March Away2 Knights 23-26 March OKI Jubilee Stadium3 Cowboys 30 March - 2 April WIN Stadium4 Sharks 6-9 April (Easter) Away5 Storm 13-16 April OKI Jubilee Stadium6 BYE7 Roosters 25 April Aussie Stadium8 Panthers 4-7 May OKI Jubilee Stadium9 Wests Tigers 11-14 May Away10 Titans 18-21 May WIN Stadium11 Raiders 25-28 May Away12 Broncos 1-4 June OKI Jubilee Stadium13 Sharks 8-11 June OKI Jubilee Stadium14 Eels 15-18 June Away15 Storm 22-25 June Away16 Sea Eagles 29 June - 2 July OKI Jubilee Stadium17 Raiders 6-9 July WIN Stadium18 Warriors 13-16 July Away19 Panthers 20-23 July Away20 Bulldogs 27-30 July WIN Stadium21 Knights 3-6 August Away22 Rabbitohs 10-13 August WIN Stadium23 Cowboys 17-20 August Away24 Eels 24-27 August WIN Stadium25 Sea Eagles 31 August - 3 Sept Away

Dragons Announce Partnership with Fosters

THE St George Illawarra Dragons today unveiled a new five-year partnership with Foster?s Australia which will provide a range of benefits including beer and wine exclusivity across the Dragons brand and associated venues.

Eels Trial Matches for 2007

THE following dates have been announced for the Parramatta Eels Trial Matches for season 2007. Kick-off times are yet to be decided.

Webb and Kidwell share NZRL's top award

KIWIS fullback Brent Webb and second rower David Kidwell will share the prestigious title of New Zealand Rugby League?s player of the year.

Superleague Crowds set to Increase

THE European Superleague is set to continue to build on its crowd average record if sales of 2007 season tickets are anything to go by.

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