Dykes requires ankle surgery

CRONULLA five-eighth Adam Dykes will miss up to three months of rugby league with a ruptured ankle ligament. Dykes will require surgery later this week after he injured his ankle in the closing stages of the Sharks' NRL victory over St George Illawarra on Sunday and he won't be able to play for up to 12 weeks.

Sharks side to face Raiders

THE Cronulla Sharks have named their side to play the Canberra Raiders in Canberra this weekend with Adam Dykes not consdiered for selection due to an ankle injury.

Dogs name side to face Eels

MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs team to meet the Eels this Sunday contains two changes from the team that defeated the Roosters last week.

Eels name side to face Bulldogs

THE Parramatta Eels have named a strong side to face the Bulldogs this weekend as they try and breathe life into their ailing premiership campaign.

Raiders name 19 man squad for Sharks clash

LIKE fish in a barrel

Smith dumped from first grade

ENGLISH referee Russell Smith has been dropped from NRL first grade following his controversial performance in the match between Manly and Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Crocker to miss entire Origin series

QUEENSLAND back rower Michael Crocker will miss the entire State of Origin series after accepting a nine match suspension from the NRL judiciary.

Minichiello to have back surgery

SYDNEY Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello will undergo surgery on his injured back today which is likely to rule him out of the the entire State of Origin series.

Storm granted extension

MELBOURNE has until 2pm today to make a decision on whether it will contest Michael Crocker's dangerous throw charge after being granted an extension by the NRL.The Storm originally had until midday to make a decision on an early plea after Crocker was charged with a grade-four dangerous throw for his tackle on South Sydney's Shane Rigon on Saturday night.An early guilty plea would see the Queensland Origin aspirant rubbed out for nine weeks, while an unsuccessful trip to the judiciary would result in a 12-week suspension. Either ban would rule Crocker out of this year's State of Origin series.Crocker's hopes of playing for Queensland in this year's State of Origin series are at stake but the former Sydney Roosters forward has a poor record at the NRL judiciary, with six charges in the last five years, including a lifting charge last season.

Hasler escapes punishment

MANLY coach Des Hasler will not be punished by the NRL for comments he made about referee Russell Smith after the Sea Eagles' 24-18 loss to Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Player movements: Lyon & Armit

ENGLISH Super League club St Helens says it has not been contacted by New South Wales officials about the possible selection of Jamie Lyon for the State of Origin series.

Rammo's rant

I?VE seen some embarrassing refereeing performances in my years following the game, but I?m not sure that too many can compare with the dilapidated efforts which British referee Russell Smith displayed at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Round 13: Wolves beat Catalans and charge up table

WARRINGTON Wolves continued their charge up the engage Super League table as they recorded their fourth straight win by defeating Catalans Dragons 44-16 in the south of France.

Round 13: Giants produce upset to slay Saints

HUDDERSFIELD produced the shock of the engage Super League season to end St Helens? 100% record in a tense 19-16 clash at the Galpharm Stadium.

Round 13: Hull see off Bulls challenge

HULL extended coach Peter Sharp?s engage Super League honeymoon by a further week after a tremendous performance against Bradford at the KC Stadium, winning 28-12.

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