NSW second rower Craig Fitzgibbon will undergo x-rays on a suspected fractured eye socket this morning, with his place in the second State of Origin game hinging on the outcome.
LEEDS 20-14 St Helens
The Rhinos made it three wins out against the Saints in a bad-tempered clash at Headingley.
FRIDAY night's game between Newcastle and the Dragons was the perfect follow-up to Origin I. Both sides played end-to-end footy and with the Knights getting home thanks to a rip snorter of a goal right on fulltime. The man of the moment was Andrew Johns and for those who doubt that Joey is the best player in the world, you only have to listen to the Gus Gould and the TV commentary team. Pedantic critics point to a word count of 'Joey' 63 times, 'Johns' 136 times and 'champion halfback' 1,354 times. But as far as this expert is concerned, Gus was merely reassuring us that all is well between he and Joey. It was one the most well-balanced and down to earth match calls since the great Rex Mossop aired his dulcet tones during Channel 7's 'Manly match of the day' in the 1970s.
NEW South Wales prop Josh Perry is in danger of missing the second State of Origin game after being charged with two offences by the National Rugby League judiciary today.
FORMER international winger Adam MacDougall made a triumphant return to the National Rugby League to help Newcastle to a last-minute 32-30 win over St George Illawarra Friday night at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
THE National Rugby League has slugged Cronulla with a $15,000 fine after coach Chris Anderson abused the referee in the players' tunnel following Saturday night's game at Toyota Park.
NEW Zealand Warriors hooker PJ Marsh has been cleared of any bone damage to his neck and has returned to Auckland.
A sunny afternoon at Sydney Showground and the Bulldogs had a win over the Sea Eagles by 34 - 20.
THE Eels stunned not only the Warriors but themselves in a thrilling 28-26 win at Parramatta Stadium.
MELBOURNE Storm will take the unique step of offering a special discount ticket offer to all AFL and AFL club members this week in a bid to stimulate support for this Sunday?s clash with the Bulldogs at Olympic Park.
CRONULLA coach Chris Anderson could find himself in hot water with the National Rugby League tomorrow following allegations he abused referee Rod Lawrence at Toyota Park last night.
IN a top of the table clash, the Brisbane Broncos have overcome a committed Canberra Raiders outfit to win 24-20 at Canberra Stadium this afternoon.
THE Sydney Roosters have defeated a gallant North Queensland Cowboys side by 15-14 at Aussie Stadium this afternoon following a field goal from Brad Fittler in the 72nd minute.