TWO armies lay in their trenches at opposite ends of the battlefield, waiting - their hearts and minds a slurry of emotion. Anticipation, nervousness, fear, courage and uncertainty.
?THERE?S no need to fear, Underdog is here!? (Underdog, 1964)
BEING Leagueies, we love being part of a club. We all join club?s for different reasons. On Sunday I signed up at Wests Ashfield just so I could get in the door.
FORMER New Zealand Test forward Stephen Kearney, sent off for the first time in his career in his last match for Hull, will have to serve a two-match ban if he resumes his career in Australia.
LEGENDARY British pop band Madness will headline the pre-match entertainment at the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester (October 15 2005, ko 6pm).
THE London Skolars have today announced that they have appointed Latham Tawhai as the clubs first team coach for 2006. Tawhai will be the first full time coach at the club and one of the few full time coaches in National League 2. The appointment followed an exhaustive interview process that saw over 20 candidates apply for the job.
LIMITED to just nine NRL games in 2005. Still four months away from full fitness.
BARELY an hour after his arrival for the Australian Tri-Nations camp, Dragons centre Mark Gasnier conceded he would be "mad" to turn his back on a lucrative rugby offer.
MELBOURNE Storm young gun Greg Inglis has succumbed to an ankle injury and has been withdrawn from the Junior Kangaroos squad to take on Papua New Guinea and New Zealand A in October.
THE Victory Cup Final
BARLA Great Britain Lions 4 v 26 Russia
Thursday 20th May 2004
Big Sport Arena, Luzhniky, Moscow
THE Redcliffe Pepsi Dolphins had a mixed weekend with the Queensland Cup and Colts sides going down to the Central Comets and the Burleigh Bears respectively while the A Grade side beat a previously undefeated Burleigh Bears outfit.
The Award winners were
Searles Garden Products Player of the Match
Keystar Motors Players Player
Hogs Breath Cafe Man of the Match
Leading Edge Sports Player of the Match
Old Boys Play of the Day
SATURDAY 22 May 2004
Marist Richmond Brothers vs Eastern Tornadoes Grey Lynn Park, Auckland
Marist Richmond Brothers 38
T. Ropati, B. Perenara, J. Tavita (2), R. Henry (4) : Tries
G. Rota (3) : Goals
Eastern Tornadoes 36
J. Murphy (2), N. Ngametua (2), K. Fakalata (2) : Tries
Z. Luisi, H. Rangi (5) : Goals
Halftime Score : 20 - 12 Marist Richmond Brothers
THE Penrith Panthers have won a hard fought contest, defeating the Cowboys 22-18 in Townsville this evening. Whilst the game never reached any great heights, the closeness of the contest ensured the fans got their moneys worth although some may ask for a refund after sitting through another demoralising loss.
THE Melbourne Storm have cashed in all their 'get out jail free' cards to score two late tries and defeat the Canberra Raiders 22-18 at Olympic Park tonight.
WESTS Tigers have scored a late try to upset the Canterbury Bulldogs 30-26 in Gosford tonight.