ROUND 17 Wests Tigers 10 v Canterbury Bulldogs 32at Telstra StadiumReferee: Paul SimpkinsMatch Summary:The Bulldogs have come away with a comfortable 32-10 win over the Wests Tigers at Telstra Stadium today, care of a very strong first half that saw them up 20-0 at the half time. The Tigers looked promising early, but the Bulldogs scored first after six minutes when Tony Grimaldi put prop Jarrad Hickey over from close range for a 6-0 lead. The lead was doubled after 17 minutes when Andrew Ryan scored off a ball from Holdsworth, very similar to their first try. Luke Patten put the Bulldogs up 18-0 after 28 minutes when he bounced off defenders and sped away to score under the posts. The Tigers gave away a penalty for offside after one player fumbled a grubber kick that was cleaned up by another offside player. El Masri landed the simple penalty for the 20-0 half time lead.The second half started much like the first with El Masri scoring for the Bulldogs just two minutes in. Canterbury completed their scoring after 50 minutes when a Scott Prince kick was charged down by Holdsworth. He recovered and offloaded the ball to Willie Tonga who dotted down next to the posts. The Bulldogs lost their steam after winger Matt Utai was sent from the field after 55 minutes for a high tackle on Tigers hooker Stuart Flanagan after he had made a break. The send off was fully justified, as Utai was easily in position to make a safer tackle on Flanagan. The Tigers had two tries in a matter of minutes rubbed out by the video referee ? a Todd Payten try was turned down due to a Dean Collis knock on, and Jamaal Lolesi had a try denied for a double movement. The Tigers improved their defence for the last quarter of the match, as well as looking better in attack. They scored two consolation tries in the last 10 minutes - Taniela Tuiaki after Bulldogs centre Cameron Phelps fumbled a cross field bomb, and debutant Rangi Chase scored after a Payten and Tuiaki break. Next week both teams will be boosted by the return of their Origin representatives, while the Bulldogs will certainly be missing Matt Utai and may also be missing Jarrad Hayne after he was placed on report for a first half high tackle. The Bulldogs host the in form Warriors at Telstra Stadium, while the Tigers travel to Toyota Park to play the Sharks.Scorers:Wests Tigers: 10Tries: Taniela Tuiaki, Rangi ChaseGoals: Scott Prince 1/2Canterbury Bulldogs: 32Tries: Hazem El Masri, Luke Patten, Andrew Ryan, Willie Tonga, Jarrad HickeyGoals: Hazem El Masri 6/6Half time: Bulldogs 20-0Crowd: 22,511By the Clock:From Telstra Stadium this afternoon we bring you the Wests Tigers vs the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 47-12 earlier this year.For the Bulldogs, Hickey will start in place or Armit who drops to the bench. Rangi Chase is on the Tigers bench ahead of Sam Harris. Halatau also starting announced.It's sunny at Telstra, both teams are on the field.1 min: The Tigers get us underway!2 min: INJURY - Todd Payten injured after an accidental elbow while attempting a tackle. Back up now and still on the field.3 min: The Bulldogs are wrapped up on the last tackle five metres out.4 min: NEWS The Tigers spin the ball wide, they make huge metres down the right side. Farah puts a grubber into the ingoal and the Tigers get a repeat set. They lose the ball a few tackles later.6 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsBulldogs with a long bust downfield. A few plays later Grimaldi throws a ball to a rampaging Jarrad Hickey who scores next to the posts. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 6-09 min: Utai lets a bomb bounce, he takes it on the bounce and is forced back into the in goal. Again the Tigers make an error on the repeat set.11 min: Lolesi penalised for a 'high' tackle and is then marched 10 metres for back chat.12 min: The Tigers make a break down the left, but McDonnell is forced into touch.14 min: Bulldogs forced into touch only a few metres out from the line. Both teams are making huge inroad on attack - we could see a lot of points today.17 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsVery similar to the Bulldogs first try, except it is Holdsworth supplying the ball the Andrew Ryan who crashes over Prince to score. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 12-020 min: Flanagan smashed in a big tackle by Utai.23 min: HELD UP - Andrew Ryan is held up out wide.25 min: El Masri takes a bomb five metres out, he comes extremely close to scoring on the last tackle.28 min: VIDEO REF - For a Bulldogs try...28 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsPatten gets the ball on a second man play, he spins away from some tacklers, runs in space, fends off one tackler and scores under the posts. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 18-030 min: The Bulldogs are offloading at will and are making easy, easy metres.32 min: PENALTY GOAL Canterbury BulldogsA grubber kick is knocked on and then cleaned up by an offside player for the Tigers. El Masri lands the easy penalty goal. Bulldogs 20-034 min: One of the Tigers trainers nearly gets bowled over.34 min: The Bulldogs can claim a completion rate of 17/18 so far. The Tigers are 10/14.36 min: REPORT - Hickey is on report for a high tackle.38 min: Tigers looking poor when they get close to the Bulldogs line. Collis loses the ball early in the tackle count.39 min: INJURY - Sherwin struggling with a leg injury40 min: The Bulldogs hold out an enthusiastic attacking raid from the Tigers. We go to half time with the Bulldogs firmly in control, 20-0. The Tigers have been very ordinary in the first half while the Bulldogs are on fire.The Bulldogs are dominating possession 58% to 42%. Completion rates: Bulldogs 22/23, Tigers 15/20Tackles/missed: Tigers 163/24, Bulldogs 120/9Offloads: 7-5 BulldogsErrors: 8-3 Tigers40 min: Back underway at Telstra...42 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsThe Bulldogs spread the ball wide and El Masri crosses out wide and then improves his position. He converts his own try. Bulldogs 26-044 min: The Sherwin injury is a corked calf muscle. He's on the field and looking fine now.46 min: Scott Prince kicks out on the full on halfway.49 min: Penalties are 6-all.51 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsPrince gets charged down by Holdsworth, he recovers and offloads to Tonga who runs 20 metres to score under the posts. El Masri converts, and this is going to be a long 28 minutes for the Tigers. Bulldogs 32-055 min: SEND OFF - Matt Utai is sent off for a high tackle on Flanagan after the hooker made a break.57 min: INJURY - John Skandalis is down after a head clash.58 min: The Bulldogs have an astonishing 28/29 completion rate.58 min: VIDEO REF - for a Tigers try...58 min: NO TRY - TigersA grubber kick gets put in, Collis reaches up and gets a touch on the ball that is ruled to be a knock on, and Payten touches the ball down.60 min: VIDEO REF - for another Tigers try...60 min: NO TRY - TigersLolesi is pulled up for a double movement.63 min: The Tigers are throwing everything they can at the Bulldogs but still can't get on the board.69 min: El Masri grabs an intercept by is chased down by McDonnell only 10 out. The Tigers scramble well and hold the Bulldogs out.73 min: VIDEO REF - for another Tigers try...73 min: TRY Wests TigersThe Tigers bomb across field, the ball is fumbled by Phelps and Tuiaki touches the ball down neatly. Prince hits the posts with the conversion. Bulldogs 32-475 min: TRY Wests TigersPayten makes a break out wide, he offloads to Tuaiki who goes to within metres of the line and then pops a pointless pass to Rangi Chase who scores out wide. Prince converts. Bulldogs 32-10FULL TIME: The Bulldogs run out with a highly convincing 32-10 win over the Tigers.-----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Sonny Bill Williams2 - Andrew Ryan1 - Hazem El Masri-----------------------------------------
ROUND 13 Penrith Panthers 22 v Manly Sea Eagles 29at CUA Stadium PenrithReferees: Tony ArcherMatch Summary:The Manly Sea Eagles have defeated the Penrith Panthers 29-22 at CUA stadium Penrith.The Sea Eagles got off to dream start when Stewart crossed in the 3rd and 7th minute to put the home team on the backfoot right from the beginning. The Sea Eagles extended that lead to 16 after Steve Menzies picked up a deserved try in his 300th first grade game.The Panthers clicked into gear in the last 10 minutes with 2 quick tries in succession to get right back into the match. The momentun had turned their way until the last minute of the half when they decided to run the ball on the last tackle and ended up turning over cheap possession. From the ensueing set the Sea Eagles scored again with Brett Stewart picking up a hatrick and giving his side a 20-10 halftime lead.Both sides where playing constructive football as the game flowed from end to end but it was the Sea Eagles who opened the scoring in the second half with a penalty goal to Travis Burns to give them a 12 point lead. Steve Bell then drove a nail into the coffin of the Panthers when he went through some poor defence to give the visitors an 18 point lead with 19 minutes to go.To the Panthers credit they hit back late in the match to pick up 2 more tries but the Sea Eagles where always in control after Monaghan drilled a field goal for a 13 point lead. Anthony Watmough was great today proving strong in defence and attack and was well supported by Steve Menzies who played his usual high standard game. Brett Stewart continues his try scoring feats picking up a hatrick in the first half. Scorers:Penrith Panthers: 22Tries: Luke Rooney, Trent Waterhouse, Rhys Wesser, Paul AitonGoals: Preston Campbell 3/4Manly Sea Eagles: 29Tries: Steve Menzies, Brett Stewart(3), Steve BellGoals: Travis Burns 4/5, Matt Orford 0/1Field Goals: Michael MonaghanBy the Clock:Welcome to CUA Stadium at Penrith for this rd 13 match between the Penrith Panthers & the Manly Sea Eagles. The Panthers come into the match with a good performance last week against the Storm to go down by a point in extra time and they will need to show the same commitment today. The Sea Eagles are coming off the bye and will be boosted by the return of Ben Kennedy from injury. The Sea Eagles have not won at Penrith since 1994 and will be looking to break that hoodoo today. Steve Menzies will celebrate 300 first grade games today a feat only achieved by 9 other players. Craig Gower is out for the Panthers. Lee Hookey comes into the side to replace Luke Lewis in the centres who will reshuffle into the five eight position and Preston Campbell moves to halfback. The Sea Eagles are as per program 1 min: NEWS Sea Eagles kickoff and play is underway3 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesThe Sea Eagles spread the ball to score out wide on the back of a penalty. Conversion unsuccessful Sea Eagles 4-07 min: NEWS Off to the video ref for another try to the Sea Eagles Brett Stewart, checking for a double movement7 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesBrett Stewart picks up a double after only 7 minutes after the Panthers lose the ball. Conversion successful Sea Eagles 10-011 min: NEWS Panthers will go on the attack for the first time after the Sea Eagles give away a silly penalty14 min: NEWS Panthers put down a half chance after Tony Puletua gives a great ball to Lee Hookey who knocks on 16 min: NEWS Steve Matai is injured and receiving attention, on the back of a big hit from Watmough on Cross18 min: NEWS Monaghan scoots out of dummy half and appeared to put the ball on the line but the ref called held up short. A let off for the Panthers25 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesA beautiful cross field kick from Orford see Menzies take the ball out of Preston Campbells hands and score a try in his 300th game. Conversion successful Sea Eagles 16-030 min: NEWS Menzies almost gets another try from a kick that results in a Panthers goal line drop out.33 min: NEWS Off to the video ref for a possible Panthers try33 min: TRY Penrith PanthersThe Panthers put the ball up high and Hicks make a mess of it for Rooney to score out wide. Conversion successful Sea Eagles 16-636 min: TRY Penrith PanthersCampbell changes direction and gives a great pass to a flying Wesser to score a try on the back of some great lead up work. Conversion unsuccessful Sea Eagles 16-1039 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesBrett Stewart picks up a hatrick on the stroke of halftime after the Panthers decide to run the ball on the last tackle and turn the ball over. Conversion unsuccessful Sea Eagles 20-1040 min: NEWS Halftime.. The Sea Eagles have clearly been the better side for the first half until the lacklustre Panthers sprung into action in the last 10 minutes with 2 quick tries to get back into the match only to let the Sea Eagles score in the last minute. Can the Sea Eagles break their 12 year hoodoo at Penrith stay tuned.41 min: NEWS Panthers get us underway in the second half43 min: NEWS Goal line drop out to the Sea Eagles46 min: NEWS Shane Dunley is placed on report for a high tackle on Rhys Wesser47 min: NEWS Frank Puletua gets the ball slapped out of his hand with the line wide open50 min: PENALTY GOAL Manly Sea EaglesThe Sea Eagles get a penalty after Rhys Wesser is penalised for a high tackle Sea Eagles 22-1056 min: NEWS Steve Menzies goes through a hole only to be stopped in try saving tackle by Rhys Wesser58 min: NEWS Off to the video ref for a possible try to the Sea Eagles58 min: NEWS NO TRY - 20 metre restart. Robertson is ruled to have knocked on when putting the ball down.61 min: TRY Manly Sea EaglesSteve Bell goes through some poor defense from Lee Hookey to score an easy try. Conversion successful. Sea Eagles 28-1065 min: TRY Penrith PanthersWaterhouse steams onto a ball from Campbell to go through the hole and score an easy try. Conversion successful Sea Eagles 28-1667 min: FIELD GOAL Manly Sea EaglesMichael Monaghan pots a field goal to extend the lead to 13. A long way back now for the Panthers Sea Eagles 29-1674 min: TRY Penrith PanthersPaul Aiton scores a great solo try after nearly being tackled near the line and gets up again and scores. Conversion successful Sea Eagles 29-2276 min: NEWS Penalty to Panthers after the Sea Eagles kick out on the full.80 min: NEWS Fulltime.. The Sea Eagles have finally come away from Penrith with a victory after 12 long years surviving a late fightback from the Panthers. The Sea Eagles always seemed to be in control and the match was sealed when Michael Monaghan potted a field goal to extend the lead to 13 with only 12 minutes to go. -----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)2 - Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles)1 - Steve Menzies (Sea Eagles)-----------------------------------------
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TEAM squads for this weekend's Challenge Cup quarterfinals...ST HELENS v LES CATALANS - SATURDAY 3RD JUNESt Helens 18-man Squad(courtesy http://www.saintsrlfc.com/)1. Paul Wellens2. Ade Gardner3. Jamie Lyon4. Willie Talau5. Francis Meli6. Leon Pryce7. Sean Long9. Keiron Cunningham10. Jason Cayless11. Lee Gilmour12. Jon Wilkin13. Paul Sculthorpe16. Jason Hooper17. Paul Anderson18. Vinnie Anderson19. James Graham20. Ian Hardman23. Maurie Fa'asavaluLes Catalans 20-man Squad (courtesy http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/)BerthezeneBeattieChanFakirFellousFrayssinousGuigueGuissetHindmarshHughesJampyJonesMounisMurphyRinaldiRudderTeixidoCologniVergesWilsonHULL KR v WARRINGTON - SUNDAY 4TH JUNEHull Kingston Rovers 18-man Squad(courtesy http://www.hullkr.co.uk/)Ben CockayneJon Steel Jon GoddardGareth MortonByron FordScott Murrell James WebsterMakali AizueBen Fisher David Tangata ToaMichael Smith Iain MorrisonTommy GallagherGareth PriceSeb MartinsJason NethertonDwayne BarkerLeroy RivettWarrington 18-man Squad(courtesy http://www.warringtonwolves.com/)Brent GroseHenry Fa?afiliMartin GleesonToa Kohe-LoveStuart ReardonLee BriersMike SullivanChris LeikvolJon ClarkeMark HiltonLogan SwannMike WainwrightMark GleesonBen WestwoodPaul WoodRichie BarnettSimon GrixChris BridgeHUDDERSFIELD v SALFORD - SUNDAY 4th JUNEHuddersfield 18-man Squad (courtesy http://www.skysports.com/skysports/rugbyleague)ReillyAspinwallDe VereDonlanPaulCrabtreeDrewNeroSnitchWildJonesJacksonMarchSmithMcDonaldRaleighGardnerMasonSalford 18-man Squad(courtesy http://www.skysports.com/skysports/rugbyleague)FitzpatrickHodgsonMouleDunemannRobinsonColeyAlkerRutgersonFinniganSibbitCharlesHightonLangiHaggertyLittlerMylerBrocklehurstClaytonLEEDS v HARLEQUINS - SUNDAY 4 JUNELeeds 18-man Squad(courtesy http://www.leedsrugby.com/)2. Scott Donald3. Chev Walker4. Keith Senior5. Lee Smith6. Danny McGuire7. Rob Burrow9. Matt Diskin10. Jamie Peacock11. Ali Lauitiiti12. Gareth Ellis13. Kevin Sinfield (c)14. Shane Millard16. Willie Poching17. Mark O?Neill18. Jamie Jones-Buchanan19. Chris Feather20. Nick Scruton26. Danny WilliamsHarlequins 20-man Squad(courtesy http://www.quins.co.uk/)Bradley-QalilawaDornHartleyHaumonoHopkinsLuisiLoloheaMcLindenMillsMbuPaulPurdhamRandallSmithSherrifeTemataTookeyWeisnerWilliamsWorrincy
NATIONAL League One is a ten team competition, that operates a division below Superleague. Clubs compete for the potential of promotion to Superleague as long as the winning clubs is deemed to meet criteria regarding facilities, finances and off-field management. It is also where clubs relegated from Superleague usually take their place their next season.
ROUND 13 Canterbury Bulldogs 38 v Newcastle Knights 22at Telstra StadiumReferees: Paul SimpkinsMatch Summary:The Bulldogs have bounced back to form with a crushing 38 points to 22 victory over the Newcastle Knights at Telstra Stadium tonight. Things were looking interesting coming in to the second half with the score line locked at 16 all. However a rampant forward display by the Bulldogs to begin the second half led to the 2 points heading out to Belmore tonight.The Knights opened the scoring with a penalty goal via a Willie Mason high tackle but only minutes later the Bulldogs hit back through a try to Hazem El Masri as he somehow stayed in the field of play off the back of a great flick pass from Sonny Bill. The lead then changed again moments later as Irish winger Brian Carney flew on to a Daniel Holdsworth intercept pass as he then ran 60 metres to put the Knights back in front.The Knights skipped further away moments later off a great offload from the newly shaved Kirk Reynoldson onto Clint Newton who scored beside the posts to put the scoreboard out to 12-4.The doggies then got back into the game through Corey Hughes scoring his first of his double from a scoot from dummy half to reduce the margin to 2 points. Moments later, the home side were back in front as lock, Tony Grimaldi offloaded to man of the moment Hughes who dived over for his double and a 16-12 lead just before the half time break.The Knights were thinking points not halftime, as some quick hands just before the siren sounded saw winger Anthony Quinn scoring 1 of his 2 tries to lock up the ball game at 16all at the break.The Bulldogs got off to a blinder in the second half with 2 quick tries to El Masri and Holdsworth. The El Masri try was a bit controversial as a forward pass by Hughes was knocked on by a Knights player and then dived on by El Masri, as the video referee Phil Cooley could not rule on forward passes, the try was awarded. As a result, the Bulldogs led 28-16.The sealer of the game occurred just 13 minutes from time as a neat grubber kick by newly re-instated halfback Brent Sherwin was put through and El Masri was there to grab a hattrick.The Knights had a slimmer of hope 5 minutes later as Knights winger Anthony Quinn bagged a double as he grubbered through for himself and won the race to the ball to get the margin back within 10.However, the night was definitely that of the Bulldogs and to cap it off, Reni Maitua did one of his renowned in and aways as he skipped downfield to score in the corner on full time. El Masri?s conversion was successful and the final score line read 38-22 which was El Masri?s 600th career goal.Scorers:Canterbury Bulldogs: 38Tries: Hazem El Masri(3), Corey Hughes(2), Reni Maitua, Daniel HoldsworthGoals: Hazem El Masri 5/7Newcastle Knights: 22Tries: Clint Newton, Anthony Quinn(2), Brian CarneyGoals: Andrew Johns 3/5By the Clock:With pitch inspectors picking rain for most of the weekend,mother nature had held off for the game of the round here at Telstra Stadium.For the Knights,Tanner goes back to the bench,Newtown into the 2nd Row and the Bushranger,Kirk Reynoldson into lock.For the Doggies,young gun Billy Ngawini drops off a 5 man bench.A nice big crowd in as Johns leads the Knights out onto the park.The Doggies are lead out by Andrew Ryan.1 min: NEWS Simpkins blows time on!7 min: NEWS Some good covering by Anthony Quinn saves a try as a nice grubber by Sherwin was put into the ingoal for a flying Reni Maitua.10 min: PENALTY GOAL Newcastle KnightsAfter a penalty for a high-shot by Willie Mason,Andrew Johns slots the opening points of the game from right in front. Knights 2-012 min: NEWS Danny Buderus covers well as he ankle taps Trent Cutler over the sideline as he beats the first line of Newcastle's defence.13 min: NEWS Video ref for Bulldogs try...14 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsHazem El Masri does freakishly well to stay in as he dives for the corner off a great flick pass from Sonny Bill Williams.El Masri from the sideline hooks the kick. Bulldogs 4-217 min: TRY Newcastle KnightsBrian Carney takes an intercept off a Daniel Holdsworth pass an runs 60 metres to put the Knights back in front.Johns from out wide hits the post. Knights 6-422 min: TRY Newcastle KnightsKirk Reynoldson close to the line gives a great offload to Clint Newtown who scores adjacent to the uprights.Johns converts the try. Knights 12-425 min: NEWS The Doggies have good field position off a charge down of a Johns kick.Now they get a penalty from a high tackle.27 min: NEWS Going to the video for a doggies try...27 min: NEWS No Try - Mason knocks the ball on then Knights lock Kirk Reynoldson has the ball stripped from him .. no advantage played.30 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsFrom dummyhalf,Corey Hughes dives over to get the doggies back into the game.El Masri from next to the posts converts. Knights 12-1035 min: NEWS Kurt Gidley gives the Bulldogs a great chance before halftime as he knocks on a wobbly grubber from Andrew Ryan on his 30.36 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsHughes grabs a double under the posts Holdsworth promotes the ball,Grimaldi keeps the ball alive and Hughes dives through a staggered defence line.El Masri converts. Bulldogs 16-1240 min: TRY Newcastle KnightsAnthony Quinn scores a vital try before the break as some quick hands in the centrefield creates an overlap for Carmont who finds Quinn to score in the corner.Johns can't convert from the sideline. 16 all.Halftime - We are witnessing a quality game of football with good go forward by both sides especially the forwards.The Knights are gaining their advantage through an open ruck area however the doggies are playing well thanks to good metres gained from their big front rowers.Second half underway!50 min: NEWS Sonny BIll Williams makes a prospering run down field,he gets his arm free but the ball deflects off Quinn into touch.51 min: NEWS Going to the video for a dogs try...51 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsFrom dummy half,Hughes throws a forward pass that is knocked on by Quinn,El Masri is there to pounce on the ball and score.As the video referee can't check on forward passes,it was given the green light.El Masri converts his own try. Bulldogs 22-1655 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsFive-eight Daniel Holdsworth slides through some poor defence to just about make the margin too big for the Knights.El Masri converts Bulldogs 28-1660 min: NEWS Johns scoops up a loose ball and passes to Carmont who races down 60 metres before being tackled by El Masri.No Knights players were near him,so he plays the ball back to no-one and the Doggies dive onto it.65 min: NEWS Sonny Bill makes a line break .. when passing the ball,it is knocked down backwards by Craig Smith but then is knocked forward by Bulldog Trent Cutler.67 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsA Sherwin grubber into the corner is taken beautifully by El Masri to score his hattrick.El Masri hits the post when trying to kick his 600th goal from the sideline. Bulldogs 32-1671 min: NEWS NO TRY - Knights backrower Clint Newton drops the ball just short of the line as a result of a last gasp tackle by Trent Cutler.72 min: TRY Newcastle KnightsWinger Anthony Quinn keeps the ball alive,then grubbers through and wins the race to the ball to shorten the deficate.Johns converts from outwide. Bulldogs 32-2275 min: NEWS No time left now for the Knights,after a good attacking raid,Kirk Reynoldson loses the ball in the tackle.79 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsReni Maitua caps off a great night for the blue and whites as he gets outside his opposite number with a good in and away to score in the corner ... give that man a contract!!!El Masri fro 600 goals ... hooks back and is there! Bulldogs 38-22Fulltime-----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Mark O2 - Sonny Bill Williams1 - Danny Buderus-----------------------------------------
ROUND 13 Canberra Raiders 24 v South Sydney Rabbitohs 22at Canberra StadiumReferees: Jarred MaxwellMatch Summary:The Canberra Raiders have defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22 at Canberra Stadium this evening.Souths, yet to win a game were finishing all over the Raiders until a late Marshall Chalk try clinched the much-needed two points for the Raiders, who now find themselves on the cusp of the top eight.It's also the first time this year the Raiders have won back to back matches albeit by a combined margin of three points.Canberra went to the break leading 18-6 and were doing it comfortably but as we have seen on numerous occasions this year, the Raiders folded like a proverbial house of cards in the second half and that's taking nothing away from the Bunnies, who scored just as many tries as the Raiders but came up one conversion short in the end.The Bunnies face the Broncos minus their Origin stars next week and the pressure will be on the Broncos to not become the Bunnies fist scalp in 2006.The Raiders play the Bulldogs minus their Origin stars next week but will need a vastly improved performance if they are to get close to the Dogs.All in all, a very close match but one the Raiders really should have put away far earlier than the 75th minute.Scorers:Canberra Raiders: 24Tries: Todd Carney, Marshall Chalk, David Howell, Alan TongueGoals: Clinton Schifcofske 4/4South Sydney Rabbitohs: 22Tries: Peter Cusack, Shannan McPherson, Joe Williams, Paul MellorGoals: Joe Williams 3/5By the Clock:0 min: NEWS Tonight marks the celebration of the Canberra Raiders 25th anniversary in the NSWRL, ARL and NRL with many past greats in attendance to celebrate the clubs significant milestone. For the Bunnies, David Peachey will make his debut at fullback for the club and in freezing conditions, he will have his work cut out for him as the Bunnies strive for their first win of the season.5 min: TRY South Sydney RabbitohsThe Bunnies are fast out of the blocks tonight with Paul Mellor scoring the first try after the Raiders were penalised twice and gave good field position to Souths. Rabbitohs 4-012 min: TRY Canberra RaidersThe Raiders hit back through a try to Todd Carney after soaking up all the early pressure from Souths. Raiders 6-415 min: PENALTY GOAL South Sydney RabbitohsJoe Williams gets Souths back to level scores with a penalty goal. 6 all.20 min: NEWS Midway through the first half and the scores are still locked at six all. No team looks better than the other at the moment.24 min: TRY Canberra RaidersThe Raiders score again. This time it's David Howell who crosses to put the Raiders out to a six point lead. Raiders 12-630 min: TRY Canberra RaidersThe Raiders are in again through Alan Tongue as they start to go up a notch in the latter stages of the first half. Still a long way to go in this match though. Raiders 18-635 min: NEWS Five minutes out from half time and no change to the scores. The Raiders still ead 18-6.40 min: NEWS The Raiders hold a twelve point lead at half time against Souths but the Raiders have been notorious for their second half fades in 2006 ad need to come out on the front foot and really dominate Souths if they are to win this match. Souths have had very little ball and will be happy with the fact they are only 12 points in arrears. It is very cold inb Canberra and that is one thing in the Raiders favour.41 min: NEWS We are underway in the second half.47 min: TRY South Sydney RabbitohsThe Bunnies score the first try of the second half and are now within sight of the Raiders. As I said earlier, still a long way to go in this match. Raiders 18-1053 min: NEWS Souths have had all the ball in the opening stages of the second half and are starting to look threatening against the Raiders defence. 64 min: TRY South Sydney RabbitohsSouths back within two points and the Raiders are fading badly in the latter stages of the match. Will they be the first side to lose to Souths in 2006 and earn what would be the most unenviable record in Rubgy League. Raiders 18-1670 min: NEWS As we enter the final ten minutes the Raiders hold a slender two point lead. Cany they hold on?75 min: TRY Canberra RaidersThe Raiders have scored with just over five minutes remaining and should wrap it up from here if they play smart footy. Marshall Chalk was the scorer but the Raiders have been pushed all the way by a very gallant South Sydney side. Raiders 24-1680 min: TRY South Sydney RabbitohsThe Bunnies captain gets a late try to give a better reflection of how the match played out and Souths were unlucky not to win in the end with a solitary conversion proving the difference. Raiders 24-22
ROUND 13 Melbourne Storm 20 v Sydney Roosters 16at Olympic ParkReferees: Ben CumminsMatch Summary:The Melbourne Storm has defeated the Sydney Roosters 20-16 here at Olympic Park in a thriller of a contest. Numerous big hits and great attacking raids made for a great spectacle which saw the Storm win their 10th consecutive match at Olympic park.The first half was filled with fast and entertaining football with both teams not afraid to throw the ball around and both teams putting on some big hits. Ryan Cross got the scoring underway with some help from lady luck when the kick from Brett Finch rebounded of the knee of Scott Hill into the waiting arms of Cross. The Storm responded very quickly with Steve Turner on the end of a beautiful set move. Hooker Cameron Smith nailed the conversion from the side line to give the home team a 6-4 lead. The Storm looked like they were in again when Steve Turner took a cross field bomb and came down with it, but the touch judge ruled that he had knocked the ball on. The small but vocal crowd were then treated with a piece of individual brilliance by Greg Inglis who ran 60m to score a fantastic try. The second half started with the Storm making a bigger lead with Jake Webster scoring a well worked try. The Roosters then hit back immediately with Vince Mellars on the end of a lovely pass from New South Wales five eight Braith Anasta. Then from there Amos Roberts takes the ball from his 20m line and steps past Origin winger Greg Inglis to score an 80m try. The Storm then punished the Roosters for losing the ball close to the line and Greg Inglis picked up a double after an easy try from dummy half. The Roosters had a number of chances to go over again but just couldn?t turn possession into points. On the injury front, Amos Roberts picked up a knee injury after scoring his fantastic try. The Roosters will have a big problem though with Ashley Harrison and Lopini Paea being put on report after a dangerous tackle on Melbourne prop Ben Cross. Scorers:Melbourne Storm: 20Tries: Greg Inglis(2), Steve Turner, Jake WebsterGoals: Cameron Smith 2/4Sydney Roosters: 16Tries: Ryan Cross, Amos Roberts, Vince MellarsGoals: Amos Roberts 1/2, Jamie Soward 1/1By the Clock:Welcome to Olympic Park in Melbourne for this round 13 battle between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters. The Storm are coming off a great win in golden point against the Panthers while the Roosters are looking to get back on track after they lost to the Eels last week. This match also marks the return of former origin fullback Billy Slater, who will be making his return off the bench and will be looking to impress Queensland selectors. Should be a cracker of a match!The changes:For the Roosters, Captain Craig Fitzgibbion has succumbed to his ankle injury and it out of today?s match. Former Queensland origin player John Doyle is also out of the squad today with Heath L?estrange coming onto the bench. Nigel Plum moves into the second row to cover for Fitzgibbion.For the Storm, Billy Slater makes his long awaited return to the Storm line up of the bench while Nathan Friend moves off the bench. The Roosters kick us off here at Olympic Park with the storm having a slight breeze behind them. 2 min: NEWS Roosters make an early mistake through Adrian Morley. Storm in great field position in the early going. 5 min: TRY Sydney RoostersA piece of luck comes the Roosters way for them to open up the scoring here at Olympic park. Finch puts in a grubber kick which rebounds of the knee of Scott Hill which sees Ryan Cross pouncing on the ball to score out wide.Roberts hits the post with his conversion attempt. Roosters 4-09 min: NEWS Amos Roberts and Brett Finch cautioned by the Referee for a dangerous tackle. The Storm receive a penalty and are in the Roosters 20m zone.10 min: TRY Melbourne StormA lovely set move from the Melbourne Storm sees the winger Steve Turner go over. A wrap around play with Cameron Smith who finds fullback Greg Inglis who then gives the ball off to Steve Turner who grabs his 7th try of the season.Cameron Smith nails the conversion. Storm 6-418 min: NEWS Roosters again give away a penalty which gives the Storm an invitation in their own 20m zone. Storm on the attack but Scott Hill loses the ball out of dummy half on the 2nd play.21 min: NEWS Cameron Smith shows his kicking skills with a well weighted kick into the in-goal line which gives them a repeat set. 22 min: NEWS Soliola and Morley put on back to back big hits! The vocal crowd really getting into this game now. 23 min: NEWS No Try - Steve Turner collects a cross field bomb and comes down with it but the touch judge says he knocked on. It looked like it should of been sent up to the Video Referee but we go out to a 20m tap for the Roosters. 24 min: NEWS Ouch! Mayhem here at Olympic Park! Roosters forwards Paea and Harrison lift up Ben Cross above the horizontal and are put on report.30 min: NEWS Cameron Smith gives his forwards a break with a kick that finds touch one metre away from the try line. 32 min: NEWS The Roosters starting to get the fumbles with Craig Wing knocking the ball on in good field position. 38 min: TRY Melbourne StormGreg Inglis scores one of the best individual tries you will ever see. He brushes away from 2 defenders, then out paces Amos Roberts to put the Storm up by 6 points. What a star this kid is!Cameron Smith converts Storm 12-440 min: NEWS Halftime here at Olympic Park. The crowd is still buzzing over Greg Inglis and his magnificent try.Halftime stats:Possession: Melbourne Storm - 54% Sydney Roosters - 46%Completion Rate: Melbourne Storm - 17/21 Sydney Roosters - 13/17Errors: Melbourne Storm ? 4 Sydney Roosters - 4 Line Breaks: Melbourne Storm - 2 Sydney Roosters - 0 Both teams have been great in the first half. The Storm have had the better of the possession but the Roosters defence for the most part has been excellent. The line speed of both teams have been awsome and we are sure to see some more great football in this second half.Second half underway here at Olympic park!43 min: NEWS Cameron Smith makes an unusal mistake and loses the ball from dummy half. The mistake allows the pressure off the Roosters team.47 min: NEWS A nice attacking raid led by the Roosters led by Braith Anasta and Brett Finch. The Storm hold on though and we are still locked at 12-4.49 min: NEWS Yet another sloppy play the ball. This time from the Roosters and by David Shillington. Scrum 40m out to the Storm.53 min: NEWS The Storm have the numbers and spread the ball wide but Amos Roberts bats the ball down and the Storm will now have a 10m scrum. 55 min: TRY Melbourne StormAnother well worked set move gets the Melbourne Storm another try. Cronk delievers a pass to Inglis who gets on the outside of Soliola then offloads to Jake Webster who scores untouched. As the conversion is being taken Billy Slater comes into the game for the first time and is welcomed by a huge ovation.Cameron Smith misses the conversion. Storm 16-460 min: TRY Sydney RoostersA great no-look pass from Braith Anasta sees winger Vince Mellars go over untouched. A good hit back from the Sydney Roosters.Roberts converts the try and we now have a 6 point ball game. Storm 16-1064 min: TRY Sydney RoostersWhat a try to Amos Roberts! The roosters go wide in their own territory and Tupou then offloads to a flying Amos Roberts who then puts a big step on Greg Inglis to score under the post. What a try scoring freak! Amos Roberts looks to have picked up a knee injury but is continuing on in the game.Jamie Soward Converts the try. 16 all.68 min: VIDEO REF: Possible try to Greg Inglis. Inglis in dummy half goes over and the Roosters complain that the marker was taken out of play. Try is awarderd!68 min: TRY Melbourne StormInglis scores out of dummy half after the Roosters defence moves up to quickly. One of the easiest tries Greg Inglis will ever score. Cameron Smith misses the conversion. Storm 20-1670 min: NEWS Crossman loses the ball in their own territory. Can the Roosters make them pay?71 min: NEWS Anasta forces the pass and turns over possession.72 min: INJURY UPDATE - Amos Roberts has a knee injury and won't be back tonight. Cross moves to the wing and Flannery to the centres.76 min: NEWS Inglis looked like he had a hat trick but a obstruction play is called.77 min: NEWS Inglis drops a high bomb! The Roosters on the attack! 78 min: NEWS Inglis takes this bomb but gets driven into touch by Vince Mellars. The pressure is enormous! The Roosters on the attack again.79 min: NEWS Cameron Smith pounces on the loose ball and the Storm look like they have another victory at Olympic park. 80 min: NEWS The Storm hold on in this great match!Fulltime here at Olympic Park. A great contest between two teams that showed up to play. For the Storm, Greg Inglis was superb, along with David Kidwell and Cameron Smith in particular. Amos Roberts was dangerous for the Roosters all night but unforutnatly suffered a knee injury. -----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Greg Inglis2 - Amos Roberts1 - David Kidwell-----------------------------------------
REDCLIFFE v IPSWICHDolphin Oval, Sunday June 4, 3.00pmReferee: Phil HainesTHE STORY: It may be first versus last on the ladder, but Redcliffe is struggling with injuries to key men and was a last-up loser to Tweed Heads. Under-fire Ipswich has also experienced injury woes and will use its fourth hooker in its past six games, debutant Geoff Holcombe.THE STAT: Ex-Ipswich boy Alwyn Simpson has played in all 10 games for Redcliffe this season after returning north from Balmain. He?s kept his nose in front of well-credentialed clubmates such as Mark Christensen, Adam Fletcher, Chris Giumelli. THE STAR: Troy Lindsay will play for the Dolphins despite pleading guilty to a careless high tackle. He is one of five players remaining from the Redcliffe side which beat Ipswich 34-10 in the 2002 grand final. Playing for the Dolphins that day were David Stagg, Shane Perry, Shane Tronc and Barry Berrigan.CHANGES: REDCLIFFE In: Damian Jentz, Tim Yee. Out: Chris Fox, Mark Shipway.IPSWICH In: Geoff Holcombe, Isaak Ah Mau, Andy Poynter. Out: Chris Porter, Paul Jackwitz, Mananui Te Heu Heu.CHARGES: REDCLIFFE Troy Lindsay (Grade One Careless High Tackle, Early Plea, 0wks + 56pts)Redcliffe Dolphins 1. Ryan CULLEN 2. Kaine MANIHERA 3. Greg BOURKE 4. Nick EMMETT 5. Alwyn SIMPSON 6. Rory BROMLEY 7. Michael ROBERTS13. Gerard PARLE12. Danny BURKE11. Grant FLUGGE10. Adam STARR 9. Shannon FISH 8. Troy LINDSAY (c)Interchange: 14. Damian JENTZ15. Richie RUSSELL16. Tim YEE17. Pat GARDNERCoach: Anthony GRIFFIN Ipswich Jets 1. Aaron WERTH 2. Ben McFADGEAN 3. Geoff CHALK 4. Chris SCANLAN 5. Jarrod BIGGS 6. Brendan MARSHALL 7. Ricky BIRD13. Danny COBURN (c)12. Joel REITHMULLER11. Matthew McPHEE10. Isaak AH MAU 9. Geoff HOLCOMBE 8. Cameron MULCAHYInterchange: 14. Bevan HEUIR15. Joe SANG-YUM16. Andy POYNTER17. Travis BAKERCoach: Trevor GILLMEISTER
NEW Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition kicks off Round 3 with three matches tonight.
THE Penrith Panthers came out victors by defeating a brave Wests Tigers outfit by 22 to 20 in front of a big crowd at Penrith Stadium tonight.
SOUTH Sydney have denied that they will hire former Australian and premiership winning coach Chris Anderson as a coaching director at the club.
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DRAGONS captain Trent Barrett and Test prop Luke Bailey are in doubt for tomorrow's local derby against the Sharks at Toyota Park, but Jason Ryles is a chance for a comeback.
CANBERRA Raiders veteran Jason Croker will definitely make his return to top grade football this weekend ? and he?s been promoted to the starting line-up.