THE National Rugby League has meted out bonuses totalling more than $100,000 to this year's State of Origin players.
KIWI rugby legend Olsen Fillipana will play on New Zealand soil for in the first time in almost 20 years, when he stars for the Mad Butcher XIII along with the 6 Ropati brothers against the Chairmans XIII.
ROUND 14 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition has the teams well on the way to the play offs.
WITH only four rounds of the 2003 Queensland Cup season to be conducted 6 teams remain in contention for a semi-final spot but arguably the ?form? team, Norths lies out of contention on 17 points. The Devils late season surge, after an injury plagued early part of the year, has produced six wins and a draw in 8 rounds.
The three feature games of round 19 will be played on the Sunday with big crowds expected at all three venues as teams look to cement finals positions.
Competition leaders, Ipswich will play Norths at Bishop Park with Norths keen to continue their giant killing frame of mind, most notably last weekend?s defeat of Burleigh Bears in the ABC TV Game.
At Piggabeen, Tweed Heads Seagulls host the North Queensland Young Guns and this match could go either way even though the Young Guns are out of finals contention.
Tweed on the other hand are in fifth spot, one clear of Toowoomba and desperate to keep their foot in the door for the finals which start on August 30. The Seagulls are coming off a good win over Easts at Langlands Park.
WIGAN Coach Mike Gregory has announced the following squad for his first game in charge on Sunday for the trip to Warrington Wolves 3pm in Tetley's Super League -
IN today's Bulls Eye, Brian Noble, James Lowes and Paul Deacon look ahead to Sunday's Teteley's Super League Round 21 game at Odsal when the in form Giants take on League leaders, the Bradford Bulls
THE Parramatta Eels have defeated Wests Tigers 21-18 at Parramatta Stadium tonight to keep their slim semi-final hopes alive.
THE Cronulla Sharks have emerged from a week of drama and outplayed the Brisbane Broncos, winning 20-10 at Toyota Park tonight. In a game they weren?t expected to win, the Sharks came up with the goods when it counted and put to rest one of the most tumultuous periods in the club?s history.
AFTER guiding the Storm to a memorable victory over the New Zealand Warriors last week halfback Matt Orford says he has discarded some of the demons that have continued to haunt him after failing to seize victory against Brisbane three weeks ago.
THE Melbourne Storm have beaten fierce rivals New Zealand Warriors by 14-12 in a semi-final like game at Ericcson Stadium tonight.
BEFORE playing the Bulldogs in round 21, the South Sydney Rabbitohs were able to boast they hadn't suffered any 50-point thrashings, as they had towards the end of last season, but the Bulldogs broke that spell with a 62-12 obliteration of Souths at Aussie Stadium.
IN front of a vocal crowd at WIN Stadium, including friends and family of Tingha aboard the Tingha express, the home side did it well to defeat the Panthers by 34-28 in an action packed battle from start to finish.
RADISSON Maine Wests Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens is pleased to announce former Shark, Nick Graham has signed with Wests Tigers for the next two years.
THE Newcastle Knights have won a high scoring encounter 36-28 over the Manly Sea Eagles at Energy Australia Stadium this afternoon.
ST George Illawarra Dragons have signed rookie forwards Stacy Katu [pictured] from Souths and Corey Payne from the Bulldogs.