FUNDAMENTAL errors in crucial areas of the field cost the BARLA Great Britain Young Lions in this exciting encounter. The Young Lions were desperate to finish the Damart tour on a positive note, whilst the Central United players were well motivated for the game as many of them were hoping to gain selection for the Junior Kiwis squad.
NORTHS continued their recent hot form with an entertaining 28-26 win over Burleigh at Pizzey Park in the ABC Television match. The first 15 minutes had a ?semi-final? feel before a break to Devils centre Michael Crockett sent Derek Fletcher on a long dash for a try. Bears halfback Brent McConnell crossed for a good solo try to level the scores 6 all after 25 minutes. A try to second row Aaron Bulow gave Norths a 12-6 advantage but McConnell then grounded his own grubber in-goal for a smart try to again tie the scores. A pass from veteran centre Reggie Cressbrook saw Jeremy Lateo cross in the corner and Burleigh hit the front 16-12 on half-time.
PENRITH Panthers coach , John Lang has stuck with his team which went down in a thriller against the Sydney City Roosters last weekend.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett has again named teenager Nick Parfitt at fullback for Saturday night's NRL clash with the Sharks. Parfitt had an unhappy debut in Brisbane's 26-26 loss to Manly last weekend with Bennett replacing him just before half time.
WARRIORS coach Daniel Anderson has made several changes for Sunday's NRL clash against the Melbourne Storm at Ericsson Stadium.
IN a round of blow out score lines it all started with a tight tussle at Parramatta stadium. The match was full of twists and turns. St George-Illawara led early on only to trail 16-12 at halftime. In the second half the scores became tied at 22 all but a Leuluai try and then a Witt field goal in the 78th minute sealed the win for Parramatta. The victory for the Eels sees them move up into third place ahead of their opponents, the Dragons.
THE incident happened outside a nightclub
Four rugby league stars have been remanded in custody and warned they could face jail after being caught on camera brawling in Leeds city centre.
BULLI brothers Michael and David Howell are set to play NRL together for the Dragons for the first time in St George Illawarra's clash with Penrith at WIN Stadium this weekend.
NEW Zealand sevens rugby player Jason Tiatia is to train with National Rugby League (NRL) powerhouse the Brisbane Broncos.
THE Allight South Sydney Rabbitohs have made one change to the side that was defeated 24-6 by the Melbourne Storm last Saturday evening for Sunday?s clash with the Bulldogs at Aussie Stadium.
NEW Zealand Warriors coach Daniel Anderson has selected Lance Hohaia as Stacey Jones' halfback replacement for Saturday's vital National Rugby League match against Melbourne. It's been confirmed today that JONES will be sidelined for three weeks after suffering a groin injury in New Zealand's Test loss to Australia at Aussie Stadium last Friday night.
STACEY Jones is expected to be sidelined from the New Zealand Warriors for 2-3 weeks after suffering a groin strain in Friday's trans-Tasman league test.
REGULARLY we hear about a player being the 'next big thing' well before he makes his first grade debut. Rarely however, does that player deliver on that promise in his first game of top flight football.
FRIDAY 1st August 2003