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Monday, October 11, 2004

The Kiwi and Roo sides have been named, go to the test match preview for a list.
International News:
An Australia Invitational side beat PNG 70-22.
Lebanon has retained the Mediterranean Cup with a 42-14 win over France. Serbia and Morocco shared 3rd place with a 20-all draw.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

The Warriors have signed former Roosters outside back Todd Byrne. It seems to be a solid decision as the Warriors needed one more back for 2005. He follows Ivan Cleary from the Roosters Premier league side where, by all reports, he had a cracker of a grand final.

Matt Utai will play for the Kiwis in the first test before having surgery on his ankle. As a result he will not be travelling to England.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Brent Webb (Warriors), Francis Meli (Warriors), Nigel Vagana (Cronulla), Paul Whatuira (Penrith), Matthew Utai (Bulldogs), Vinnie Anderson (Warriors), Thomas Leuluai (Warriors), Jason Cayless (Sydney Roosters), Louis Anderson (Warriors), Ruben Wiki (c)(Canberra), Tony Puletua (Penrith), Joe Galuvao (Penrith), Sonny-Bill Williams (Bulldogs). Subs: Motu Tony (Castleford), Roy Asotasi (Bulldogs), Nathan Cayless (Parramatta), David Kidwell (Melbourne).

Sunday, September 12, 2004

The Cowboys, Storm, Roosters and Panthers all enjoyed wins this weekend and that means that;
Panthers & Roosters get next week off
Cowboys v Broncos
Storm v Bulldogs
Raiders & Dragons are eliminated

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Stacey Jones, along with Stephen Kearney and Richard Swain, have all retired from International Football. Jones has said in the past two seasons he has been affected by injury and has had poor form and has therefore decided to concentrate on the New Zealand Warriors.
In other news, PJ Marsh has signed a contract with the Parramatta Eels, subject to clearance from a specalist.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Kane Ferris and Paul Aitken both made there debuts this weekend against the Sydney Roosters.
Ferris had limited game time, what you expect from a new prop, but performed well.
Aitken came on in the second half and played exceptionally well, getting smashed by Adrian Morely the first two times he touched the ball, but both times getting straight up and on with the game. He spent time at Wing and Fullback and looks to be very quick on his feet.

Ivan Cleary and Kevin Campion will both return to the club in 2005...however this time as coaching staff.
Ivan Cleary, currently a lower grades coach at the Sydney Roosters, will come on board as an Assistant Coach while Kevin Campion, playing his last year at the Cowboys, will be the defensive coach.

Captain Monty Betham has announced he will step down for next season. He believes he must accept some responsibility for the poor season and believes a new captain will help lift the team. Favourite for the position is new comer Steve Price. Kiwi Captain Ruben Wiki or Stacey Jones are both chances for the job as well.
I'm not too sure about if this is a good move for the club. Betham, while I am no great fan of him, is an excellent leader and has really developed as a captain this year. I would have prefered him to keep the job.
Steve Price will perform in the position, that is a certain bet. However coming into a side after playing in only one club for the previous 10 years will be hard for him.
Ruben Wiki would be an excellent leader and has heaps of mana but he has a tendacy to take on the judiciary, a battle no one can win.
And Stacey Jones is simply not a captain. And with his form at the moment I don't think he should even be starting at number seven, let alone leading the side next year.

Monday, July 12, 2004

The Warriors today signed Canterbury's captain Steve Price. In a hugh move the Queensland State of Origin rep decided to sign for the Auckland club for three years. He is an awesome prop and I'd rate him as probably the second best in Australia (though maybe thats me with my maroon glasses on). It is also a massive blow to the Bulldogs club who do not have much time to sign someone else for 2005. Most of the major players have already signed with a new club.

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