THE decision by the Sydney Roosters to consider legal action against the NRL in relation to the salary cap is absolutely idiotic. Some may not believe it but at the moment I think that the salary cap is the best way to distribute playing talent equally.
PARRAMATTA coach Brain Smith has today selected his 12 man squad for the Cougar World Sevens begining on Saturday. Smith is taking the tournamnet seriuosly and has named a first string side in order to retain the title they won last season and in 1997.
ON the 25th of December I wrote an article about Troy Wozniak being released from the London Broncos. Since, I have since been informed that the information I received about the story was not all true.
SEAN Rudder has been ruled out of the boxing day clash between Castleford and Leeds at Headingley.
FORMER Wests Tigers and Parramatta forward Troy Wozniak has been released from the London Broncos just one month into his 3 year contract.
THERE is no doubt that the last 2 seasons have been a major disappointment for the Parramatta Eels. In 2001 they were statistically one of the greatest sides in the history of the game, breaking all sorts of records. They lost only four round games that season and looked set to record their first premiership since 1986 only to be defeated at the last hurdle going down 30-24 to Newcastle. This led many to believe a ?decade of dominance? would follow however the flowing year they finished sixth in the regular season before being eliminated from the finals in the first week. In 2003 the Eels woes further continued, failing to qualify for the finals something a Brian Smith coached Eels side had never previously done. Of course there were reasons for the struggle. Massive injury tolls as well as the effects of the salary cap have all played their part. But despite this the Eels on paper still have a very talented side and should have performed much better than they did.
SOON to be Parramatta Eels player Chris Thorman says he will be living a dream when he eventually comes to Australia to play in the NRL next season. Thorman , who had the unique reputation for being the only Geordie player in the English Super League this season will be leaving England in the next few weeks to join the Eels in their pre season training. However, the 23 year, who played for the London Broncos this season has told a Newcastle Newspaper that he was shocked when first approached by the Eels.