THIS week's Forum 7's article chronicles the recent rise of joint-venture outfit the Wests Tigers. Previously the club has battled to become competitive but things seem to be changing out Leichhardt way, and Campbelltown, oh and Homebush...
POOR old Wests Tigers. They've been branded strugglers, failures, no-hopers, scandalous, ad nauseum. But regardless of what you might say about this oft-maligned merger, their saviour has come to town in what is shaping up to be a year that the joint venture finally turns the corner.
IF you don't like Anthony Mundine, take a moment to forget about what he says and look closely at what he does.
THE symmetrical oval shape of the rubber ball rests on a modern plastic device designed to elevate it from the turf on which it sits. Carefully prepared and nurtured grass, sprouting from the hallowed earth below.
IF you follow rugby league, you could be forgiven to thinking it was 1992 all over again.
DURING its early years, State of Origin football brought Queensland to the fore as a major competitor to the traditional New South Wales stranglehold over rugby league. This eventually led to two new Queensland sides joining the NSWRL competition in 1988. Of those teams, it was the Broncos that proved the dominant force north of the border and while they were enjoying consecutive premierships in 1992 and 1993, their Gold Coast counterparts were being smacked with wooden spoons.