FORMER captain Gorden Tallis was expecting players rather than coaching staff to get the sack at the Brisbane Broncos after yet another disappointing NRL campaign.
IT was standing room only in the Wests Tigers dressing room at Telstra Stadium last night, across the corridor Paul Rauhihi quietly contemplated the end of his Australian rugby league career.
WAYNE Bennett,Australian's longest serving and most successful coach has opened up debate about his long term future by sacking his high profile assistants.
THE Wests Tigers announced a new major sponsor yesterday but they will have an anxious wait for the signatures they seek the most, those of their coach and playmakers.
ANDREW Johns is in doubt for the final leg of Australia's Tri-Nations campaign due to complications with his right knee.
GREAT Britain vice-captain Brian Carney fervently believes that the Lions have it in them to go one better than last year and win the Tri-Nations series.
GREAT Britain coach Brian Noble believes he has the right mix in his squad for the Tri-Nations Series against Australia and New Zealand.
KIWI officials are hoping a New Zealand victory on Friday will come with an added bonus - Stacey Jones for the remainder of the Tri-Nations tournament.
GORDEN Tallis has questioned whether Australia should persist with Andrew Johns and Darren Lockyer as a halves combination.
WAYNE Bennett unleashed a blistering attack on critics calling for his head after naming just one forced change to Australia's starting line-up for the second match of the Tri-Nations series on Friday night.