IN what has easily been the game of the year, the Bulldogs have overcome a 19-0 half time deficit to record a remarkable 22-21 win over the Newcastle Knights with Hazem El Masri kicking a pressure kick from the touchline after the siren to get the Dogs home and a 16th consecutive victory with a minor premiership firmly in their sights.
CANBERRA have done it again by giving this author a heart attack and beaten one of the premierships big guns at home, with a heart stopping 38-30 victory over the New Zealand Warriors. With under three minutes remaining, Canberra, trailing 30-26, put the ball up high and HJohn Carlaw from the Warriors knocked the ball on. From the ensuing scrum, Mark Mclinden cut the Warriors defence to bits and score under the posts to give Canberra the lead 32-30 with just on two minutes to play.
PARRAMATTA EELS vs BRISBANE BRONCOSFri Jul 26, Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pm
THE North Queensland Cowboys have recorded a much deserved 34-18 victory over a woeful Canberra Raiders outfit in Townsville this evening.
THE Newcastle Knights have scored an unconvincing 38-22 victory over a determined Penrith Panthers side at Energy Australia Stadium this afternoon.
BRISBANE Broncos assistant coach, Craig Bellamy, has been advised by his manager, John Fordham, to withdraw from the coaching position with the Wests Tigers as he certainly doesn't want leave a successful club like the Broncos to go to a farcical club like the Wests Tigers, who have played out this saga in the media and has made the club look extremely amatuerish.
TONIE Carroll has signed with the Brisbane Broncos for two season after enjoying two years in England, playing for glamour club Leeds.
CONTROVERSIAL Wests Tigers centre, Kevin McGuiness, has abandoned the club and signed with arch rivals, Manly, for the next three seasons. For Manly, the signing of McGuiness continues an impressive buildup that includes the signing of Scott Donald and the likely signing of Ivan Cleary, originally a Manly junior.
IN te past twenty four hours the North Queensland Cowboys have signed Paul McNicholas, 27, from South Sydney for one season and Paul Rauhihi, 30, from the Bulldogs for two seasons.
BULLDOGS vs SYDNEY ROOSTERSFri Jul 19, Sydney Showground, 7.30pm