THE Northern Eagles, masquerading as Manly have beaten the Melbourne Storm convincingly 36-22 in front of a decent Saturday afternoon crowd at Brookvale Oval.
IT has been reported on radio 2GB that Ian Hindamrsh of the Parramatta Eels and Bryan Fletcher of the Sydney Roosters have both agreed to leave their respective clubs and play with the Raiders and Rabbits respectively.
NOW that the Bulldogs have a three point lead at the top of the table, I would like to know if people think the Dogs are the real deal or are they just doing a Parramatta like run to the finals like last year and come up agonisingly short?
WE currently live in a time dominated by Channel Nine, who currently have the free to air broadcast rights to Rugby League, AFL, Cricket, Wimbledon, U.S Open Tennis, U.S Masters Golf and the major games of the FIFA World Cup.
PARRAMATTA EELS vs CANTERBURY BULLDOGSFri Jun 28, Parramatta Stadium, 7.30pm
ST George Illawarra have caused one of the boilovers of the season as they beat the Warriors 32-22 at Ericcson Stadium in front of a crowd of over 15,000.
IN what started as an evenly contested match, The Melbourne Storm soon ran away with the match and made Souths look embarrassing at times. Souths scored first from a clever kick by prop Paul stringer but that was the end of their joy as Melbourne slowly started to build some momentum, with Souths making a lot of silly mistakes and giving away undisciplined penalties.
IT has been reported in todays Telegraph that a deal to have former St George winger, Nathan Blacklock, move across to the New South Wales Waratahs is as good as done and an announcement is expected as early as today.
NEW South Wales have named an eighteen man squad to face Queenlsnad at Stadium Australia on June 26 with the only major changes being Matthew Gidley, who replaces the injured Jamie Lyon, who is out for three months with ankle ligament damage and Braith Anasta has been omitted from the squad and wil take his place in the Bulldogs side to face Canberra this Saturday. Jason Ryles has returned to the front row after missing the first two games due to suspension and replaces Mark O'Meley, who is out with a broken jaw. Sharks fullback, David Peachey, will travel as the eighteenth player and will cover Brett Hodgson, who is still recovering from a punctured lung suffered in game two.
CANBERRA travel to the Showground this week to take on the premiership leading Bulldogs in what is a must win game for the Raiders.