A great Anzac weekend of footy sees Sharks captain Brett Kimmorley join Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer at the top Leagueunlimited leaderboard on 12 points.
FRIDAY 23rd April 2004
LEST we forget. The tribute to the mighty ANZACS is upon us again and in the spirit of the camaraderie and mateship that exists between the people of Australia and New Zealand, the annual ANZAC test will be fought out between Australia and New Zealand at Energy Australia Stadium this evening.
EVERY year I expect the big guns of the competition to hit their straps in round six. Players have match fitness and the first five rounds all teams get to learn the ins and outs of playing together on a weekly basis but this year getting an idea on form has been very difficult but I?ll have a shot this week and see how we go.
AFTER six rounds of blood, sweat and tears, the Bulldogs are standing alone on top of the NRL ladder. This is the club which has given the League more than its fair share of headaches in recent times - what with officials being sacked or resigning and players bringing the game into strife with ill-disciplined displays off the field.
Meanwhile, an on-field incident has seen the Broncos penalised two competition points and with that, we see the Bulldogs delivered the number one spot on the competition ladder.
The irony isn't lost on this Monday's Expert.
FRIDAY 16th April 2004
HAPPY Easter everyone. A quick preview for round five, starting with tonight?s game between the Roosters and Broncos at Aussie Stadium. The Roosters have six top line players out through injury and suspension and I believe the Broncos will take full advantage in what should be a bruising encounter. Brisbane are slowly finding their feet and should have enough ammunition to inflict a second straight defeat on the Roosters and give Ricky Stuart some more sleepless nights. Broncos by 10.
CHAMPION Broncos fullback Darren Lockyer has increased his lead and is on nine points in Leagueunlimited.com's player of the year awards for 2004.
FRIDAY 9th April 2004
DARREN Lockyer has shot to the front on eight points in Leagueunlimited.com's player of the year awards following another outstanding display last weekend. But he may have company with Raiders forward Ruben Wiki bolting up the leader table and sitting on seven points.