HERE we go again! An enormous State of Origin contest on Wednesday night has paved the way for an interesting and unpredictable round of footy. It was great to hear League back on the lips of the people as I strolled up to Erskineville station on Thursday morning listening to a tradesman ear-bashing his apprentice about the controversial Billy Slater try. He certainly made a convincing argument and, judging by the venom in his voice, a cold shiver would have passed down the spine of video ref Graeme West.
FRIDAY 27th May 2005
THIS year?s first State of Origin clash has a big impact upon proceedings at the weekend. With three teams having the bye and the rest left to piece together a side from what remains, round 11 looms as a tough task for tipsters.
WITH 34 players out of action due to State of Origin commitments, this week was on offer for those trying to press their claims to the selectors. There was only six games but still enough talent on display to make for an exciting and pulsating contest for places in the Round 11 League Unlimited Team of the Week. We've got a slick backline, crafty halves and an underrated pack of forwards.
FRIDAY, 20th May 2005
THIS week we have a talented bunch of players with some playing out of their regular spot, but can certainly handle the task at hand. Looking at the squad, some selections may come as a surprise to the untrained eye. But here at LU, our keen live updaters give us the goods on the best players in each game, and that?s what we?re all about. So here?s the Round 10 League Unlimited Team of the Week and let me give you the tip, you?d be hard pressed to outgun this mob!
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 10, 13-15 May 2005
Both Storm half back Matt Orford and Cowboys? full back Matt Bowen have scored maximum points to progress to equal first place in this year?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 9, 7-8 May 2005
ROUND 9 of the NRL saw a couple of upsets take place and as a result we've got a fresh faced 17 raring to take on any comers. The past few weeks have yielded sides that faced scrutiny from some quarters, but there is no arguing that the Round 9 League Unlimited Team of the Week would do a number on anyone in the comp. Just look at the backline which oozes points and the forwards who could run over the top of any opposing pack!!!
LAST week nearly went according to the script with the notable exceptions being Canberra and Parramatta. The Raiders overcame an 18-point deficit to run out winners against Penrith at home in an absolutely startling display of footy. Then the Eels finally found their feet (metaphorically speaking) and put 50 points on premiership material in the Cowboys. And with that went my perfect round, thanks guys.