FRIDAY, 1st July 2005
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 16, 24-26 June 2005
The Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards sees Cowboys full back Matt Bowen still in front on 19 points. Dragons utility Ben Hornby is still holding second position on 17 points but is under pressure to hold his spot with the Dragons getting the bye next round and reports indicating that the injured Hornby may be sidelined in the coming weeks.
WITH so many upsets and good individual performances at the weekend, the selectors found it hard to pick the squad. There are some very deserving players who put there hands up for selection and this week we?ve also got a list of people that we called just to let them know they got a mention at the selection table. So without further adieu, here?s the Round 16 League Unlimited Team of the Week and what a cracker it is!
LAST week was one out of the box with five genuine upsets and another that was an each-way bet going against popular opinion. Round 16 proved to be the perfect storm for punters everywhere and this humble tipping tradesman was torn limb from limb. I stood agog in front of the television all weekend and watched one incorrect pick after another result in the ghastly total of 1 from 7, narrowly avoiding the duck.
THE June 30 deadline for approaching players coming off contract next year is set to expire in a week which means round 16 is the last footy on offer before Rugby League?s homeless are rounded up and paraded about the landscape like a prized bull in the main arena at the Easter Show.
FRIDAY, 24th June 2005
Sydney v Parramatta at Aussie Stadium, 7:30pm
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 15, 17-19 June 2005
A great weekend of footy has produced a flamboyant, energetic and creative Round 15 League Unlimited Team of the Week. We've got some unexpected choices but all deserving, with a backline that exudes strength, speed and skill, a great halves pairing and some rough and tumble forwards who are arguably the pick of the comp right now. This team is loaded with poise, power and points (78 in total!) and it's anyone's guess as to who could match them on the field after some devastating displays at the weekend.
WHAT a week of footy it?s been! After last week?s round of uncertainty the premiership table is slowing taking shape amongst the mid-season grind. Brisbane are looking fantastic and have created a 4-point buffer to second position during what is traditionally their most difficult time. Last week was a men sorting the boys out exercise, with Manly getting smashed by Souths and Parra belting Newcastle. The Eels are now firming as contenders while the Cowboys took some stick from the Dragons, who look to be the roughie of the comp. And in a dramatic twist, Cronulla appear to be spiralling out of contention with three straight losses and another suspension to Stevens.
FRIDAY, 17th June 2005