A scintillating round of footy has thrown up year another great collection of players this week. Some powerful displays from Parra, Wests Tigers and the Dragons have seen most of their players utilised with a few others creeping in from the in-form Knights and giant killing Rabbitohs. With these teams are hitting their straps at the right end of the season, it?s hard to see anyone topping the Round 23 League Unlimited Team of the Week.
LAST week saw the cream of rugby league talent rise to the top. I still rate the Broncos and Cowboys as they both have problems that can be fixed over the next month, but you cannot go past the form of Parramatta, Wests Tigers and the Dragons. All three teams are steaming right now and circling one another with arms cocked like prize-fighters waiting to land a knock-out punch.
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 23, 12-14 August 2005
The competition in this year?s Leagueunlimited Player Awards is hotting up with last year?s winner Matt Orford joining Cowboys? full back Matt Bowen at the top of the leader board. The Storm half back scored two points on the weekend to move into equal first position on 22 points overall.
LAST week I said there were a few surprises left in this comp, and that was about the only thing I got right. Usually in uncertain times you can fall back on the hosts making short work of the visitors but an extraordinary weekend of footy saw five of the winners travelling away from home to claim the points.
ANOTHER huge round of NRL action has put forth a team bursting with talent. There?s speed, there?s skill, there?s grunt and you need to look no further than the Round 22 League Unlimited Team of the Week to find the most complete outfit running around right now.
FRIDAY, 12th August 2005
LEAGUE Wrap: Round 22, 5-7 August 2005
Parramatta back rower Nathan Hindmarsh and Newcastle half back Andrew Johns are the big movers in this week?s Leagueunlimited.com Player Awards. Dark horses in the competition, both players scored maximum points on the weekend and move up 18 points overall, just four points shy of Cowboys? full back Matt Bowen who still holds top spot on 22 points.
MARK my words, there are a few surprises left in this comp. Last week saw some incredible footy played with the Dragons and the Tigers, with either side trading barbs as to who can lay claim to the entertainers tag. They both have some quality flesh running around and one wonders if Gasnier and Marshall should perhaps enter ?Dancing with the Stars? just to realise the full potential of their fancy footwork.
FRIDAY, 5th August 2005
ANOTHER cracking round of Rugby League action with upsets, big wins and narrow losses going the way of some. Once again, the Round 21 League Unlimited Team of the Week is choc full of sensational players who really stood out for their club sides at the weekend.