IF you can't get enough footy, head out to Campbelltown Stadium on May 21st to see the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup Representative Side take on the might of the Brisbane Capitals.
REGULARLY we hear about a player being the 'next big thing' well before he makes his first grade debut. Rarely however, does that player deliver on that promise in his first game of top flight football.
MANLY hopes of springing an upset this weekend took a hit today, when goal kicking five-eighth Ben Walker was ruled out of the side to face the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night.
Walker had been named in the run-on side, but will now be replaced by youngster Luke Dorn.
ALTHOUGH statistics never tell the whole story when it comes to judging the success of NRL coaches, they go a long way in giving scope to a coaches ability over a period of time.
Does a winning record translate into a successful coach?
WITH current Manly coach Peter Sharp this evening announcing he would not re-apply for the position in 2004.
DESPITE suffering two broken legs since joining the Brisbane Broncos in 2001 from the Cowboys, Scott Prince is at a crossroads in his career.
Heralded as the heir-apparent to the then retired Allan Langer, Prince has played only 23 games in the past two and a half seasons with the Broncos. During that time, he has been unable to secure a regular first grade spot in Wayne Bennett?s squad, let alone emulate Queensland?s best ever halfback.
Still, at only 23, he has 76 first grade appearances since debuting in 1998, so Prince is hardly untested at the NRL level.
PARRAMATTA coach Brian Smith has named a 20 man Eels squad for their clash with Newcastle on Sunday.
NSW centre Jamie Lyon has been picked in the centres although any recurrance of his hamstring injury in Origin 2 would likely rule him out. Ashley Graham is his most likely replacement having been named on a 6 man bench.
WITH Round 13 of the NRL now complete, the eyes of the footballing world will be turned upon State of Origin One at Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night.
FRIDAY Night Football saw the Video Referee make two big calls in two big games. One was right; the other left a lot to be desired.
DESPITE being the cornerstone of the NRL's league leading forward pack, Luke Davico was passed over for selection in the Country Origin side announced on Sunday night.