12 Aug 2005: The North Sydney Jersey Flegg side has continued to improve and look to the 2006 season in its last home match of the season.
LAST night the Queensland rugby league jig saw puzzle was completed when the Brisbane Diehards took to the cherished field of Lang Park to do battle with their cross town rivals the Brisbane Broncos in what has been dubbed ?The Battle of Brisbane?.
ALEX Murphy is one of the most famous names in the history of Rugby League. In collecting a full set of available trophies, his feats on the field for St Helens, Leigh and Great Britain made him a legend in his own lifetime, a legend reinforced by successful coaching spells with Leigh, Wigan and St. Helens. However, here I am concerned to record a lesser known success of the great man?s career: as coach of Huddersfield between 1991 and 1994.
THIS week?s Forum 7?s article is a superb piece by one of our favourite sons delving into the mind of the most ardent supporter
IT is an unfortunate situation that the League World Sevens faced last year. The Sydney media in their promotion of the game chose to focus almost entirely on the lack of star power in many of the sevens teams, led by the outspoken Steve Folkes, who named a less than premier league strength side for the competition, while several other sides withheld their stars. By kickoff first day, only Parramatta, Wests and the Warriors had named full strength lineups, while most teams mixed a handful of first graders with their lower grade players. This almost single handedly led to the reduced attendance of the sevens in 2004, with 10,000 less fans walking through the gates this year compared to last.
I am going to jog all your memories back to recall three amazing finals charges that reaped no silverware. All three clubs were written off by the ?experts? but forced the critics to eat humble pie. As a supporter I found all three ?near fairytales? inspiring.
THE final rounds of season 2005 didn?t quite go as planned for the Dolphins with the 3 grades going down to Club Champions North?s. Despite the losses there were some positives to come out of last weekend that will give the Club some confidence for this weekends elimination games.
THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club is pleased to formally announce that it has formed a partnership with the famous Sydney Roosters RLFC, a fellow foundation club of the NSW Rugby League.
IT'S still the local derby par excellence - Norths V Manly and it's on again this Sunday at picturesque North Sydney Oval.
THE North Sydney Club are celebrating their biggest winning margin since leaving the NRL with the Balmain Tigers feeling the full force of a 10 to 2 try win at Bear Park on Friday night (12 Aug).
NORTHS v BURLEIGH, Bishop Park, Sunday 3pm, August 28.
MORGAN?S TREBLE SENDS BULLS THROUGH
THIS round of footy provides for some intriguing results. We?ve got seven definite semi-finalists allowing for up to five contenders for the remaining spot. That?s somewhat amusing considering the fanfare surrounding the top 8 resembling a game of musical chairs. Even more so given that this week the Sea Eagles can reach out and stop the tape deck by defeating New Zealand and thus stopping the game a week short of it?s expected expiry.
NORTH Queensland football manager Peter Parr will take over from Denis Keeffe as the NRL club's chief executive officer at the end of the season.
CULLEN Sports chairman Maurice Kidd has announced Warriors CEO Mick Watson is to leave the NRL franchise.