Forums Sevens: Mick ?Barry? Crocker ? The Wind Beneath His Wings

THIS was a very special interview for me. Being my first, and thankful Mick took the time to speak with me. Allow me to present to you, a young man, who as the song ?Barry? sings, has the Wind Beneath His Wings.

Forum Sevens: Get off Queensland's back!

MUCH conjecture has been raised about Queensland following the two thrashings handed to them by New South Wales in games one and two of the series. Some have even gone overboard and said the Origin concept is 'dead', and Queensland won't be winning another Origin series anytime soon.

Forum Sevens: Coogee Dolphins- The Team, The Tragedy, The Tribute

FEBRUARY 2 was a day that will live in the hearts for all Australians and Coogee Dolphin fans alike. For those as lucky as I was, to witness such a passionate and heart-warming tribute for the Coogee Dolphins, I think you would agree that it was a moment that will always stay with you.

Blues off to Forster for training camp

THE Blues Origin squad will travel to the New South Wales coastal town of Forster today for a three-day training camp. Players and staff will fly to Taree before driving to Forster, a town known for its fishing spots and excellent surf.

Ikin sacks himself as kicker

UNDER fire Queensland five-eighth Ben Ikin has relieved himself of tactical kicking duties in next week's final rugby league State of Origin match in Brisbane.

Blacklock Offers Wesser His Sympathy

SPURNED by Queensland's Origin selectors, Rhys Wesser has been comforted by a man who knows how he feels, St George Illawarra winger Nathan Blacklock.

English Based Kiwis Could Be Out Of Luck

NEW Zealand coach Daniel Anderson admits that he is unlikely to select any Tetley's Rugby Super League players for their Test Match with Australia this month. The Kiwis take on Australia at Telstra Stadium on Friday 25 July in the first of two trans-Tasman meetings this year.

Jim Beam Jets break through for their first win

THE Sydney Airport Jets Jim Beam squad, many of whom would qualify to play in an Under 21 competition, won their first match of the season last Saturday. The Jets defeated Central Coast outfit Ourimbah 27-26 in a drama-packed encounter, with players on report from both teams. The Newtown boys battled courageously to hang onto their narrow lead with only eleven players on the field at one stage, and proved they will be of real nuisance value in the remaining competition rounds.

Door Closed But Not Locked On Hetherington Return

LONDON Broncos can confirm that former Kangaroo hooker, Jason Hetherington will not be returning to the club after failing to recover sufficiently from post-season shoulder surgery.

News not good for Walker

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.

Storm look to win without Kearns

INTERIM Melbourne Storm five-eighth Matt Geyer believes this week?s match-up against North Queensland at Olympic Park is the perfect chance to overcome a mounting statistic facing the club.

Dragons Hoping Stars Will Stay

ST George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown is "reasonably confident" the club can retain star players Shaun Timmins and Mark Gasnier.

Anderson Defends Player Axing

WARRIORS standoff Lance Hohaia has been told to go away and think about where he is heading in league.

Walters says the Broncos must concentrate on Defence

ASSISTANT coach Kevin Walters says an under-strength Brisbane must excel in defence if it's going to upset the Bulldogs in tomorrow night's National Rugby League match at Suncorp Stadium.

Byrne signs with Souths

THE Allight South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce the signing of current St George Illawarra Dragon Dean Byrne to a two year contract with the club.

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