WELL, you?ve no doubt heard about how great a winger was or is Wendell Sailor or Lote Tuquiri, that Nathan Blacklock topped the NRL try-scorers list three year running. Older folk will no doubt remember Larry Corowa, or Les Kiss, or Michael Cleary or Ken Irvine as great wingers. All of them athletic, strapping players.
QUEENSLAND'S State of Origin rugby league squad have all been passed fit at today's team medicals in Brisbane. The Maroons have had their first training session with Origin rookies Michael Crocker, Scott Sattler and Matt Bowen blended into the team.
THE second State of Origin match between NSW and Queensland at Telstra Stadium on Wednesday night is officially a sellout.
QUEENSLAND captain Gorden Tallis says the Maroons won't be suckered into believing NSW matchwinner Andrew Johns is carrying any sort of injury less than a week out from State of Origin Two.
ROUND 9 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup will have some of the fans on the edge of their seats as some very close battles are likely to take place.
IN this week's Bulls Eye, coach Brian Noble, Robbie Paul, and Paul Deacon look forward to Saturday's Round 15 Tetley's Super League clash at Odsal when third placed Wigan Warriors take on second placed Bradford Bulls in another classic Odsal encounter.
WIGAN Warriors Coach Stuart Raper has announced the following line-up for Saturday evening's Tetley's Super League clash away to the Bradford Bulls, 6pm kick-off.
ROUND 15 is upon us and as the mercury starts to plummet, the action on the field is starting to hot up with the competition providing some of the closest results on record. Last weekend there were no major blowouts and five of the seven games played were decided by four points or less in what has easily been the best competition since 1998, the NRL?s inaugural year.
A confident and solid performance by the Panthers side saw them defeat the visiting Newcastle side by 34 - 6 at the foot of the Blue Mountains.
BRADFORD Bulls are pleased to announce that their latest pre-match entertainment extravaganza will feature a Grease theme, plus a special appearance from the multi-award winning Yorkshire Building Society Concert Brass Band.
THE National Rugby League would welcome a Sydney club relocating to a region such as the Gold Coast.
MELBOURNE Storm winger Marcus Bai will establish a landmark for club and country when he celebrates his 150th first grade match against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Olympic Park.
THOSE basketball skills New Zealand Warriors rugby league player Sione Faumuina uses on the field didn't come without practice.
ST George-Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust says prop Quentin Pongia will play against South Sydney tomorrow. Pongia has walked out on the NRL club less than a fortnight after making his Australian comeback to join English rugby league club Wigan.
ROUND 15 of the National Rugby League kicks off tonight with the Panthers hosting Newcastle at Penrith Football Stadium. The Knights will be without their five NSW State of Origin stars, including captain Andrew Johns, as well as suspended Blues forward Josh Perry.