ONE week on, and we've had just about every conceivable opinion expressed on Great Britain's record defeat against Australia in Sydney.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have recorded a much deserved 34-18 victory over a woeful Canberra Raiders outfit in Townsville this evening.
THE crowd at ANZ Stdium of just over 13,000 had great anticipation of the Broncos soundly defeating the Tigers, and they weren't disappointed, with the Broncos winning 46-14
A much anticipated game at Sydney Showground had the Dragons put on a fine performance against Souths, in front of a crowd of 15,219, coming out the victors by 48-10
THE Newcastle Knights have scored an unconvincing 38-22 victory over a determined Penrith Panthers side at Energy Australia Stadium this afternoon.
CASTLEFORD Tiger's Coach Graham Steadman has announced an unchanged nineteen-man squad ahead of tomorrow's Super League clash with Wigan Warriors, kick-off is 6.05pm at The Jungle. The Tiger's squad is as follows:
Jon Wells, Barrie Jon Mather, Darren Rogers, Danny Orr (capt), Mitch Healey, Nathan Sykes, Wayne Bartrim, Dean Sampson, Lee Harland, Dale Fritz, Ryan Hudson, Andy Johnson, Kyle Warren, Andy Lynch, Wayne Godwin, Waine Pryce, Michael Smith, Tommy Saxton and Adrian Rainey.
Aussie pair Michael Eager (dislocated elbow) and Mark Lennon (leg muscle tissue damage) miss out again. Graham Steadman said ahead of the game, "On the back of two good wins the Tiger's squad are in confident squad having performed well in the last five games. We've been playing with a good level of consistency and we're looking to maintain the level of performance to get a result tomorrow night against Wigan where we'll have to perform to our best potential."
"I'm not disrespectful of any of the Wigan debutants who've come up from the Academy as they will all be quality footballers and will be out to make their mark in the game." Steadman added.
IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF BULLS EYE, COACH BRIAN NOBLE AND FORWARD STUART FIELDEN LOOK AT FRIDAY'S SUPER LEAGUE VII ROUND 19 CLASH AT THE BOULEVARD WHEN THE BULLS WILL BE LOOKING TO KEEP THEIR 2 POINT ADVANTAGE AT THE HEAD OF THE TABLE.
THE Annual Back To Newtown Day is on at Henson Park this Saturday, July 20, when the Newtown Jets host the Balmain Tigers in the NSWRL First Division competition.
This is the occasion when all Newtown and Marrickville area friends and neighbours, past and present, can rendezvous at Henson Park to catch up on old times, while watching a traditional inner city Newtown - Balmain local derby.
The community reunion concept extends to all Newtown and Marrickville area schoolmates, former work colleagues, and of course former Newtown Junior League and CYO teammates.
Tell all your friends about the Back To Newtown Day, and make sure you all get together at old Henson Park for a few drinks and a lot of laughs - and of course to see Newtown, under the coaching of one of the great Jets of all time, Colin Murphy, really serve it up to the Tigers!
First Division kicks off at 3.00 p.m., and the Metro Cup curtain-raiser at 1.15 p.m.
See you there!
THE Wests Tigers have gone into damage control as the drama surrounding the National Rugby League club's coaching position threatened to rip them apart.
ST George Illawarra five-eighth Trent Barrett is a certain starter against South Sydney this weekend following a near perfect training run yesterday.
A great atmosphere for was a very tough encounter for both sides, resulting in the Bulldogs earning their 15th straight win in a row by 24-12.
NEW Zealand Warriors coach Daniel Anderson is confident his team have sorted out any "frame of mind" problems with their defence that may have cost them in recent games.
BRISBANE Broncos assistant coach, Craig Bellamy, has been advised by his manager, John Fordham, to withdraw from the coaching position with the Wests Tigers as he certainly doesn't want leave a successful club like the Broncos to go to a farcical club like the Wests Tigers, who have played out this saga in the media and has made the club look extremely amatuerish.
AFTER a resounding win over the Sydney Roosters last week Melbourne Storm will use this weeks bye as a chance to freshen up and prepare for the remaining seven games of the home and away season.
THE Auckland Regional Council is pressuring the Australian NRL to give the Warriors a 10-year licence to play in the competition.