IN THIS WEEK?S EDITION OF BULLS EYE, COACH BRIAN NOBLE AND FORWARD BRIAN McDERMOTT LOOK AT FRIDAY?S SUPER LEAGUE VII ROUND 21 CLASH AT VALLEY PARADE WHEN THE BIGGEST DERBY IN RUGBY LEAGUE TAKES PLACE BETWEEN THE BULLS AND THE RHINOS.
PRYCE IS RIGHT FOR THE TIGERS
R2K interviews Kogarah Mayor Jim Taylor (pictured below)
THE Canterbury Bulldogs have showed plenty of ticker to comeback and win their 17th match in a row against a gallant North Queensland Cowboys outfit at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
THE Sharks have scored a crucial victory over the Sydney City Roosters at Aussie Stadium this afternoon, leapfrogging their opponents into fifth spot after a see sawing encounter saw the lead change on several occasions.
PRESTON Campbell will be heading west next year to link up with his former coach, John Lang at the Panthers after rejecting an offer from Manly after learning his contract would not be enough to enable him to buy a property in the affluent Northern Beaches, whereas Penrith is much more affordable and gives him the opportunity to stake his claim for the halfback role in competiton with Craig Gower, who has been rumored to be keen to exercise his get out clause and join either the Bulldogs or the Roosters.
THE Brisbane Broncos have kept their minor premiership aspirations alive with a dominant performance over a lacklustre Melbourne Storm, 48-20 in front of a decent Saturday afternoon Olypic Park crowd of 10,308.
A good crowd of 17,621 at Energy Australia Stadium witnessed an absorbing game with the Newcastle Knights defeating the St George Illawarra Dragons 24-16. Its the first win in four games over the merged club.
THIS weekend's Newtown Jets matches:
NEWTOWN might have lost Friday nights First Division match against Parramatta by 24-18, but this was one of the Jets better performances of the year. There were some outstanding efforts in scrambling defence, and a sense of collective strength and toughness right across the park. With two forwards sidelined by injury in the first half, Newtown played most of this fast and furious contest down to two men on the bench. It was one of those occasions that even in a losing dressing room, the Jets could all look one another in the eye and say with genuine conviction: "we all had a go tonight".
PENRITH might be second bottom in the National Rugby League (NRL), but coach John Lang says they will have as much motivation to win as the New Zealand Warriors when the two sides meet in Sydney on Sunday.
ONE of leagues true tough guys Richard Swain, has signed on to play with the Brisbane Broncos for season 2003 after failing to come to terms with the Melbourne Storm.
AS the race for the semi finals and top four positions starts to heat up, several clubs have many high profile players returning from injury for the crucial games that lie ahead.
ST George Illawarra fullback Amos Roberts is out for the season after aggravating an old shoulder injury. This confirms rumours that began early in the week.
THE Sydney Roosters has brought Penrith player Ned Catic for season 2003.