Forum Sevens: The Knee Reconstruction

RUGBY League is a gladiator's sport. Only the fittest, most dedicated and toughest can survive, or reach the heights of playing or even captaining their country. It is a true man's game. But no matter how strong, fit or fast you are, sometime during your career playing the greatest game of all, you will suffer from an injury of some sort. Whether it be a corked thigh, concussion, broken bones, busted balls (in the sad case of Brett Kimmorley) and, the most horrific of them all: knee ligaments snapping, requiring a reconstruction. There is an argument that the busted balls are worse, but they're so rare that they don't really count. Kimmorley is probably the first player in history to suffer such an injury.


THE confirmation date for booking a seat on the Sydney Green Brigade coach trip to Canberra for the Raiders home semi final has now been extended to Sunday night. Therefore allowing people to book following the conclusion on this weeks NRL round.

Dragons win on the bell

DRAGONS got off to a flying start with tries to Shaun Timmins (3rd Min) and young winger Ben Creagh (10th Min) with both tries converted to have a 12-0 lead after 10 minutes. Both tries were from Broncos own mistakes.

Round 26 Preview

THE final round of the NRL gets under way this evening and every match this weekend has an impact on the top eight. Whether it be final placing's within the eight or just qualifying for the eight, each match will hold it's own significance and the NRL will be stoked with that and well might they should as this years finals series promises to be one of the best on record.

Golf day for cancer - Joanne Mackay Helping Hand Foundation

WITH October being breast cancer awareness month, a charity golf day to be known as the Joanne Mackay Pink Ribbon Golf Challenge is being staged on the 26th September 2003 at Bankstown Golf Club. Proceeds from the day will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Joanne Mackay Helping Hand Foundation which will go into research and awareness programs.

Mears Has A Few Tricks Up His Sleeve

THEY are rank outsiders for the National Rugby League clash in Auckland tomorrow night, but the Wests Tigers are planning to give the New Zealand Warriors a big fright, says hooker Robert Mears.

Hill Returns To Where It All Began

THE Allight South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce the signing of Terry Hill to a contract with the club for National Rugby League season 2004.

Logan's Swannsong

THERE will be a touch of sadness in the air at Erricson Stadium tomorrow night as the Warriors play their final home round match against the Wests Tigers.

Beattie and Young off the hook, Skandalis escapes as well?

CRONULLA prop Chris Beattie and Dragons lock Dean Young were found not guilty of charges at the NRL judiciary tonight.

Andrew Gee Bids The Game Farewell

IT'S fitting Andrew Gee's farewell to Brisbane fans on Friday night puts him equal with "Alfie" Langer in first grade games for the Broncos.

Broncos hit by more injuries

SCOTT Prince and Casey McGuire are set to play in the halves for Brisbane tomorrow night against St George Illawarra with Shaun Berrigan still in hospital today and Ben Ikin ruled out with a thigh injury.

Dally M awards in danger of being scrapped

RUGBY league players have threatened to boycott next week's Dally M awards unless the NRL makes meaningful progress towards a collective bargaining agreement by close of business tomorrow.

Jones warns Warriors can step up another level

NEW Zealand Warriors halfback Stacey Jones says his side has lifted a couple of notches in his absence after getting a scent of the NRL finals.

Mark Geyer Reckons Current Panthers Are Better Than His Era

MARK Geyer says the current Penrith team would beat the club's 1991 premiership-winning side, of which he was a part.

RLPA Applying The Pressure

THE National Rugby League has described as unreasonable a threat by the Rugby League Professionals Association to boycott this year's Dally M Awards night.