Round 14 preview

THE aftermath of Origin is the inevitable let down we get from seeing the mere mortals trundle around the field in their team colours pretending to think they are solely focussed on club duties.

Cayless Hope To Be Fit For Test

FORMER Kiwis skipper and prop Nathan Cayless is confident his arm injury will have recovered sufficiently to give him a chance to regain his spot for the rugby league test against the Kangaroos on July 25.

NSWRL Premier League : Round 10 Preview

WITH all the hype surrounding the first State of Origin match, Round 10 of the NSWRL Premier League has snuck up on us.

Bartercard Cup - Round 8 Preview

ROUND 8 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup has some interesting match ups as always.

Call for salary caps exemptions to clubs for injuries

STATE of Origin casualty Justin Hodges' manager has called on the NRL to allow clubs salary cap exemptions as compensation for players injured in representative games.

Comment: A tale of two Staples

A short, sharp pain followed by a burst of warmth and a sensation of fluid running down the forehead through the eyes, across parts of the face and into the mouth giving a tasteful metallic flavour. White blood cells rush frantically to the scene of the damage, desperately trying to clot the open wound. By this stage a clearly visible cut has spilt blood all over the right hand side of Michael De Vere's head, which is promptly actioned by referee Bill Harrigan who insists De Vere seek medical attention in compliance with the game's bleeding regulations.

Hodges considers legal action over knee injury

QUEENSLANDER Justin Hodges is considering legal action against Suncorp Stadium after suffering a serious knee injury in last night's State of Origin match against NSW, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

Both Origin Camps Licking Their Wounds

QUEENSLAND began scouring its playing ranks for State of Origin answers on Thursday as questions continued to be posed about the state of the Suncorp Stadium playing surface.

Hodges rules out suing over Suncorp injury

STATE of Origin casualty Justin Hodges will NOT seek legal action against Suncorp Stadium despite a season-ending injury on the uneven playing surface last Wednesday.

Hodges advised he could sue

QUEENSLAND centre Justin Hodges has been given legal advice he could sue after injuring his knee at Suncorp Stadium during Wednesday's State of Origin match.

No changes as London Broncos search for next win

TONY Rea has again named the same team for this Sunday's game at Castleford Tigers.

Bulls Eye

IN Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble, second row forward, Jamie Peacock and hooker James Lowes look ahead to Sunday's Round 14 Tetley's Super League clash at Wilderspool when the Bulls travel across Pennines to take on the Wolves.

Cronulla hold out Tigers in ugly victory

IN front of a highly vocal home crowd, the Cronulla Sharks have snuck home to beat a determined Wests Tigers outfit by 28 points to 26. Cronulla were never behind on the scoreboard but had the tenacious Tigers yapping at their heels whenever they slackened off. The game was a scrappy encounter with plenty of handling errors and silly penalties contributing to the frustration of the crowd, who at half time and full time were so abusive that the referee was escorted to the dressing rooms by the Police.

Meli Classed As Dangerous

PARRAMATTA Eels coach Brian Smith is eyeing a shutdown of the Warriors' matchwinners out wide ahead of their National Rugby League clash in Sydney on Saturday.

Eels aren't done. Let's do the math!

AS crazy as it sounds, Parramatta are still an outside chance at making the top eight. I know this theory will more than likely be blown out of the water by the Cowboys next weekend but just hear me out before you think about having me committed.

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