North Sydney begin their season

It?s finally that time of year again, round 1 in the greatest game of all. Season 2006 begins for the North Sydney Bears Premier League and Jersey Flegg teams.

The Steve Carter Coached Jersey Flegg team will be the main match when they take on the Central Coast RIP at the Bears alternate home ground, T G Milner Field in Eastwood, on Sunday 12th March at 3:00pm. The Bears Junior Rep teams will play their round 3 fixtures prior to the Flegg with the Harold Matthews starting at midday.

Meanwhile the Premier League Coach, Josh White, is hoping his Bears can hammerhead the Sharks into oblivion when they travel to Toyota Park on Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm.

?I?m very excited, it all starts this weekend. I?ve told the boys we want to be consistent week in week out. I think we are a competitive team and our goal is to reach the finals?.

On Thursday night as part of the lead up to the season the Premier League team will view specially edited highlights from their pre-season training and trial matches by New Zealand production company ButoBase.

PHOTO: Bears fullback John Russell is expected to turn many a head this season with his passionate brand of attack and defence. Photo: Steve Little

Team Lists for this Weekend

North Sydney Premier League vs. Cronulla Sat March 11th at 3.30pm at Toyota
1. John Russell
2. Andrew Moodie
3. Karl Johnson
4. Daniel Watkins
5. Richard Retimana
6. Daniel Russell (C)
7. Ben Black
8. Aaron Trinder
9. Ben Ellis
10. Eddie Sua
11. Chris Saab
12. Scott Perrin
13. Luke Fatnowna
14. Brendon Crabb
15. Ryan Russell
16. Reihana Peters
22. John Kagi
25. Michael Harper

Coach ? Josh White

North Sydney Jersey Flegg vs. Rip, Sun March 12th at 3pm at TG Milner Field
1. Joel Bennett (VC)
2. Chris Heasman
3. Daniel Phillips
4. Paddy Kilmurray
5. Rhyce Williams
6. Jason Saliba
7. Anthony Delaivuna
8. Mitch Erickson
9. Sean Bovis
10. Tupou Peaua
11. Mick Morris (C)
12. Arnold Mano
13. Chris Dears
14. Blayden Baird
15. Blayne Davis
16. Blake McLean
17. James Maloney
19. Pio Rokomaqisa
20. Martin Field
21. James Vainakolo

Coach ? Steve Carter