BLUES coach Ricky Stuart lit the fuse for another representative selection bunfight by declaring he could not guarantee Australian players a spot in the Blues side.
AUSTRALIAN national coach Wayne Bennett says New Zealand now boast the talent to match the Kangaroos on the rugby league field.
I have been in two minds about whether to comment on the 10th anniversary of Super League. But I am doing so because I doubt if anyone will be commenting on the 20th, 50th or 100th anniversary of the day rugby league divided...so this opportunity may never pass my way again.
THE Easter Bunny didn?t save any chocolates for the Dolphins last Sunday at Pizzey Park with all three grades succumbing to the Burleigh Bears.
A tremendous and electrifying performance from the Bears in the second half of the Premier League game against Manly was not quite enough to over come a 22-0 half time deficit to the Sea Eagles.
AS the great Arthur Daley of ?Minder? fame used to say: ?It?s good to be back on your own manor again? ? and that?s exactly where the Sydney Airport Jets teams are this Saturday ? both back at Henson Park for the first home games double-header for 2005.
APRIL 2 will see the beginning of the Auckland Rugby League Premier Competition.
STADIUM negotiations open 'positively' (Illawarra Mercury - 31/03/2005)
DRAGONS centre Matt Cooper will undergo surgery on a fractured cheekbone tomorrow on the eve of the club's round four Telstra premiership clash against the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.
Parramatta Eels 26 vs Penrith Panthers 16
IT must be one of the world's hardest occupations to pick winners at the moment, and I'm not just saying that because I'm sitting on a very shabby 13 from a possible 21 so far.
THE Illawarra rugby league premiership kicks off on Friday night. The competition is at it's strongest for years, with 2004 premiers Collies defeating Jim Beam Cup side and former Illawarra premiership participants Wentworthville by 48-4 in a trial a few weeks ago.
Collies' main rivals in 2005 look to be Thirroul, Wests and Dapto. Every other club in Port Kembla, Corrimal, Uni, Helensburgh and Wollongong are a genuine finals chance.
THIS Saturday (2nd April 2005) 2 SER FM's ?A View From The Hill? will be discussing the 10th Anniversary of the Super League War.
ANDREW Johns and Matthew Gidley have passed strenuous fitness tests and will play against the Cowboys on Saturday evening, with the Knights being close to full strength.