NINETEEN ninety seven was quite a big time for me - I was in Year 12, and quietly stressing out about the impending exams that would only determine my immediate to long term future.
"BLOODY Petersen, can't that moron just stay on his damn wing?"
IN 2004 the Bulldogs experienced the highs and lows that high profile sport can provide. The year began with a sex scandal but finished in premiership glory.
TO make the final of the Tri-Series the Kiwis fate now rests with the Kangaroos when they take on Great Britain next weekend.
BRADFORD Bulls skipper Robbie Paul will make his first start for New Zealand since April in Thursday's Test against France in Carcassonne.
Paul takes over at scrum-half from the injured Thomas Leuluai.
ENGLAND retained their hold on the European Nations Cup with a hard-fought 36-12 win over Ireland in an entertaining final at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium.
GREAT Britain produced a superb second-half display to overcome a spirited New Zealand side by 22-12, earning their first win of the Tri-Nations series.
WESTS Tigers received plenty of support at the annual Fisher's Ghost Street Parade in Campbelltown on Saturday afternoon.
DENE Halatau has become the third Wests Tigers player to be named in a Test side.
RETIRED Wests Tigers captain Darren Senter may have started as a Canterbury junior but he will forever remain a Tiger.
2005 sees the Dragons reintroduce a Jersey Flegg (under 20 years of age) team, through the combination of the St George and Steelers sides of 2004.
THE Canberra Raiders have granted popular halfback Mark McLinden an immediate release, allowing him to join the London Broncos in the British Super League.
ABERAVON Fighting Irish survived a late three-try flourish from Torfaen Tigers to consolidate their second place position in the Total RL.com Welsh Rugby League Conference.
CANBERRA Raiders centre Joel Monaghan has turned his back on the Raiders to join former Raider Brett Finch at the Roosters on a deal for less money according to Roosters coach Ricky Stuart.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have staged a stunning upset defeating premiers Penrith Panthers by 30-6 at Aussie Stadium today.