Most Overrated of 2004 - Editorial

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The Pressure Cooker

EXCITEMENT builds as the crowd begins to flood into the ground. The anticipation of victory runs through both camps, the expectation of viewing a truly magical contest is deeply rooted in the psyche of the crowd. Preparations have been made to obtain the greatest vantage points so as to not miss a second of the spectacle they have collectively come to witness. Elsewhere, in the same complex one individual sits in solitude, pondering not the result of the outcome but the fashion that it is achieved. This person has no particular allegiance to either faction, in fact it would cause either side to cry a mismatch if any hint of favouritism was even running through their head.

We'll meet again

WHAT does it take to be an immortal? Firstly, an immortal is an ambassador. Only seven elite players have made the grade: Clive Churchill, Bob Fulton, Reg Gasnier, John Raper, Graeme Langlands, Wally Lewis and Arthur Beetson. What did these men have in common? Who will be our next immortal? Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns? Only time will tell.

The Dream

ONCE upon a time there was a little boy.

That warm fuzzy feeling

DID anyone feel it the other day? You know what I?m talking about. If you?re on the same wave length as me that is.

Balmain Police and Community Youth Club Junior Rugby League

IN 2004 we reformed the Balmain PCYC Junior Rugby League Club and entered one team in the Under 8 competition after an absence of ten years.

St Helens nab Jamie Lyons

ST Helens coach Ian Millward on Tuesday declared Jamie Lyon the biggest signing at the English Super League club since Mal Meninga became a cult figure at Knowsley Road 20 years ago.

Cowboys team to play Panthers named

NQ Toyota Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his side to travel down to Penrith Stadium to face the Panthers on Saturday night.

Scott Prince reaches 100 NRL games

THIS Saturday when Wests Tigers take on the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium Scott Prince will play his 100th NRL game.

NRL TEAMS & FIXTURES - ROUND 24

TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP: Round 24 (Teams subject to change) 20 August ? 22 August 2004 Fri 7:30: KNIGHTS V DRAGONS Sat 5:30: BRONCOS V WESTS TIGERS Sat 7:30: EELS V WARRIORS Sat 7:30: PANTHERS V COWBOYS Sun 2:30: RAIDERS V ROOSTERS Sun 3:00: RABBITOHS V SEA EAGLES Sun 3:00: STORM V BULLDOGS FOR SCORE UPDATES, CLICK ON THE LINKS=>

Thorn touted as Tallis replacement

FORMER Broncos powerhouse Brad Thorn is shaping as a ready made replacement for Brisbane skipper Gorden Tallis if the fiery 31-year-old decides to hang up the boots at the end of the NRL season.

Storm stalwarts prepare for Melbourne farewell

MELBOURNE stalwarts Stephen Kearney and Rodney Howe will be hoping to farewell Olympic Park on a winning note when the Storm hosts the in-form Bulldogs this Sunday (3pm).

Watson refutes Warriors for sale claims

THE New Zealand Warriors have laughed off reports that multi millionaire owner Eric Watson is about to sell the embattled club and buy British Super League strugglers the London Broncos.

Wests Tigers with Telstra Stadium Create the Perfect Balance

THE Wests Tigers today announced its new playing arrangements for the next three seasons, which now includes the moving of four games to Telstra Stadium.

Bulldogs stick to winning formula

BULLDOGS coach Steve Folkes has named the same team that soundly defeated the Broncos last weekend for this Sunday's game against the Storm in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

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