Forums Sevens: Mick ?Barry? Crocker ? The Wind Beneath His Wings

THIS was a very special interview for me. Being my first, and thankful Mick took the time to speak with me. Allow me to present to you, a young man, who as the song ?Barry? sings, has the Wind Beneath His Wings.

Forum Sevens: Get off Queensland's back!

MUCH conjecture has been raised about Queensland following the two thrashings handed to them by New South Wales in games one and two of the series. Some have even gone overboard and said the Origin concept is 'dead', and Queensland won't be winning another Origin series anytime soon.

Forum Sevens: Coogee Dolphins- The Team, The Tragedy, The Tribute

FEBRUARY 2 was a day that will live in the hearts for all Australians and Coogee Dolphin fans alike. For those as lucky as I was, to witness such a passionate and heart-warming tribute for the Coogee Dolphins, I think you would agree that it was a moment that will always stay with you.

Storm young gun selected in QLD Origin team

MELBOURNE hooker Cameron Smith will become just the second Storm player to represent Queensland after he was today selected for the third and final State of Origin match to be played at Suncorp Stadium next week.

Blues off to Forster for training camp

THE Blues Origin squad will travel to the New South Wales coastal town of Forster today for a three-day training camp. Players and staff will fly to Taree before driving to Forster, a town known for its fishing spots and excellent surf.

ARL appoints Harrigan to his 21st Origin

THE Australian Rugby League has ignored a plea from the Queensland camp to o overlook Bill Harrigan for next week's third State of Origin game, appointing him for a 21st appearance.

Blacklock Offers Wesser His Sympathy

SPURNED by Queensland's Origin selectors, Rhys Wesser has been comforted by a man who knows how he feels, St George Illawarra winger Nathan Blacklock.

Jim Beam Jets break through for their first win

THE Sydney Airport Jets Jim Beam squad, many of whom would qualify to play in an Under 21 competition, won their first match of the season last Saturday. The Jets defeated Central Coast outfit Ourimbah 27-26 in a drama-packed encounter, with players on report from both teams. The Newtown boys battled courageously to hang onto their narrow lead with only eleven players on the field at one stage, and proved they will be of real nuisance value in the remaining competition rounds.

Door Closed But Not Locked On Hetherington Return

LONDON Broncos can confirm that former Kangaroo hooker, Jason Hetherington will not be returning to the club after failing to recover sufficiently from post-season shoulder surgery.

Jobson NZ Bound

MATT Jobson made his first-grade debut for Newcastle in 2001 and but only managed four more appearances for the Knights leading into this year's National Rugby League (NRL) season.

Sea Eagles After More Than Just 2 Points

THE Manly Sea Eagles will bring a depleted league line-up to play the Warriors at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday night ? but come with a heavyweight management team making no secret of its intentions to hunt for players.

Walters says the Broncos must concentrate on Defence

ASSISTANT coach Kevin Walters says an under-strength Brisbane must excel in defence if it's going to upset the Bulldogs in tomorrow night's National Rugby League match at Suncorp Stadium.

Byrne signs with Souths

THE Allight South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce the signing of current St George Illawarra Dragon Dean Byrne to a two year contract with the club.

Lolesi signs with Bulldogs

RAIDERS winger Jamaal Lolesi has signed with the Bulldogs for two years after rejecting an offer from the Raiders.

Monaghan has no problem playing with O'Donnell

CANBERRA halfback Michael Monaghan says he'd like to see Luke O'donnell playing alongside him at Manly next year, despite the Wests Tigers forward putting him out of the game for nine weeks by breaking his jaw early this season.

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