I am of the opinion that if an NRL coach is expected to be a full-time employee, then the National coach should be too. Done properly and resourced sufficiently, all rugby league administrators, coaches, players and fans would benefit enormously.
ASSUMING you didn't watch the news or read the papers, what would your opinion of Phil Gould be? No, wait! Don't tell me, I think I know this one. Simply put, you think he is a good coach right?
SATURDAY August 7th is finals day in the Total RL.com Welsh Rugby League Conference. The day starts at 11am with an under 17 match between Aberavon Fighting Irish and Cardiff Demons. The Shield Final between Newport Titans and Cardiff Demons kicks off at 12.30 while the Welsh Grand Final between Bridgend Blue Bulls and Aberavon Fighting Irish has a 2.30pm start.
THE Sydney Airport Jets upset the VB Premier League competition leaders the Sydney Roosters 22-20 in a drama-packed match played at Henson Park on Saturday. The Roosters led 14-8 at half-time and by 20-8 midway through the second half, but then Newtown drew level with two converted tries in quick succession. A penalty goal by acting captain David Hall six minutes from full-time gave the Jets a two-point lead that they clung to determinedly until the final siren.
A couple of major positional switches for the Warriors for their clash with the Brisbane Broncos at Ericsson Stadium on Saturday night.
THE Allight Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 22 to take on the Wests Tigers this Sunday, August 8 at 2:30pm at Leichhardt Oval.
INSPIRATIONAL forward Steve Menzies needs just one more try to equal the long standing record for most number of tries by a forward in the history of the game.
MELBOURNE Storm trio Matt Geyer, Rodney Howe and Matt Orford will all celebrate significant milestones when the Storm takes on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium this Friday night.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach, Matthew Elliott, has resisted making changes to his team, despite their lacklustre showing against the Sea Eagles in Sydney last Sunday.
FORMER Queensland Origin halfback Paul Green has been named in a 19-man Broncos squad for this weekend?s clash with the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagan has named his starting line-up for Saturday evenings game at Energy Australia Stadium in Newcastle.
This game has all the trademarks of a blockbuster with both teams desperate for competition points with the semis nearing increasingly closer.
Coach Hagan?s team is;
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named the same line-up that accounted for the Panthers last weekend for the Dogs clash with the North Queensland Cowboys at the Sydney Showground this Sunday.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to take on the Bulldogs at Sydney Showgrounds on Sunday afternoon.
The Cowboys are in a rare patch of form lately and the Bulldogs would best be on their gaurd as the Cowboys surge toward their maiden semi final spot.
Coach Murrays team is;
TICKETS for the AAMI City v Country Origin match at Express Advocate Stadium on Friday May 7 go on sale today.