I'M feeling great! I've just had a nice wash and now I get to dry off in the warm sun and daydream a little. I can't wait to feel him beneath me. I can't wait to hug him, and glide over his awesome, hard pecs and bulging biceps. Of course, I'm hoping that he takes me in front of all those bright lights and flashing cameras. Somewhere nice and public. I don't particularly care for the dirty stuff, getting covered in mud, tugged and pulled at (although I don't mind a bit of a pull every now and then), but I just love it in front of all those people cheering and screaming. Okay, so they are mostly screaming his name, but a lot of them are screaming out my name too. It's tattoed across my back and I'm proud to share it with thousands of others. If you haven't guessed it yet, I'm a tight, body hugging Eels guernsey and I'm proud.
IF international rugby league is to develop, then we need to stop making such a big deal about State of Origin- right? It makes no sense- apart from New South Welshmen, Queenslanders, a few Kiwis who have been brought up to idolise all things Australian rugby league, and probably the whole of Papua New Guinea, who can get passionate about it? Is it really something to brag about when your game?s showpiece event is between two entities that 99% of the world?s population (and yes, I did survey everyone in the world) have never heard of?
I am a Wests Tigers supporter and I used to be a Parramatta supporter. My allegiances changed when I had a few years of not following Rugby League due to having a young family. I moved with my family to the Campbelltown area the same year that the Wests Magpies moved to Campbelltown and my interest was re-ignited. Over a couple of years, I became a firm Wests supporter and have been ever since.
IT'S down to the last four this weekend as the top two from both Munster and Leinster play off for a place in the final on August 14. Clontarf Bulls, on the back of last weekend's annihilation of Kildare Dragons, entertain Waterford Vikings. The Bulls will be overwhelming favourites for the game but the Vikings have defying the odds all season. Can Kevin Bowers & Co. inspire the Vikings to another upset?
NRL TEAMS, FIXTURES & MATCH PREVIEWS - ROUND 22
(Teams subject to change)
6 August ? 8 August 2004
Fri 7:30: DRAGONS v STORM
Sat 5:30(AU), 7:30(NZ)*: WARRIORS v BRONCOS
Sat 7:30: KNIGHTS v RAIDERS
Sat 7:30: PANTHERS v SEA EAGLES
Sun 2:30: TIGERS v RABBITOHS
Sun 3:00: BULLDOGS v COWBOYS
Sun 3:00: ROOSTERS V SHARKS
(AEST time except *)
LEEDS' Australian second-rower Matt Adamson on Tuesday confirmed he will leave the Rhinos at the end of the season to return to the National Rugby League with Canberra.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eight Scott Hill has been ruled out of tomorrow night?s clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons after suffering a back injury at training this week.
MELBOURNE Storm?s Danny Williams has been suspended for 18 weeks by the NRL judiciary tonight for striking Wests Tigers forward Mark O?Neill.
BRONCOS Test prop Shane Webcke appears likely to delay his return from a calf injury after missing the team?s second last training session ahead of Saturday?s clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Ericcson Stadium.
WESTS Tigers Captain Darren Senter today announced his retirement from the game at the end of Season 2004.
CRONULLA have announced a deal which will see them join forces with Newtown for 2005 and beyond. The new association will see Cronulla scrap their existing Premier League team, with Newtown to be brought in as a feeder club.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, break new ground when they head for Dublin next Wednesday, May 12th, to launch a unique week of activities that will take place in Ireland for the week beginning 21st June.
THE Cronulla Sharks have convincingly defeated the Melbourne Storm 36-26 at Olympic Park tonight.
THE Sydney Roosters further proved what a fantastic outfit they are tonight by defeating the Wests Tigers 22-0 on a beautiful night for Football at Aussie Stadium.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have narrowly defeated the New Zealand Warriors 16-8 in an error riddled snore-fest at a hot and humid Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
Stacey Jones ran onto the field before the match as the first Warriors player to reach 200 appearances and that unfortunately was the only high point of the match.