WHEN I was a young lad, I absolutely lived for my Saturday and Sunday afternoon football fix. With no Pay TV stations and no Internet, there was only ONE way you could follow the footy throughout the weekend. Sure there was Friday Night Football and the Sunday night equivalent, but since the competition had 16 teams when I started following it, that meant at least six games were not covered each week on free-to-air television. So, enter the (then 2UE) Continuous Call Team.
KANGAROO and Brisbane Broncos five-eighth Darren Lockyer will miss the State of Origin series opener with New South Wales.
THE Sydney Airport Jets came away with a 30-all draw against Parramatta in their VB Premier League match played at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday evening. Newtown's first half performance was the best of the season, showing discipline and ball control to go in at the break leading by 20-6.
SYDNEY City Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named a changed lineup from that which destroyed the Raiders last weekend to play Wests Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Aussie Stadium.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named his squad to take on the Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Saturday night.
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NZ Warriors coach Daniel Andrerson has named his team to travel to Townsville to take on the Cowboys on Saturday night.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce its teams for Round 9 to take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday, May 9 at Penrith Stadium.
A nagging hamstring injury will keep St.George Bank Dragons captain Trent Barrett on the sidelines for another week, with Shaun Timmins again filling his role as skipper and five-eighth for Sunday?s match against the Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
BRONCOS champions Shane Webcke and Darren Lockyer have been ruled out of this weekend?s clash with the Canberra Raiders ? sending the Broncos into a fully-blown injury crisis.
FONE Zone Canberra Raiders coach Matthew Elliott has named his side for this Sunday's round 9 home clash with the Brisbane Broncos.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an extended 21-man squad as cover for the club?s three City/Country Origin players who are hoping to back up for Saturday night?s match against the Cronulla Sharks at Olympic Park.
PENRITH Panthers coach John Lang has named an unchanged lineup to face the South Sydney Rabbitohs from last weekends thriller against the Wests Tigers.
ROUND 8 was a tough week for punters. Well supported favourites, Penrith and Newcastle managed to win but failed to cover the $1.90 line.
BULLDOGS coach Steve Folkes has named an unchanged lineup to face the Newcastle Knights from the team which held out the Broncos in last weekends thriller.
MANLY Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has made sweeping positional changes to his side to take on the Dragons at this Sunday at Brookvale. Hasler is convinced it will make his side a difficult outfit to beat.