TO those with a background in 90's rock, the title will be instantly familiar. But in singing the song last night (in my best Ed Kowalcyzk voice of course), I wondered to myself, how can the NRL identify with the song?
IT'S been a long time for the red and green
Since 1989 the semis we've not seen.
The fans are left ruing what has gone wrong
The old Glory Glory is just another song.
THE Sydney Airport Jets totally overwhelmed Woy Woy by 74-14 in the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup match played at Henson Park last Saturday. The Jets had led 34-0 at half-time, and ran in thirteen tries in their best performance of the season. Centre Ryan Milligan (ex-Newcastle Knights) notched up what are almost certainly Newtown club records for points scored by an individual player and goals kicked in a game in his impressive haul of two tries and eleven goals. Jets coach Trevor Schodel had made a playing comeback because of the team?s injury situation, and was full of praise for the way in which his young squad stuck to their game plan and refused to let the visitors ?get a sniff? at any stage of the match.
THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club will be holding its annual players, officials and supporters reunion at Henson Park on Saturday, August 23, 2003.
AN interesting weekend lies ahead and while some games are crucial in making the top eight picture a little clearer but the talk could be for all the wrong reasons. There are rumours that just won?t go away that a high profile Sydney club will be exposed as salary cap cheats in the coming days. At this stage Newcastle have been cleared but many fans will be waiting with baited breath to see if anything eventuates or whether it is just someone?s vivid imagination getting the better of them.
WIGAN Warriors look set to be without star Scrum Half Adrian Lam for up to three weeks due to an ankle injury. Adrian hobbled off during Sundays 18-16 win at Wilderspool and will see a further specialist about the problem.
MELBOURNE Storm prop Mitchell Sargent has been suspended for two matches and will miss this Sunday?s clash with the Bulldogs after he was found guilty of a grade one dangerous throw at the NRL judiciary tonight.
THE Broncos host the Panthers in the NRL tonight and Casey McGuire has the perfect opportunity to claim the Brisbane No.6 jumper for next season.
AN assault charge against New Zealand Warrior and Kiwi rugby league international Logan Swann was today set down to be heard in Auckland District Court in February.
PARRAMATTA'S late run at the National Rugby League finals has hit a hurdle with prop Michael Vella ruled out for two matches with a knee injury. Vella has been diagnosed with a minor knee strain.
DRAGONS prop Chris Leikvoll has agreed to a 2 year deal with English Super League club Warrington Wolves.
THE Penrith Panthers have defeated the Brisbane Broncos 13-6 at Suncorp Stadium this evening.
THE details of St.George-Illawarra's final game of 2003 at Jubilee Oval have been announced by the NRL. The Saints will play the Newcastle Knights on Sunday, the 31st of August at 3:00pm.
BRISBANE'S Ben Ikin has dropped out of tomorrow night's National Rugby League match against Penrith with a thigh injury. The Broncos five-eighth has been replaced by utility Casey Mcguire who has made a remarkable recovery from a shoulder injury suffered against the Sharks last weekend.