The Pressure Cooker

EXCITEMENT builds as the crowd begins to flood into the ground. The anticipation of victory runs through both camps, the expectation of viewing a truly magical contest is deeply rooted in the psyche of the crowd. Preparations have been made to obtain the greatest vantage points so as to not miss a second of the spectacle they have collectively come to witness. Elsewhere, in the same complex one individual sits in solitude, pondering not the result of the outcome but the fashion that it is achieved. This person has no particular allegiance to either faction, in fact it would cause either side to cry a mismatch if any hint of favouritism was even running through their head.

Time after time

?I?M hit, knocked groggy. The feeling is like being half awake and half dreaming. And your awake half knows what you?re dreaming about? see neon, orange and green lights blinking. You see bats playing trumpets, alligators playing trombones, and snakes are screaming. Weird masks and actor?s clothes hang on the wall.?

Attention: Cosmetics Department!

I did it; at long last I finally did it! My family will be secured for life, and pretty soon students majoring in philosophy will be studying my findings. In fact by the time you get to the bottom of this article, I give you my word that you won't even remember who discovered the law of gravity, the law of relativity and all that other scientific nonsense (and don't be too embarrassed if you don't already know, I had to look it up). Today the greatest mystery of all has been exposed. I have just defined the female equivalent to the phrase "sausage fest".

Down Under players 'Strong man' and 'Lucky' head for London

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Broncos Steele calls past and present to party

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Bradford College and the Bradford Bulls launch of New Rugby League Academy

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Thompson named in Dragons team to play Knights

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Rabbitohs team to face Sea Eagles named

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Roosters name team to meet the Raiders

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Guttenbeil back in Warriors line-up to play the Eels

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NRL debut ahead for Chalk

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NRL voices support for Storm

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Eels name team to take on Warriors

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Storm looking for lift to end Bulldogs's streak

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SportOdds team of the round - Round 23

THE weekly column here at Leagueunlimited is to highlight what we here on the site think are the best players in each round of the 2004 NRL competition. Based on the opinion received from the live updaters, we have put together what we think is the team of the Round 23.

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