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.
THE Russian rugby league team looks pretty much as you'd expect - big and imposing.
DESPITE being one of two goalkickers to exceed the National Rugby League's 90-second "shot clock" last weekend, Canberra fullback Clinton Schifcofske was the only one to draw a breach notice on Wednesday.
STAND out Warriors second rower, Epalahame Lauaki, has learned a lesson the hard way.
CRONULLA CEO Steve Rogers last night accused the NRL judiciary of using Greg Bird as a scapegoat after the Sharks five-eighth was suspended for 10 matches.
EMBATTLED National Rugby League club the Bulldogs have received some good news with the announcement of a sponsorship deal with Vibe Clothing.
THE Gold Coast effort to become the 16th National Rugby League team gained considerable momentum on Wednesday by gaining an endorsement from the QRL executive.
THE Australian Rugby League has launched the game's first official Australian Players Register which embraces the game's greatest ever names and it youngest hopefuls.
TICKETS for the AAMI City v Country Origin match at Express Advocate Stadium on Friday May 7 go on sale today.