THE Roosters Jersey Flegg team sent a shockwave through defending Premiers the Roosters at North Sydney Oval on Friday night, dominating the first half in front of a healthy local crowd. From the beginning the Bears took control with forwards Brad Price, Jessie Mileto and Premier League experienced Pat Galea making a tirade of metres, allowing two exceptional tries to blossom off the Bears backline. The first a well oiled sweep of the field to right wing Ryan Wilson scoring in the corner. Then Bears five-eighth Reece Watson broke the Roosters line and sent through fullback Anthony Beare to score. With Reece converting Norths were 10-0 in the lead. However, a turning point came when a Bears scrum feed went astray as Roosters lock Grant Millington took advantage scoring a try and giving the Roosters a 6 pointer. The Bears then switched their attention from attack to defence barring the Roosters from scoring for the remainder of the half.
A wise man once said how an NRL team a few years ago was over the cap. That wise man isn?t former South Sydney Rabbitohs CEO George Piggins but in fact the writer of this article, me, MrCharisma! About the same time Piggins also said something very similar but unlike me, nobody cared.
MY taxi driver didn?t take long to get to the point.
THE other day whilst shaving, a small patch of shaving cream dropped right onto this 33 year old scar that I have on my left arm, which reminded me....
FOUR games left, and all to play for in the NZRL Bartercard Cup Competition, we finally have a ?clean? table with all catch up games being complete. The top four is fairly clear, with the Lions and the Jetz on 18 points and the Tigers and the Bulls on 16 points. Their positioning may change but I would imagine those teams will make up the four.
TOOWOOMBA v BURLEIGH
Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday 2pm, July 30
DESPITE taking an early lead after just five minutes, the BARLA Great Britain U21s suffered a heavy defeat against the Army at Whitehaven last night.
CENTRAL has announced coach Neale Crow?s replacement for 2006, handing the honour to Matt Parish of Jim Beam Cup side The Entrance.
THIS Saturday (30th July) 2SER FM?s ?A View from the Hill? will be taking calls from listeners on whatever you would like to talk about in Rugby League.
CANTERBURY Bulldogs centre Jamaal Lolesi said he believed the team's number one jersey was "cursed" and he may not wear it when he appears in the position against South Sydney on Sunday.
St George-Illawarra Dragons 44 def. Sydney Roosters 6
THIS week?s Forum Seven?s feature is particularly relevant given the fanfare surrounding Anthony Mundine?s desire to mix rugby league with boxing. The Forum Seven?s is a fantastic essay writing contest held on our website and this piece is written by our very own Steven Williams. Please visit F7?s Central on the left nav bar if you?re interested in participating.
Penrith Panthers 42 v New Zealand Warriors 34
WITH a six-pack of games remaining to play out in the 2005 premiership, fans of rugby league are in for a supreme treat as 12 clubs clamour for the right to contest 20 kilos of bronze in the first weekend of October.
HELLO Dragons Supporters,
WHAT: St George Illawarra Dragons V Sydney Roosters at WIN Stadium
WHEN: This Friday 8.30pm
WHERE: Steakout!, Crown Casino (previously known as The All Star Cafe)
CHANNEL: TCN 9 Sydney (unavailable in Melbourne anywhere else)
A win this weekend may well see the Dragons enter the top 4 of the Telstra Premiership race for the first time this year and MBDS members will not miss a second of the action at Crown's new steakhouse & lounge, Steakout!.
The venue and the big screens were great a few weeks ago for the game against Parramatta so we are all looking forward to a great night.
As was the case previously, Steakout will reserve the left half of the first elevation at the front of the room for MBDS and entry is free.
See you there on Friday
GO YOU DRAGONS!!