FIVE days on and New Zealand Warriors coach Ivan Cleary is still scratching his head over his side's 52-6 defeat by Manly.
IT was the strength behind their run to last year's NRL finals but defence is slowly crippling South Sydney's 2008 campaign.
BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett has called on the NRL to make a stand on the controversial chicken-wing tackle.
FORMER Bulldogs star Willie Mason has returned to devastate his old club in the Sydney Roosters' 40-12 NRL annihilation at ANZ Stadium tonight.
THE Melbourne Storm have found their feet in 2008 by knocking over the previously undefeated Brisbane Broncos by 28-8.
MELBOURNE were embroiled in another chicken wing controversy tonight with Adam Blair placed on report during the 28-8 NRL win over Brisbane at Olympic Park.
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NEW Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg has pulled his club out of the player market until the board decides on the future of coach Steve Folkes.
DEFENSIVE specialist Jacob Lillyman is tipping North Qld's NRL drought will break against Parramatta on Saturday night.
CRONULLA halfback Brett Kimmorley admits the Sharks have a discipline problem - but it's with their hands and not their fists.
ADAM MacDougall has been ruled out of Newcastle's trip to NZ as the Knights plan to stick with the same 17-man squad which has delivered a strong start to 2008.
STARKERS runs his eye across this week's form...
ST George Illawarra lock Dean Young has been ruled out of Saturday's Dragons v Sharks clash.
NEIL Barraclough previews this weekend
CELTIC Crusaders and the brand new Crusaders Colts side take to the field this weekend.