JOURNEYMAN players are common in rugby league ? players with long careers, moving from club to club. They don?t stand out like the stars and pin-up players, but each week they?re on the field, mainly remembered by the fans from the clubs they played for, rather than for stellar performances. Steady, reliable players.
CHARM, Conquer, City.
Three simple words that should be printed in bold somewhere on the front page of the NRL business plan for the next 1,000 years.
WHY in God?s name does it happen every year?
SATURDAY'S Battle of Queensland just got bigger, after Matt Lockyer and Brent McConnell were both formally cleared to play in the Queensland Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium.
FORMER Australian rugby league backrower David Furner will return to Canberra next year to begin a new career as coach of the Raiders' premier league team.
THE teams named for the Grand Finals in the 2004 New Zealand league calendar to be played on Sunday at Ericsson Stadium are as follows:
BUILDING for the future is always an important factor in any sport. Whilst you may have a strong premier league, it is vital that you put systems in place that will ensure that the level of talent, skill and experience required to not only keep the standards of the top division at their current level, but to improve on them and move the sport forward.
WIGAN Warriors host Warrington Wolves at the JJB Stadium on Friday evening with an 8pm kick off in the final home game of the regular season in the Tetley's Super League.
IN Bull's Eye this week, Brian Noble and Michael Withers look ahead to Friday's final Tetley's Super League round of the season at Odsal when St Helens are the visitors.
LONDON Broncos will play their final game of the season on Friday against League Leaders Leeds Rhinos and for a number of Broncos legends it will be the final game of their careers.
BRITAIN?S most successful Rugby club, Bradford Bulls, have announced the signing of Brisbane Broncos outstanding second row forward Bradley Meyers.
AS Melbourne Storm gears up for its sudden-death semi-final against the Bulldogs this week, a legion of Storm supporters are preparing to make yet another trek north for Sunday?s clash at Aussie Stadium.
FINISHING sixth in the regular season, the Melbourne Storm have suddenly hit top form at the right end of the season. Last weekend, after trailing the Brisbane Broncos 8-0 at half time, the Storm came back to decimate the locals 31-14 in front of 31,000 people.
IN an extraordinary night at the judiciary, Bulldogs skipper Steve Price was cleared of a striking charge on Glenn Morrison and will be available to play on Sunday as the Bulldogs take on the Melbourne Storm in an elimination semi final. Had Price been suspended, it may have been his final game in Bulldogs colours as he has joined the New Zealand Warriors for the next three seasons.
TOWNSVILLE is in full celebration after the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 10-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.