?IF I saw him on the road, I?d run the bastard over?
WATCHING the Tri-Nations final at Elland Road was a surreal experience. I had expected a close game, a gripping contest - as had many others. The British press had been rightly praising the national team following their defeat of the Kangaroos at Wigan two weeks earlier. The British crowd around Leeds that day and inside the ground were buzzing with anticipation. And come kick-off time, we got our gripping contest? for all of four minutes!
IT?S all back on this Saturday, February 5th at Henson Park, with Newtown taking on Western Suburbs in an official NSWRL Premier League trial kicking off at 6.00pm.
There?s a full afternoon of Rugby League at Henson Park, with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Wests Magpies clashing in three junior representative competition games starting at 1.30pm.
NORTH Queensland's Kiwis test prop Paul Rauhihi hopes a strong performance against a Kangaroo-laden Brisbane pack will help force him into contention for the trans-Tasman international next Friday.
THE Parramatta Eels have rightly refused Jamie Lyon a release from his contract and have given the wayward centre a week to consider his options.
PREMIERSHIP winning winger Peter Mortimer today revealed he resigned from the club's board because he felt he had been frozen out in recent weeks.
SHARKS centre Nigel Vagana will serve a one week suspension this week after failing to have his grade two careless high tackle downgraded.
THE NRL has docked the Brisbane Broncos two competition points over their 14 man breach against the Wests Tigers in round three. The Broncos went on to win the match and the illegal replacement, Corey Parker scored the decisive try that handed the Broncos the lead in a very tight match.
MELBOURNE Storm premiership winner Tawera Nikau has crossed the Tasman to inspire his former clubmates as they seek to emulate the title-winning class of 1999.
HISTORIAN Helen Elward and Graeme `Changa' Langlands have released the biography of Billy Smith. The biography is called `Billy Smith - A Saint From Head To Toe'.
BULLDOGS chief executive Malcolm Noad would like to see the Coffs Harbour issue dealt with as soon as possible so the club can get on with life.
FRIDAY 16th April 2004
THE National Rugby League has fined Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart for comments he made towards on-field officials during last Friday night?s clash with Brisbane at Aussie Stadium.
PARRAMATTA have named a unchanged side for the round 6 clash with Manly at Brookvale Oval this Sunday.
SHARKS off-season signing Nigel Vagana will front the NRL judiciary tonight to contest the grading of his careless high tackle.