MELBOURNE will host the third and final rugby league State of Origin match next year.
I'M starting to feel the panic rise as my eyes desperately dart across these foreign streets looking for a sign, a clue, a glimmer of hope. Our 12:30 deadline is looming, I have no idea where I am, I barely remember what I am doing, and in these dark, unfriendly lanes I feel like a trespasser undertaking a hideous deed. More lights catch my attention, and I venture forth out of the darkness into the warm glow, a shadow emerging from a land far away that these people know little of.
POOR old Wests Tigers. They've been branded strugglers, failures, no-hopers, scandalous, ad nauseum. But regardless of what you might say about this oft-maligned merger, their saviour has come to town in what is shaping up to be a year that the joint venture finally turns the corner.
ROUND 15 is shaping up as a do or die match for the three teams sitting just outside the Top 5 in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition.
IT'S coming down to the wire as two original foundation clubs, North Sydney and Balmain titter on the edge of the top eight and possible finals glory.
TOOWOOMBA v REDCLIFFE, Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday 2pm, August 13.
THE Round 20 bye presented a good opportunity for the Dolphins to freshen up before a tough run into the semis and despite a short sharp training run on Saturday afternoon the Club enjoyed the break.
TOOWOOMBA v REDCLIFFE
Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday 2pm, August 13.
THIS week's Forum Seven's article takes a look at the expansion of the game south of the border with the Melbourne Storm set to be gifted a new stadium in 2008. Written by Rabs, it puts a new spin on the overall view of the game
LAST week I said there were a few surprises left in this comp, and that was about the only thing I got right. Usually in uncertain times you can fall back on the hosts making short work of the visitors but an extraordinary weekend of footy saw five of the winners travelling away from home to claim the points.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens believes his side still has to prove itself as a genuine NRL premiership contender.
Parramatta Eels 56 vs Canterbury Bulldogs 4
BULLDOGS winger Matt Utai will miss just one NRL match after successfully having a high tackle charge downgraded at the judiciary last night.
VETERAN five-eighth Jason Smith will play in Canberra's must-win NRL clash against South Sydney tomorrow despite a broken hand.
PARRAMATTA will be keen to put another dent in the Bulldogs' top eight prospects with a win in tonight's NRL blockbuster at Parramatta Stadium.