SOME people say games are won and lost on the back of your kicking game. Others will say it?s just a minor aspect of a game that requires much more than one kick to win a game. However, the latter is so far away from the truth it becomes mildly amusing. Sure you?re not going to definitely win every game by kicking a 40/20, nor will you be assured of victory with a perfectly placed grubber and you certainly won?t lose games by picking out the opposition fullback on one occasion. But there?s one type of kick that can change games, finals and even premierships.
LIKE a lot of kids, I grew up on football with my Father. He taught me the rules, took me to my first games, taught me to hate Manly, the works.
THE Newcastle Knights put themselves back into Premier League?s top 8 after a 23-16 win over the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Saturday night. At the moment, they are the only side in the top 8 with a negative differential, which may come back to haunt them if it costs them a spot in the finals this year.
ANDREW Johns got the backing of Australia coach Wayne Bennett to take up his short-term stint in England, the player revealed on Wednesday.
THE forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend will be a milestone for Rugby League in the principality, as on Saturday August 27th, the magnificent Millennium Stadium will, at least for the foreseeable future, host its last Rugby League Challenge Cup Final when Hull FC face Leeds Rhinos.
ANOTHER huge round of NRL action has put forth a team bursting with talent. There?s speed, there?s skill, there?s grunt and you need to look no further than the Round 22 League Unlimited Team of the Week to find the most complete outfit running around right now.
FIVE players have been charged following round 22 of the NRL with the injury ravaged Bulldogs being hit twice.
CANBERRA Raiders halfback Lincoln Withers and winger David Howell will be the familiar faces in not so familiar jumpers this Saturday night.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons will be looking to make it two successful visits to Queensland in a row when they take on competition leaders Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium this Sunday.
SYDNEY Roosters coach Ricky Stuart has named his team to play the Sharks at Aussie Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Stuarts team is;
THE Broncos today received a vital boost ahead of this Sunday?s blockbuster against high-flying St.George-Illawarra with a trio of their Test stars set to do battle despite sitting under injury clouds.
WESTS Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his squad for the Wests Tigers v Cowboys Game at Campbelltown Stadium, kick off at 2.30pm.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his team to play the Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Murrays team is;
NORTH Queensland chief executive Denis Keeffe has announced his resignation from the NRL club. Keeffe will continue in the role until the end of the season before handing over the reigns.
HELLO Dragons Supporters,
In what many believe may be a Grand Final preview, the Dragons travel to Suncorp Stadium to take on the "top of the table" Broncos.
This game is expected to be played with Origin style intensity and will be played before a sell-out crowd of over 50,000.
So if you cant make the trip to Brisbane, join us for your ring-side seat for what may be the most exciting game of the year.
WHAT: St George Illawarra Dragons V Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium
WHEN: This Sunday 4. 00pm via a channel 9 feed from Sydney
WHERE: The Pub Lounge, Level 1 Crown Casino