HATE is a tremendously powerful emotional feeling. It?s high up there in the power stakes and sits along nicely beside Love. Hate cannot exist where there is no Love.
LISTENING to the raucous voice of Ray Hadley and Co last weekend my mind wandered back to listening to the best caller of rugby league of all time ? Frank Hyde. Those were the days when I listened to Frank?s calls of the match of the day on 2SM. Most radio stations in the country areas of NSW took this broadcast.
WITH the Partnership Executive Committee meeting this month, the decision on the 16th NRL team is looming.
IT'S down to the last four this weekend as the top two from both Munster and Leinster play off for a place in the final on August 14. Clontarf Bulls, on the back of last weekend's annihilation of Kildare Dragons, entertain Waterford Vikings. The Bulls will be overwhelming favourites for the game but the Vikings have defying the odds all season. Can Kevin Bowers & Co. inspire the Vikings to another upset?
NRL TEAMS, FIXTURES & MATCH PREVIEWS - ROUND 22
(Teams subject to change)
6 August ? 8 August 2004
Fri 7:30: DRAGONS v STORM
Sat 5:30(AU), 7:30(NZ)*: WARRIORS v BRONCOS
Sat 7:30: KNIGHTS v RAIDERS
Sat 7:30: PANTHERS v SEA EAGLES
Sun 2:30: TIGERS v RABBITOHS
Sun 3:00: BULLDOGS v COWBOYS
Sun 3:00: ROOSTERS V SHARKS
(AEST time except *)
LEEDS' Australian second-rower Matt Adamson on Tuesday confirmed he will leave the Rhinos at the end of the season to return to the National Rugby League with Canberra.
MELBOURNE Storm five-eight Scott Hill has been ruled out of tomorrow night?s clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons after suffering a back injury at training this week.
MELBOURNE Storm?s Danny Williams has been suspended for 18 weeks by the NRL judiciary tonight for striking Wests Tigers forward Mark O?Neill.
BRONCOS Test prop Shane Webcke appears likely to delay his return from a calf injury after missing the team?s second last training session ahead of Saturday?s clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Ericcson Stadium.
WESTS Tigers Captain Darren Senter today announced his retirement from the game at the end of Season 2004.
CRONULLA have announced a deal which will see them join forces with Newtown for 2005 and beyond. The new association will see Cronulla scrap their existing Premier League team, with Newtown to be brought in as a feeder club.
THE UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, break new ground when they head for Dublin next Wednesday, May 12th, to launch a unique week of activities that will take place in Ireland for the week beginning 21st June.
THE Cronulla Sharks have convincingly defeated the Melbourne Storm 36-26 at Olympic Park tonight.
THE Sydney Roosters further proved what a fantastic outfit they are tonight by defeating the Wests Tigers 22-0 on a beautiful night for Football at Aussie Stadium.
THE North Queensland Cowboys have narrowly defeated the New Zealand Warriors 16-8 in an error riddled snore-fest at a hot and humid Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.
Stacey Jones ran onto the field before the match as the first Warriors player to reach 200 appearances and that unfortunately was the only high point of the match.