MY favourite player in Rugby League is John Skandalis. He?s possibly the most under-rated forward in the game today. He does a ton of work in each game, he does it with no arguments, has a great offload, and best of all, he?s a Campbelltown man. His first grade debut was in 1996, for the Western Suburbs Magpies (poor guy). He ended up scoring a try in that match. Thus was born the legend of Skando. Well, he?s a legend to us Wests Tigers supporters anyway.
DON?T you just hate NRL players? Oh, I?m sure on one level you love them- you wouldn?t be reading this if you weren?t a fan, after all. But on another, deeper level, you despise them. Go on, admit it.
PARRAMATTA put an end to their two game losing streak with a 44-6 demolition of the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night. After other results went their way, the Eels now sit atop the Premier League ladder after 20 rounds.
VALLEY Cougars' coach, Mark Rowley has been elected as the new chairman of Wales Rugby League. He replaces Danny Sheehy who in-turn replaces Phil Melling as the new vice-chairman.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 22 game report - Sunday 24 July 2005. Full time: Widnes Vikings 20 Hull FC 40.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 22 game report - Saturday 23 July 2005. Full time: Warrington Wolves 22 Leeds Rhinos 46.
A New Era: Quins & Broncos form exciting new partnership
LONDON Broncos have confirmed they will be renamed as Harlequins rugby league club from next year after entering into a partnership with the rugby union outfit.
OFFICIAL English Super League Round 22 game report - Sunday 24 July 2005. Full time: London Broncos 35 Huddersfield Giants 26.
BRISBANE Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has named his team to play the Raiders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Bennetts team is;
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named the same team that defeated the Broncos last Friday for the Dogs clash with the Rabbitohs at Aussie Stadium this Sunday.
CANBERRA Raiders winger Craig Frawley wants to put a positive finish on the 2005 NRL season, starting with this Saturday night?s match against his former club the Brisbane Broncos.
HEAD coach Tony Kemp has retained his new-look starting line-up for the Vodafone Warriors? bid for a third straight NRL win on Saturday night.
Taking on the Panthers in Penrith, the Vodafone Warriors will seek to maintain their push for a play-offs spot after successive wins against the Roosters and Canberra.
THIS week of footy has produced some tough decisions for the selectors, who have had to decide between as many as six halfbacks and seven props. We?ve included a number of players in the hard-done-by?s category and alongside an almighty bench, proving that the Round 20 League Unlimited Team of the Week would cut an imposing figure to any opponent, including a Spanish Armada.
THIS Saturday night the mighty green machine come to Brisbane to take on the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. The organisers have been good enough to allocate Raiders fans our own section, Section 317, and we are calling on all of you to come and join us.