FOR too long in every sport we?ve heard about success stories, great accomplishments, inspiring victories and the like. No one has bothered to ?celebrate? the miserable performances, debacles and tragedies?until now.
I?VE arrived late to my interview and I?m wracked with nerves. I hope I haven?t kept him waiting too long; I have no desire to get on the bad side of one of Rugby League?s future stars. Oh, but this is no up and coming player I?m meeting with today, and the manner of our engagement is, well, a little unconventional. With a flash of blue reminding me of my overflowing inbox, and the opening of the bothersome msn today (I really must switch that feature off) I find myself signed into my instant messenger. That?s right, this interview is happening online; the subject, Daniel, aka Roosterboy. He may not have the looks and vision of Tim Smith or be able to boast he?s a relation of Thierry Henry (the forummer, not the footballer), as Sonny Bill Williams proudly can, and by his own admission his athleticism rates as ?sub-par?, but when it comes to commentating, this kid has all the skills.
THE North Sydney take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at the Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay. The "Wet Weather Bears" are in top form, keeping the opposition scoreless for the last 120 minutes of game time after beating Souths last week 14-0 and keeping the Cougars scoreless in the second half in their 36-14 win the week before (pictured in the wet are Billy Ngawini, Wayne McDade and Tevita Metuisela).
IT?S been an indifferent month for the Pepsi Dolphins a few weeks off we copped a flogging and handed one out.
Unfortunately we copped the touch up at home but that was only a hiccup we bounced back with a good effort against Souths Logan and I?m sure we will give a good account of ourselves against Wynnum and North Queensland in the upcoming weeks.
WYNNUM SEAGULLS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS
Kougari Oval, Saturday 2pm, July 2.
THE Rd 14 games against Souths-Logan saw the Dolphins run out winners in all 3 grades at Davies Park.
THIS Saturday (2nd July) 2SER FM?s ?A View from the Hill? will be taking calls from listeners on whatever you would like to talk about in Rugby League.
WARRINGTON Wolves can confirm that they have signed Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Sullivan, 25, on a two-year deal with a one-year option for the Super League XI campaign.
NEWLY re-signed Roosters star Chris Flannery says a massive weight has been lifted off his shoulders ? after the popular back-rower inked a new three-year deal yesterday with the club he joined as a fresh faced Queensland junior.
THE Gold Coast NRL franchise's player roster now boasts two internationals and a Dally M winner with Great Britain winger Brian Carney becoming the club's third high-profile signing.
LAST week was one out of the box with five genuine upsets and another that was an each-way bet going against popular opinion. Round 16 proved to be the perfect storm for punters everywhere and this humble tipping tradesman was torn limb from limb. I stood agog in front of the television all weekend and watched one incorrect pick after another result in the ghastly total of 1 from 7, narrowly avoiding the duck.
RYAN Cross has been given a six week suspension for contrary conduct by the NRL judiciary. The charge was laid following claims of an 'eye gouge' during a tackle on Eels backrower Glenn Morrison in last Friday night's match at Aussie Stadium.
QUEENSLAND State of Origin lock Chris Flannery has re-signed with the Sydney Roosters for a further three seasons.
THE Parramatta National Rugby League Club is pleased to announce that players John Morris, Eric Grothe, Adam Peek, John Williams, Luke O'Dwyer and Henry Perenara have agreed to terms with the Club.
THE Newcastle Knights have today agreed to terms with former Canberra Raider Luke Davico and exciting ex-Super 12 player, Milton Thaiday.