IT is time to expose the rubbish. The pathetic. The gutter trash if you will.
LIFE has a way of turning around suddenly and giving you a big uppercut to the head. One can quietly sit on the lounge and avoid the punches or one can embrace a desire to push the envelope, leap off ledges (metaphorically speaking) and releasing the branch that holds one from flowing with the torrential River of Life.
THE Wollongong Bulls look to have quickly bounced back from their nightmare 2004 season when they scored an impressive 20 point win up at Helensburgh on Friday night. Wollongong looked stronger on paper than the Tigers and this was reflected on the scoreboard. The recruitment of veteran Shane Wilson has been a good pickup and he gives their backline direction. Brad Veigel is a good replacement for Trevor Longbottom and the return of Sean Wessels gives their pack a good look.
BRONCO'S centre Brent Tate today admitted the closet containing Australian and Queensland representative jerseys will lock on him if patchy NRL performances continue to raise their ugly head this season.
CRONULLA Sharks coach Stuart Raper has named a strong squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys at Toyota Park on Saturday evening.
THE Real Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its team to play the Newcastle Knights in round 5 of the 2005 Telstra Premiership this Sunday, April 10, kicking off at 3pm at Central Coast Stadium.
MITSUBISHI Electric Bulldogs player Sonny Bill Williams will miss the next eight weeks due to an ankle injury sustained in last Sunday?s match against the Sharks.
NEWCASTLE Knights coach Michael Hagen will be hoping this weekends game against an injury blighted Rabbitohs outfit gives them the result they have been striving for since the season opened 5 rounds ago.
Playing at Express Advocate Stadium on Sunday afternoon, coach Hagens line up will be;
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an 18-man squad for this weekend's round 5 NRL Telstra Premiership clash. The Storm (3-1) takes on the Penrith Panthers (1-3) at Penrith Football Stadium on Friday night.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens has named his side to take on the Warriors. A home game for the Tigers at Jade Stadium in Christchurch, kick off Saturday 7.30pm (NZ).
PENRITH Panthers coach Johnny Lang will be all but reaching for the panic button after his teams surprise loss to the Eels last Friday night.
REDCLIFFE have recorded their first win since May 8th with a 52 - 16 demolition of Souths Logan at Dolphin Oval last Sunday. The Dolphins maintain 7th place on the points table with 16 points with the competition leaders just two points ahead.
NORTH Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray has named his side to travel to New Zealand to face the Warriors on Sunday 20th June.
PENRITH halfback Craig Gower is back in the hunt to reclaim his State of Origin jumper after being named to make his return from injury in the Panthers National Rugby League clash with Cronulla on Sunday.
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