IN a virtual copy-cat performance to their Premier League counter parts the Bears Jersey Flegg team dominated and controlled the talented Sharks in the first half, the 12-10 narrow lead at the break not representative of the boys' performance. Cronulla hit back in the second with 3 tries before the Bears locked them out from scoring any more points.
"YOU love football more than you love me".
I'M starting to feel the panic rise as my eyes desperately dart across these foreign streets looking for a sign, a clue, a glimmer of hope. Our 12:30 deadline is looming, I have no idea where I am, I barely remember what I am doing, and in these dark, unfriendly lanes I feel like a trespasser undertaking a hideous deed. More lights catch my attention, and I venture forth out of the darkness into the warm glow, a shadow emerging from a land far away that these people know little of.
POOR old Wests Tigers. They've been branded strugglers, failures, no-hopers, scandalous, ad nauseum. But regardless of what you might say about this oft-maligned merger, their saviour has come to town in what is shaping up to be a year that the joint venture finally turns the corner.
ON a pleasant July afternoon in Newcastle, I had the opportunity to attend the Newcastle versus Penrith match at Marathon Stadium and view the game from a box seat. Although my much beloved Broncos weren?t on show, I couldn?t pass up the option of seeing the game from a more cosy location than the old hill.
WHILE "A game of two halves" is a much over used sporting clich? as the final leg of the Frank Hyde Shield played out at Henson Park on Saturday the clich? seemed made for this match with the Bears playing top quality and dominating football in the first (18-0 in front at the break), but handing control over to the Jets in the second, the full time score 32-28 to Newtown.
IT'S coming down to the wire as two original foundation clubs, North Sydney and Balmain titter on the edge of the top eight and possible finals glory.
TOOWOOMBA v REDCLIFFE, Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday 2pm, August 13.
THE Round 20 bye presented a good opportunity for the Dolphins to freshen up before a tough run into the semis and despite a short sharp training run on Saturday afternoon the Club enjoyed the break.
TOOWOOMBA v REDCLIFFE
Clive Berghofer Stadium, Saturday 2pm, August 13.
THIS week's Forum Seven's article takes a look at the expansion of the game south of the border with the Melbourne Storm set to be gifted a new stadium in 2008. Written by Rabs, it puts a new spin on the overall view of the game
LAST week I said there were a few surprises left in this comp, and that was about the only thing I got right. Usually in uncertain times you can fall back on the hosts making short work of the visitors but an extraordinary weekend of footy saw five of the winners travelling away from home to claim the points.
BULLDOGS winger Matt Utai will miss just one NRL match after successfully having a high tackle charge downgraded at the judiciary last night.
PARRAMATTA will be keen to put another dent in the Bulldogs' top eight prospects with a win in tonight's NRL blockbuster at Parramatta Stadium.
THE Sydney Roosters are hopeful Craig Fitzgibbon will recover from a knee injury in time for Saturday night's NRL match against Cronulla at Aussie Stadium.