SOME people say games are won and lost on the back of your kicking game. Others will say it?s just a minor aspect of a game that requires much more than one kick to win a game. However, the latter is so far away from the truth it becomes mildly amusing. Sure you?re not going to definitely win every game by kicking a 40/20, nor will you be assured of victory with a perfectly placed grubber and you certainly won?t lose games by picking out the opposition fullback on one occasion. But there?s one type of kick that can change games, finals and even premierships.
LIKE a lot of kids, I grew up on football with my Father. He taught me the rules, took me to my first games, taught me to hate Manly, the works.
THE Newcastle Knights put themselves back into Premier League?s top 8 after a 23-16 win over the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Saturday night. At the moment, they are the only side in the top 8 with a negative differential, which may come back to haunt them if it costs them a spot in the finals this year.
ANDREW Johns got the backing of Australia coach Wayne Bennett to take up his short-term stint in England, the player revealed on Wednesday.
THE forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend will be a milestone for Rugby League in the principality, as on Saturday August 27th, the magnificent Millennium Stadium will, at least for the foreseeable future, host its last Rugby League Challenge Cup Final when Hull FC face Leeds Rhinos.
LEIGH relegated after Rhinos loss
WIGAN too good for Salford
GREAT Britain must try to win the Gillette Tri-Nations Series without new captain Paul Sculthorpe after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
BRONCOS clinch last-gasp win
WILDCATS run ended by Giants
NEWCASTLE has announced the retention of key duo George Carmont and Reegan Tanner for the next two NRL seasons.
FRIDAY, 12th August 2005
WARRIORS hooker Lance Hohaia has been ruled out for at least a month after suffering a knee injury in his side's loss to Parramatta last weekend, the New Zealand-based club said on Tuesday.
NORTH Queensland chief executive Denis Keeffe has announced his resignation from the NRL club. Keeffe will continue in the role until the end of the season before handing over the reigns.
HELLO Dragons Supporters,
In what many believe may be a Grand Final preview, the Dragons travel to Suncorp Stadium to take on the "top of the table" Broncos.
This game is expected to be played with Origin style intensity and will be played before a sell-out crowd of over 50,000.
So if you cant make the trip to Brisbane, join us for your ring-side seat for what may be the most exciting game of the year.
WHAT: St George Illawarra Dragons V Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium
WHEN: This Sunday 4. 00pm via a channel 9 feed from Sydney
WHERE: The Pub Lounge, Level 1 Crown Casino