A story of one country's lust for recognition
?IT seems such a waste of time,
If that's what it's all about,
If that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.?
WHEN the CFMEU reportedly spent two million dollars for the right to have a multimedia rant about Work Place Relations during the halftime break at the Canberra game last weekend, Rugby League ushered in a new era beyond ?the battlers? versus the ?silver-tails? of politicisation of The People?s Game we accept.
SOUTH Sydney has re-signed injured prop Luke Stuart and halfback Joe Williams for the 2007 NRL season.Stuart played just five games this season before suffering a season-ending knee injury, but club chief executive Shane Richardson believes the 148-game front-rower will excel playing in the Rabbitohs revamped 2007 forward pack set to feature new recruits Roy Asotasi, David Kidwell and Dean Widders.With halfback Ben Walker set to leave Redfern at the end of the season, Souths extended Williams' deal for another season. The Rabbitohs are confident the 22-year-old can become a regular first grader under the tutelage of former halfback and current Parramatta coach Jason Taylor, who is joining the Bunnies as assistant coach next season.Meanwhile, the Brisbane Broncos have re-signed forward trio David Stagg, Ben Hannant and Michael Ennis.Broncos managing director Bruno Cullen says prop Hannant had agreed to terms for a further two seasons, and second rower Stagg for three more years. Hooker Ennis, currently sidelined for the season following a knee reconstruction, has extended his contract until the end of 2007.
FRIDAY, 7th July 2006
HULL FC have announced that Jamie Thackray will sign for Leeds Rhinos from the start of the 2007 season.
SALFORD City Reds new signing, 20-year-old back-row forward David Gower, has met up with his new team-mates after arriving at Manchester Airport on Monday.
WARRINGTON?S injury problems continue with three players sent for X-rays following their stormy engage Super League encounter with Castleford.
IF Parramatta sack Brian Smith, he should immediately commence legal action and ensure he gets every cent that his contract demands.
EACH day most of us go into work to earn a miserable living in a hectic job to pay a mortgage. And then a lot of us sacrifice paying my mortgage off quicker to pay for tickets, merchandise, to support our beloved football club. In my case, the Warriors.
AN increase in the overseas exodus of the country's best up-and-coming rugby league players is stripping the ranks of the game.
DUBLIN City Exiles got their title defence underway with a comfortable victory over Churchtown Warriors at Terenure on Saturday.
ROUND 6 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup has sprung a few surprises with the Jetz following back to back losses, coming out and delivering the most consistent team in the competition, the Eastern Tornadoes, a thumping. The leaderboard has also changed with the Wa-Coa-Bay Stallions suffering their first ever loss at the hands of Wellington, and Marist Richmond Brothers taking the top of the table position with their win over Otahuhu Ellerslie.
SHARKS half back Brett Kimmorley still heads up the Leagueunlimited leader board following another stand out performance on the weekend. Kimmorley earned two points last Saturday and now sits on 17 points overall, four points clear of the field.
DESPITE being cleared of a broken hand yesterday, Melbourne halfback Matt Orford is still in doubt for the Storm?s Round 13 Telstra Premiership clash with Wests Tigers at Olympic Park this Saturday night.