Wendell talks it up – and pretty much delivers – Dell is a showman. He gets the crowds through the gate and his game was fairly impressing. While he may have been run down by Jarrod Mullen, ultimately Dell continues to get back to his best.
New Kite to fly in another debut for the Bulldogs – John Kite, the most recent youngster to be promoted from the Dogs under 20’s side for tonight’s match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs faces a tough assignment against the high flying Rabbits. The Bunnies are building their confidence levels and will fancy their chances against the rudderless Bulldogs.
Civoniceva attacked after game; called a ‘Monkey’ – NRL suits are now looking into an ugly situation at Parramatta; where Panthers skipper Petero Civoniceva says he was racially abused after their 22-16 win over the Eels. Reports suggest that a young Eels supporter called Civoniceva a ‘Monkey’ and told him to return to the trees in Fiji.
Panther rookies will miss the cut – After strong showings and comparisons to Panthers stars; Greg Alexander and Brad Fittler, Penrith’s rookies with so much promise are set to be chopped by coach Matt Elliott for Friday night’s NRL game against the Newcastle Knights. 2
Boom Penrith kid another Fittler – Penrith Kid pivot Wade Graham yesterday tried to play down comparisons with former Penrith star Brad Fittler – Graham was so green, he actually revealed he didn’t know the former Test captain was also a Panthers junior.
Shockers: Parra boring in their defeat – Forget the list of stars in the team, past reputations and fancy training drills and techniques. NRL teams still need toughness, desire and will to win – the Eels might have some game breakers, but they don’t look interested in winning. Parra seem dead keen on hitting it up for 4 rucks then kicking. Hagan has to make changes now or risk losing entry into the Top 8
Inglis injured, but still a gun – Melbourne Storm boss Craig Bellamy says boom pivot Greg Inglis has gone to another level yet again, this is on top of a niggling leg injury too. Inglis and Folau are poised to become greats of the game even at their tender ages.
Manly doctors proving potions work – Calf blood might sound a bit odd, but it’s within the rules and the professors out at Manly are doing their job and keeping the boys moo’ving along. Manly are riding high and when they click, they do look good.
Melbourne, can they go back to back – The Storm of old returned to beat Canberra, but can they go back to back in the NRL Premiership stakes in 2008? They have the talent, the coach and the base. It all comes down to desire, when the Storm want to win – they can beat any Rugby League side in the world; however its just a matter of their mental health.
Genuine Threats – The Cronulla Sharks are genuine title contenders. They might be ugly and have off days in attack, but defence wins comp. Throw in toughness, desire and a win at all costs attitude and you have the Sharkies right there. Well coached and fortunate to have a good batch of keen players at the right time. Place your bets now, these guys are really in the mix.
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