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Friday, March 30, 2012

NRL Round 5 (2012) Teams, Stats and Predictions


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NRL Round 5 (2012) Teams, Stats and Predictions

AFL Preview Round 1


This Weeks AFL Preview provided by www.footy.com.au, the Footy Tipping Software Company
Richmond V Carlton at the MCG Thursday Night
The Tigers have had a lot of trouble trying to beat Carlton over the past few seasons and Richmond fans are certainly looking for another opportunity this Thursday night to start the season with an upset win. People have been saying that Carlton will win the premiership, if not last year then this year, if not this year then….well you get the picture. The Blues still suffer from having an inexperienced back line and against the Tigers with Reiwoldt lurking it can be costly. Each time supporters expect this to be a close game we get a rout. 80,000 at the MCG should see a tighter game although NAB cup form has never been a true indicator as the Blues lost all their matches in that format while the Tigers accounted for Hawthorn and Geelong. Maybe an historic win will help Richmond have a better year.

Friday, March 23, 2012

NRL Round 4 Preview

Round 4 of the NRL kicks off tonight with two great games, and for two completely different reasons. The game has expanded to the West..and tonight Souths take on Brisbane. Souths with Greg Inglis at fullback, and in form, take on another form side in the Broncos. What a showcase for the people of the West. The other game is the West Sydney Derby, Parra v Panthers on the weekend that the AFL kick off with the Swans taking on the West Sydney on the Saturday night. Lets see how the NRL fare with the AFL comp. Brisbane and Penrith for me.

2012 SEASON AFL PREVIEW ROUND 1


INTRO: The dawning of a new season in the AFL and the arrival of the new team, the GWS Giants, should fill us all with a bit of excitement for 2012. The AFL has achieved its growth policy with the extra teams in Brisbane and Sydney in what may be construed as an out and out war against Rugby. The popularity of our national game is reaching new highs every season. Who would have thought 25 years ago that not only would the AFL not cut the number of teams (South Melbourne going to Sydney and Fitzroy going to Brisbane) but would increase the original 12 to 18! While there are great expectations for Gold Coast and GWS their supporters should not expect instant success.

Monday, March 12, 2012

NRL Round 2 Score and Review

NRL Round 2 kicked off with two blockbusters with Manly taking on the Wests Tigers and the locl derby between Brisbane and North Queensland. Manly continued to contrast their trial form with a strong 22-18 victory, while a piece of Matty Bowen magic gifted the Cowboys a 28-26 win over the Broncos.

Saturday saw the Titans come back to earth losing 24-12 to Canberra, while the Bulldogs pantsed the Dragons 30-4. The Sharks were humbled 18-6 by the Knights, but the Knights faced a period of time wthout their inspiration skipper Kurt Gidley as a shoulder injury derails their early run.

The Penrith Panthers kept the Roosters scoreless in the first Sunday game, 18-0, while Melbourne defeated the Rabbitohs 24-10. Monday night football, added to Parramatta's woes losing to the New Zealand Warriors 36-20.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Brisbane Second Division Wrap-Up 10th March

Aspley and Easts Juniors share the lead in Premier Grade on 4 points after Aspley beat Greenbank 60-6 and Easts Juniors beat Gaters 28-24. Gaters, Sunnybank, Carina and Wynnum Juniors are all on 2 points after Sunnybank beat Souths Juniors 28-24 and Wynnum beat Carina 28-22. Souths Juniors and Greenbank are both on 0 points.

In Northside 1, Pine Rivers and Pine Central Holy Spirit share the lead on 4 points after Pine Rivers beat Normanby 44-10 and Pine Central beat Samford 22-14. Valleys had the bye to move to 3 points. Christian Lions, Brisbane Natives and Dayboro are all on 3 points after Christian Lions beat Brothers Juniors 20-10 and Brisbane Natives beat Dayboro 36-24. Samford, Brothers Juniors and Normanby are all on 1 point.

It's Not a Good Look!

Just sitting here watching the Roosters play the Panthers at the newly named Allianz Stadium, formerly the Sydney Football Stadium. The stands are empty and he viewers are greeted with the sight of blue seats where the punters should be. Its not a good look!

After round 1, and the awesome crowd at Leichardt to watch the Tigers play the Sharks, there was much talk about the demise of the local ground and calls for all games to be played at major stadiums....Today should have answered that question forever. 10,000 at the SFS is ordinary.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

NRL Score Update

The first round of the NRL continues after the Thursday night win by the Dragons, with the Broncos showing they again will be a force to be reckoned with, with an emphatic 18-6 victory over the Eels. The Eels were lucky to get on the board at all, with a Gerard Beale error gifting them their only try.

Saturday saw the Storm scramble home over the raiders 24-19, and have Billy Slater on report for good measure. The Raiders looked likely to win, until a final last ditch effort from the Storm got them the points.

The Bulldogs started life with Des Hasler with a 22-14 win over the Panthers, while the Cowboys were hopeless and kept to zilch by the Titans who won 18-0

Brisbane Second Division Wrap Up

he BSDRL season for 2012 began on 3 March with fixtures in all grades.

First up winners in Premier Grade were Carina (26-22 v Sunnybank), Easts Juniors (52-6 v Wynnum Manly Juniors), Gaters (42-18 v Greenbank), Aspley (32-4 v Souths Juniors)

In Northside 1 the winners were Pine Rivers (36-28 v Brisbane Natives) and Dayboro (24-20 v Christian Lions), while Normanby and Samford drew 18-all and Valleys and Brothers Juniors drew 20-all. Pine Central Holy Spirit had the bye.

In Northside 2, the winners were Christian Lions (24-14 v Aspley), Mitchelton (40-12 v Arana Hills), Banyo (20-16 v Deception Bay Bombers), Bayside Warriors (26-24 v Gaters).

The initial winners in Northside 3 were Valleys (50-0 v Deception Bay Bombers), Norths St Josephs (26-4 v Brighton Roosters), Bracken Ridge Bulls (28-4 v Ferny Grove) and Mitchelton (26-12 v Burpengary). Banyo and Pine Rivers drew 14-all and Pine Central Holy Spirit had the bye.

In Southside 1, the first up winners were Souths Juniors (20-0 v Carina on a forfeit), Capalaba Juniors (22-4 v Redlands), Wests Centenary (16-4 v Mt Gravatt), Logan Brothers (36-4 v Wests Inala).

The early winners in Southside 2 were Rochedale Tigers (12-8 v Slacks Creek), Bulimba Valleys (84-12 v Wynnum Manly Juniors), St Brendans (54-10 v Sunnybank). Beenleigh Bulls had the bye.

The teams that started with a win in Southside 3 were Capalaba Juniors (24-8 v North Stradbroke Island), Greenbank (26-16 v Carina), St Brendans (24-10 v Souths Graceville), Beenleigh Juniors (20-0 v Mustangs Brothers on forfeit).

In Southside 4, the early winners were Edens Landing (34-22 v Capalaba Juniors), Logan Wanderers (28-12 v Beenleigh Juniors), Slacks Creek (46-22 v Rochedale Tigers), Waterford (28-16 v Browns Plains).

First round winners in Under 20 were Brothers Juniors (30-26 v St Brendans), Easts Juniors (48-6 v Redlands), Carina (56-0 v Cannon Hill Stars), Waterford (28-16 v Norths Juniors), Aspley (20-0 v Albany Creek Crushers on forfeit), Logan Brothers (20-0 v Brighton Roosters on forfeit).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

What a Start! Dragons 15, Knights 14

Exclusively tipped by us, the protege defeated the master...when Jamie Soward slotted a field goal just seconds away from the ending of the first stanza of Golden Point. The Knights and Dragons played out an amazing first round game of the NRL with the game with the game locked up at 14 all in the 72nd minute and stayed that way until the end of regulation, forcing the game into Golden Point. Honestly the game didn't deserve to see a loser, but Jamie Soward ensured that there was one when he kicked the field goal 4 minutes and 40 seconds into Golden Point.

Jack DeBelin showed what a talent he is, by laying a rip-tickler of a game, while Ben Hornby and Soward also shone. The Knights were best served by Darius Boyd playing against his old club, while Danny Buderus also contributed to the Knights.

The Knights will continue to improve as the season continues, but so will the Dragons....If this is what NRL2012 is going to be about.....you beauty...bring it on.

Nambucca Chooks Dream Team

The Nambucca Chooks for the first Round of the Toyota Dream Team have been named and line up as follows.
  1. Justin Carney - Roosters
  2. Chris McQueen - Souths
  3. Joel Thompson - Canberra
  4. Matt Cooper - Dragons
  5. Billy Slater - Melbourne
  6. Tim Moltzen - Tigers
  7. Cooper Cronk - Melbourne
  8. Michael Weyman - Dragons
  9. Matt Srama - Gold Coast
  10. Luke Douglas - Sharks
  11. Dean Young - Dragons
  12. Corey Parker - Brisbane (c)
  13. Sean Femson - Canberra
  14. Sika Manu - Storm
  15. Jake DeBelin - Dragons
  16. Ben Hornby - Dragons
  17. Adam Reynolds - Souths

Some Big Name players in the Chooks outfit for week 1, but has Snowy made a tactical error with the number of interchange players in his team. Good Luck other Dream Team Players

It's On!!!!


Well, here we are just hours away from NRL 2012 kickoff, and what a game to start the season. The wily ole master, Wayne Bennett, and his new club, Newcastle Knights, taking on his protege Steve Price and the Dragons. Bennett's proteges have a bit of a track record of frequent knockovers, just look at Craig Bellamy, so my tip is for the Dragons to win tonight.

The Dragons have been much maligned in the pre-season with many doubting their ability to compete for a Top 4 spot, but you would have to be a brave man to back them out. The Knights will improve under Bennett, no doubt.....but not tonight!