Glenn Jackson The battle of Brookvale II? Or, to put it another way, the match of the season so far, as South Sydney's premiership credentials were given the sternest test.
Glenn Jackson This won't go down as a missed opportunity for Parramatta, it will go down as many missed opportunities.
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Glenn Jackson The match-review panel will be in a no-win situation when it meets to decide the fate of Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso.
Glenn Jackson The best thing you can say about all that is it's over, and both sides can move on. Manly took advantage of opponents who were off their game, while the Tigers couldn't.
Glenn Jackson REFEREES boss Daniel Anderson believes the dilution of the video officials' powers will not only lead to better decision-making over tries but also better referees.
Glenn Jackson THE benefit-of-the-doubt rule, grounding and obstruction are the priorities of the new referees boss Daniel Anderson, judging by a survey put together by him and bound for NRL coaches.
Glenn Jackson FOR one night at least, the Bulldogs are on top of the table - and Des Hasler is again a victor at Brookvale Oval.
Glenn Jackson THIS was deja vu, just with blue this time. So much of a classic Origin encounter bore resemblances to the first clash of the series.
Glenn Jackson Revenge is a dish best served, well, any time these two teams play. In round one, the Roosters scored two tries in the final three minutes to topple their rivals.
Glenn Jackson They were teammates last week but last night, their duel against each other was the key to their respective sides' fortunes.
Glenn Jackson CRONULLA'S inability to win without Paul Gallen was exacerbated by speculation that the Sharks skipper faces further time on the sidelines with an abdominal strain.
Glenn Jackson THE dust has only just settled since the rage over refereeing decisions in State of Origin I - now it could be stirred up again.
Glenn Jackson No biffs, no butts and no brawls. The only real similarity to Donnybrookvale was that Manly second-rower Glenn Stewart exited earlier than expected.
Glenn Jackson CRONULLA officials are considering contesting charges laid against forwards Jeremy Smith and Wade Graham on the grounds of principle.
Glenn Jackson PENRITH playmaker Travis Burns will come under intense scrutiny from the match review committee today after he was sent off for a high tackle that broke Roosters front-rower Martin Kennedy's nose -...
Glenn Jackson One group of men hunched, huffing and broken; the other quick and eager. Canberra came for a match few expected them to win. Clearly they were some of the few to believe, however.
Glenn Jackson FOR two groups of players who have been coached by Wayne Bennett, it was the bunch who had been with him longest which beat the latest - once again.
Glenn Jackson It remains to be seen whether this result will be a season-turning one for Wests Tigers, but it was history-making. In the 12 years of the merger, never had they held a team scoreless.
Glenn Jackson When Test matches were on the line, Australia could invariably rely on Darren Lockyer. Now, his replacement as captain, Cameron Smith, has assumed that role.
Glenn Jackson WHEN Test matches were on the line, Australia could invariably rely on Darren Lockyer. Now, his replacement as captain, Cameron Smith, has assumed that role.