Glenn Jackson THE mood in both rooms was cautious but optimistic. In Balmain Leagues Club at Rozelle, the vote was far from clear cut; 295 to 99.
Glenn Jackson TOMORROW, Gareth Ellis will meet Sam Burgess for the second time on the field this year, but off the field it is a different story.
Glenn Jackson AFTER a match which would have been followed by the drinking of both half-full and half-empty sports drink bottles, Wests Tigers players must have wondered whether to celebrate or commiserate.
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall will seek a release from the final two years of his contract.
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers will decide within days whether to offer controversial rugby league figure Willie Mason a lifeline.
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 A LATE spurt, in true Tigers fashion, should not alter the need for lessons to be learnt. The Tigers would be wise to keep a video of this match and put it somewhere they can easily reach it.
Glenn Jackson IF St George Illawarra produce the attitude and aggression that they produced last night, they won’t need Tim Moltzen.
Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS will decide within days whether to offer controversial rugby league figure Willie Mason a lifeline.
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 IT'S difficult to imagine a player with a deep Yorkshire accent, who played just 34 of his 546 senior matches at Balmain, being welcomed home to Leichhardt Oval.
Glenn Jackson ADAM BLAIR'S suspension this week has left Wests Tigers wondering whether he was charged because of dangerous contact or because his name is Adam Blair.