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woosaah

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2006 NRL Fixture

Home team vs. Away team


Round 1
March 10-12
Knights vs. Eels
Rabbitohs vs. Roosters
Eagles vs. Raiders
Broncos vs. Cowboys
Warriors vs. Storm
Tigers vs. Dragons
Bulldogs vs. Panthers
Sharks BYE

Round 2
March 17-19
Sharks vs. Broncos
Raiders vs. Knights
Dragons vs. Panthers
Roosters vs. Storm
Eels vs. Warriors
Cowboys vs. Eagles
Bulldogs vs. Tigers
Rabbitohs BYE

Round 3
March 24-26
Tigers vs. Warriors
Knights vs. Bulldogs
Rabbitohs vs. Dragons
Roosters vs. Raiders
Eagles vs. Sharks
Broncos vs. Eels
Cowboys vs. Storm
Panthers BYE



Round 4
March 31-April 2
Knights vs. Warriors
Sharks vs. Rabbitohs
Eels vs. Cowboys
Dragons vs. Broncos
Eagles vs. Roosters
Tigers vs. Storm
Raiders vs. Panthers
Bulldogs BYE

Round 5
April 7-9
Sharks vs. Roosters
Warriors vs. Eagles
Eels vs. Panthers
Bulldogs vs. Raiders
Cowboys vs. Tigers
Dragons vs. Knights
Broncos vs. Rabbitohs
Storm BYE

Round 6
April 14-17
Roosters vs. Broncos
Eagles vs. Dragons
Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs
Raiders vs. Warriors
Tigers vs. Sharks
Knights vs. Cowboys
Panthers vs. Storm
Eels BYE

Round 7
April 21-25
Eels vs. Tigers
Storm vs. Knights
Broncos vs. Panthers
Dragons vs. Roosters
Sharks vs. Cowboys
Warriors vs. Rabbitohs
Bulldogs vs. Eagles
Raiders BYE

Round 8
April 28-30
Panthers vs. Sharks
Warriors vs. Bulldogs
Broncos vs. Raiders
Storm vs. Dragons
Eagles vs. Eels
Rabbitohs vs. Knights
Cowboys vs. Roosters
Tigers BYE

Test Match May 5
Australia vs. New Zealand

Round 9
May 6-7
Cowboys vs. Panthers
Knights vs. Broncos
Eels vs. Raiders
Tigers vs. Eagles
Roosters vs. Bulldogs
Rabbitohs vs. Storm
Sharks vs. Dragons
Warriors BYE

City v Country May 12

Round 10
May 13-14
Storm vs. Cowboys
Tigers vs. Knights
Broncos vs. Eagles
Dragons vs. Warriors
Raiders vs. Sharks
Bulldogs vs. Eels
Panthers vs. Rabbitohs
Roosters BYE

Round 11
May 19-21
Roosters vs. Rabbitohs
Knights vs. Raiders
Warriors vs. Tigers
Bulldogs vs. Sharks
Eagles vs. Storm
Panthers vs. Eels
Broncos BYE
Dragons BYE
Cowboys BYE

State of Origin 1 May 24

Round 12
May 26-28
Sharks vs. Warriors
Broncos vs. Bulldogs
Cowboys vs. Raiders
Storm vs. Panthers
Knights vs. Dragons
Rabbitohs vs. Tigers
Eels vs. Roosters
Eagles BYE

Round 13
June 2-4
Panthers vs. Eagles
Storm vs. Roosters
Dragons vs. Eels
Raiders vs. Rabbitohs
Tigers vs. Cowboys
Bulldogs vs. Knights
Warriors vs. Broncos
Sharks BYE

Round 14
June 9-11
Raiders vs. Bulldogs
Panthers vs. Dragons
Eels vs. Storm
Roosters vs. Warriors
Rabbitohs vs. Broncos
Cowboys vs. Sharks
Eagles vs. Tigers
Knights BYE

State of Origin 2 Jun 14

Round 15
June 16-18
Broncos vs. Dragons
Tigers vs. Roosters
Bulldogs vs. Cowboys
Storm vs. Raiders
Warriors vs. Knights
Eels vs. Rabbitohs
Sharks vs. Eagles
Panthers BYE

Round 16
June 23-25
Panthers vs. Tigers
Dragons vs. Cowboys
Storm vs. Bulldogs
Rabbitohs vs. Warriors
Raiders vs. Roosters
Eagles vs. Broncos
Knights vs. Sharks
Eels BYE

Round 17
June 30-July 2
Warriors vs. Panthers
Eagles vs. Knights
Broncos vs. Sharks
Raiders vs. Eels
Tigers vs. Bulldogs
Cowboys vs. Rabbitohs
Roosters BYE
Dragons BYE
Storm BYE

State of Origin 3 Jul 5

Round 18
July 7-9
Roosters vs. Eagles
Sharks vs. Tigers
Bulldogs vs. Warriors
Dragons vs. Rabbitohs
Panthers vs. Raiders
Storm vs. Broncos
Eels vs. Knights
Cowboys BYE

Round 19
July 14-16
Roosters vs. Sharks
Panthers vs. Cowboys
Knights vs. Storm
Warriors vs. Eels
Rabbitohs vs. Eagles
Raiders vs. Tigers
Dragons vs. Bulldogs
Broncos BYE

Round 20
July 21-23
Eagles vs. Panthers
Tigers vs. Eels
Knights vs. Rabbitohs
Bulldogs vs. Roosters
Storm vs. Sharks
Cowboys vs. Broncos
Raiders vs. Dragons
Warriors BYE

Round 21
July 28-30
Panthers vs. Warriors
Roosters vs. Cowboys
Rabbitohs vs. Raiders
Broncos vs. Tigers
Eels vs. Eagles
Dragons vs. Storm
Sharks vs. Knights
Bulldogs BYE

Round 22
August 4-6
Storm vs. Tigers
Roosters vs. Knights
Warriors vs. Sharks
Rabbitohs vs. Panthers
Cowboys vs. Bulldogs
Eels vs. Dragons
Raiders vs. Broncos
Eagles BYE

Round 23
August 11-13
Broncos vs. Storm
Bulldogs vs. Dragons
Panthers vs. Roosters
Knights vs. Eagles
Tigers vs. Raiders
Sharks vs. Eels
Warriors vs. Cowboys
Rabbitohs BYE

Round 24
August 18-20
Eagles vs. Rabbitohs
Sharks vs. Panthers
Cowboys vs. Knights
Bulldogs vs. Broncos
Dragons vs. Tigers
Roosters vs. Eels
Storm vs. Warriors
Raiders BYE

Round 25
August 25-27
Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys
Eels vs. Broncos
Warriors vs. Roosters
Knights vs. Panthers
Dragons vs. Sharks
Raiders vs. Storm
Eagles vs. Bulldogs
Tigers BYE

Round 26
September 1-3
Broncos vs. Warriors
Tigers vs. Rabbitohs
Storm vs. Eagles
Sharks vs. Raiders
Cowboys vs. Eels
Roosters vs. Dragons
Panthers vs. Bulldogs
Knights BYE

Venues for the matches will be confirmed by the clubs, while dates for the matches will be released at least five weeks in advance.
 
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littleduck

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Round 1
March 10-12

Knights vs. Eels - 25,000 sellout @ energy australia
Rabbitohs vs. Roosters - 25,000 @ sydney football stadium
Eagles vs. Raiders - 18,000 @ brookvale
Broncos vs. Cowboys - 46,000 sellout @ lang park
Warriors vs. Storm - 17,000 @ ericsson
Tigers vs. Dragons - 43,000 @ telstra
Bulldogs vs. Panthers - 21,000 @ telstra

Sharks BYE


ROUND 1 crowds = 195,000
 
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sanzar

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Yeah, that sounds about right. Rounds 1-5 have generally been packing out the grounds in the last couple years.

Roosters are playing Souths again in round 1! Should be good, we can get revenge on those pricks for their dirty play in our last game.
 
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Wally

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The numbers always fall dramatically after the first few rounds. Rugby league will never pose a threat to rugby union or AFL crowds. Soccer's A-League could even cause them some problems in a few years time. It is relatively close at the moment with a regular season average of around 11 - 12, 000 - which is a lot better than the NRL's debut year.
 
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Wally

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Originally posted by sanzar@Jan 18 2006, 11:49 AM
Roosters are playing Souths again in round 1! Should be good, we can get revenge on those pricks for their dirty play in our last game.
Not if they can help it. I hear they're going to slap up Craig Wing with a couple of Erikson mobile phones in the round 1 clash.
 
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ak47

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Originally posted by sanzar@Jan 18 2006, 11:49 AM
Yeah, that sounds about right. Rounds 1-5 have generally been packing out the grounds in the last couple years.

Roosters are playing Souths again in round 1! Should be good, we can get revenge on those pricks for their dirty play in our last game.
I saw Joe Williams and Sutton @ Bronte on the weekend.

They look fit and are ready for 2006.

From 2005 indication, the bunnies will be a force if these 2 can stay fit.

But Harrison will be out for retubution in the tri colours, should be a good match IMO
 
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sanzar

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Originally posted by Wally@Jan 18 2006, 11:30 AM
The numbers always fall dramatically after the first few rounds. Rugby league will never pose a threat to rugby union or AFL crowds. Soccer's A-League could even cause them some problems in a few years time. It is relatively close at the moment with a regular season average of around 11 - 12, 000 - which is a lot better than the NRL's debut year.
AFL yeah, but Rugby Union? The Super 12(14) crowds are always pretty high because they're all state teams, and not clubs... The Waratah's average around 20-25,000 I think, but they represent all of NSW and only have a small number of home games each year. Realistically, you should probably compare their crowds with the Blues crowds at Origin time... and you know who would come out on top there. Or if you think that's not right, then get an aggregate of all Sydney NRL teams averages and put them togeather to see which comes out higher.
Rugby League IS Australia's second biggest code, the GF last year got 4.3 million viewers to the AFL's 5 million, which is incredible considering the AFL had 2 non Victorian teams in it (Sydney being it's biggest piggyback) and was televised live all through the country! Whereas the NRL GF featured 2 teams from the traditional rugby league states and was not given live coverage in states such as SA, WA... If Sydney had not featured in the AFL then their numbers would have been closer to 4.5 million or less... Which means that the gap between the AFL and NRL is closing and not widening.

The A-League is doing alright, but it didn't begin in a heap of controversy which saw people turn away from the sport like the NRL did... Generally speaking though, soccer needs to get the working class on its side for it to get any where near toppling Rugby League, and that just hasn't happened... I heard on radio that a recent survey said most working class people had no interest whatsoever in soccer or the A-League. Part of the problem with the A-League is that it's only on FOX, which reduces its accessability... a lot of people don't even know if its still going now! And then of course not even all Aussie soccer fans will support it... I know several guys where I work who play soccer and love the EPL etc, but won't watch the A-League because of the "low standard of play"...
 
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sanzar

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Originally posted by ak47+Jan 18 2006, 12:07 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ak47 @ Jan 18 2006, 12:07 PM)</div>
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@Jan 18 2006, 11:49 AM
Yeah, that sounds about right. Rounds 1-5 have generally been packing out the grounds in the last couple years.

Roosters are playing Souths again in round 1! Should be good, we can get revenge on those pricks for their dirty play in our last game.
I saw Joe Williams and Sutton @ Bronte on the weekend.

They look fit and are ready for 2006.

From 2005 indication, the bunnies will be a force if these 2 can stay fit.

But Harrison will be out for retubution in the tri colours, should be a good match IMO [/b]
I know! And we've got Anasta on board, which is pretty pleasing considering how well he played last year in a struggling Dogs outfit!
 
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Wally

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Originally posted by sanzar+Jan 18 2006, 01:15 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sanzar @ Jan 18 2006, 01:15 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Wally
@Jan 18 2006, 11:30 AM
The numbers always fall dramatically after the first few rounds. Rugby league will never pose a threat to rugby union or AFL crowds. Soccer's A-League could even cause them some problems in a few years time. It is relatively close at the moment with a regular season average of around 11 - 12, 000 - which is a lot better than the NRL's debut year.
AFL yeah, but Rugby Union? The Super 12(14) crowds are always pretty high because they're all state teams, and not clubs... The Waratah's average around 20-25,000 I think, but they represent all of NSW and only have a small number of home games each year. Realistically, you should probably compare their crowds with the Blues crowds at Origin time... and you know who would come out on top there. Or if you think that's not right, then get an aggregate of all Sydney NRL teams averages and put them togeather to see which comes out higher.
Rugby League IS Australia's second biggest code, the GF last year got 4.3 million viewers to the AFL's 5 million, which is incredible considering the AFL had 2 non Victorian teams in it (Sydney being it's biggest piggyback) and was televised live all through the country! Whereas the NRL GF featured 2 teams from the traditional rugby league states and was not given live coverage in states such as SA, WA... If Sydney had not featured in the AFL then their numbers would have been closer to 4.5 million or less... Which means that the gap between the AFL and NRL is closing and not widening.

The A-League is doing alright, but it didn't begin in a heap of controversy which saw people turn away from the sport like the NRL did... Generally speaking though, soccer needs to get the working class on its side for it to get any where near toppling Rugby League, and that just hasn't happened... I heard on radio that a recent survey said most working class people had no interest whatsoever in soccer or the A-League. Part of the problem with the A-League is that it's only on FOX, which reduces its accessability... a lot of people don't even know if its still going now! And then of course not even all Aussie soccer fans will support it... I know several guys where I work who play soccer and love the EPL etc, but won't watch the A-League because of the "low standard of play"... [/b]
Mate I don't know where you got those figures from, neither grand final got close to those ratings.

And I know you can't compare Super 12 / 14 to the NRL, I was just pointing out that it does draw high crowds. However the only place that the state / city thing comes into place is in New South Wales. The Queensland Reds can be compared to the Brisbane Broncos because there is only one team from each code in Brisbane. Despite being the smallest crowd puller out of the Australian side the Reds draw a similar average crowd to the Brisbane Broncos, which consequently is the biggest crowd pulling franchise in the NRL by same way. But obviously you still can't compare the two competitions because the Super 14 is about 10 rounds shorter than the NRL. I predict crowds to rise to AFL levels for the Australian Super 14 teams this year. I think the season crowd averages will look something like this..

Queensland Reds: 29, 000
ACT Brumbies: 21, 000
New South Wales Waratahs: 36, 000
Western Force: 38, 000

Total average 31, 000 - even if that was the competition was as long the NRL and the crowds were halved (which they wouldn't be) it would still be around the same as the NRL.

No matter what you might think, the AFL is ever increasing the gap between itself and the rest of Australia's football code. It is the one true national code (after cricket) with well supported teams from all states (that matter).
 
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ak47

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Originally posted by Wally@Jan 18 2006, 01:54 PM
New South Wales Waratahs: 36, 000
your not wrong here

everyone wants to see BIGDELL in SKYBLUE

he himself will bring everyone to the first few games, and if he booms like LOTE, expect each game to sellout with ease.

DELL will boosst the Tahs crowds by 5% IMO.........20% in the 1st few games.

Once hated, now we love him
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sanzar

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Originally posted by Wally@Jan 18 2006, 12:54 PM
Mate I don't know where you got those figures from, neither grand final got close to those ratings.
I got them from LU a while back, I'd have to did to find a source... but they are roughly what the final ratings are after taking into account all regional area's etc combined with the city-suberb ratings... The initial ratings that come out are just those for the major cities.
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No matter what you might think, the AFL is ever increasing the gap between itself and the rest of Australia's football code. It is the one true national code (after cricket) with well supported teams from all states (that matter).[/b]

The swans and Lions are just bandwagoner teams Wally... Didn't the Lions ratings etc drop pretty significantly last year when they went badly? Doesn't Iron Shef outrate swans games in Sydney when they're not playing badly? No matter what Victorians might think, the AFL isn't very different to the NRL. It's just the VFL with other teams tacted on to make it reach further, much like the NRL is just the NSWRL with other teams tacted on... The only difference is that the Super League war heavily crippled Rugby League for several years and gave the AFL a chance to take ground! Which incidently is quite ironic considering that the only reason Murdoch invested so much in rugby league was because as both the AFL and League were expanding his analysts conducted a study which projected that Rugby League would take over AFL at the rate it was growing.
 
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Wally

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Originally posted by sanzar
The swans and Lions are just bandwagoner teams Wally... Didn't the Lions ratings etc drop pretty significantly last year when they went badly? Doesn't Iron Shef outrate swans games in Sydney when they're not playing badly? No matter what Victorians might think, the AFL isn't very different to the NRL. It's just the VFL with other teams tacted on to make it reach further, much like the NRL is just the NSWRL with other teams tacted on... The only difference is that the Super League war heavily crippled Rugby League for several years and gave the AFL a chance to take ground! Which incidently is quite ironic considering that the only reason Murdoch invested so much in rugby league was because as both the AFL and League were expanding his analysts conducted a study which projected that Rugby League would take over AFL at the rate it was growing.
Well the AFL certainly has the numbers on them at the moment. Sponsorship, advertising, television rights - it all equals money and exposure. The amount of people playing Aussie Rules is phenomenal also.

Don't think I'm on their side though, if I could help it rugby union and rugby league would be the only summer footy codes.
 
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sanzar

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Originally posted by Wally@Jan 18 2006, 02:40 PM
Well the AFL certainly has the numbers on them at the moment. Sponsorship, advertising, television rights - it all equals money and exposure. The amount of people playing Aussie Rules is phenomenal also.

Don't think I'm on their side though, if I could help it rugby union and rugby league would be the only summer footy codes.
True. But the NRL is playing its cards right at the moment and expanding well each year... They should probably make it an 18 team comp eventually, starting teams in Adelaide and Perth again. Did you know that the Western Reds were getting crowds of 30k? People in Perth would still go for rugby league given the chance, especially as the number of home games the FORCE will get would be limited in comparison.
 
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sanzar

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Here's an interesting article from Brisbane BTW that I've just come across from after the NRL GF:

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NRL final scores a TV goal
Louise Crossen, entertainment reporter
04oct05

THIS year's NRL grand final has entered the history books, scoring the highest television ratings for a rugby league final.

The nation came to a halt on Sunday night as 2.8 million viewers across Australia gathered to watch the game.

The NRL final also racked up record figures in Brisbane, becoming the city's top-rating show for the year.

Channel 9 said it was the highest-rating NRL grand final in southeast Queensland, outstripping State of Origin for the first time.

The finals clash between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys may not have delivered the result most Queensland fans were hoping for, but the marathon 11-hour broadcast kept viewers glued to their sets.

In Brisbane an average of 778,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game.

The TV audience peaked at 8.30pm, with a record 824,000 Brisbane viewers watching as the Wests Tigers romped home in the second half.

Nationally, Sydney recorded the highest viewers, with a peak audience of 1.2 million on Sunday night, or three-quarters of viewers.

Even in Melbourne – traditionally AFL territory – the grand final broadcast shot to the position of No.1 program of the night, with a peak of 587,000 viewers.

Speculation Queenslanders had abandoned league for Australian rules was silenced by Sunday's ratings figures.

In Brisbane the previous weekend, Channel 10 struggled to attract a peak audience of 431,378, with an average of 341,435 viewers tuning in to see the Sydney Swans walk away with the AFL premiership.[/b]

Interesting from a Qld perspective.
 
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Wally

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Originally posted by sanzar+Jan 18 2006, 03:50 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sanzar @ Jan 18 2006, 03:50 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Wally
@Jan 18 2006, 02:40 PM
Well the AFL certainly has the numbers on them at the moment. Sponsorship, advertising, television rights - it all equals money and exposure. The amount of people playing Aussie Rules is phenomenal also.

Don't think I'm on their side though, if I could help it rugby union and rugby league would be the only summer footy codes.
True. But the NRL is playing its cards right at the moment and expanding well each year... They should probably make it an 18 team comp eventually, starting teams in Adelaide and Perth again. Did you know that the Western Reds were getting crowds of 30k? People in Perth would still go for rugby league given the chance, especially as the number of home games the FORCE will get would be limited in comparison. [/b]
I believe they started well in Perth and Adelaide but things got desparately bad. They wouldn't have folded otherwise. Perth now belongs to rugby union, I don't think rugby league has a chance to survive there. Queensland is strongly a rugy league state, as Victoria is an AFL one. New South Wales is split but mostly in rugby league's favour, the is rest is mainly AFL and cricket, with a sprinkling of rugby union.
 
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sanzar

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Originally posted by Wally@Jan 18 2006, 03:13 PM
New South Wales is split but mostly in rugby league's favour, the is rest is mainly AFL and cricket, with a sprinkling of rugby union.
You think so? Cricket is strong everywhere, but in Sydney the AFL GF gets around a quarter of what the NRL GF rates usually...
 
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ak47

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Originally posted by sanzar+Jan 18 2006, 01:27 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sanzar @ Jan 18 2006, 01:27 PM)</div>
Originally posted by [email protected] 18 2006, 12:07 PM
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@Jan 18 2006, 11:49 AM
Yeah, that sounds about right. Rounds 1-5 have generally been packing out the grounds in the last couple years.

Roosters are playing Souths again in round 1! Should be good, we can get revenge on those pricks for their dirty play in our last game.

I saw Joe Williams and Sutton @ Bronte on the weekend.

They look fit and are ready for 2006.

From 2005 indication, the bunnies will be a force if these 2 can stay fit.

But Harrison will be out for retubution in the tri colours, should be a good match IMO
I know! And we've got Anasta on board, which is pretty pleasing considering how well he played last year in a struggling Dogs outfit! [/b]
Anasta is overrated mate

Sure you do need a 5/8th though...and he is the best on the market

But I strongly doubt he will answer your troubles

The whole backline doesnt gel like the fittler days

Anasta is a punters nightmare

1 week on fire
the next tragic

I reckon Firman if given more of a go, would have found his place like he has at the cowboys, but hot head ricky didnt budge

JAMIE SOWARD

the answer to your troubles, Anasta too overrated.....heck Jason Smith, the ole timer was better then him........based on Dally M's and independent ratings from LU.COM, and Smith was injured for 6 games for the dally m count to go against him............heck i gotto stop, i am bleeding green already!!!
 
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