Tim Prentice is a professional sportswriter with more than four decades experience. He covered rugby league and tennis for the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph as well as having a weekly all sports column. Tim loves roaring and loves nothing more than you roaring back!
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There are not many safe bets in this topsy-turvy NRL comp, but I’ve come up with one that could be a given – Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston will not get bashed at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
Scott Penn – you cannot be serious. Geoff Toovey is the man to have at the helm of the Sea Eagles, even if the club has a shocker of a season and finishes with the competition dregs.
This week five-star wingers have been in the news, while five-star whingers inflicted ugly scars on the sport of rugby league that will take plenty of healing.
One of rugby league’s best developing stories is the rise and rise of Newcastle Knights head coach Rick Stone, who is enjoying the view from the top of the NRL table, unbeaten after four starts.
I have been a Greg Bird fan for much of his career, but no more. He has lost me as an admirer, most probably forever.
It has been another gloomy week for rugby league headlines ranging from Adam Reynolds’ non-concussion, the late and cheap shots on Johnathan Thurston, some long-term injuries to star players, and Martin Kennedy’s infraction notice for alleged use of a banned substance.