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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I have major reservations about the NSW Blues team and everywhere I turn, Blues fans seem to be of a similar view.
Many are calling Friday’s Roosters-Bulldogs game an Origin trial for NSW halves but deep down, I’m hoping the showdown is a fizzer and does not ease Laurie Daley’s mind.
They say forwards win matches but I have no doubt the upcoming State of Origin series is already boiling right down to halves.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is a very lucky man. Lucky that he is not working in the NRL, because chances are he would not have a job by the end of this week.
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.