Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

NRL Grand Final Brisbane Broncos versus Sydney

NRL Grand Final: Brisbane Bronco v Sydney City Roosters
Article: Mathew Loh

BRISBANE proved their tag as the leagues "dominant force" and farewelled Bronco
legends Kevin Walters and Michael Hancock in style by beating Sydney City 14-6 in Sunday's league Grand Final at Stadium Australia.


With Kevin Campion, and Kiwis Tonie Carroll and Brad Thorn also departing the Bronco machine was revving at full noise to ensure a send-off par excellence in the football match that stops Sydney.


An inspired, fired up Brisbane with a brace of tries to their huge pacy wings Lote Tuqiri and Wendall Sailor were too much for a gallant Rooster outfit who despite the class of Brad Fittler and Adrian Lam and heart of Bryan Fletcher and Luke Ricketson were never going to spoil the Bronco party.


Human pain sponge Shane Webke - playing in consecutive games with a broken arm - summed up the attitude of his ecstatic teamates with succinct stye: This is why you play footy........you can't buy this shit".

Insiration extraordinaire and literally a living league legend and veteran Bronco standoff "Kevvy" Walters was typically humble: "It was a hard, hard game but the boys wanted it and they all played well to get a deserved win over a very hard Sydney team".

And with a smile as big as a halloween pumpkin wonder-wing Wendall Sailor was effusive in his praise of Walters and master coach Wayne Bennett.
"He's (Wayne Bennett) not God but he's close to it and what can you say about Kevvy he's won six grand finals and is the ultimate player and person...he's so down to earth," said Sailor.
"We just went out listened to Wayne and followed Kevvy and look what happened we won the Grand Final".

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Ellen Rykers on The Dig: Community Conservation – The Solution To The Biodiversity Crisis?

It’s increasingly clear that a government agency alone cannot combat the biodiversity crisis successfully. These grass-roots initiatives are a growing resource in the conservation toolbox. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Saudi Oil Refinery Crisis

So the US and the Saudis claim to have credible evidence that those Weapons of Oil Destruction came from Iran, their current bogey now that Saddam Hussein is no longer available. Evidently, the world has learned nothing from the invasion of Iraq in 2003 when dodgy US intel was wheeled out to justify the invasion of Iraq, thereby giving birth to ISIS and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:

Veronika Meduna on The Dig: Kaitiakitanga - Seeing Nature As Your Elder

The intricate interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss, and how this disruption impacts Māori in particular. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On China And Hong Kong (And Boris)

In the circumstances, yesterday’s move by Lam to scrap – rather than merely suspend – the hated extradition law that first triggered the protests three months ago, seems like the least she can do. It may also be too little, too late. More>>

ALSO:

Dave Hansford on The Dig: Whose Biodiversity Is It Anyway?

The DOC-led draft Biodiversity Strategy seeks a “shared vision.” But there are more values and views around wildlife than there are species. How can we hope to agree on the shape of Aotearoa’s future biota? More>>

ALSO: