SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Aaron Woods of the Bulldogs leaves the field during the round two NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on March 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Sea Eagle set to fly

Veteran winger Akuila Uate is set to leave the NRL at season’s end. After 199 first grade games and 129 tries, the 30-year-old is set to take up a rich offer with the Huddersfield Giants. The former Kangaroos and New South Wales origin flyer had a preference to stay in the NRL, but the cash on offer was too good to refuse.

Sticky Situation

Another year, another internal investigation for the struggling Parramatta Eels. After qualifying for finals football for the first time in eight years last season, things were looking up for the club.

However; with the club languishing in 16th position on the ladder at the halfway point of the season, it looks as though the Eels of old have returned.

After going through internal investigations before and after ex-coach Ricky Stuart had been at the club, Eels chairman Max Donnelly has called upon former premiership winner Michael Maguire to head an internal review into the club next week.

A culture problem is evident at the club and there have been rumblings of head coach Brad Arthur losing the locker room; it’ll be up to Maguire to find a resolution to these issues.

The future is now

With the sudden retirement of star trio Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith from State of Origin football hitting the Maroons, another blow has been struck with Billy Slater being ruled out of Game I with a hamstring injury.

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It’s believed Michael Morgan will now start the game at fullback with Anthony Milford joining the bench.

Had Ponga not played this past Saturday night against Parramatta however; he’d have been odds-on favourite to start the match in the number one jersey with Morgan remaining on the interchange.

Woods affair

After it was revealed last week that the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs are already looking at parting ways with Aaron Woods, just six months into a four-year-contract, two Sydney clubs have already joined the race to sign the embattled former Test prop.

The St. George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks have sent out feelers to Woods’ management and there have even been murmurs of Woods departing his current club before the June 30 deadline.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Aaron Woods 2017 – “Ummm I wanna join a club that has no drama’s; where the coaches coach, the administrators administer and the board is supportive and has no dramas”…”I also wanna join a club where I can play semi finals footy….”…So he does his due diligence and decides to join the Dogs…now he wants out again after only 6 months… stick around for the next 4 years you tosser, that is the contract you agreed to…!what a loser….a more over rated player I have never seen….too many HIA’s Woodsy!.

    • I’m not a woods fan however I think you’ll find it’s not him looking for the exit but the dogs who are looking to free up cash.

  2. Send him to the drag queens he belongs there hey redv90 he’s soft like the rest of your forwards

      • Missed you mate I was worried there for a bit hadn’t heard from you..I do Rate Frizell he’s built like granite but rest off your pack I stand by my words enjoy Woods you soft pricks

    • Haha, yeah champ, Simms, Vaughan, Graham, De Belin, Frizell. Au Mau – all soft as puppy sh!t. You moron. Go and thank your parents for all the drugs they did when you were conceived and in the womb.

    • Certainly not a dragons fan, but gee big call saying frizell, ah mau, graham and Vaughan are soft,
      I know it’s jdb hair that gives the impression hey

  3. I’m not a woods fan however I think you’ll find it’s not him looking for the exit but the dogs who are looking to free up cash.

  4. Geez if he was that bad would he make the Australian side …. really
    Woodsie come home to the Tigers where you belong

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