Anthony 'Bomber' Breeze.
Anthony 'Bomber' Breeze. Rob Williams

Aussie speedster silences his critics at 500/1 odds

THEY said he couldn't do it. The jump was too big from Moto3 To the Top Echelon of MotoGP in such a short period.

Aussie youngster Jack Miller has silenced all his critics with a maiden win in The Netherlands.

Starting the race at odds over 500/1 basically means that no one gives you a chance of victory. However, the young Aussie dismissed the odds to become only the third rider outside the famous five to win a MotoGP since 2008. He also is the first Aussie since champion Casey Stoner to stand in the top position on the dais.

There's a bright future ahead for this level-headed young speedster.

True competitor

HE might not be an NRL immortal but he will always be remembered as an Immortal of the Sharks.

The sad passing of Greg Pearce not only touched Cronulla fans but true fans of rugby league. He played 210 games for his beloved Sharks and was the club's first international.

He was a true competitor and a well respected player, a quality that enabled him to be appointed captain of Australia. Sharks fans will always remember the great games he played for the club, none more memorable then when the club won the 1979 Amco Cup. RIP Greg.

High expectation

THE NBA's worst kept secret was finally revealed when Ben Simmons was selected No 1 in the draft.

With this number one position comes a lot of hype and high expectation to make the big step to the next level.

Some players have crumbled with the pressure.

However the likes of top picks Karrem Abdul-Jabbar (1969), Magic Johnson (1979), Shaquille O'Neal (1992) and Lebron James (2003) who rose to the occasion to become legends of the sport.

Simmons will need to put college ball behind him as he embarks on the next big part of his journey.

Quick thoughts

BOMBER'S bouquet 1: I love seeing a huge underdog give it to a raging hot favourite and that's exactly what Iceland did to England in Euro16.

Bomber's bouquet 2: Mick Fanning confirmed himself not only as a superstar of surfing but a man with a very strong mindset. He returned to the water where he was attacked by a shark last year.

Bomber's bouquet 3: It may not be cricket season in Australia, but our side played superbly to win the tri-series in the West Indies.

Bomber's beef 1: Can the drama at Parramatta in season 2016 get any worse?

The club has been rudderless for a while and until a new Parramatta minded board is elected, us supporters will suffer.

Bomber's best: No excuses for my horse tip. He just didn't want to be at the races.

This week you will have to wait until Monday to collect with a Manly victory over the Dragons.

Who am I?

I was born in Ipswich in 1894 and died in 1982. I attended Ipswich Grammar School and would go on to become the first person from Ipswich to represent my country at my chosen sport. I did this on two occasions.

Last week's answer: Herbert Bullmore.

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