Bomber's Blast: Backflip generates plenty of active reaction

MARK Wednesday, June 3 down as the best backflip we have seen since a young Romanian gymnast called Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect 10 at the 1976 Olympics.

Since the decision by Daly Cherry-Evans to tell the Titans that he had gone back on his word to stay with the Sea Eagles, social media has gone into meltdown.

Many league fans condemned him for this decision.

We all should realise that technically "DCE'' has done nothing wrong by turning his back on the Titans. The rules state that he had until round 13 to make this decision.

While some people - mainly Manly fans - were in favour of this backflip, other rugby league supporters have slammed him morally for not honouring his deal with the Titans.

His late decision leaves the Gold Coast club - who let players go to other clubs to gain his signature - as way behind in recruitment.

But remember players like Greg Inglis, Josh Papalii, Luke Lewis, Tim Moltzen and James Tedesco also turned their backs on other clubs.

Could DCE have done this better? Yes.


Queensland the best

QUEENSLAND has again shown the rest of Australia that indoor cricket is best played in the Sunshine State with victories in four out of the five grades at the Masters Nationals recently played at Silverwater NSW.

Queensland made all five grand finals at the week-long tournament, achieving victories in the 0/30, 0/40, 0/45 and 0/50 grades.

The unfortunate team to miss national glory was the over-35 combination who, after putting a very strong total on the board, were unable to defend it.

Ipswich had a strong hand in all five sides with four players being rewarded for strong performances.

They include Tim Wichura (0/30), Craig Window, Glynn Knox (0/35), and Ray Zahnow (0/50).

Results: 0/30 - Qld def Vic 127-68. 0/35: NSW def Qld 152-142. 0/40: Qld 4 def NZ Northern 154-82. 0/45: Qld def NSW 96-71. 0/50: Qld def NSW 128-98.


IRL title tussle

WHO is going to win the Ipswich Rugby League title this year?

No supporter could be supremely confident who will be holding aloft the trophy on grand final day, even less likely which two teams will be battling it out.

Brothers, who lost a host of players in the off-season, sit on top of the ladder followed by early season favourites and current premiers Norths.

Norths are going through an injury crisis.

Goodna, a team most people had written off early, are showing that disciplined football will take them a long way towards more victories.

West End, who recruited well, started the season in brilliant form before losing their next three before settling last week with victory over leaders Brothers.

Fassifern were poor early in the season. But with some overseas help now in the country, they have turned into the most entertaining team in the competition.

While Swifts sit in sixth, they have beaten the top team as well as losing other games narrowly.

The close nature of the competition makes it healthy for all supporters to get to their respective clubs games as any club can beat any club.


Bomber's best

MY winning tips continued last week where the Warriors and Roosters both defeated their rivals.

This week, the streak will continue with the two favourites, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, winning their French Open titles.


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