Bomber's Blast: Firebirds entitled to be our number one team

WHO is everyone's favourite Queensland sporting team at the moment?

Although the Broncos and Cowboys spring to mind, I suggest the Firebirds are number one.

In the ANZ Championship final on Sunday before a capacity crowd, the champion sporting team shed their bridesmaid tag from the previous two seasons.

It took the Firebirds until the final few seconds to take the lead but as the old adage goes you must play to the final whistle.

The mass hysteria when the final whistle was blown signalled the culmination of a season of hard work.

The Firebirds surely must find a bigger home to play games at, as the popularity of this team grows.

I hope the Queensland Government comes to the party and helps with this relocation.


Surfing to glory

WHAT a champion Owen Wright is.

Mark his name down alongside other Australian surfing champions like Mark Richards, Nat Young, Mark Occhilupo, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning.

While Wright has yet to win the world title he has achieved a feat none of the above or even Kelly Slater has achieved.

In the recent Fiji Pro at Cloudbreak, Wright received two perfect 10s in his round heat.

While this feat has been done before, no one has received a perfect score twice in the same event. Until Owen.

The 25 year old from Culbarra Beach in NSW has announced himself firmly on the circuit.

Victory in Fiji was his second title win after clinching the Quicksilver Pro in 2011.


Quick thoughts

BOMBER'S beef 1: The US PGA cannot be serious by playing last week's US Open at Chambers Bay. The course looked uneven and the greens were brown.

Bomber's beer 2: The selectors of the All Star netball team. Only one space could be found for a Firebird player. They must not have seen many Firebirds games.

Bomber's bouquet: Rugby League Ipswich operation's manager Brendan Rose and Jets coach Ben Walker who both have been seen refereeing and touch judging at recent junior games.


Bomber's best

MY tip, the Queensland Firebirds, used every second before achieving victory. This week the NSW Waratahs will move into the final with victory over the Highlanders.


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