TIGERS CHARGE: Norths A Grade fullback Logan McDonald tries to shake the West End defence in last weekend's match.
TIGERS CHARGE: Norths A Grade fullback Logan McDonald tries to shake the West End defence in last weekend's match. Inga Williams

Plenty of excitement for Ipswich race fans

FANS who enjoy high octane and the smell of rubber would have been doing cartwheels with the news that the Ipswich City Council has negotiated to keep the Supercars at Willowbank for the next 10 years.

On top of this great news was the $52 million upgrade of the current facility giving spectators a greater view of the circuit and a more comfortable viewing platform.

After renovations are finished, Ipswich will have one of the best racing tracks in the country.

Get well 'Bert'

THE rugby league world received some terrible news earlier this week. One of the greatest Eels players and one of the greatest five eighths to play the game Brett Kenny has lymphoma cancer.

Kenny is a legend with the club and was a natural on the field with freakish skills.

He is highly regarded by all in the rugby league community and I am sure everyone wishes him well in the fight ahead.

When I was a young kid growing up he was my idol and I tried to replicate several of his traits.

Get well Bert.

Champion ride

THE great cycling race, the Tour de France, started on July 1.

After 21 stages covering flat roads, hilly roads, mountain climbs and time trials we have a winner.

Chris Froome was crowned champion for the fourth time after enduring one of the toughest races in the world.

Australian's big hope Richie Porte unfortunately had to withdraw mid-race after a nasty fall. But it was not all doom and gloom as Michael Matthews claimed the Green Jersey for the first time, showing he will be a force in the years to come.

Ipswich Rd 17 review

GOODNA v Swifts: The Eagles showed they had put the loss the previous week behind them with an awesome display of power and pace. They were too big and too fast for a Swifts outfit that unfortunately met them on the rebound.

Norths v West End: The Tigers kept their top two finish hopes alive with a comprehensive victory over the Bulldogs. After a few average efforts in recent weeks, Norths roared back to life and will be a danger heading into the finals.

Brothers v Cobras: Brothers achieved victory in this match with a dominant first half. The Cobras saved some face by winning the second half but lacked some direction.

RIP John

CONDOLENCES to Ipswich Jets BRL coach Mark Bishop on the passing of his father John. He was a regular attendee at all Jets games at North Ipswich and was one of the nicest blokes you could meet.

Quick thoughts

HERO of the week: My hero this week is the mighty Winx who returned to the track in fine fiddle with a great trial. Watch out for the mighty mare in the spring.

Villain of the week: The Bunker gets the vote this week with the non sending off of Sia Soliola. It was a terrible tackle and he deserved his marching orders.

Bomber's best: Another week and another winning selection with all three nominated teams winning.

This week get on the top two teams in Super Rugby to win and progress into the final.

Who am I?

I starred in the 1991 IRL grand final, scoring four tries as an 18 year old. I had a fantastic year in the centres scoring 37 tries.

Last week's answer: Ken Bretherton.



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