Superstars dominate dream indigenous team

THE Ultimate Indigenous XVII chosen to coincide with last weekend's NRL Close the Gap round would be an awesome side in any era.

A panel of prominent people selected: 1. Greg Inglis, 2. Wendell Sailor, 3. Laurie Daley, 4. Steve Renouf, 5. Nathan Blacklock, 6. Cliff Lyons, 7. Jonathan Thurston, 8. Arthur Beetson, 9. Mal Cochrane, 10. Sam Backo, 11. Gorden Tallis, 12. Sam Thaiday, 13. Greg Bird, 14. Justin Hodges, 15. Preston Campbell, 16. Ron Gibbs and 17. Carl Webb.

Several NRL clubs wore specially designed jerseys to commemorate last weekend's round.

If you support the Rabbitohs, you would have enjoyed star player Greg Inglis tearing the Broncos apart in undoubtedly his best game of the season.


IRL excitement

THE Ipswich Rugby League regular season has been completed, will all positions finalised except tonight's playoff for fourth between West End and Norths in Reserve grade.

In A-grade, Brothers secured the minor premiership followed by Norths, Goodna and Fassifern.

The Reserve grade minor premiers were also Brothers who finished ahead of Goodna, Swifts and tonight's winner.

The under-19 competition resulted in Swifts going through the season undefeated.

The Bluebirds will be red-hot favourites to take the title.

Opposition will come from Goodna, West End and the Cobras.

Other than the playoff game, all teams will have the weekend off to prepare for semi-final action.

Some players will spruce themselves up and attend the IRL presentation night tomorrow where the players of the year in all grades will be announced.

Other awards on offer are the champion club, Miss IRL, coach of the year, trainer of the year, volunteer of the year, referee of the year, rep player of the year and people's choice.

For a full coverage of all winners, keep reading the QT in coming days.


Stirring theme songs

THE full-time siren goes in the AFL game and the first thing you hear loud and proud is the theme song from the winning side.

Recently a poll was taken of the most popular songs from all the AFL clubs.

The No.1 position was no surprise, with Richmond's We're from Tigerland taking the top gong. This song is one of the most stirring themes in football and is regularly voted the best in the league.

No.2 spot was taken by Fitzroy/Brisbane. The Fitzroy song remains one of the most powerful anthems, which Brisbane has kept it in a watered-down version.

The remainder of the rankings were Carlton, Collingwood, Sydney, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Geelong, Hawthorn, GWS, Adelaide, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, West Coast, St Kilda and Port Adelaide.


Tracey to rescue

WHAT do you do if you don't have your primary carer and you have a representative netball game to play?

In the case of Ipswich Flyers shooter Brooke "Maisie'' Dixon, you send out a cry for help on Facebook.

Brooke, who is a well-liked figure in sporting circles in Ipswich, knew that someone out there would be able to help.

Enter Tracey Bloffwitch, who kept the top-of-the-table Flyers on the court, enabling them to win by 10 goals in a rusty performance after a two-week break.

The side is hoping for some tough games leading up to the final series.

Well done Tracey.


Bomber's best

MY tipping is still on fire with both teams collecting the points last weekend.

This weekend the Bulldogs will beat the Tigers and the Sharks will win the wooden spoon battle against the Raiders.

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