True Blues Celebrated
A wonderful event for all past and present VB Blues players was held last Wednesday at The Star. With Tim Gilbert as the host, players from all eras caught up with teammates from past decades, while interacting with some players that will line up for the first game on June 1. NSW True Blue Josh Perry and NSWRL CEO David Trodden, discussed the importance of the dinner in the Wrap Up Video of the event. Take a look at the photos from the incredible night.
Best In Blue
At the True Blues dinner, the four best NSW Origin eras were named. Dr George Peponis OAM, David Middleton, and Ray Warren decided on the teams from a short-list of seven, and the public will get to vote from Tuesday 26 April to decide the “Best In Blue”.
Anthony Mundine boldly declared in last week’s Plays Of The Week segment that he is gunning for a Rugby League comeback in the form of the Auckland Nines in the foreseeable future.
Loz Voices Opinion
VB Blues Coach, Laurie Daley, sat down with Steve “Blocker” Roach in this week's episode of the Daley News to discuss everything from the on-going fullback debate; to a certain historical ground he hopes will host the NRL Grand Final in the near future. He also answers various fan questions regarding State of Origin.
Meninga Calls Truce
Queensland legend Mal Meninga pushed his state allegiance aside while he takes on the role of Australian Kangaroos coach. Wearing a diplomatic blue and maroon tie at the True Blues dinner, Meninga assured VB Blues fans that there would be no bias when it comes to Australian selections.
After seven rounds in the NRL, the NSWRL have judged the best performing NSW eligible players in the form of a weekly team. In last week’s VB Blues Team Of The Week, Michael Jennings, Josh Jackson, and Dale Finucane made their fourth appearance, while James Tedesco missed out for the first time this season.
Unfamiliar Top Four
Wentworthville, Illawarra and Newtown missed out on finals last year, but all three sides sit in the top four of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW after seven rounds. In this week’s episode of The Wrap, we dissect the previous round and discuss the upcoming one in the competition, which has already thrown up some unexpected surprises.
Campbelltown Stadium and St Marys Stadium hosted the first round of Junior Representative finals matches, with one game going to golden point extra time. In the Junior Reps Wrap, NSWRL Performance Programs Manager, Jamie Feeney, discussed how the day played out.