Family focus, strange decisions and caring people
RUGBY league can be family friendly, weird and caring all on the same weekend.
Goodna showed they are a family orientated club with four sets of brothers all playing in an A-grade clash.
Brothers Anthony and Austin Noa, Malaki and Siloa Oloitoa, Fili and Daniel Ioane and Tim and Rodney Tanielu all took to the field. Surely this must be a record.
For the weird part of the weekend, the field goal attempt by Greg Inglis is hands down winner.
Unless the value of a field goal has gone up without anyone knowing, it probably will win the strangest decision of the year.
All clubs need dedicated officials like Brothers under-15 FAO Barry Kelly and Leaguesafe representative Leeanne Ingram, who showed what the word caring really means.
A Goodna player was seriously injured and an ambulance was called but did not show up for some time.
A storm was about to hit the ground so you would expect everyone to get undercover. Not these two first aid officials who took turns with the Goodna FAO in laying with the injured player in the pouring rain.
This selfless act shows we have champion people pro- tecting the greatest game of all.
Tigers an AFL threat
THE AFL season has kicked off with last year's premiers Hawthorn looking at a four-peat.
The bookies say they can achieve this awesome feat. Other top contenders include last year's runners ups West Coast, Fremantle (who fell one game shy of the grand final last year), and Geelong (who have recruited well).
Another team expected to push deep into September are the yellow and black of Richmond. This year, they hopefully can show its legion of fans that grand final football is not out of reach.
Players who will stand tall this year include champion Docker and current Brownlow winner Nat Fyfe, Suns superstar Gary Ablett (if he stays fit), Eagles midfielder Matt Priddis and Richmond captain Trent Cotchin.
BOMBER'S bouquet 1: Australian long jumper Fabrice Lapierre showed he is a genuine medalist at the Rio Olympics with a silver medal at the world indoors.
Bomber's bouquet 2: If it's not Adam Scott winning PGA events it's Jason Day. Australian golf is at an all-time high.
Bomber's beef 1: When you hear the name Tomic and trouble you naturally think of Bernard. This time it's not him causing the trouble. Dad John has blasted Tennis Australia for the poor funding his daughter gets.
Bomber's beef 2: The NRL match review committee cannot be serious with the soft charge afforded Marty Taupau.
Who am I?
I REPRESENTED my state at schoolboy level in 1976 from Silkstone State School scoring 120 in the grand final. I went on to play 105 senior games with three different clubs scoring 2582 runs at 26.35 with a highest score of 100. I also took 164 wickets at 17.45. I also played indoors where I represented Queensland and was regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeepers to play the sport.
Last week's answer: Hockey player Ken McCoombes.
ANOTHER winner with Henrik Stenson finishing third in last week's PGA event. This week I see GWS defeating Melbourne (AFL) and the Warriors getting their first NRL win against Newcastle.