Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A 'REAL' Man's Game!! I Love This Time Of Year!!

Between the end of September and beginning of March, I tend to start going a little stir crazy. The withdrawal symptoms kick-in. Why can't the Aussie Rules and Rugby League footy seasons run for 12 months of the year?

Anyway - it's starting again (thank God for the Australian network on Ch170)... and the 2009 NRL rugby league promotional video is just sensational. Remember, this is a 'real' man's game - not like soccer, where the players lie down crying at the first sign of physical contact... nor is it like American football, where the players protect themselves with body armour and helmets. This is real contact sport for true warriors, where only the tough survive!!


The message for my readers? - 2009 is the year for the Brisbane Broncos. Check out their 2009 draw here:

Round 1 (March 13 - 7:30PM)
Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 2 (March 20 - 7:30PM)
Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 3 (March 28 - 7:30PM NZ Time)
New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos (Mt Smart Stadium)

Round 4 (April 3 - 6:30PM)
Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 5 (April 10 - 7:30PM)
Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos (Sydney Football Stadium)

Round 6 (April 17-20)
Penrith Panthers v Brisbane Broncos (CUA Stadium)

Round 7 (April 24-27)
Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 8 (May 1-3)
Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos (Energy Australia Stadium)

Round 9 (May 9-11)
Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 10 (May 15 -18 Heritage Round)
Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 11 (May 22-25)
Wests Tigers v Brisbane Broncos (Campbelltown Sports Stadium)

Round 12 (May 29 - June 1)

STATE OF ORIGIN - Game 1 (June 3)
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Round 13 (June 5-8)
Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos (Olympic Park)

Round 14 (June 12-15)
Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 15 (June 19-22)
Cronulla Sharks v Brisbane Broncos (Toyota Stadium)

STATE OR ORIGIN - Game 2 (June 24)
ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Round 16 (June 26-29)
Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos (Parramatta Stadium)

Round 17 (July 3-6)
Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 18 (July 10-13)

STATE OF ORIGIN - Game Three (July 15)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Round 19 (July 17-20)
Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 20 (July 24-27)
Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos (Skilled Park)

Round 21 (July 31 - August 3)
Canberra Raiders v Brisbane Broncos (Canberra Stadium)

Round 22 (August 7-10)
Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 23 (August 14-17)
Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers (Suncorp Stadium)

Round 24 (August 21-24)
St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos (WIN Stadium)

Round 25 (August 28-31)
North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos (Dairy Farmers' Stadium)

Round 26 (September 4-6)
Brisbane Broncos v Canberra Raiders (Suncorp Stadium)


Anonymous said...

Best player in the world Johnathan Thurston (JT) - 2009 premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Anonymous said...

Hey There Pete, i guess you feel for Rugby and the starting season same how i feel for the Bundesliga, the german soccer league when it starts every spring...miss the crowded stadiums and games a lot!