NRL Betting: Sea Eagles to end run for Hasler
What Des has done for both individuals and the club in general at the Bulldogs in ten months is a master stroke.
Matt Adamson pays tribute to Des Hasler as he takes his new side, the Bulldogs, back to his old home-turf for a game against the Sea Eagles that the NRL world can't wait to watch.
The Rugby League game every fan has waited for all year: the return to Brookvale Oval of their favourite son.
Well he used to be.
What I love about this game is the impact Des Hasler has had on every player on this field. He has shaped the careers of so many and it would be unfair to nominate just one.
He not only created individual stars at Manly: he drove a culture and a belief that lead the Sea Eagles to become Melbourne Storm's greatest rivals, and he lead them to two titles.
What Des has done for both individuals and the club in general at the Bulldogs in ten months is a master stroke for a man that could without a doubt win 'Dally M' coach of the year again.
Manly were poor last week, the Origin hangover got them, but I find it hard to believe you'll see a repeat of that performance...in fact there is no greater motivation than playing against your old coach. The big name players will no doubt stand up; these are the same players that I believe can still win Geoff Toovey a title in his first year.
The Dogs, on the other hand, are chasing eight in a row; this in itself is what some would call the kiss of death.
South's V No puff
I turned the TV off at the seventy forth minute the other night - silly me!
The Bunnies are on fire: winning when you are playing poor is the sign of a great team; winning when you're playing hot is a danger for any team, and rest assured the Dragons are running into a team that are yet to hit their straps.
Adam Reynolds is amazing and already he has been the name on everyone's lips as the man to replace Mitchell Pearce at seven for next year's Blues.
And rightly so as he has done all that has been asked from his coach and team mates, a task that plenty of other number sevens from other clubs struggle to produce once in a month.
This kid has done it all year round.
All great or good teams must at some stage play with flair and punch.
You must play with an arrogance that shows you are genuine title contenders..and this may need to be the week for the Rabbits.
I feel that if South's stay healthy they too can win the title.
Oh by the way, the Dragons are no hope.