The featured match in round
ErkSports is Northern Eagles V North Queensland Cowboys at Brookvale Oval.
I've heard of being behind the 8 ball but this is
"Give me the ball! It's mine!"
Julian O'Neil forces Eagle fullback Brendan Reeves
The Cowboys during a post Eagles try team meeting.
Eagles winger John Hopoate forces the ball for what
he thought was a try but it was denied. According to referee Shayne
Hayne, the ball went forward.
Eagles fresh reserves stretch prior to action.
The Northern Eagles' trainer would have been the
only Eagle close enough to prevent this Cowboy try.
It is the Northern Eagles' turn to talk turkey in
their in goal.
Well Hoppa, just don't stand there! Tackle
Try time again for the Cowboys.
Eagles fullback Brendan Reeves runs the ball out of
his own red zone.
North Queensland celebrate a try while Eagle Brett
Kimmorley looks on.
Is it a try? Cowboy Paul Bowman (4) has Eagles
fullback Brendan Reeves in close proxminity after a kick....
..... the referee calls for the Video referee to
decide on the try while Brendan Reeves sits in the classic
"Grand Final loser" position. A try was awarded.
Is this the last time that the Northern Eagles will
be seen at Brookvale Oval?
Northern Eagles captain Geoff Toovey played his
last game at Brookvale Oval and while his team didn't win (it was a
24 all draw), he played strongly without being outstanding. At the
end of the game, Geoff went on a slow lap of honour.
With the well documented problems of the Northern
Eagles off the field, which field and which jumper will Eagles
halfback Brett Kimmorley see himself involved in next year?
Some people say that the Northern Eagles jumper is
more Manly than North Sydney. Here is a photo from the Manly First
Division game earlier, you decide!