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  1. WEEK 12 SELECTIONS IN BOLD Thursday, Nov. 25 Chicago at Detroit, Las Vegas at Dallas, Buffalo at New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 28 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, New York Jets at Houston, Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, Atlanta at Jacksonville, Carolina at Miami, Tennessee at New England, Philadelphia at New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, Minnesota at San Francisco, Cleveland at Baltimore, Monday, Nov. 29 Seattle at Washington,
  2. WELL DONE IRISH SAINT.......Good to see we both convincingly beat the wretched wench in the kitchen this week.....LOL.
  3. Week 11 Selections In Bold Thursday, Nov. 18 New England at Atlanta, Sunday, Nov. 21 Indianapolis at Buffalo, Washington at Carolina, Baltimore at Chicago, Detroit at Cleveland, San Francisco at Jacksonville, Green Bay at Minnesota, Miami at New York Jets, New Orleans at Philadelphia, Houston at Tennessee, Cincinnati at Las Vegas, Dallas at Kansas City, Arizona at Seattle, Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, Monday, Nov. 22 New York Giants at Tampa Bay
  4. Week 10 Selections In Bold Thursday, Nov. 11 Baltimore at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 Atlanta at Dallas, Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Cleveland at New England, Buffalo at New York Jets, Detroit at Pittsburgh, New Orleans at Tennessee, Tampa Bay at Washington, Carolina at Arizona, Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia at Denver, Seattle at Green Bay, Kansas City at Las Vegas, Monday, Nov. 15 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco,
  5. NRL 2022 SEASON FICTURE (AEST) ROUND 1 Thursday, March 10 Panthers vs. Sea Eagles, BlueBet Stadium 8:05pm Friday, March 11 Raiders vs. Sharks, GIO Stadium 6pm Broncos vs. Rabbitohs Suncorp Stadium 8:05pm Saturday, March 12 Roosters vs. Knights, SCG 3pm Warriors vs. Dragons, Sunshine Coast Stadium 5:30pm Tigers vs. Storm, CommBank Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, March 13 Eels vs. Titans, Commbank Stadium 4:05pm Cowboys vs. Bulldogs, QLD Country Bank Stadium 6:15pm ROUND 2 Thursday, March 17 Storm vs. Rabbitohs, AAMI Park 8:05pm Friday, March 18 Dragons vs. Panthers, Nestrata Jubilee Stadium 6pm Roosters vs. Sea Eagles, Central Coast Stadium 8:05pm Saturday, March 19 Titans vs. Warriors, Cbus Super Stadium 3pm Sharks vs. Eels, PointsBet Stadium 5:30pm Cowboys vs. Raiders, QLD Country Bank Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, March 20 Knights vs. Tigers, McDonalds Jones Stadium 4:05pm Bulldogs vs. Broncos, Stadium Australia 6:15pm ROUND 3 Thursday, March 24 Dragons vs. Sharks, WIN Stadium 8:05pm Friday, March 25 Tigers vs. Warriors, Campbelltown Stadium 6pm Rabbitohs vs. Roosters, Stadium Australia 8:05pm Saturday, March 26 Panthers vs. Knights, Carrington Park Bathurst 3pm Storm vs. Eels, AAMI Park 5:30pm Raiders vs. Titans, GIO Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, March 27 Broncos vs. Cowboys, Suncorp Stadium 4:05pm Sea Eagles vs. Bulldogs, 4 Pines Park 6:15pm ROUND 4 Thursday, March 31 Titans vs. Tigers, Cbus Super Stadium 8:05pm Friday, April 1 Sharks vs. Knights, PointsBet Stadium 4:05pm Panthers vs. Rabbitohs, BlueBet Stadium 8:05pm Saturday, April 2 Warriors vs. Broncos, Redcliffe 5:30pm Sea Eagles vs. Raiders, Glen Willow Stadium Mudgee 7:35pm Cowboys vs. Roosters, QLD Country Bank Stadium 4pm Sunday, April 3 Storm vs. Bulldogs, AAMI Park 4:05pm Eels vs. Dragons, CommBank Stadium 6:15pm ROUND 5 Thursday, April 7 Knights vs. Sea Eagles, McDonald Jones Stadium 7:50pm Friday, April 8 Warriors vs. Cowboys, Redcliffe 6pm Broncos vs. Roosters, Suncorp Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, April 9 Raiders vs. Storm, Wagga Wagga 3pm Rabbitohs vs. Dragons, Stadium Australia 5:30pm Titans vs. Eels, Cbus Super Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, April 10 Sharks vs. Tigers, PointsBet Stadium 4:05pm Bulldogs vs. Panthers, CommBank Stadium 6:15pm ROUND 6 Thursday, April 14 Raiders vs. Cowboys, GIO Stadium 7:50pm Friday, April 15 Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs, Stadium Australia 4pm Panthers vs. Broncos, BlueBet Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, April 16 Sea Eagles vs. Titans, 4 Pines Park 5:30pm Storm vs. Sharks, AAMI Park 7:35pm Sunday, April 17 Roosters vs. Warriors, SCG 2pm Dragons vs. Knights, WIN Stadium 4:05pm Monday, April 18 Eels vs. Tigers, CommBank Stadium 4pm ROUND 7 Thursday, April 21 Sharks vs. Sea Eagles, PointsBet Stadium 7:50pm Friday, April 22 Broncos vs. Bulldogs, Suncorp Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, April 23 Cowboys vs. Titans, QLD Country Bank Stadium 5:30pm Tigers vs. Rabbitohs, CommBank Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, April 24 Knights vs. Eels, McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Panthers vs. Raiders, BlueBet Stadium 4:05pm Monday, April 25 Roosters vs. Dragons, SCG 4pm Storm vs. Warriors AAMI Park 6:15pm ROUND 8 Thursday, April 28 Broncos vs. Sharks, Suncorp Stadium 7:50pm Friday, April 29 Titans vs. Panthers, Cbus Super Stadium 6pm Rabbitohs vs. Sea Eagles, Central Coast Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, April 30 Warriors vs. Raiders, Redcliffe 3pm Bulldogs vs. Roosters, Stadium Australia 5:30pm Eels vs. Cowboys, TIO Stadium Darwin 7:35pm Sunday, May 1 Knights vs. Storm, McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Dragons vs. Tigers WIN Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 9 Thursday, May 5 Rabbitohs vs. Broncos, Stadium Australia 7:50pm Friday, May 6 Raiders vs. Bulldogs, GIO Stadium 6pm Panthers vs. Eels, BlueBet Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, May 7 Sea Eagles vs. Tigers, 4 Pines Park 3pm Roosters vs. Titans, BB Print Stadium Mackay 5:30pm Cowboys vs. Knights, QLD Country Bank Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, May 8 Storm vs. Dragons, AAMI Park 2pm Sharks vs. Warriors, PointsBet Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 10 - MAGIC ROUND AT SUNCORP STADIUM Friday, May 13 Bulldogs vs. Knights 6pm Sea Eagles vs. Broncos 8:05pm Saturday, May 14 Warriors vs. Rabbitohs 3pm Titans vs. Dragons 5:30pm Storm vs. Panthers 7:45pm Sunday, May 15 Sharks vs. Raiders 1:50pm Roosters vs. Eels 4:05pm Tigers vs. Cowboys 6:25pm ROUND 11 Thursday, May 19 Knights vs. Broncos, McDonald Jones Stadium 7:50pm Friday, May 20 Tigers vs. Bulldogs, Leichhardt Oval 6pm Eels vs. Sea Eagles, CommBank Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, May 21 Dragons vs. Warriors, Nestrata Jubilee Stadium 3pm Cowboys vs. Storm, QLD Country Bank Stadium 5:30pm Roosters vs. Panthers, SCG 7:35pm Sunday, May 22 Rabbitohs vs. Raiders Apex Oval, Dubbo 2pm Titans vs, Sharks, Cbus Super Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 12 Thursday, May 26 Storm vs. Sea Eagles AAMI Park 7:50pm Friday, May 27 Panthers vs. Cowboys, BlueBet Stadium 6pm Broncos vs. Titans, Suncorp Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, May 28 Warriors vs. Knights, Redcliffe 3pm Rabbitohs vs. Tigers, Stadium Australia 5:30pm Sharks vs. Roosters, PointsBet Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, May 29 Bulldogs vs. Dragons, Belmore Sports Ground 2pm Raiders vs. Eels, GIO Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 13 Thursday, June 2 Titans vs. Cowboys, Cbus Super Stadium 7:50pm Friday, June 3 Panthers vs. Bulldogs, BlueBet Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, June 4 Sea Eagles vs. Warriors, 4 Pines Park 7:35pm Sunday, June 5 Raiders vs. Roosters, GIO Stadium 4:05pm Byes: Broncos, Dragons, Eels, Knights, Rabbitohs, Sharks, Storm & Tigers ROUND 14 Friday, June 10 Cowboys vs. Dragons, QLD Country Bank Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, June 11 Titans vs. Rabbitohs Cbus Super Stadium 3pm Roosters vs. Storm, SCG 5:30pm Broncos vs. Raiders, Suncorp Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, June 12 Tigers vs. Sea Eagles Campbelltown Stadium 2pm Knights vs. Panthers, McDonald Jones Stadium 4:05pm Warriors vs. Sharks, Redcliffe 6:15pm Monday, June 13 Bulldogs vs. Eels, Stadium Australia 4:05pm ROUND 15 Thursday, June 16 Dragons vs. Rabbitohs WIN Stadium 7:50pm Friday, June 17 Sea Eagles vs. Cowboys, 4 Pines Park 6pm Storm vs. Broncos, AAMI Park 7:55pm Saturday, June 18 Sharks vs. Titans, Coffs Harbour 3pm Warriors vs. Panthers, Mt Smart Stadium** 5:30pm Eels vs. Roosters, CommBank Stadium Sunday, June 19 Raiders vs. Knights, GIO Stadium 2pm Bulldogs vs. Tigers, CommBank Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 16 Thursday, June 30 Sea Eagles vs. Storm, 4 Pines Park 7:50pm Friday, July 1 Knights vs. Titans, McDonald Jones Stadium 6pm Panthers vs. Roosters, BlueBet Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, July 2 Bulldogs vs. Sharks, CommBank Stadium 3pm Cowboys vs. Broncos, QLD Country Bank Stadium 5:30pm Rabbitohs vs. Eels, Stadium Australia 7:35pm Sunday, July 3 Warriors vs. Tigers, Mt Smart Stadium** 2pm Dragons vs. Raiders, WIN Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 17 Thursday, July 7 Sharks vs. Storm, PointsBet Stadium 7:50pm Friday, July 8 Knights vs. Rabbitohs, McDonald Jones Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, July 9 Tigers vs. Eels, Leichhardt Oval 7:35pm Sunday, July 10 Broncos vs. Dragons, Suncorp Stadium 4:05pm Byes: Bulldogs, Cowboys, Panthers, Raiders, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Titans & Warriors ROUND 18 Friday, July 15 Cowboys vs. Sharks, QLD Country Bank Stadium 6pm Eels vs. Warriors, CommBank Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, July 16 Roosters vs. Dragons, SCG 3pm Sea Eagles vs. Knights, 4 Pines Park 5:30pm Titans vs. Broncos, Cbus Super Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, July 17 Tigers vs. Panthers, CommBank Stadium 2pm Storm vs. Raiders, AAMI Park 4:05pm Bulldogs vs. Rabbitohs, Stadium Australia 6:15pm ROUND 19 Thursday, July 21 Eels vs. Broncos, CommBank Stadium 7:50pm Friday, July 22 Dragons vs. Sea Eagles, Nestrata Jubilee Stadium 6pm Knights vs. Roosters, McDonald Jones Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, July 23 Raiders vs. Warriors, GIO Stadium 3pm Panthers vs. Sharks, BlueBet Stadium 5:30pm Rabbitohs vs. Storm, Stadium Australia 7:35pm Sunday, July 24 Bulldogs vs. Titans, CommBank Stadium 2pm Cowboys vs. Tigers, QLD Country Bank Stadium 4:05pm ROUND 20 Thursday, July 28 Sea Eagles vs. Roosters, 4 Pines Park 7:50pm Friday, July 29 Warriors vs. Storm, Mt Smart Stadium** 6pm Eels vs. Panthers, CommBank Stadium 7:55pm Saturday, July 30 Titans vs. Raiders, Cbus Super Stadium 3pm Sharks vs. Rabbitohs, PointsBet Stadium 5:30pm Broncos vs. Tigers, Suncorp Stadium 7:35pm Sunday, July 31 Knights vs. Bulldogs, McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Dragons vs. Cowboys, Netstrata Jubilee 4:05pm ROUND 21 Thursday, August 4 Roosters vs. Broncos, SCG 7.50pm Friday, August 5 Storm vs. Titans, AAMI Park 6pm Sea Eagles vs. Eels, 4 Pines Park 7.55pm Saturday, August 6 Rabbitohs vs. Warriors, Sunshine Coast Stadium 3pm Raiders vs Panthers, GIO Stadium 5.30pm Sharks vs. Dragons, PointsBet Stadium 7.35pm Sunday, August 7 Bulldogs vs. Cowboys, Bundaberg 2pm Tigers vs. Knights, Campbelltown Stadium 4.05pm ROUND 22 Thursday, August 11 Panthers vs. Storm, BlueBet Stadium 7.50pm Friday, August 12 Warriors vs. Bulldogs, Mt Smart Stadium** 6pm Eels vs. Rabbitohs, CommBank Stadium 7.55pm Saturday, August 13 Roosters vs. Cowboys, SCG 3pm Tigers vs. Sharks, Tamworth 5.30pm Broncos vs. Knights, Suncorp Stadium 7.35pm Sunday, August 14 Raiders vs. Dragons, GIO Stadium 2pm Titans vs. Sea Eagles, Cbus Super Stadium 4.05pm ROUND 23 Thursday, August 18 Rabbitohs vs. Panthers, Stadium Australia 7.50pm Friday, August 19 Cowboys vs. Warriors, QLD Country Bank Stadium 6pm Broncos vs. Storm, Suncorp Stadium 7.55pm Saturday, August 20 Eels vs. Bulldogs, CommBank Stadium 3pm Sea Eagles vs. Sharks, 4 Pines Park 5.30pm Roosters vs. Tigers, SCG 7.35pm Sunday, August 21 Dragons vs Titans, WIN Stadium 2pm Knights vs. Raiders, McDonald Jones Stadium 4.05pm ROUND 24 Thursday, August 25 Broncos vs. Eels, Suncorp Stadium 7.50pm Friday, August 26 Panthers vs. Warriors, BlueBet Stadium 6pm Storm vs. Roosters, AAMI Park 7.55pm Saturday, August 27 Raiders vs. Sea Eagles, GIO Stadium 3pm Sharks vs Bulldogs, PointsBet Stadium 5.30pm Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys, Stadium Australia 7.35pm Sunday, August 28 Tigers vs. Dragons, CommBank Stadium 2pm Titans vs. Knights, Cbus Super Stadium 4.05pm ROUND 25 Thursday, September 1 Eels vs. Storm, CommBank Stadium 7.50pm Friday, September 2 Bulldogs vs. Sea Eagles, Stadium Australia 6pm Roosters vs. Rabbitohs, TBC 7.55pm Saturday, September 3 Warriors vs. Titans, MT Smart Stadium** 3pm Dragons vs. Broncos, Nestrata Jubilee 5.30pm Cowboys vs. Panthers, QLD Country Bank Stadium 7.35pm Sunday, September 4 Knights vs. Sharks, McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Tigers v Raiders, Leichhardt Oval 4.05pm NRL FINALS SERIES 2022 FINALS WEEK 1 Friday September 9 - Sunday September 11 FINALS WEEK 2 Friday September 16 - Saturday September 17 FINALS WEEK 3 Friday September 23 - Saturday September 24 2022 NRL GRAND FINAL Sunday October 4th - Stadium Australia, Sydney.
  6. Week 9 Selections In Bold Thursday, Nov. 4 New York Jets at Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 7 Minnesota at Baltimore, New England at Carolina, Cleveland at Cincinnati, Denver at Dallas, Buffalo at Jacksonville, Houston at Miami, Atlanta at New Orleans, Las Vegas at New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers at Philadelphia, Green Bay at Kansas City, Arizona at San Francisco, Tennessee at Los Angeles Rams, Monday, Nov. 8 Chicago at Pittsburgh
  7. ROUND 1, 2022 THURSDAY, MARCH 10 Panthers vs Sea Eagles, 8.05pm at Bluebet Stadium FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Raiders vs Sharks, 6pm at GIO Stadium Broncos vs Rabbitohs, 8.05pm (AEDT) at Suncorp Stadium SATURDAY, MARCH 12 Roosters vs Knights, 3pm at SCG Warriors vs Dragons, 5.30pm (AEST) at Sunshine Coast Stadium Tigers vs Storm, 7.35pm at CommBank Stadium SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Eels vs Titans, 4.05pm at CommBank Stadium Cowboys vs Bulldogs, 6.15pm (AEDT) at Queensland Country Bank Stadium
  8. It didn't take long for the Bears haters in the Sydney news media to reply to this story. ................................ Bearer of bad news: Why North Sydney will never return to the NRL The Bears are dead. Long live the Bears. Efforts to return the fabled red-and-black jerseys to the NRL are a Cinderella story that should remain in the confines of a fairytale book. Expansion fever has gripped rugby league since "the Dolphins", which sounds a bit like "Prince" or "Ronaldo" without any geographical identifier, were given the golden ticket for the next licence. They will enter the league in 2023 with Wayne Bennett as coach, a fertile recruiting ground and access to an enormous market that has been starved of a second team since the Crushers arrived, then departed, with all the momentum of Garrick Morgan in open space. They will work. The Bears will not, no matter the sentimental value behind the name or their former greats, of which there is much and many. Almost every rugby league fan had a soft spot for North Sydney - was there anything better than Martin Bella in full flight? - but nostalgia won't pay the bills in the NRL. Sydney doesn't need another team Let's start with the obvious. The Harbour City is already a saturated market when it comes to rugby league, to the point where relocation occasionally pops up in the debate about how to ensure the viability of the competition. Like the Dolphins, North Sydney want to be known as "the Bears" in a bid to appeal to a wider audience, although like the Dolphins, everybody knows where the Bears belong, no matter how many games you play in regional NSW. Simply saying you will be a "team of the people" doesn't actually make you a team of the people and the vast majority of football fans didn't come down in the last shower. Should the Bears make a return, their core market would be current fans of North Sydney, which campaigns as a feeder club to the Roosters. Having a club disappear from the top tier is a bitter pill and many Bears fans simply aren't invested in the NRL week-to-week. Sadly, the time for a revival has come and gone. The NRL wants fresh pastures The ink had barely dried on the reveal of the NRL's 17th team when speculation began over its 18th side. That's a nice even number that avoids the need for a weekly bye and crucially for broadcasters, means more content across the course of a season. The Bears were quick to put up their hands and remind the game of their ambitions. "The thing for us is you can't produce 113 years of history in one or two seasons, that's what we bring to the game," Daniel Dickson, the Bears chairman, said. "It's well supported, it's a heritage brand and foundation club. The eyeballs will be on the game if the Bears are playing, that's for sure." But if more expansion was to eventuate, areas like Perth, a second team in New Zealand, or even a fifth team in Queensland, somewhere in the vast stretch between Redcliffe and Townsville, would be the focus. There's no rush to add an 18th side Much of the debate about adding the Dolphins was whether there was enough playing depth to cover 16 clubs, let alone an extra at the table. Given the game has just emerged from a season of historic disparity, it will be worth taking a breath and seeing how they fare before hitting the go button again. Granted, a healthy portion of the lopsided scores were at least partly caused by maddening rule changes that were rushed through and had unintended side effects. But if there really aren't enough players to go around, that part of the garden needs to be tended first. One-size-fits-all teams never work Just as the Dolphins have been rightly criticised for watering down their history and heritage to try and have "wider appeal" to some fantasy market of would-be supporters just waiting for the right fish to swim past, the Bears stand to lose everything and gain little if they really did want to return as a semi-baseless entity with home games spread across North Sydney Oval, major stadiums and regional NSW. While she has few rivals as far as pure beauty, North Sydney Oval is not fit-for-purpose as a modern sporting venue these days. It could only be used sparingly, for nostalgia's sake alone. And for historic clubs like the Bears, it should be all or nothing if they were to make a return to the big league. Alas, for the famous old club, no matter the faith and history and even financial backing, they are simply based in the wrong place.
  9. Rugby league great Greg Inglis will return to his hometown on the NSW Mid North Coast to play for the team that helped him start his illustrious career. The former South Sydney Rabbitohs star will play for the Macksville Sea Eagles in the Group 2 Rugby League Season in 2022. President of the Sea Eagles, Dean Hillery, said there were no negotiations to secure Inglis, but rather it was a long held assumption he would return to play on the team as his father did in the 1990s. "I think it's always been a goal of Greg's to finish his career where he started at Macksville," Mr Hillery said. "It's just something that he's always wanted to do." Chief executive of Group 2 Rugby League, Jim Anderson, said the return of Inglis to Macksville is "all pluses all round". "He's been a very successful rugby league player and he's very prominent in society around Macksville," Mr Anderson said. "It will boost the interest in rugby league and promote the game tremendously." Mr Anderson expected Inglis would attract more players to the competition and pointed to the boost in the competition on the NSW North Coast when former Parramatta Eels player Danny Wicks played for the Grafton Ghosts. "I think there will be players flocking to Macksville to have a run for him," Mr Anderson said. The 34-year-old has recently returned from the UK where he played for Warrington Wolves in the Super League. Like his father, Inglis also played for the Macksville Sea Eagles as a child. Inglis' career was kick-started when a Melbourne Storm scout spotted him playing for the Sea Eagles at the age of 15. He made his debut with Melbourne Storm in 2005 before going on to play 147 games for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, including playing in the team that won the NRL Premiership in 2014.
  10. The Bears have gone public with their bid to become the NRL's 18th franchise, revealing a new shortened name that ditches their North Sydney branding 22 years after they were forced out of the competition. After the NRL earlier this month confirmed the Dolphins, who beat out Queensland rivals the Firehawks and Jets to join the competition in 2023, the Bears announced they want to be the next team to enter the competition. An 18th franchise will be on the NRL's radar going forward, and it's certainly no secret after CEO Andrew Abdo confirmed it would make sense to expand the competition's weekly fixtures. "Seventeen is a natural stepping stone to 18," Abdo said earlier this month. "At 18 we have another fixture, that provides a whole other opportunity for our fans." The Bears outlined their plan to the NRL five months ago but chose to keep it a secret during the league's quest for a new Queensland franchise. Part of the bid will see the club known just as the "Bears" after a new logo a released ditched the iconic North Sydney branding. It's understood the club will still be based out of North Sydney, but part of the bid will see the team venture out to regional NSW areas such as Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga, the Central Coast and Tamworth. Bears chairman Daniel Dickson spoke of his excitement surrounding the bid. "We want to be reintroduced as the 18th team, as a team of the people," Dickson said "We think it's the best rugby league story in 20 years. "This is de-risking the growth of the game by re-engaging with 220,000 fans. If you start a new franchise, you have years of growing your fan base. "This is an existing, 113-year national brand of heritage, heart and history. All we need to do is give it a platform." The Bears last played in the NRL in 1999 after they were forced out and have since been the feeder club to the Sydney Roosters. The club in 2000 merged with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to form the Northern Eagles, but that only lasted until 2002. Part of the Dolphins' bid to become the NRL's 17th franchise was they needed to stump up a $50 million bank guarantee for the first five years. To prove they can be financially stable, the Bears have been backed in by The North Sydney Leagues Club as a long-term sponsor. It's understood several are also open to a private ownership model.
  11. Week 8 Selections In Bold Thursday, Oct. 28 Green Bay at Arizona, Sunday, Oct. 31 Carolina at Atlanta, Miami at Buffalo, San Francisco at Chicago, Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Philadelphia at Detroit, Los Angeles Rams at Houston, Tennessee at Indianapolis, Cincinnati at New York Jets, New England at Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville at Seattle, Washington at Denver, Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Dallas at Minnesota, Monday, Nov. 1 New York Giants at Kansas City
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