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Michael Ennis

Danny Buderus

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Bulldogs
Newcastle Knights Knights
2012 Stats
Appearances:
26
Tackles:
993
Linebreaks:
0
Missed Tackles:
88
Offloads:
5

Age: 30

Height: 179cm

Weight: 90kg

Michael Ennis
2012 Stats
Appearances:
22
Tackles:
812
Linebreaks:
1
Missed Tackles:
65
Offloads:
2

Age: 36

Height: 185cm

Weight: 96kg

Danny Buderus
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Ennis the menace has played a key role in the Bankstown boys’ three victories in 2012 and now he faces off against his old foe from the Hunter. Will Ennis rub it in the face of Buderus that he has the NSW origin jersey?

Buderus is not just one of the old guard at the Knights he is the oldest. Will his return to the NRL prove that old heads prevail or will he be looking for a bed at the local retirement village before the end of the season?

Johnathan Thurston

Todd Carney

North Queensland Cowboys Cowboys
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sharks
2012 Stats
Linebreaks:
11
Errors:
38
Points:
192
All Run Metres:
1651
Try Assists:
24

Age: 31

Height: 179cm

Weight: 86kg

Johnathan Thurston
2012 Stats
Linebreaks:
7
Errors:
28
Points:
141
All Run Metres:
1366
Try Assists:
12

Age: 28

Height: 184cm

Weight: 90kg

Todd Carney
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After scoring a big duck egg in round 1 against the Titans, JT and his fellow Cowboys have re-saddled and are now riding high after dropping 40 plus points on the Eels. Will this duel end with another crack of the Cowboys whip?

The Sharks are finally back in the winners’ circle but one win doesn't make a successful season. Can Carney ink another two points for the Sharks and keep the shire happy for another week or will the tide turn and wash poor Toddy?

 

Parramatta Eels

Eels

Penrith Panthers

Panthers

Coach: Stephen Kearney
Coach: Ivan Cleary
2012 Club Stats
Played:
24
Wins:
6
Losses:
18
Points For:
431
Points Against:
674
Comp Points:
16
2012 Club Stats
Played:
24
Wins:
8
Losses:
16
Points For:
409
Points Against:
575
Comp Points:
20
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The wooden spoon calls are already flying thick and fast out at Parramatta after the slow start to the season. Can the Eels slip out of their slump and score a win or will the battle of the west end in a mess?

The big bad Panthers got fluffed up by the Bunnies last weekend on home territory and will be out to regain their roar against the win-less Eels. Can the Panthers keep the Eels on the bottom of the NRL table?

Gold Coast Titans

Titans

Warriors

 

Coach: John Cartwright
Coach: Brian McClennan
2012 Club Stats
Tries:
78
Goals:
68
Tackles:
7399
Missed Tackles:
832
Linebreaks:
102
Offloads:
281
2012 Club Stats
Tries:
89
Goals:
69
Tackles:
7510
Missed Tackles:
912
Linebreaks:
95
Offloads:
226
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If each game was just 40 minutes then the Titans would be a super competitive side after matching it with the Storm in the first half last week. Unfortunately the full time sirens sounds after 80 minutes and the Titans need to stay in the game against the Warriors.

The Warriors started 2012 as top 4 favourites, but after losses to Manly and the Bulldogs they now have some punters worried about their hard earned. Can the Warriors rookie coach guide the team to the top half of the ladder?

 

Morris Brothers

Stewart Brothers

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Wednesday 21st March
Wednesday 21st March

B-Moz and J-Moz have both stepped up a gear in 2012 and look ready to help their respective teams head towards the finals. Does their playful on-field banter make them the best brothers in the NRL or are they still a bit soft around the edges?

These two brothers seem to take it in turns as to who will be the dominant player at the Sea Eagles each year. Glenn came out on top in 2011 with his near Dally M winning season, so will this year be Brett's turn to step back into the limelight?

Taylor the Rabbit

Taylor the Bronco

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Wednesday 21st March
Wednesday 21st March

After watching Billy Slater highlights on Saturday night, big Dave Taylor unleashed his own impersonation on Sunday at Penrith. Is Taylor the Rabbit a halfback in disguise or was this a one-time-trick from the big bunny?

When the Coal Train first appeared for the Broncos in the NRL his sheer size and strength was enough to scare even the toughest forwards. Was Taylor at his peak at the Broncos or will his final season with the Rabbitohs be his best?

 
 

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Tiger Tim

Victor the Viking

Wests Tigers Mascot
Canberra Raiders Mascot
Tiger Tim

Tiger Tim is a very well traveled team mascot, having to split his time between Leichhardt and Campbelltown. This weekend he heads out west to the previous home of the magpies. Will he be swooped while dancing on the sideline?

Victor the Viking

Victor the Viking is one of the few rugby league identities that still wears headgear. Will this hard head help him in his battle against Tiger Tim or will this green horn struggle outside of the cold Canberra climate?

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Storm Cheerleaders

Roosters Cheerleaders

Melbourne Storm
Sydney Roosters
Storm Cheerleaders

With Slater, Cronk and Smith entertaining the crowds week-in, week-out with their freaky skills and team-work it makes life pretty for the Storm cheergirls on game day. Yep, life in a purple jump suit doesn't get much better!

Roosters Cheerleaders

With Westsfields Bondi Junction just around the corner, it is pretty easy to see why these cheergirls look the goods. But while they might have the fancy threads do these hens rule the cheerleading roost?

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