IN THE ROUND 14 ISSUE OF BIG LEAGUE
AS WE HIT THE HALFWAY MARK OF THE 2013 TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP BIG LEAGUE ISSUES A REV-UP TO ALL 16 NRL TEAMS ON THEIR PERFORMANCE THUS FAR, AND GIVE THEM A PAT ON THE BACK WHERE THEY HAVE EARNED IT.
In our comprehensive mid-year review we evaluate the performances of all 16 teams as well as delving into the major stories, including the return of Ben Barba, Josh Dugans mid-season switch, the rookies propelling the two competition favourites and why things are not so bright in the Sunshine state;
Our countdown of the Top 100 moments of the past 50 years enters the top 50 with moments that brought crowds to their feet and grown men to their knees;
Queensland forward Matt Gillett says the Maroons cannot be lured into seeking revenge in Origin II but have to be ready to fight fire with fire;
Brendan Cowell gives his unique take on the events of Origin I as well as naming his top five moments of the first half of 2013; and
Michael Hagan discusses why Ricky Stuart and the Parramatta Eels have a difficult task to rescue what is left of their 2013 season.
We meet Bulldogs young gun Patrick Templeman, Aaron Woods discusses the extraordinary circumstances around the Wests Tigers horror injury toll, Warren Smith predicts a shock result when the Roosters host the Warriors and we reveal the top eight footballing families.
All this and official team lists, comprehensive previews, Little League pull-out for the young fans and the Canberra Raiders grace our Cheerleader of the Year competition.