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Rugby League Week - - Letter Of The Week -

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2. First re­ceiver is an­other term for which po­si­tion on the field? (8) 3. Souths played the Cow­boys at Bar­low Park in this Queens­land city last year. (6) 4. Five-eighth/lock who played for Pen­rith, Souths, St Ge­orge and New­cas­tle from 2004-11. (3,6) 6. . . . . But­triss, racked up 119 games for Can­berra from 2008-15. (4) 9. Cur­rent Bull­dogs winger/full­back who used to play for the Dragons, and has rep­re­sented NSW and Aus­tralia. (5,6) 10. Team for which Lu­ciano Leilua de­buted last year. (7) 12. . . . . MacDougall made his first-grade de­but for the Syd­ney City Roost­ers in the 1995 ARL sea­son. (4) 13. Which team were the mi­nor pre­miers in 2006? (5) 14. Sur­name of David, who played for the Cronulla Sharks from 1994-2005. (7) 17. . . . . Laf­franchi was a rep for­ward who played for Wests Tigers and the Ti­tans from 2001-11. (7) 19. Hard-nosed for­ward Ben . . . . . . . scored a to­tal of 29 tries for the New­cas­tle Knights from 2000-04. (7) 21. Team that has been spon­sored by Huawei and Woodgers. (7) 23.

22. Team that counts Bob O’Reilly, Ken Thor­nett and Steve Edge among its great play­ers. (10)

23. Pho­to­clue: . . . . . . Gor­don ex­celled as a winger for New­cas­tle from 1989-92 and 1995. (6)

DOWN

1. NRL ref­eree 2003-2016, Gavin . . . . . . (6) 2. Great South Syd­ney winger/cen­tre who fin­ished his ca­reer as the first cap­tain of St Ge­orge. (4,7) 5. South Syd­ney’s team logo. (6) 7. Equal top tryscorer with Ben Barba in 2011 with 23 meat pies apiece. (6,7) 8. Luke . . . . . . was a great rep prop for the Dragons and Ti­tans and was nick­named “Bull”. (6) 11. Greg . . . . . . . . . was the top tryscorer for the Pen­rith Pan­thers in 1993. (9) 15. In which month was former Bronco and Rab­bitoh Shane Walker born? (7) 16. RLW Im­mor­tal Graeme Lang­lands’ nick­name was . . . . . . (6) 18. In 1995 Can­ter­bury were called the . . . . . . Bull­dogs. (6) 20. “Ox” is the nick­name of former NRL player Matt . . . . . . (6)

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