Given the performance of the match officials on Friday night, one would assume Des Hasler wouldn't shy away from giving them a piece of his mind.
No $10 million man, no Buddy worries. Lance Franklin's load was spread wide as flag favourites Sydney vindicated John Longmire's gamble to scratch his marquee man - barely - as the ladder-leading Swans edged past the Bombers by 22 points at the SCG on Friday night.
Replace the byes with two weeks where nobody's allowed to open their trap.
Australian cyclist Michael Rogers recently achieved his Everest. In a bold move 4 kilometres from the finish, he attacked to claim stage 16 of the Tour de France.
The brittle ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapsed just four hours after it began, forcing Palestinians who had returned to their devastated homes to flee again as the sound of tank fire returned to Gaza.
Sydney’s run of above-average warmth will be broken on Saturday - but only briefly before temperatures start picking up again.
Their NRL careers may be in its infancy but South Sydney speedsters Dylan Walker and Alex Johnston have been terrorising opponents together long before they took their place on the Rabbitohs right edge.
There may have been some polite coughs behind closed fists in Sydney when the Crusaders revealed they had signed Nemani Nadolo.
Richie McCaw knows slicing the Waratahs’ main artery is the key to dimming the lights in their back-line’s eyes.
Wests Tigers chairman Mike Bailey has questioned whether a new NRL-controlled board due to take control of the club will be qualified to decide who should coach the team next season.