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The Rock-itt : September 2010
As they say, 'never count your chickens before they're hatched.' Newcastle Knights certainly made that cliché a positive point as they downed our Sea Eagles in a hard fought contest at Blue Tongue Stadium last month, boosting their confidence and resurrecting their chances of a finals birth come September. The Knight's virtually blew us out of the ball park in the first 4 minutes of play and kept the pressure on for the rest of the performance, giving us very little chance of clawing our way back into it. They showed guts and determination and although our boys gave it their best, we looked as though we were never in the hunt. Although we went down to a much hyped up Knights side, we certainly gleaned much from the contest and it showed when we took on the Storm at Brookie the following round. Our Beaches' boys produced one of their best performances of the season, kicking the Storm's butt most vigorously and shaking the confidence right out of them. Their big guns had no answer to the Eagles' juggernaut which ruthlessly and relentlessly plundered the once mighty Storm's goal line. The Eagles performed as one unit with Glen Stewart up there leading the charge and Brent Kite, Watmough, King, Rose, Ballin, Shane Rodney and the unlucky Josh Perry (who left the field with a suspected dislocated kneecap) all taking the fight to the Storm forward pack. Our backs then put on a magical display of rugby league skills as they turned the likes of Billy (the kid) Slater, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith and Brett Finch inside out, showing the punters an