October Monthly Sport Wrapup
October got off to a big start with the NRL Grand Final. The final was a show down between a Storm side hoping to give the Smith, Slater & Cronk trio the send-off they deserve and a battling Cowboys side who endured the season with two of their biggest stars. I’m sure even die-hard Cowboys fans were happy that three greats of the game took home a grand final win in their last match together. With news that Cronk has signed with the Roosters next year, the first Storm v Roosters match for 2018 will be eagerly anticipated.
October 21 will be a date remembered by Wallabies fans for a long time. It was the date the Wallabies finally defeated the All Blacks and yes, it was a dead rubber. They were the underdogs and the Bledisloe was already lost. But the Wallabies turned up and won and in doing so, broke the All Blacks seven game winning streak over the Wallabies. Could it be a sign of the tide turning? Time will tell. The Wallabies need to be a strong side who can beat the world’s best. So, here’s hoping the Wallabies can take their recent success and replicate it on their Northern Hemisphere tour.
Moving onto the World Game! The Socceroos beat Syria and now must tackle Honduras before they can book flights to Russia next year. The first of the two World Cup Qualifiers will be held on Saturday 11th November, with the second leg held in Australia on the 15th of November. Riverside will be hosting Brisbane-based Socceroos fans and Redbank Plains will host Ipswich and the Western Suburbs-based fans.
WHAT’S NEXT IN LIVE SPORT?
Melbourne Cup is tomorrow, with the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in full swing. Riverside are looking forward to hosting the Barmy Army for The Ashes and the Rugby League World Cup continues. Lastly, the Wallabies tour of the northern Hemisphere. We’ll catch you at Brisbane’s Home of Sport!
WORDS BY JACK NICHOLSON