Talking Rugby by Chris Marsden
I've not written one of these this year yet, and I have a lot to write about, including the interesting start to the 2007 season were I will be mainly focusing on the teams from Humberside, and my view on Paul Sculthorpe and St Helens' World Club Challenge victory.
In the first of four parts we preview the Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bulldogs, Canberra Raiders and Cronulla Sharks.
Mark Teague isn't going to give up his Fantasy Rugby League crown without a fight as he went 42 points clear at the top of the table with the highest weekly score of the season so far, 106. The table is now updated after Round 3, which included Saints' season opener at Huddersfield.
A number of teams had their first hit-out of the new year as the new season rapidly approaches. For most, it was an opportunity to try out younger players as well as work on combinations.