Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)


Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)


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Lions hopes

AFL: Jonathan Brown believes a return to the Gabba and a first finals finish in five years can propel the Brisbane Lions into an AFL top-four berth.

The Lions skipper and spearhead is genuinely excited about Brisbane's prospects after virtually sealing a place in the play-offs with their last-gasp draw with Essendon.

Viduka bait

FOOTBALL: Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek believes the lure of next year's World Cup will keep striker Mark Viduka's soccer career alive.

A central figure in Australia's 2006 campaign, Viduka has never featured in the national squad on Verbeek's watch and last represented his country at the 2007 Asian Cup.

Selection spur

AFL: St Kilda defender Max Hudghton says selection pressure created by the AFL club's current depth is a factor that was missing heading into previous failed finals campaigns.

Several star players are expected to return to the unbeaten side for Sunday's clash with Essendon.

Titans' need

RUGBY LEAGUE: Gold Coast hooker Nathan Friend believes a win over South Sydney tomorrow night should be just about enough to clinch the Titans an NRL home final. …

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