Wallabies receive perfect passage to World Cup final

Anthony 'Bomber' Breeze.
Anthony 'Bomber' Breeze. Rob Williams

THE Rugby Union World Cup is still a little way off but the first domino has dropped in Australia's favour.

Australia has been grouped in Pool D with eighth-ranked Wales, Georgia (12th) and Oceania's top qualifier and America's No 2. This draw has given us the best chance of victory as all three other pools have higher ranked countries.

Tournament favourites New Zealand have drawn South Africa and Italy while their biggest danger England must get past France and Argentina.

Mark November 2, 2019 - the World Cup final in Japan where hopefully we will be cheering the Wallabies to victory.

Huge harness night

CONFIRMED for the Australian Drivers Championships at Globe Derby on October 18 are some of the best including Gary Hall Jnr, Grant Dixon, Gareth Rattray, Blake Fitzpatrick and Greg Sugars.

They will be representing their states on this huge night.

Another Victorian driver Chris Alford will be one of the favourites for the title after recently booting home his 6000th winner. He is in career best form, saluting 202 times this season.

Ipswich review

COBRAS v West End: The game was a see-sawing battle before the Cobras secured a late try to seal their third victory for the season. For the winless Bulldogs, it was another agonising loss.

Norths v Swifts: After a tight first half, the Tigers roared to life in the second to completely dominate the Bluebirds. Swifts showed some glimpses but were unable to stem the Tigers who were full of running.

Brothers v Fassifern: The Bretheren showed they remain a force in the competition with a fantastic defensive display against one of the form teams of the comp. Other teams will start to take notice. Fassifern on the other hand must regroup and return to the form their showed in the last few rounds.

Chelsea the best


THE English Premier League has finished with Chelsea crowned champions after a fantastic year, losing only five games for the season.

Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal rounded out the top five. Manchester United finished in sixth with 15 draws.

Fans of Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland will not be cheering on their teams in the top league as they have all been relegated.

The leading goal scorer for the season was Everton's Romelu Lukaku with 21 goals followed by Harry Kane with 19.

The most passes came from Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (2057) and most yellow cards were collected by Watford's Jose Holebas (12).

Quick thoughts

BOMBER'S bouquet 1: Roosters Dylan Napa for his great act of generosity by giving his Indigenous jersey to a young Roosters fan.

Bomber's beef 1: Sportsbet has got it completely wrong by using one of the greatest athletic cheats of our time in Ben Johnson.

Bomber's best: I hope you all got on the Panthers and Sharks last week as they both saluted.

This week I will continue with Haradafull winning Race 8 at Flemington tomorrow.

Who am I?

I played a starring role in leading my team to the 1986 IRL grand final. I came on in the second half and at fulltime had scored two tries, kicked two goals and one field goal.

Last week's answer: John Cleary.

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