Item One - Newtown 8 Wentworthville 12. After a record 24 minutes of sudden-death extra-time and nineteen missed attempts at golden point field goals by both sides, the Maggies ended it with a try. For the second time in three years, the Bluebags have lost the NSWRL Cup GF in extra time after falling for a kick-a-field-goal-from-anywhere-on-the-ground strategy. Credit where it's due - Wenty dominated the second half and the bulk of the extra time.
Let's hope the rumours are false and the NSWRL Cup is not cannabalised by its QRL counterpart next year.
Item Two - Dodgers 3 Cubs 1. National League Central divisional winners the Chicago Cubs are blotted by Los Angeles' finest (sorry Angels) 0-3 in the first week of the post-season. Reportage from the Tribune and Sun-Times. Hopefully Chicago will have it own POTUS to brag about soon.