THE timing couldn't have been worse.
PARIS: France coach Bobby Goulding has challenged his players to rise up against Australia on Sunday morning, admitting the match could be embarrassing for French rugby league if they don't.
SYDNEY co-captain Adam Goodes is hopeful the Swans can lift after what he described as an embarrassing performance against Collingwood yesterday and give retiring premiership heroes Michael O'Loughlin, Leo Barry and Jared Crouch the send-off they deserve at the SCG on Saturday night.
FAR from being under pressure to keep his job after the worst loss in the club's history, Brisbane coach Ivan Henjak might in fact score a contract extension even if the Broncos miss the finals for the first time since 1991.
SOUTH Sydney coach Jason Taylor is determined to maintain his new hard-line attitude in a bid to extract their full potential out of his frustratingly inconsistent side.