As the halogen globe flickers to life, the silhouette of a Coach emerges from the shadows. One of the NEX originals and definitely a character of the competition, passionate about his footy and of course his Dream Team – I introduce you to …….

Which Telstra Cup team will win the Premiership, loyalties aside?

I think the way the Broncos are playing there in with a big chance

Which Telstra Cup team would you like most see take the Wooden Spoon this year ?


Which team do you support ?

The mighty eels

How many games would you catch on average each week ?

Average 5

Which footy shows do you watch, if any?

Rugby League is my religion, league season is the only time that Austar pays for itself

If you could change one aspect of the NRL, what would it be ? (Rules, Video Ref, Telecast etc.)

That video ref only made decisions on grounding of a try or get rid of Manly from the comp

Where does your State of Origin loyalties lie ?

The blues, and yes I too have the blues

Which NEX Cup team other than your own, will win the NEX Cup?

Saints have the form to warrant favourites

Who’s the toughest NEX Competitor?


Against which team in the NEX would the victory taste the sweetest , and why ?

Zaku, well there’s history with our football. Zaku beat the cougars this year due to lack of preparation, not a good week to slip up. Was hard to swallow.

Which team has been the surprise packet of the NEX this season thus far ?


Who’s your best smokie (Underpriced big performer) so far ? (it is understood if you want to keep currently burgeoning smoky’s under wraps)

Rebels, they have planned for the finals

Who’s your biggest recruiting disappointment ? (You can check your Trades History over at DTHQ if he is already gooooone)

Soward, he really let me down this season

Which player would you like to recruit, but for whatever reason just can’t seem to fit him in ?

Campo, scores well. News limited have had enough with the headlines of breaches in the salary cap, they don’t need the cougars adding to the head lines.

Realistically, what ambitions do you hold for your teams finals placing in the NEX ?

Hopefully inside the 8, really depends on this weeks game against the sonors

What’s your team current worth ? (Available from the Team History tab under your main Team page)


How many trades do you have left to see out the season and do you believe that will be enough

2, not enough for this tough comp

Out of those Trades used so far, how many were forced by injury? (Check your Trades History Tab on your main Team Page at DTHQ if they are all now a blur)

About 5

Do you employ strategies when trading, or is it a week by week seat of your pants type process ?

Week to week

Is your team playing to your expectations?

No, I have had Barry Dawson down once a week teaching the boys the art of winning, and they just aren’t taking it onto the field. Barrys not cheap either.

What was your biggest Coaching error ?

Losing to Zaku

What head to head got away from you ?


Which game was a lucky win ?

Hallers was a close one, but took the points just.

Name a song that best suits your team ?


Which upcoming match do you look forward to the least?

This weeks, the sonors

Do you visit the NEX Website ?

yep, it’s a fav

Do you have any suggestions that would make it better ?

The progression is great and now iPhone capable, helps keeping me upto date by the minute

Do you feel your team has been poorly represented in the NEX editorials ?

No, not at all

How long have you been participating in a DT League ?

2 years, hope to be around for years to come though

Are you in any other NRL DT Leagues or Fantasy League competitions, and which is superior ? (e.g. Supercoach, Fox Fantasy etc.)

No, I’m in the best league

How does the NEX stand up to other Leagues (if applicable) ?

On average how much time do you spend on your team a weak ?

2 to 3 hours

Do you feel that DT is enhancing on hindering your NRL viewing enjoyment ?

Ohhhhh, depends if the cougars are winning or losing

Being the No EXcuses Cup, if you were allowed one excuse this season thus far – what would it be ?

Listening to Shane and Scott cost me two points against Zaku, dam you two.

What position in the League rankings do you think the NEX will be in come seasons end ?


How did you get an invite to the NEX Cup?

Shane advised me of the elite comp and I put in my selection criteria and was fortunate enough to have been selected.

Would you like to compete again in the NEX next season ?

I’m there with bells

Most memorable rugby league game (Telstra/Winfield Cup/Test/State Of Origin) match and why?

Tough one, this is the greatest game of all and hard to put it down toe one. I love watching the 80’s because you had to be tough to play in that decade, also the eels one 4 titles.