Better late than never for greatest game of all

FOOTY fans rejoice, for all the blood, sweat and beers of the Australian State of Origin rugby league series is coming our way this week.

The annual best-of-three series is known globally as the toughest, most brutal and action-packed rugby league series in the world as the cane toads take on the cockroaches - err, that's Queensland versus rival state New South Wales for the uninitiated.

Prime Sports bring us game one of the series tomorrow at 4 pm, albeit a week after the actual event.

But it's better than being put on a hook as croc bait, mate, so bring up a keg of draught and bang those meat pies in the microwave to witness this, the greatest game of all.

The French Open continues this week and the action is really starting to hot up as the finals approach.

Round 16 gets under way this afternoon and you can see it live on Prime from 5 pm.

Unfortunately, the finals will be delayed slightly next Monday from 1 am.

If you can't pick up the satellite channel then World will be showing the women's and men's singles semi-finals on Thursday and Friday respectively from 9.30 pm with the singles finals on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 pm.

Also on Sunday at 7.05 pm, World will be showing 10 minutes of motor racing. Only 10 minutes? Now come on, you guys at ATV, we know not everybody has a liking for motorsports but only showing 10 minutes of the Porsche Supercup is a little insulting. We all know Porsches are fast but this is ridiculous.

But still a motorsports filler is more welcome on my screen than another Suzanne Vega music clip.

On to ice hockey, things are heating up in the NHL series and Cable Sports Channel will be tuning into ESPN to bring us the excitement of Game One of the Stanley Cup this Wednesday from 7.30 am with a second more convenient showing at 10 pm.

It's the Vancouver Canucks versus the New York Rangers and they meet again on Friday for Game Two to be shown in the same time slots.