RLW MEDIA IssueÂ Nine April 13, 2011 Wednesday, April 13 2011 stevemascord.com BOWEN MIGHT FOLLOW HOHAIA, ENGLAND RELENTS ON NRL STARS, ANOTHER PROP BRUSHES BLUES, SOWARD â€˜READY FOR ORIGINâ€™, MG PUSHES FOR BULL BAILEY NORTH Queensland fullback icon Matt Bowen may be about to follow his Warriors counterpart, Lance Hohaia, to England. As Hohaia tells Rugby League Week today how he feared his demotion from first grade may have endangered the new four year deal with St Helens, off contract Bowen reveals heâ€™s more than open to offers from Super League. â€œIâ€™d love to go,â€ Bowen tells RLW, â€œbut in saying that Iâ€™d love to stay and finish my career here. If I do get the chance to go over there, Iâ€™ll definitely take it. â€œI havenâ€™t spoken to my manager. Iâ€™m sure heâ€™s got something in mind. Weâ€™ll see whatâ€™s on the table and go from there.â€ Hohaia, who told his team-mates yesterday morning he was heading to Merseyside, speaks to League Week about his fears that being dumped from first grade could have hurt his career prospects. â€œItâ€™s never nice being left out of the team, especially with everything Iâ€™ve achieved,â€ Hohaia says. â€œ(I thought) if Iâ€™m not playing well and Iâ€™m not in the team at the Warriors, those opportunities might dry up.â€ RLW also brings you the news that England wonâ€™t be picking a fight with NRL clubs over the availability of Sam Burgess, Gareth Ellis and Gareth Widdop for the clash with the Exiles on June 10. â€œWe are content to let them remain with their NRL clubs,â€ England coach Steve McNamara tells the magazine. And Rugby League Week unmasks the latest big front rower who played his junior football in NSW, is in good form and would be ideal for bolstering the Bluesâ€™ State of Origin front row stocks. The only problem is, North Queensland giant and former Paddington Tiger James Tamou insists: â€œI want to play for the Kiwis.â€ Tamou is a friend of Sydney Rooster Martin Kennedy, who recently dismayed NSW fans by opting for Queensland. Still on Origin, St George Illawarra stars say the time has come for five-eighth Jamie Soward to get his chance in a Blues jumper. â€œI have no doubts Jamie is ready for Origin,â€ says veteran centre Matt Cooper, who has requested exemption for selection. â€œHe has played in all the big games, none better than last yearâ€™s grand final. Jamie has shown that he can handle pressure, thatâ€™s what Origin is all about.â€ And former NSW star â€“ now League Week columnist â€“ Mark Geyer says Gold Coast veteran Luke Bailey should be among the first forwards picked by State coach Ricky Stuart. â€œBailey played the last of his 15 Origins in 2009 but he has been the form front-rower in the opening five rounds of the comp,â€ Geyer writes â€œWith the Blues struggling for props, Bailey is the obvious choice despite being 31 and in the twilight of his career. Bull has been the shining light in a struggling Titans side and is a battle-hardened veteran who knows what it takes to win at the elite level.â€ All that and much, much more! Only in â€˜The Bibleâ€™, RUGBY LEAGUE WEEK. OUT NOW across Australasia and globally on iTunes ALSO IN RLW THIS WEEK: â€¢ LOCKY REIGNSâ€¦ MG's stunning call on Darren Lockyer â€¢ 80-MINUTE ISSAC TEARS INTO TAYLORâ€¦ Issac Luke slams former coach â€¢ BACK BY MAYâ€¦ Gower set for NRL return â€¢ PLUSâ€¦ Greg Eastwood, Matt Bowen, Martin Kennedy, Simon Dwyer AT THE NEW PRICE OF $4.95 (Australian readers only) Rugby League Week is now on facebook click here to follow!