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#41 hindle xiii

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

Brough's injured isn't he?

Apparently not according to the Huddersfield Examiner, was injured but doesn't need surgery.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

suggested team from the selected squad
1 sam tomkins
2 tom briscoe
3 kalum watkins
4 ryan atkins
5 ryan hall
6 kevin sinfield
7 richie myler
8 chris hill
9 mike mcilorum
10 sam burgess
11 ben westwood
12 gareth ellis
13 sean oloughlin
14 rob burrow
15 gareth hock
16 james graham/ adrian morley if graham banned
17 lee mossop

think this is a decent enough side, especially against france/wales. austalia and new zealand a different story?

thoughts?

#43 OMEGA

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

Same old same old

Performances will be OK against poorer opposition but won't inspire anyone, we'll flatter to deceive and if McBozzo is still there in 2013 he'll pick Chase n Sinfield, talk Peacock out of retirement, select JJB even though he'll be in poor form, put Ablett in at centre and play Wilkin at 2nd row.

We'll get tanked by the antipodean teams and embarrassingly go out of our own World cup in a one sided semi final defeat.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

2013 World Cup Team

Profiles

1. Sam Tomkins The two time Man of Steel who switches to Rugby Union after the tournament has been his mercurial self throughout the Super League season but still hasn't produced that form in a big game.

2. Ryan Hall The now 19st winger, who's actually wider than he is tall, finished the season as the Rhinos top scorer after scoring every single try of the season from cross field kicks.

3. Jack Reed Prefered to Ryan Atkins even though he's now playing his Rugby League for Toowoomba Clydesdales, however he justifies his selection because he once scored a try in 2011 for Brisbane Broncos

4. Kallum Watkins Plays despite missing the whole season through injury, still a youngster he has huge potential if he can string a few matches together

5. Tom Briscoe Beat off strong competition from Josh Charnley, a 90metre tackle busting try against a tiring Widnes in round 7 of the SL season has 14,000 experts marking him down as England's Greg Inglis

6. Kevin Sinfield The Rhinos superstar has lead his team to sixth in the league and reached the Challenge Cup Final for a third consecutive year. Recently passed his referees course Sinfield is expected to take over from Stuart Cummings after the World Cup. Sinfields inclusion means no place for NRL Dream Team stand off Gareth Widdop who has now begun proceedings to become an Australian citizen.

7. Rangi Chase Controversioal Chase has sat out the second half of the season due to disciplinery issues at Castleford, it is aledged that in a drunken stupor he attacked Head Coach Ian Millward from behind while dressed as Santa. In his defence Chase claimed he thought Milward was a woman he once met in a taxi office.

8. Adrian Morley After a season of coming off the bench for Warrington Morley gets a starting gig for England ahead of boom youngsters Chris Hill and Alex Walmsley. Newly mummified and full of formaldehyde Morley brings the intimidation factor to the England pack

9. Kieran Cunningham the comeback king has reclaimed his place as Sts first choice number 9 pushing team mate James Roby onto the bench for both club and international duties. Welcome to 2004

10 Jamie Peacock England supremo Steve McNamara moved heaven and earth to find an NRL Ausie born English Qualified front rower but in the end he tempted his former Bulls team mate out of retirement for one last shot at the Ausies. Captain Peacock brings a wealth of experience in how not to win a major tournament at international level.

11. Jamie Jones Buchanan Despite being dropped and now released by Leeds Coach Brian McDermott, Steve McNamara recalls the pocket forward known ten years ago for his quick feet and eye for a gap. JJBs experience alongside Peacock and unique understanding with Sinfield could be fatal for England.

12. John Wilkin Amazingly Wilkin is prefered to Gareth Ellis in the back row, McNamara points to Englands lack of any real half backs and highlights Wilkins ability as a ball player thus offering another dimension to England's confused mediocrity in centre field.

13. Chris Heighington with Willie Manu injured and Feleti Mateo opting to play for NSW MCnamara turned to Ian Henderson as his choice at loose forward. After an in camp incident Henderson left the squad and was replaced by Heigington whom MCNamara says was his original first choice.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

So when James Graham cops a hefty ban tonight, will that include internationals? Not sure what the rules are

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:39 AM

2013 World Cup Team

Profiles

1. Sam Tomkins The two time Man of Steel who switches to Rugby Union after the tournament has been his mercurial self throughout the Super League season but still hasn't produced that form in a big game.

2. Ryan Hall The now 19st winger, who's actually wider than he is tall, finished the season as the Rhinos top scorer after scoring every single try of the season from cross field kicks.

3. Jack Reed Prefered to Ryan Atkins even though he's now playing his Rugby League for Toowoomba Clydesdales, however he justifies his selection because he once scored a try in 2011 for Brisbane Broncos

4. Kallum Watkins Plays despite missing the whole season through injury, still a youngster he has huge potential if he can string a few matches together

5. Tom Briscoe Beat off strong competition from Josh Charnley, a 90metre tackle busting try against a tiring Widnes in round 7 of the SL season has 14,000 experts marking him down as England's Greg Inglis

6. Kevin Sinfield The Rhinos superstar has lead his team to sixth in the league and reached the Challenge Cup Final for a third consecutive year. Recently passed his referees course Sinfield is expected to take over from Stuart Cummings after the World Cup. Sinfields inclusion means no place for NRL Dream Team stand off Gareth Widdop who has now begun proceedings to become an Australian citizen.

7. Rangi Chase Controversioal Chase has sat out the second half of the season due to disciplinery issues at Castleford, it is aledged that in a drunken stupor he attacked Head Coach Ian Millward from behind while dressed as Santa. In his defence Chase claimed he thought Milward was a woman he once met in a taxi office.

8. Adrian Morley After a season of coming off the bench for Warrington Morley gets a starting gig for England ahead of boom youngsters Chris Hill and Alex Walmsley. Newly mummified and full of formaldehyde Morley brings the intimidation factor to the England pack

9. Kieran Cunningham the comeback king has reclaimed his place as Sts first choice number 9 pushing team mate James Roby onto the bench for both club and international duties. Welcome to 2004

10 Jamie Peacock England supremo Steve McNamara moved heaven and earth to find an NRL Ausie born English Qualified front rower but in the end he tempted his former Bulls team mate out of retirement for one last shot at the Ausies. Captain Peacock brings a wealth of experience in how not to win a major tournament at international level.

11. Jamie Jones Buchanan Despite being dropped and now released by Leeds Coach Brian McDermott, Steve McNamara recalls the pocket forward known ten years ago for his quick feet and eye for a gap. JJBs experience alongside Peacock and unique understanding with Sinfield could be fatal for England.

12. John Wilkin Amazingly Wilkin is prefered to Gareth Ellis in the back row, McNamara points to Englands lack of any real half backs and highlights Wilkins ability as a ball player thus offering another dimension to England's confused mediocrity in centre field.

13. Chris Heighington with Willie Manu injured and Feleti Mateo opting to play for NSW MCnamara turned to Ian Henderson as his choice at loose forward. After an in camp incident Henderson left the squad and was replaced by Heigington whom MCNamara says was his original first choice.

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#47 Stevo

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

2013 World Cup Team

Profiles

1. Sam Tomkins The two time Man of Steel who switches to Rugby Union after the tournament has been his mercurial self throughout the Super League season but still hasn't produced that form in a big game.

2. Ryan Hall The now 19st winger, who's actually wider than he is tall, finished the season as the Rhinos top scorer after scoring every single try of the season from cross field kicks.

3. Jack Reed Prefered to Ryan Atkins even though he's now playing his Rugby League for Toowoomba Clydesdales, however he justifies his selection because he once scored a try in 2011 for Brisbane Broncos

4. Kallum Watkins Plays despite missing the whole season through injury, still a youngster he has huge potential if he can string a few matches together

5. Tom Briscoe Beat off strong competition from Josh Charnley, a 90metre tackle busting try against a tiring Widnes in round 7 of the SL season has 14,000 experts marking him down as England's Greg Inglis

6. Kevin Sinfield The Rhinos superstar has lead his team to sixth in the league and reached the Challenge Cup Final for a third consecutive year. Recently passed his referees course Sinfield is expected to take over from Stuart Cummings after the World Cup. Sinfields inclusion means no place for NRL Dream Team stand off Gareth Widdop who has now begun proceedings to become an Australian citizen.

7. Rangi Chase Controversioal Chase has sat out the second half of the season due to disciplinery issues at Castleford, it is aledged that in a drunken stupor he attacked Head Coach Ian Millward from behind while dressed as Santa. In his defence Chase claimed he thought Milward was a woman he once met in a taxi office.

8. Adrian Morley After a season of coming off the bench for Warrington Morley gets a starting gig for England ahead of boom youngsters Chris Hill and Alex Walmsley. Newly mummified and full of formaldehyde Morley brings the intimidation factor to the England pack

9. Kieran Cunningham the comeback king has reclaimed his place as Sts first choice number 9 pushing team mate James Roby onto the bench for both club and international duties. Welcome to 2004

10 Jamie Peacock England supremo Steve McNamara moved heaven and earth to find an NRL Ausie born English Qualified front rower but in the end he tempted his former Bulls team mate out of retirement for one last shot at the Ausies. Captain Peacock brings a wealth of experience in how not to win a major tournament at international level.

11. Jamie Jones Buchanan Despite being dropped and now released by Leeds Coach Brian McDermott, Steve McNamara recalls the pocket forward known ten years ago for his quick feet and eye for a gap. JJBs experience alongside Peacock and unique understanding with Sinfield could be fatal for England.

12. John Wilkin Amazingly Wilkin is prefered to Gareth Ellis in the back row, McNamara points to Englands lack of any real half backs and highlights Wilkins ability as a ball player thus offering another dimension to England's confused mediocrity in centre field.

13. Chris Heighington with Willie Manu injured and Feleti Mateo opting to play for NSW MCnamara turned to Ian Henderson as his choice at loose forward. After an in camp incident Henderson left the squad and was replaced by Heigington whom MCNamara says was his original first choice.


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#48 Ant

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

It's depressingly true

#49 RSN

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

2013 World Cup Team

Profiles

1. Sam Tomkins The two time Man of Steel who switches to Rugby Union after the tournament has been his mercurial self throughout the Super League season but still hasn't produced that form in a big game.

2. Ryan Hall The now 19st winger, who's actually wider than he is tall, finished the season as the Rhinos top scorer after scoring every single try of the season from cross field kicks.

3. Jack Reed Prefered to Ryan Atkins even though he's now playing his Rugby League for Toowoomba Clydesdales, however he justifies his selection because he once scored a try in 2011 for Brisbane Broncos

4. Kallum Watkins Plays despite missing the whole season through injury, still a youngster he has huge potential if he can string a few matches together

5. Tom Briscoe Beat off strong competition from Josh Charnley, a 90metre tackle busting try against a tiring Widnes in round 7 of the SL season has 14,000 experts marking him down as England's Greg Inglis

6. Kevin Sinfield The Rhinos superstar has lead his team to sixth in the league and reached the Challenge Cup Final for a third consecutive year. Recently passed his referees course Sinfield is expected to take over from Stuart Cummings after the World Cup. Sinfields inclusion means no place for NRL Dream Team stand off Gareth Widdop who has now begun proceedings to become an Australian citizen.

7. Rangi Chase Controversioal Chase has sat out the second half of the season due to disciplinery issues at Castleford, it is aledged that in a drunken stupor he attacked Head Coach Ian Millward from behind while dressed as Santa. In his defence Chase claimed he thought Milward was a woman he once met in a taxi office.

8. Adrian Morley After a season of coming off the bench for Warrington Morley gets a starting gig for England ahead of boom youngsters Chris Hill and Alex Walmsley. Newly mummified and full of formaldehyde Morley brings the intimidation factor to the England pack

9. Kieran Cunningham the comeback king has reclaimed his place as Sts first choice number 9 pushing team mate James Roby onto the bench for both club and international duties. Welcome to 2004

10 Jamie Peacock England supremo Steve McNamara moved heaven and earth to find an NRL Ausie born English Qualified front rower but in the end he tempted his former Bulls team mate out of retirement for one last shot at the Ausies. Captain Peacock brings a wealth of experience in how not to win a major tournament at international level.

11. Jamie Jones Buchanan Despite being dropped and now released by Leeds Coach Brian McDermott, Steve McNamara recalls the pocket forward known ten years ago for his quick feet and eye for a gap. JJBs experience alongside Peacock and unique understanding with Sinfield could be fatal for England.

12. John Wilkin Amazingly Wilkin is prefered to Gareth Ellis in the back row, McNamara points to Englands lack of any real half backs and highlights Wilkins ability as a ball player thus offering another dimension to England's confused mediocrity in centre field.

13. Chris Heighington with Willie Manu injured and Feleti Mateo opting to play for NSW MCnamara turned to Ian Henderson as his choice at loose forward. After an in camp incident Henderson left the squad and was replaced by Heigington whom MCNamara says was his original first choice.


The embarassing thing about this is that this could potentially happen with Mcnamara.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

So when James Graham cops a hefty ban tonight, will that include internationals? Not sure what the rules are

Apparantly Luke Burgess has been called up!

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#51 GeordieSaint

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

Apparantly Luke Burgess has been called up!


Good! He should have been in the squad initially in place of Morley.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

England have drafted South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Luke Burgess into their squad for the 2012 Autumn International Series against France and Wales. Burgess, the former Leeds Rhinos forward, has been called up following the 12 match suspension imposed by the Australian Rugby League Commission on Canterbury Bulldogs prop James Graham for a biting offence in last Saturday's NRL Grand Final.

Graham's ban includes up to three matches in the forthcoming Autumn International Series. Burgess, who earns his first-ever senior call-up, will join the rest of the squad on Wednesday October 10 at the team's training base in Potchefstroom, South Africa before travelling back to the United Kingdom for the Autumn International Series.

England's opening match in the Autumn International Series will see them face Wales at the Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on Saturday October 27 (2.30pm). Their first 'home' fixture takes place a week later, Saturday November 3, at MS3 Craven Park in Hull when England host France in a match which also kicks off at 2.30pm. The Autumn International Series concludes with the final at Salford City Stadium on Sunday November 11 (5.00pm).

Tickets for the 2012 Autumn International Series can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

Good call IMHO
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#54 Futtocks

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Reward for a good season. Picking players on form, eh? It'll never catch on...

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#55 GeordieSaint

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

I always thought he was under-used at Leeds. Good luck to him!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

I appreciate it's petty and churlish of me, but Sam was pretty much man of the match in the biggest club game he played - the 2010 GF, and none too shabby at Wembley and in all the rounds leading up to those finals. Iirc he had a shocker for England in the 4Ns final and made some mistakes in the semi this year (then going onto do some good things). In case this myth becomes accepted wisdom...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

Anyone know when they announce the Knights squad?

I'm looking to go to the game in Edinburgh and am interested to know how strong the team will be.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

It seems it's the Australian rugby union player! McNamara will pick anyone, won't he?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:13 PM

should have been in the squad anyway......

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

Wonder what Danny Houghton has to do to get some recognition?
9 mike mcilorum - obviously going for aggression rather than skill !

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Don't forget when he burst through the centre of Leeds defence and scored from 60 + yards or the other great trys he's scored this season :P

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