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#41 Viking Warrior

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

Widnes 40 - 10 North Wales Crusaders. Attendance 1333.

 

 

cru played well, just the extra bit of class from widnes that won the game............


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#42 southstand loiner

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

just under 1,000 at hunslet for the hunslet v leeds game .

 

biggest surprise was ryan bailey gave away no penalties and  got 3 awarded .

 

ref was   t crashley     we really must get him in super league  


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#43 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:12 PM

just under 1,000 at hunslet for the hunslet v leeds game .

biggest surprise was ryan bailey gave away no penalties and got 3 awarded .

ref was t crashley we really must get him in super league

We really must see the incriminating photos Bailey has of Mr Crashley.

(Allegedly of course!)

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#44 scott

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

Surely that can't be right?

well it is right

#45 Old Frightful

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:27 AM

well it is right

I'm sure the fact that Wane called the game off is correct but I was talking more about the ethics of it.


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#46 GeordieSaint

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:04 PM

Saints vs Wigan in the James Roby Testimonial tonight at LP; sounds like plenty there...

 

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C'Mon Saints!!! ;)

 

Note 1: Walsh's first touch of the ball results in a quality kick into the Wigan half... first time I have heard that from Saints in about 4yrs!

 

Note 2: Three southern accents in the teams... Sarginson, LMS and Clubb!


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#47 GeordieSaint

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

######! 16-28 to Wigan, whose youngsters sounded very impressive in the last 20mins. Team to beat this season...


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#48 Saintslass

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:50 PM

######! 16-28 to Wigan, whose youngsters sounded very impressive in the last 20mins. Team to beat this season...

Two things concerned me from listening to that match: Saints sound as ill disciplined as they were last season (clearly a coaching issue) and Luke Walsh went off injured.  All the rest is meaningless as it was a friendly and there were loads of changes in the second half.



#49 Bod

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Two things concerned me from listening to that match: Saints sound as ill disciplined as they were last season (clearly a coaching issue) and Luke Walsh went off injured.  All the rest is meaningless as it was a friendly and there were loads of changes in the second half.

It wasn't one of those meaningless type friendlies and apart from Walsh nothing has changed from last year. We are still dreadful under Brown.



#50 Harrigan

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:53 PM

Leeds 62-10 London in Ryan Baileys testimonial.

Match Highlights: http://www.therhinos...=media&id=17462

Just watching those highlights, Leeds outside backs look very good. I know it's only a young London team but they will have some confidence going into the season. Watkins especially looked like no one could touch him. Ben Jones-Bishop scored a hattrick too. That leaves a selection headache over the right wing spot with who plays between him and Tom Briscoe.

The teams lined up as:

Leeds

1. Zak Hardaker
20. Tom Briscoe
3. Kallum Watkins
4. Joel Moon
5. Ryan Hall
6. Danny McGuire
13. Kevin Sinfield ©
10. Jamie Peacock
7. Rob Burrow
16. Ryan Bailey
15. Brett Delaney
12. Carl Ablett
23. Brad Singleton

9. Paul Aiton
8. Kylie Leuluai
19. Mitch Achurch
2. Ben Jones-Bishop
18. Chris Clarkson
21. Liam Sutcliffe

London

1. Nesiasi Mataitonga
23. Harvey Burnett
22. Will Lovell
3. Thomas Minns
27. Sean Morris
6. James Woodburn-Hall
7. Mike Bishay
14. James Greenwood
9. Scott Moore
15. Olsi Krasniqi
11. Mike McMeeken
12. Matt Cook ©
13. Alex Foster

10. Erjon Dollapi
8. George Griffin
16. James Cunningham
18. Toby Everett
19. Joel Wicks
24. Jonathan Wallace

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#51 TheTerminator

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:17 AM

Leeds 62-10 London in Ryan Baileys testimonial.

Match Highlights: http://www.therhinos...=media&id=17462

Just watching those highlights, Leeds outside backs look very good. I know it's only a young London team but they will have some confidence going into the season. Watkins especially looked like no one could touch him. Ben Jones-Bishop scored a hattrick too. That leaves a selection headache over the right wing spot with who plays between him and Tom Briscoe.

The teams lined up as:

Leeds

1. Zak Hardaker
20. Tom Briscoe
3. Kallum Watkins
4. Joel Moon
5. Ryan Hall
6. Danny McGuire
13. Kevin Sinfield ©
10. Jamie Peacock
7. Rob Burrow
16. Ryan Bailey
15. Brett Delaney
12. Carl Ablett
23. Brad Singleton

9. Paul Aiton
8. Kylie Leuluai
19. Mitch Achurch
2. Ben Jones-Bishop
18. Chris Clarkson
21. Liam Sutcliffe

London

1. Nesiasi Mataitonga
23. Harvey Burnett
22. Will Lovell
3. Thomas Minns
27. Sean Morris
6. James Woodburn-Hall
7. Mike Bishay
14. James Greenwood
9. Scott Moore
15. Olsi Krasniqi
11. Mike McMeeken
12. Matt Cook ©
13. Alex Foster

10. Erjon Dollapi
8. George Griffin
16. James Cunningham
18. Toby Everett
19. Joel Wicks
24. Jonathan Wallace

I like London and I'm really glad that they're taking their place in Super League in 2014, but - if they don't strengthen further (a lot further), then they're going to end the season with a record low league points total and record low and high totals for points against and points for respectively. Their squad, as it stands, has to be the weakest since Halifax's in 2003.

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#52 MrFussy

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:56 AM

I'm probably overreacting but last night's loss has burst my bubble somewhat after I was feeling so optimistic beforehand. Yes it was a friendly and the idea is to get minutes into the legs and to try stuff etc, but being Roby's testimonial game it still felt important to me. We must've wanted it more so to come up short with an almost full side out is more than a little frustrating. Agree with Saintslass about the discipline, utterly terrible and I might have been prepared to write it off as rustiness if it hadn't been such a persistent problem last year.

 

Luke Walsh's x-ray is said to be 'precautionary' on the club site so hopefully he'll be ok. If he is and if we can stop giving away so many penalties then we'll have a good year, but I think that match proves that we still have a fair bit of work to do before the Warrington game.



#53 Dave T

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

What kind of turnout did Roby and Bailey get?

#54 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:41 AM

Around 3500 for Bailey's game.


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#55 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

Be fascinating to see what team Wane goes for in the Giants game or the WCC.
Sarginson and Thornley/Burgess on what we have seen so far, I'd go for Thornley for now but expect Budgie to be our number 1 left winger by Easter.
Looks like Clubb and Burgess as second rows, which could really work well.
Flower, Taylor, Eddy and Crosby would be my pick of the props, but Wane seems to rate Dudson pretty highly.
I hope Rocky gets a bench spot. He certainly deserves one. It probably depends on McIllorum's fitness.
Should be a hell of a month for us.

#56 Dave T

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

Around 3500 for Bailey's game.

bit disappointing for a testimonial - wasnt the weather horrendous though?

#57 johnboy1986

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:34 AM

Cos nobody likes bailey big dirty cheating horrible example of a human being even is own fans dont like him that why it was a poor turnout.

#58 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

bit disappointing for a testimonial - wasnt the weather horrendous though?

The weather certainly wasn't the best.


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#59 southstand loiner

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

at the leeds game it was a case of leeds shifting the ball wide  as they had far to much pace for London .  London  didn't look to bad in the middle with there forwards been willing and never giving up   I think against teams with not as much pace as the top clubs they could do  ok


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#60 Bullish Giant Rhino

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

Cos nobody likes bailey big dirty cheating horrible example of a human being even is own fans dont like him that why it was a poor turnout.

It was all to do with the weather. Don't be bitter now...






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