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#1 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

Great to see this tournament underway. We're half way through Day 1 on UK TV. After the winter weather we've had it's wonderful to see this festival of RL in the sun of Auckland. Great atmosphere with lots of folk in fancy dress. Watching South's v Dragons currently. Sharks on next. Bunnies have won this one though. Dragons didn't really get going.

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#2 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

Eden Park looks superb under with the sun beating down. Saw Panthers beat Storm. Ouch! Close though with Melbourne taking just a bit too long to get into the swing of things.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

46,000 enjoying this glorious day. Tigers v Sharks now. Sharks won their previous game. Paul Fallen n Todd Carney on the pitch. Can't be bad for Cronulla.

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#4 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

Sironen limped off for Tigers. Sharks have player sin binned. Tigers now score try.

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#5 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

Sharks back in it. They have a good side with Fifita and Feki
Tigers up at half time.

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#6 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

Tigers win that one convincingly.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Some great shots of a beautiful city.
Close game - Knights v Titans.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

Knights passing, strength n speed too good for Titans.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

Nines a better game than 7s. Not so much a lottery.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Freddie scores a try and collars Ben Barba!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

Big game next - Warriors v Sea Eagles. Eels looked good. Doggies at sixes and sevens.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

Hometown favourites have magnificent support here. The tournament has hit the right note - it's joyous. Looking forward to seeing Sam Tomkins in action.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:48 PM

Coote has leg injury ... acl?
Todd Carney may not play tomorrow.

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#14 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

Ooooh Warriors given try but there was no touch down.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

Home crowd delirious as Warriors punish suffering Manly.

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#16 G Las D

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:45 PM

Having seen a lot of Day 1 games the stand out teams for me were Panthers and Warriors.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

What a brilliant tournament this was. I loved the format. Can't wait for the next one. 


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#18 G Las D

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:18 PM

Exciting stuff with some great performances. It was great to see a lot of promising young talented players taking the field.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

Really enjoyed it, and very glad to read that some of the big name players who didn't appear wanted to play and could well turn out next year. One point I would change though is the 5 point try - an unnecessary gimmick.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:33 AM

The main advantage of that five point Try is scores are far less likely to be even with the odd number.

Drop goal athons would ruin it.






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