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#21 Simmo

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

Money?

Maybe.

 

Also, I'm just watching it back again, and Hayne's response to the ref when told about the 8 point try is like that of a 4 year old child.

 

Maybe he is playing for the Eels because the other teams in the league prefer grown ups?



#22 walter sobchak

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Maybe.
 
Also, I'm just watching it back again, and Hayne's response to the ref when told about the 8 point try is like that of a 4 year old child.
 
Maybe he is playing for the Eels because the other teams in the league prefer grown ups?

Big fish in a little pond and all that, does he have a history of whining at refs?

#23 londonrlfan

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

Widdop was excellent for the Saints, assists for 4 of their 7 tries and kicked 8 from 8 some of which from wide out. 

 

I hope McBanana was watching. 



#24 Davo5

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

Warriors had no edge defence,especially there right side,misreads,falling off tackles.tomkins missed 1 bomb under pressure from 2 eels and slipped for there first try,but had 2 try assists,hardly a nightmare debut and a lot better than his replacement at Wigan,NRL legend Bowen had.

#25 Dave T

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

Maybe.

Also, I'm just watching it back again, and Hayne's response to the ref when told about the 8 point try is like that of a 4 year old child.

Maybe he is playing for the Eels because the other teams in the league prefer grown ups?

yeah, i thought similar. Complete lack of respect. Id have asked him to go away and send his vice captain if he was incapable of behaving like an adult. Absolute tool.

#26 Simmo

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

Big fish in a little pond and all that, does he have a history of whining at refs?

Don't all Australians?



#27 CGD

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:26 AM

Really? If Hayne is so good, why is he playing for the worst team in Australia?

Your response to somebody saying Hayne was outplaying Tomkins is "why is he playing for the worst team in Australia"? :laugh:

 

I'll put that down to rush of blood.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

Your response to somebody saying Hayne was outplaying Tomkins is "why is he playing for the worst team in Australia"? :laugh:

 

I'll put that down to rush of blood.

You can put it down to whatever you like.

 

I presume we can also put down you dismissing Tomkins after one game to a bout of Cyclops Syndrome?

 

Hayne was OK, Tomkins did some good things, and some poor things, albeit behind a well beaten pack.

 

Let's give the lad a chance before we write him off. If I recall correctly, Hayne has had some absolute shockers over the years.



#29 londonrlfan

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Your response to somebody saying Hayne was outplaying Tomkins is "why is he playing for the worst team in Australia"? :laugh:

 

I'll put that down to rush of blood.

 

How is the world class NRL superstar Matty Bowen getting on in SL? Dropped in favour of a teenager last week....



#30 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

As expected for me Tomkins is a good player and will do OK in the NRL. But he is not the superstar some on here think. 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

As expected for me Tomkins is a good player and will do OK in the NRL. But he is not the superstar some on here think. 

Then SL has no superstars. I sometimes wonder why anyone watches RL.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

How is the world class NRL superstar Matty Bowen getting on in SL? Dropped in favour of a teenager last week....

 

Its off thread but..

Bowen looks like he may have moved to England just for the money and contract length, early days and he may well come good.

He looks out of condition and not that interested.

You have to be careful paying over the odds for a 32 year old Fullback that has had a history of knee problems and although its not always the case its often the case that Aboriginal players often struggle playing too far away from their local community.
England is a long way from Cairns.


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#33 CGD

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

I presume we can also put down you dismissing Tomkins after one game to a bout of Cyclops Syndrome?

 

Nice one, when did I do that?



#34 Scubby

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

I am sure that we could all have a detailed discussion about our memories of the first couple of games of Adrian Morley, Jonathan Davies, Kevin Ward, Gareth Ellis, James Graham, George Burgess et al.

 

What's that?? No, I can't remember them either.


Edited by Scubby, 09 March 2014 - 11:47 AM.


#35 walter sobchak

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

I hope McBanana was watching.

Why? He'd still only play on the bench or at centre anyway.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

Nice one, when did I do that?

Your overall commentary on his performance has been super negative, and you know that.

 

Give the lad a chance, just like I presume you have over the years with Hayne, Slater, etc, etc, etc.



#37 Davo5

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Why? He'd still only play on the bench or at centre anyway.

Since when has a halfback playing outstanding rugby for his club been a reason to get picked for england

#38 Scubby

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Widdop also showed how he can dominate a game. He needs to be given his head for England and we should be building a team around him at 6.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

Widdop also showed how he can dominate a game. He needs to be given his head for England and we should be building a team around him at 6.

Agreed. I have watched every televised game this weekend, and Widdop's performance was the best of all the stand-offs on show.



#40 walter sobchak

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

Since when has a halfback playing outstanding rugby for his club been a reason to get picked for england


Since mal Reilly stopped being coach of GB.




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