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#2983934 Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

Posted by roughyedspud on 28 August 2014 - 01:21 PM



The NRL, meanwhile, is sick of waiting around for a properly constituted RLIF and has decided to take responsibility for the Pacific itself, launching a strategy a couple of weeks back and sending Sonny Bill Williams and Smith to Samoa, Jarryd Hayne to Fiji etc.


prior to englishman nigel wood becoming head of the RLIF  6months ago the RLIF has been headed by kiwis & australians for the previous 10 years.....if they are sick of waiting they should have done it years ago when they where in charge




 the odds continue to lengthen of a traditional Great Britain tour next year because the players have been promised the post season off (although other countries, most with NRL players in their sides, plan to play).


lengthen? its dead in the water...




The Kiwis weren't about to wait for the Aussies to sort out their politics for next spring – they booked an incoming tour by the French which they deemed to be affordable.


the kiwis did'nt stand up to the RLPA in 2012 and they won't in 2015 either...

if they where to stand up to the RLPA do you not think they'd rather have GB or england over for a series instead of ONE game against the french cos thats all the RLPA is going to allow them to play!






at the end of the day dave smith & the NRL should have ###### all to do with international RL....australia should be represented at the RLIF by john grant and the ARLC!!


alot of work the NRL does,especially in the pacific is about building the NRL brand,sod all to do with international RL

#2982560 Hall is “incredible”, says Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe

Posted by roughyedspud on 25 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

hes the best winger in the world by a good distance and has been for the past 3-4 years

#2981232 Late News - will Gallen and other ASADA'd players play this weekend? NO T...

Posted by roughyedspud on 22 August 2014 - 01:05 AM

17 players have been banned for a total of 6 weeks....the last 3 weeks of this season and 3 weeks of pre season..

what a joke!

#2980970 Halifax U20 28-6 Oldham U20

Posted by roughyedspud on 21 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Oh and Spud, I usually agree with your stance on ORL, but I don't think the job is beyond anyone.

i mean on his own....running a club can't,isn't and never will be a one man operation

#2978143 Halifax U20 28-6 Oldham U20

Posted by roughyedspud on 15 August 2014 - 11:31 PM

i don't think using a result of a reserve team game is the right way to go about highlighting the clubs apparent issues..

#2976258 Mike Cooper

Posted by roughyedspud on 13 August 2014 - 01:50 AM

Cooper is having a great season down under and that's why he should be considered for the squad. Anyone who's playing as well as he is in either NRL or SL should be a consideration for the Four Nations squad.

Always thought he was a decent enough player at Warrington and that's what he looked like in the early part of this season. He started off with a similar role to what he had at Warrington but his continued improvement has meant he's forced his way into the starting XIII at the Dragons and he's playing many more minutes now and his tackling and metre making is first rate.

Not quite at starter level, not with Graham, Hill & George Burgess in front of him but he's turning into a very solid pro this year. I'd say he's way in front of Tom Burgess this year and would be a better bet for a place in the squad come the end of the year.

have you seen tom burgess play this season??

hes looking more like george with every passing game..

graham,hill,george & tom should be our 4 prop rotation..

#2974490 Too quiet on the Western Front!

Posted by roughyedspud on 10 August 2014 - 02:28 AM

league one is gonna be a fantastic comp next year so wouldn't be that bothered iff we played in it....

but id also like us gain promotion purely because it'll force some issues that need addressing...

#2972821 RLWC 2017 Qualification

Posted by roughyedspud on 07 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

i see steve's still calling for a GB tour next year in 2015.....which is when wales & ireland start their world cup qualification...




the logical thing to do is send england to play australia...and have scotland play "mid week tests" v fiji & samoa (who have also qualified.)



and leavel wales and ireland (and png,tonga,cook islands for that matter) to concentrate on the more important matter of the world cup

#2972157 Super championship mega dual reg mania

Posted by roughyedspud on 06 August 2014 - 01:27 AM

hopefully all dual reg tie ups will be banned....

championship & league one clubs must have reserves/under 21s teams that should be used to plug any first team gaps....and re-establish the loan system

#2970854 Roughyeds 38-28 Skolars

Posted by roughyedspud on 03 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

overly critical by the original poster...we're 2nd in the league,unbeaten at home....and winning ugly is a good thing too...

#2968978 Catalans Rumour

Posted by roughyedspud on 01 August 2014 - 02:05 AM

crusaders & south wales for that matter will do more for welsh RL while being in the championship & league 1,with squads full of welshmen, than having a team in SL full of dire overseas players...

#2968898 Catalans Rumour

Posted by roughyedspud on 31 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

theres more to life than bloody super league..........sport,whatever sport it is,needs the small clubs just as much as it needs the big clubs!!



so what if a club spends its entire exsistance in the lower tiers!!! as long as they are playing,developing the game in that area and developing juniors from that area....WHO CARES WHAT LEAGUE THEY ARE IN!!

#2968030 On The Road Games - back for 2016?

Posted by roughyedspud on 30 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

thought chairmen wanted more home games cos they where pleading poverty?

#2967599 Catalans Rumour

Posted by roughyedspud on 29 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

ie...depends how much money Toulouse bring to the table......





which has always been the case

#2966718 The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by roughyedspud on 27 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

surely it would depend on whether a club was a worthwhile investment for the future of the game, rather than just share it out?

if a club is in the RFL LEAGUE STRUCTURE its worth investing in