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Evil Homer

Member Since 20 Mar 2004
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#3126712 Gadwin Springer

Posted by Evil Homer on Yesterday, 09:11 PM

It's not good for Catalan but if more players are moving to English clubs then that's good news. The main thing is that they aren't going to RU or being lost to the sport.

#3123551 France Academy U18s 35-34 England Academy U18s

Posted by Evil Homer on 16 May 2015 - 05:46 PM

I wonder how many of these French players will actually make it to Super League and how many will drift away like so many other good French junior teams. English clubs should be scouting all of these players but I doubt it will happen.

#3115207 Mexican Rugby League

Posted by Evil Homer on 01 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

$15,000 is way too high a target to reach in a couple of months.

That's just an upper limit, they don't have to reach that target.

#3111341 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Evil Homer on 24 April 2015 - 07:54 PM

Are people seriously suggesting a name change?! Laughable.

Why is it laughable? I've spent years trying to explain to confused acquaintances that I'm a rugby fan, but that the type of rugby I like is totally different to the one that they're familiar with and that I detest the culture and the sport that they associate with the word rugby, but I'm still a rugby fan, it's just a different sport with the same name. I'm sick of getting birthday and Christmas cards from relatives with pictures of mauls and line-outs and horrible hooped jerseys. Even without taking into account the inevitable problems that it will continue to cause in countless fledgling nations, the name 'rugby' just isn't suitable for our sport.

#3111192 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Evil Homer on 24 April 2015 - 04:52 PM

What about another take on the subject before everyone goes apeshit ? 



They have no claim though because 'Rugby' is not a thing. There are two separate sports, RL and RU, both have the name 'rugby' but that's it, they have about as much in common as ice hockey and field hockey, or polo and water polo.

#3108752 Rod Studd

Posted by Evil Homer on 19 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

Best British RL commentator by far.

#3058904 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by Evil Homer on 22 January 2015 - 05:22 AM

At the risk of getting this thread back on track, I'd like to see the RLEF try to organise some sort of calendar for international games to take place each year. Below the 6 Nations there is a 12 team league system (2 divisions of 6) in place in Union that runs over a 24 month period and sees teams play each other home and away in their division.
Georgia,  Germany, Portugal, Romania, Russia & Spain make up the first tier, whilst  Belgium, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden & Ukraine make up the 2nd.
I have no illusions about this being anything other than an amateur competition as it is most likely to be in Union, but at least they manage the competitions centrally and ensure there are fixtures organised......5 Weekends away over 2 years is hardly going to be a major problem, especially if you have 24 months notice to get things booked!
For example, the weekends of Feb 7/14 and 28, together with March 14 and 21 Germany will host Russia, Romania and Georgia and play away in Spain and Portugal.......stadiums will be booked, officials arranged and judging by previous years, "home" teams look to maximise revenues to contribute to travelling costs. 
Great news that the Cub scene is growing in Sweden, but I believe we need to grow internationally to gain traction and recognition across Europe.

Not sure what you are talking about here as the RLEF have been organizing annual international RL tournaments for all nations since their inception. Also Moldova has not played RL since 1995 and AFAIK Romania has never played the sport.

If you want to keep up to date with European developments then visit rlef.eu.com.

#3058103 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by Evil Homer on 20 January 2015 - 08:17 PM

His post reflects the truth.

The truth that many RL fans are idiots, yes.

#3057725 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by Evil Homer on 19 January 2015 - 10:39 PM

And all they need now are thirteen Aussies with Scandanavian grandparents and they can compete in the next World Cup,

Embarrassing post.

#3056842 News from Sweden

Posted by Evil Homer on 18 January 2015 - 12:55 AM

I misread that as 'Impact Power League'. Now that would be a good name for a competition.

What does this mean for the joint Sweden-Denmark league?

#3054679 USA Pioneers v Leeds: live streaming

Posted by Evil Homer on 11 January 2015 - 08:43 PM

What was the point of that?
It did no good for either team.

Rugby league fans, everyone!


I'm sure it does something for the USA Pioneers team, which wouldn't exist if it wasn't for this match.

#3052214 Red Star v Partizan live streaming

Posted by Evil Homer on 05 January 2015 - 05:49 PM

...and then they'll immediately ditch the players that got them there and pick 20 aussies from the NRL who qualify because their grandmothers' possibly ate a bit of Serbian goulash while on holiday there once. Some reward  :good:  

Say that to the face of the Serbian administrators and see what response you get.

#3051020 Intoduction- League newbie from Canada

Posted by Evil Homer on 02 January 2015 - 07:06 AM

There probably won't be any rough stuff in the Ontario competition, I don't even know why the guy posted that. In fact most of the advice posted on this thread is garbage apart from the stuff about cardio and passing/catching and running with the ball, that is very important since you'll probably run with the ball more in one game of league than an entire season of union.


If you've been playing in the forwards in union then it will probably be a pretty different experience for you, since it's a much faster game and there really isn't too much grappling and static pushing like you're probably used to. Here is footage of a recent Canada vs USA international match to give you an idea of what you're in for, you will probably end up playing with or against some of these players. 

#3035112 Belgium-Netherlands

Posted by Evil Homer on 19 November 2014 - 05:33 PM

Joint Belgium-Netherlands domestic competition to start in 2015.



#3030270 Carcassonne v Lezignan 9/11/14

Posted by Evil Homer on 09 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

Steam is working just fine for me, perfect quality.