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#3081641 That clip of Rangi Chase...

Posted by tim2 on 02 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

My RU loving colleague was impressed but also managed to find the clip of him breaking Tangi Ropati's jaw.

#3081465 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 02 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

My first Bradford parkrun today for a while...29.30. Not bad IMO but will have to beat that next week if I aren't working.


Edited due to terrible grammar. (not that IMO probably comes under grammar..lol..er)


I might be popping into the Bradford parkrun on 14th March - I was at the Hockney exhibition yesterday and want to go back again. Let me know if you're running that day and I'll go round with you as I've got a race on the 15th and want to go steadily (for me!)


I ran the Rother Valley parkrun on Saturday to bring my total for February to a record 108 miles. I then ran just short of 21 miles last night, ending up in driving sleet. Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

#3075967 Swinging arm tackles

Posted by tim2 on 21 February 2015 - 04:39 PM

I haven't said it does.

I've already said they both deserved sin binning. But surely even you can see that a deliberate high shot intended to injure a player should probably get a red but an unintentional reactional high grab might only get a yellow.


We were always taught as refs that "reckless" or "dangerous" were the type of description that would warrant a red, regardless of intent. I would argue this was both. International games seem to work on a completely different basis, where you have to pull a gun out and shoot someone to potentially get a yellow. Unless you're Adrian Morley against Australia.

#3073342 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 16 February 2015 - 08:30 PM

30K at Stamford - smashed it, finishing 9 minutes quicker than the same race last year in 2 hours 46 minutes 50 seconds.


More training now ready for the Hull 20 mile next month.

#3072548 The Kingstone Press Championship - Round 1 Match Thread

Posted by tim2 on 15 February 2015 - 04:44 PM

Leigh back in front. And some people are watching Rugby Union!


I'd be watching Leigh-Bradford if it was on.

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#3069478 Record score in Belgium

Posted by tim2 on 09 February 2015 - 10:15 PM



I've seen teams playing short handed in RL - 10 v 13 + subs at times and never once have I seen a team not trying. They've asked me to blow early because they were knackered and getting injured, but only if the opposition agreed.


This team should be fined and docked points for bringing the game into disrepute.

#3068536 Six Nations - Wales vs England

Posted by tim2 on 08 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

I watched parts of Wales-England and parts of Italy-Ireland. It genuinely occurred to me that some talented rugby players were being inhibited by 2 things.


1. Too many players on the field too close together leading to...

2. Unlimited "phases" where it's nearly impossible to get the ball back. At several tackles Italy literally committed NOBODY in the ruck.


What they need is fewer players, say, 2, and/or a bigger gap, say 5m for starters and a limit to the number of phases. If they don't like the handover concept of RL, simply abandon the rucking rules after 6 phases. Allow handling, in from the side/back etc. Make it a proper contest.

#3055130 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 13 January 2015 - 05:30 AM

I am currently in Phoenix, Arizona and did a nice 10 mile run round the streets of the city on Sunday. It's surprisingly pedestrian/runner friendly compared to other US cities I've been to.

#3055129 NWC Clubs unanimously reject Primary RL format

Posted by tim2 on 13 January 2015 - 05:27 AM

Bit of disappointment to this important topic

Over 1,150 views
20 posts from only 6 different people
No entry from any club out of the heartlands actually saying they are running 6-7 year old teams

Are these players not the future of our game??


Chargers run Primary RL - we tried to get other local clubs involved but they all seem to be focusing on their Open Age teams.

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#3054527 NWC Clubs unanimously reject Primary RL format

Posted by tim2 on 11 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

In normal circumstances the RFL should be running the whole game - I don't think there's any question that there should be a single NGB. However history has left rugby league in a position where the NGB is not trusted to run the game at grass roots. Very sad.

#3054020 How many days in a week?

Posted by tim2 on 09 January 2015 - 10:48 PM

have a read of this for a laugh! http://www.deathandt...re-in-the-week/


The longer I read that, the less sure I was that I actually knew how many days there were in a week. It's as if the stupidity was seeping out of the computer and infecting me.

#3052608 Conference League South

Posted by tim2 on 06 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

It's just they're going to kill the game by having the clubs fund a development department, why even have a development department? Not to go all Monty Python but what have they ever done for us?


If any club (or small set of nearby clubs) could raise money themselves without being subsidised, they'd be better off paying for their own personnel part-time than funding someone centrally. That's basically what the North Derbys Chargers are doing.

#3052519 Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Posted by tim2 on 06 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

Don't see any problem with accepting sponsorship from Ladbrokes but didnt the R.F.L accept the Stobart deal because they didn't want to go with a gambling sponsor who was going to actually put money into the game?


No, I repeat for the thousandth time "didnt the Super League clubs accept the Stobart deal"


If football can bombard us with Ray Winstone's disembodied head demanding that we "bet in play" then I think we can live with Ladbrokes. It's better than nobody, and probably more lucrative than Carnegie.

#3049612 Wiki..pedia and others.

Posted by tim2 on 28 December 2014 - 12:49 PM

It's fantastic for finding stuff out like how old Bruce Forsyth is. According to Wikipedia he's 127.

#3049589 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 28 December 2014 - 11:45 AM

The marathon training is going quite well. At least up to Boxing Day when 5 inches of snow put paid to parkrun yesterday and a club race today.


Looks like it's warming up for New Yaer's Day, when I will be doing 2 parkruns 90 minutes apart.