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#2980428 ***TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 24 STARTS THURSDAY - In Progress

Posted by Railway End on Yesterday, 12:36 PM

Poll - 3 games

Winners

Dogs
Eels
Broncos
Rabbits
Warriors
Sharks
Titans
Storm

2 Aways

345 points


#2978337 RLIF Welcome Developments In Pacific Region

Posted by Railway End on 16 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

All very nice sentiment from Nigel Wood.

Isn't this the kind of development the RLIF should be implementing rather than riding on the coat tails of the NRL?


#2976748 New Aussie RU comp changes points scoring system

Posted by Railway End on 13 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

Here's a wikipedia link that shows the differences between northern and southern hemisphere rugby league laws. I know no rugby league fan who thinks its sane that the NRL or SL can arbitrarily change the laws to suit themselves or their sponsors without at least discussing it with their counterparts.


Surely big Nige will sort out that sorry state of affairs now he is chairman of the RLIF.... or maybe not. :(
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#2976710 *** TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 23 Results Posted; Awards Pre...

Posted by Railway End on 13 August 2014 - 06:47 PM

Nearly forgot we kicked of on Thursday this week!

Poll - 5 or 6

Winners;

Rabbits
Eels
Raiders
Storm
Roosters
Warriors
Sea Eagles
Cowboys

Homes - 4

Points - 330


#2973047 Is Jarryd Hayne the best player in NRL?

Posted by Railway End on 07 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

This is the age old debate about how you consider a player to be the best in the world. Do you look for individual brilliance or someone whose play is essential to a team performing to its full ability?

Personally I think a mixture of the two is what should be looked for. I'd go for Cooper Cronk (can't belive he didn't get a single vote!) followed closely by Kieran Foran.


#2972968 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 22 Results Posted, Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 07 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

Poll - Roosters v Titans

Winners

Rabbits
Broncos
Storm
Cowboys
Eels
Warriors
Dragons
Roosters

Aways - 1

Points - 364


#2972522 Super championship mega dual reg mania

Posted by Railway End on 06 August 2014 - 05:47 PM

If you start to think of Dual Reg as 'loans, but from the same club' all your bad thoughts will go away: we've had lads who've had more game time with us than they have with Saints this season, so when Saints recall them, they're effectively borrowing them from us!


And how does that make you feel watching Rochdale develop these Saints players for a season? A lot of Hornets resources being used to ease the Saints purse strings, and for what? The player goes back to Saints after a few months and the young Rochdale junior left to take his place is totally disillusioned at having had his career path blocked by a DR player.


#2971843 Krishnan Inu off to Stade Francais

Posted by Railway End on 05 August 2014 - 02:46 PM

Facts you say. This fella knows all about facts!


John-Inverdale.jpg


Please don't post this kind of distasteful imagery on a forum that can be viewed by children or people of a sensitive disposition. ;)


#2968585 Drama at Tigers

Posted by Railway End on 31 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

A lesson for all clubs here I think. Player power = chaos.

I hope Mick Potter gets the Tigers into the top 8 and triggers the clause in his contract that entitles him to continue as Head Coach next year.

As happened at the Bulls, Potter continues to conduct himself with the utmost professionalism and dignity. If the Tigers do get rid I'd love to see him back in the British game.


#2968555 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 21 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 31 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Poll - Sharks v Eels

Winners

Sea Eagles
Dogs
Eels
Cowboys
Roosters
Warriors
Rabbits
Tigers

6 homes

341 points


#2968310 NZ Sevens dilemma - Olympics

Posted by Railway End on 30 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

It could take these players a fair while to learn the "nuances" of the 7's game though.

Things like running, passing and tackling come to mind ;-)


#2966841 Potter Dumped? Maybe, maybe not

Posted by Railway End on 28 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

It would be an absolutely crazy decision to get rid of Potter IMO.

Last season he had an horrific injury list to deal with and was forced to blood many youngsters. He also had the Benji Marshall circus to control as well. The signs were there at the end of the season that he was turning things around.

This season they have performed well above expectations. Last year's youngsters are now established first graders. Simona, Noafaluma, Sue, Seumanufaigai (sp?), Gavet, Brooks, Tedesco and Moses fit that bill. Good signings such as Taupau, Austin and Richards have proved a success as well.

This squad is going in the right direction and could be world beaters in 2 or 3 years. Brooks in particular looks like a future origin and kangaroo player and he's only 19.

Farah needs to wind his neck in. He comes across as someone who's only happy if he is centre of attention. The board should be backing the coach, especially when he is doing well, and not star players. It's Tim Sheens all over again.


#2964972 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Railway End on 24 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

Not sure we will ever know if he meant it but if he did he should miss the rest if the season


Whether he meant it or not I think he could be on the sidelines for a few weeks.

As one of the commentators said, he new Abdull was underneath and he therefore had a duty of care for the players safety.


#2964486 back chat

Posted by Railway End on 24 July 2014 - 06:40 AM

How have Cas benefitted?


Taking Rangi off your hands therefore allowing Cas to become a team.


#2964479 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 20 Results Posted

Posted by Railway End on 24 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

Poll - Warriors v Sea Eagles

Winners

Roosters
Broncos
Panthers
Titans
Cowboys
Warriors
Tigers
Rabbits

Points - 364

Aways - 3