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Railway End

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#2993438 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 FINALS WEEK 1 Results Posted; Awards Pre...

Posted by Railway End on 11 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

Poll 1 or 2

Winners

Rabbits
Roosters
Broncos
Storm

Points - 136


#2989725 Magic Weekend Location (merged threads)

Posted by Railway End on 07 September 2014 - 08:33 AM

I dont disagree with the choice of venue, but what exactly makes Newcastle a "sports mad city"?


Change the word "sports" to "football" and your nearer the mark.


#2989711 Magic Weekend Location (merged threads)

Posted by Railway End on 07 September 2014 - 08:08 AM

A great choice if true. As has been said, it needs a big sell to the Geordies to fill the place out and hopefully grow the game in the North East.

How about Gateshead play one of their league games as an opener as well?


#2989704 England to face New Zealand in 2015

Posted by Railway End on 07 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

According to nz media the rfl asked both Samoa and NZ. They are also trying to get Wembley. http://i.stuff.co.nz...-for-Kiwis-tour


Iro may be happy to play at Headingley and Wigan but I hoped the RFL would be a little more ambitious.


#2987910 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 26 *** Results Posted; Awards Pre...

Posted by Railway End on 03 September 2014 - 06:53 PM

Poll - Panthers v Warriors

Winners

Roosters
Storm
Sharks
Eels
Cowboys
Knights
Bulldogs
Warriors

3 Aways

Points - 331


#2987420 Koukash update?

Posted by Railway End on 03 September 2014 - 06:19 AM

Gareth Thomas on RL; "in union there is a lot of kicking and set plays going on which seem to take ages to play. Whereas in league if you shut down for a few seconds the players are so talented in recognising you are up or out of the line they put the ball up into the air, into a gap and score. It's 80 minutes of working whereas in Union you can rest and have a look into the crowd a lot of the time".


I remember Scott Gibbs and Inga Tuigamala making similar comments shortly after they crossed to the handling code as well.

If Koukash is doing one thing right it is getting under the skin of Unionites. ;)


#2986111 31/08/14 - Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls KO 3.30pm

Posted by Railway End on 31 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

Cas strolled to a big lead in a first half where, despite playing down the slope, we came up with precisely one passing move.

The game was at Wheldon Road right?

I've been there hundreds of times and never noticed a slope.:O


#2985585 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 25 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 30 August 2014 - 04:38 PM

Who would have thought that Knights would have thrashed the Eels?
Well Simon and Railway End that's who.


Thrashed is the wrong word G. I thought they may squeak a close victory due to their good recent home record.

I have been unconvinced by Parra on the road all year and it looks to be the reason why they will probably miss the eight.


#2983707 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 25 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 28 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

Poll - Cowboys v Sharks

Winners

Rabbits
Broncos
Knights
Raiders
Roosters
Warriors
Sea Eagles
cowboys

7 homes

316 points


#2980428 ***TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 24 - Results Posted; Awards Pr...

Posted by Railway End on 20 August 2014 - 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