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Representing 3 Countries

Today, 06:23 AM

On the "versatile utility players" thread, JohnM suggested Sam Panapa and provided a link to Wikipedia.

It appears Panapa played for 3 countries, New Zealand, Western Samoa and Tokelau.

Are there any other players to achieve such a feat?

Podcasts

Yesterday, 10:25 AM

I listen to quite a few Rugby League podcasts and wonder if there are any I am missing out on.

Is there a definitive list of RL podcasts anywhere? I'm interested in anything, be it SL, NRL or the Kiwi scene.

Ian Robertson

08 June 2014 - 07:23 AM

Flicking through the stations in the car yesterday I came across 5Lives coverage of the New Zealand v England game.

Ian Robertson was chief commentator, jeez it was poor. The guy seemed to struggle to identify the players, there were long pauses in his commentary (not good if your in radio) and every bit of play was described as "magnificent". He constantly asked his co-commentator Richard?? "what happened there?"

As a licence payer it would have been nice if he could have described the game to his audience. Surely this guy needs to be pensioned off.

Paul Rowley

07 June 2014 - 06:54 AM

Following the success of Daryl Powell at Cas, surely Paul Rowley is the next cab off the coaching rank for a Super League club.

The way he has built the team up from having just 8 players on the books a couple of years ago is a fantastic achievement. Every time I hear the bloke speak I am impressed. His whole emphasis is on team unity, hard work and respect. His teams play with flair, passion, skill and intelligence.

Although it pains me to say it as a Fev fan, Leigh are easily the best club, playing wise, in the Championship at the moment and last night's performance will have worried a few SL chairmen about next year's 3x8 middle tier.

I hope Paul can realise his coaching aspirations with Leigh, but why any SL club would want to sign an unproven NRL assistant coach ahead of the likes of Rowley is beyond me.

Differential Penalty

28 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

I watched the Rabbitohs victory over Brisbane at the weekend, when a penalty was kicked to win the match after a very dubious ball steal call against the Broncos.

It felt a very harsh decision and a terrible way for any team to lose a tight fought game.

I remember years ago when we still had contested scrums, the differential penalty was introduced as there were multiple ways for teams to win penalties and kick an easy 2 points. Has the time come for "stripping" penalties to be classed as differential as well? Therefore we reduce the chances of this grey area of the game determining the final victors.