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Swansea Jack

Member Since 18 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2016 09:45 AM

#3264921 RFL announce final deal with durex

Posted by Swansea Jack on 31 January 2016 - 10:31 AM

Anyway, the deal's off. The RFL pulled out at the last minute.

Just to say that the posts on this subject have given much to laugh at. I wish that I was as inventive. Well done.

#3224106 France : What Now?

Posted by Swansea Jack on 31 October 2015 - 09:37 AM

Last evening a far less experienced Welsh team; mainly Championship level, defeated a French side with a number of Super League players. The Welsh were a team of commited terriers playing with passion and desire. john Kear is a master at motivating players. Agar is not.

#3224096 France vs Wales

Posted by Swansea Jack on 31 October 2015 - 09:27 AM

Most of the Welsh team play at Championship level. A team of Welsh terriers coached by the grand wizard, John Kear. defeated a much more experienced French side. Well done Wales. One more win and we are European Champions.

The crowd was enthusiastic but small because the was NO publicity in Cardiff. Unless you are a keen RL supporter like me you had no idea that the game was being played.

#3221016 Do you care about rugby league?

Posted by Swansea Jack on 26 October 2015 - 09:45 AM

Excellent. Good to see Mike Nicholas. A true man of League. Best wishes Mike.

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#3216318 Wales v. Scotland

Posted by Swansea Jack on 18 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

This seems to have been overlooked in the forum. Last Friday Wales defeated Scotland, the reigning European Champions in Wrexham

Wales fielded a very young and inexperienced team without Lloyd White and Ben Flower.

The coach is John Kear,of whom I have a high regard. He is excellent at motivating a team. I guess the Welsh won by heart and commitment.

I will be in Cardiff for the game against France, Come on Wales.

#3216312 Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

Posted by Swansea Jack on 18 October 2015 - 08:41 AM

My wife and I have our tickets for the Wigan game. We are travelling from South Wales. We are in the Wall of White. Come on folks support what could be the best England side for years.

#3213462 Building non heartland clubs

Posted by Swansea Jack on 13 October 2015 - 08:05 AM

Gwendraeth Valley Raiders in Llanelli have completed their first season in the Conference South where they reached the play-offs.

We have a superb stadium for this level. with two bars and a café. The playing surface is excellent.. We share the ground with a football club. Onwards and upwards.

#3179361 Gwendraeth Valley Raiders

Posted by Swansea Jack on 20 August 2015 - 08:31 AM

Gwendraeth Valley Raiders (Llanelli) reach play offs of Conference League South in their first year.


They have an excellent stadium for this level, two bars, a café and a superb playing surface.


#3169605 1 Aug: CCSF2 - Hull Kingston Rovers v Warrington Wolves KO 12.45pm

Posted by Swansea Jack on 02 August 2015 - 09:14 AM

IMO Albert Kelly is a miracle on two legs. He is all over the field and makes a major contribution in defence. He is my Man of Steel.

I hope that Albert, players and supporters of HKR enjoy their day at Wembley Sing well.

#3138557 I discovered Rugby League at the age of 48

Posted by Swansea Jack on 11 June 2015 - 08:27 AM

I discovered Rugby League in my fifties when I saw Widnes v. Wigan in the Vetch Field in Swansea. I am now an enthusiastic supporter and was overjoyed when the Celtic Crusaders began in Bridgend in 2006. Sadly no Welsh Marvan Koukash appeared from the valleys.


I attend the Grand Final each year and will be at the England v. New Zealand game in Wigan


I hope that you continue to enjoy our great game.

#3103646 Last nights Oldham v NW Cru game

Posted by Swansea Jack on 10 April 2015 - 07:57 AM

Congratulations to North Wales Crusaders from the South. We still have fond memories of our visits to Wrexham and Chester,

#3072989 Batley Bulldogs and Super League

Posted by Swansea Jack on 16 February 2015 - 08:42 AM

Good on yu. Ignore the carping.

#3067962 6 Feb: St Helens v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Swansea Jack on 07 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

I went to the match.  I was so cold by the end of the match that I was shivering and that's with three layers of almost everything on.  I then came home from the match, about half an hour later than I usually get home from a match because that must have been the longest rugby league match I have been to.


It was a typical first game really, with some potentially great plays not coming off due to misreads or handling errors showing ring rustiness.  There was some feisty stuff and some frustration with the ref who got a little bit carried away with himself just before halftime.  But that helped the fans to become involved, which is always a challenge when the Dragons visit because not having opposition fans doesn't really help with the atmosphere.


The crowd was decent for a freezing night in February at just over 12,000 and the build up to the game was great.  Pity about the injury in the first minute.  That threw everything out of sync really.  I'm pleased that the player is ok.


From a Saints POV we have to get a handle on our emotions and play our way into the season.  I was very very impressed with our defence.  Our attack needs work. 


As I predicted, if we won this game then it would be close, and it was.  It would have been a lot closer if the Dragons had had both their halfbacks playing.


Not a particularly enjoyable game due to all the stoppages and the frustrating errors but it was good to be back at Langtree Park again, and it's great that the new season has started.

At last. A sensible review of the game. Instead of all the tedious critism of the referee.

#3059625 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by Swansea Jack on 23 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

If you make out something isn't a big thing then people will treat it as such, what happens if we don't fill the stadia selected, move it to smaller ones?

That is negative. Remember Robert the Bruce. PERSEVERE>

#3057863 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by Swansea Jack on 20 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

Dear O dear I'm regretting buying tickets and travelling around the world for a game of such little importance after reading some of these posts, Maybe i'm i'm missing something hear I thought the game was a big deal. 

One thing you need to understand is ticket sales indicate interest so i'd say its very important to the game in both country's that this event is well supported.

Please ignore the negativity on this forum. Welcome to the UK. I am glad that you chose to travel this distance..

Enjoy the game.