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#3095683 26 Mar: Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 26 March 2015 - 09:58 PM

Good solid performance from Salford. Far too good for an industrious Widnes side this evening. Hood and Griffin the pick for Salford tonight. Solid platform set by the forwards and liked how the backs did plenty of work relieving the pressure in their own half. Kicking game was decent from Dobson and Chase but it was their defence which was impressive. Sheens and Harris have done a good job recently. Well done the Reds.

#3095267 What a statement

Posted by GeordieSaint on 26 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

Leigh paranoia alert *WARNING* *WARNING* *WARNING*


What is it with Leigh fans.


The Leigh fans are starting to develop into a club version of Wendall. :)


Anyway, glad to hear the game is on Sky and hopefully should be a cracker. Wish both teams all the best!

#3094936 29 Mar: iPro Sport Cup Semi Finals Thread

Posted by GeordieSaint on 25 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

Absolutely no disrespect to Oldham and Swinton supporters but would love a North Wales vs Newcastle final.

#3094934 Does Liking One Code Stop You Enjoying The Other?

Posted by GeordieSaint on 25 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

Not from my experience.


I work in Norway and on the camp we get together with Poles,Swedes,Norwegians and a few other nationalities were rugby (either code) is not greatly known.

Having access to SKY GO via the computer,HDMI cable to the big TV's in the common rooms and I then become the "Sports broadcaster" for some of the blocks on camp

.Off course Premier League soccer is the one all the foriegn guys want to watch but having screened a number of union and league games those who dont know the difference seem to prefer watching League.


That is not bull8itt... that is what's happened time after time.


Six nations opener was Wales v England,full house good atmosphere but the Norwegian and Swedish guys wanted Super League on.


Similar had happened in the Netherlands when the two codes were shown t new people.


Take the hype and media away,show both games to a NEW audience with little previous exposure to either code and I honestly believe your statement would be blown out of the water.


I had a similar experience in Spain in 2003.

#3092785 Well you said you wanted tries...

Posted by GeordieSaint on 21 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

England have just taken off their most dangerous player today with less than 8 mins to go when needing 2 tries?!

#3092781 Rugby Union's rapidly decreasing try scoring, line breaks and general ent...

Posted by GeordieSaint on 21 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

The answer has been under the Union authorities noses all the time!

Tell every team they have to win by 20 points and they look to run the ball and score tries. ;)


What the hell is going on in this England vs France game? It's like both teams have forgot how to defend... and the French have forgotten how to kick a conversion/penalty.

#3090532 Only one RL story on the BBC Sports news tonight

Posted by GeordieSaint on 17 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Big difference in statements by Leeds and the Police. Not a great reflection on either the individuals or the club in my opinion.

#3089080 15 Mar: Kingstone Press Championship Round 5 - Match Thread

Posted by GeordieSaint on 15 March 2015 - 03:48 PM

Workington 12 - 14 Sheffield FT

#3088735 13 Mar: Widnes Vikings v St Helens KO 8pm

Posted by GeordieSaint on 14 March 2015 - 05:02 PM


  1. Bring on Warrington.



Having watched Warrington last night, I reckon we'll get stuffed with most of our backline out injured. We'll find it difficult to break down the Warrington defence is they defend like they did against Leeds. We've got a solid set of forwards and we'll match them in the pack but could struggle getting points on the board. I guess we'll see.

#3088729 13 Mar: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 14 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

Westwood, Hill and Simms were all immense last night and the third try came from some very aggressive defence which put Leeds under pressure.


Hill is the best prop in SL by a long way.

#3087649 RLIF CEO

Posted by GeordieSaint on 12 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

I might be out on a limb, but i am not impressed with this appointment. if you ask anyone on the inside of cricket the England success under his tenure was inspite of him, not because of. Like the appointment of Brian Barwick this all about the "name". Barwick and Collier are men on the way down, who have had their time. Compare and contrast to other sports and industries who are appointing men on the up who are dynamic and ambitious.

I want to know specifically how he will be measured and held accoutable. Fluffy statements about expanding the game are one thing, but what does that mean in reality. lets have some transparency on his KPIs for the next twelve months, two years, etc.

I don't think we will get them, like Barwick he will be picking up easy money for not a lot. Maybe we will see shaking hands with the great and the good at international matches!

Never mind keep swallowing the spin from Dr Goebells at Redhall.


Whilst I get your sentiments, I disagree. Whilst Collier (and Barwick for that matter) may be 'on the way down', he brings experience and understanding to the table. As the RLIF have absolutely nothing developed other than a website, experience and understanding of the international environment is a must for the game presently. Only time will tell if anything is delivered and that very much depends on how willing the ARLC and RFL are to engage with Collier and whatever structure he develops plus relinquish authority to him. This at least a step in the right direction.

#3086969 RLIF CEO

Posted by GeordieSaint on 11 March 2015 - 11:37 AM

Ralph Rimmer.

#3086716 England Rugby League team set targets

Posted by GeordieSaint on 10 March 2015 - 08:13 PM

I've said it elsewhere but that is nothing more than just soundbites from Wood with little substance as usual.

#3085525 The sky at night

Posted by GeordieSaint on 08 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

Anty astronomers on here? Just bought my first telescope, tips and advice gratefully received.


Some good responses so far! :)


I got a telescope for Christmas. I haven't managed to use it much at all yet other than set it up and look at the moon; epic view of it! Hopefully get some clear nights when up at the house over Easter and figure out how to use it properly...

#3084646 7 Mar: Catalans Dragons v Salford Red Devils KO 4.30pm (CET) (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 07 March 2015 - 04:19 PM

A half of two halves...