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#3033959 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 16 November 2014 - 08:51 PM

Morning all. Currently in Devonport on the North shore in Auckland. I had a belting time watching the game on Queens Street in Auckland. The Kiwis fan certainly enjoyed the game and despise the Australians as much as I do. Shaun Johnson was simply awesome as was the game as a whole. Simply cannot wait for the Kiwis to tour the UK next year; just hope the RFL announce details and tickets soon and play the games in big stadia.

#3026715 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 03 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

Even a sub-literate poster who referred to Hall as "that Pommie <ahem> lady-part" agreed it was a try. So he actually has more class than some of the Aussie media.


I detest Australia with a passion. Whilst I have admire how ruthless they can be (see the Inglis try targetting an injured Josh Hodgson), I despise the way they go about their business both on and off the field, starting with Greg Bird and Tim Sheens. The article talking about admitting England to the NRL caps it off for me... ######s the lot of them!


As for our leaders, it is about time the RFL grew a set of cojones and started standing up to them. Absolutely sick of feeling walked all over (Graham was yesterday) by them and our leaders not having the moral courage, backbone or integrity to stand up to them.  

#3026711 09/11/14 - Australia v Samoa KO 5am GMT (Wollongong)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 03 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

They won't win. I'd love it if they did, but they won't.


Agreed. The Aussies will be far too cynical for them. I just hope the Samoans hurt them...

#3026710 Is it time for England to join NRL?

Posted by GeordieSaint on 03 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

The NRL really do think they're the sport. They're not the NFL and can't single handily play the sport themselves. 


I am frankly sick of the NRL and the mentality it is breeding at the moment. Yes it is a great competition but it is not their game. They are a part of a much bigger picture and it is about time the powers at be at the RFL, NZRL and the rest of the International Rugby League community started letting them know that.

#3026689 Is it time for England to join NRL?

Posted by GeordieSaint on 03 November 2014 - 08:41 PM

What is people's obsession with the NRL? It's a great competition but undermining the sport in this country isn't going to make it any better.


Agreed and I think it shows a typical arrogance from our Australian counterparts and argubaly a fairly insular outlook in favour of the NRL as per usual. I want to see England playing the likes of Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, France, PNG et al on a regular basis, not Souths or Penrith. 

#3025181 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 02 November 2014 - 08:20 AM

Aussies know how to complain yet McNamara takes everything and says nothing,.,time to grow a pair.

Agreed. Confront them and do it publicly. Embarrass them for what they truly are. We are so bad in the UK at the information campaign (not limited to RL and sport sadly). It's about time we grew a pair and started tackling this issue head on.

#3025154 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 02 November 2014 - 08:04 AM

This was the worst thing that could happen once Aussies decided they would referee their own team.
It was inevitable at some stage. Lack of penalties can always be defended as that is interpretation, but this was always a risk.

England (and I would suggest Samoa too) need to kick up a massive fuss about this. Absolutely disgusted today in our game and how it is allowed to be run. I am not just being bitter because we lost; it is frankly just pathetic the Australians are allowed to get away with this sort of ###### in the 21st century.

#3025014 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 02 November 2014 - 07:16 AM

End of the day England threw that game away, we dominated the 1st half and went to sleep for the majority of the 2nd half. We simply stopped playing attacking RL.

We stopped playing attacking rugby as we never had the ball and weren't allowed to by consistently being held down in the tackle. We weren't dominated in the tackle so the amount of lying on was ridiculous. Simply disgusted!

#3024813 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 02 November 2014 - 06:16 AM

Typical Bird again...
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#3023029 Souths sign rising RU star

Posted by GeordieSaint on 30 October 2014 - 06:03 PM

He said he didn't do it for the money. He might well have earned more in the NRL to be honest. 


I have read he has shifted as his body would only last another 4 seasons in the NRL... expand his career by playing RU. It's a bit like the old Graham Lowe quote:


“I’m 49, I’ve had a brain haemorrhage and a triple bypass and I could still go out and play a reasonable game of rugby union. But I wouldn’t last 30 seconds in rugby league.”


Clearly Burgess is implying something similar!

#3023012 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 30 October 2014 - 05:10 PM

Very positive news for England if this is the case on Sunday:




O'Loughlin is a top player and will drastically improve the team.

#3022955 Catalans academy

Posted by GeordieSaint on 30 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

It mentions some clubs not prepared to fork out €12-15000  to get their sides across to Perpignan.


Deary me... English clubs can't afford to pay a £10k-£12k bill for broadening their own players development, nevermind the benefit to Catalans and French RL? Frankly that is pathetic and the worst case of penny pinching I have come across. The RFL need to grow some balls and force the clubs to fulfil their commitment to develop the Academy game across SL and not just the M62.

#3020780 12-Year International Schedule?

Posted by GeordieSaint on 26 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

I hope 12-year plan doesn't mean what England, Australia and New Zealand are up to but a holistic view of the World game including Pacific, European and Americas Cups etc etc and continues to be forecast out to 12-years every single year...

#3020629 25/10/14 - Ireland v Scotland - (Dublin - KO 2pm)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 26 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

I genuinely hope Scotland qualify for the Four Nations. It'd be a massive boost for them and would be the 3rd different European nation having a bash at the big boys in the third NH Four Nations tournament. With plenty of promotion, absolutely no reason why each Scottish game should not take place in Scotland with a game each for the big cities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh where the game seems to be predominantly played.

#3020020 25/10/14 - 4N - Australia v New Zealand (TV: Premier Sports 9.30am)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 25 October 2014 - 10:54 AM

If the Aussies play like that against Samoa and boxhead will understand why England struggled against a vey big Samoan pack.

Awesome morning with the Aussies bottom! Really tough game next week for us in Melbourne but if we can raise our game in defence, we can very realistically dump the Aussies out of the tournament.