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Member Since 15 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 01 2014 08:51 AM
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In Topic: Nathan Brown warns McNamara on Daryl Clark

01 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

We have a number of good hookers available, but Roby is still the best for now. It's less than a year since he was a standout in the World Cup, and to appreciate his impact you only need to remember how poor the Saints were when he was out injured for a long spell. I still don't think anyone can match Roby for the speed of thought that allows him to get the ball out to the right player that crucial fraction of a second quicker, which allows the attackers to get through gaps that wouldn't be there otherwise.

By all means have Clark in the squad, and I've no doubt he'll be ready to take over from Roby when the time comes.


In Topic: Change That Bloody Stupid Rule!

29 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

 

I don't know anybody who thinks this is a good rule - apart from maybe two people here. How anybody can watch what Ormsby did last night and think that is good is beyond me.

Absolutely. And though I don't have a great deal of time for the Aussies unilateral approach to the rule book, I think the 'zero tackle' rule for kicking the ball out the back strikes the right balance and should be adopted here too. I have no problem in considering the act of putting the ball dead out the back as a mistake by the kicker, and as such treated the same way as a knock on.


In Topic: What if: Super League had a bonus points system in 2014?

29 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

Even if the table was correct, a fair number of games would have had a different result if a bonus point had been at stake.

I quite like the idea of the bonus point myself, but I'd leave it to a poll of championship fans who have had plenty of opportunity to see the benefits or otherwise of the system. It would be nice to think that the RFL could place its trust in the hands of the people who know best, and probably care the most, about the game.


In Topic: Bring in the NRL last 5 mins stop clock

29 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

No. You either do it for the full 80 or not at all.

Absolutely. I've no idea why the clock is allowed to run down while a conversion is being set up anyway. What's the point of it?

Lets stop the clock as soon as a try is scored. At the moment we can have the situation where there's a try, the clock is stopped for a VR decision, is started again, then stopped a second time while the player dithers with his conversion. What utter nonsense.


In Topic: Travis Burns.

18 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

Signing Burns would make a great deal of sense if

a) There's a high probability that Walsh has played his last game for Saints

or

B) There's an option to bring him in early of KR don't make the playoffs.

Otherwise I'm not sure it's a great move, especially at the price that's being bandied about.