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#2981920 BBC obsession with try scorers & MOTM

Posted by Shadow on 23 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

Lets be honest, he just had to flop over the line for both of his tries, absolutely nothing to do on either of them. ;)




#2981916 23/08/14 | Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers | 3pm | Challenge Cup Final

Posted by Shadow on 23 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

Really good to see the Leeds boys re-hydrating properly with 3 slabs of bitter  :biggrin:




#2981900 BBC obsession with try scorers & MOTM

Posted by Shadow on 23 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

I thought it was awarded by the Rugby League Writers Association, not the broadcaster.




#2981275 Rugby Codes Collide at Bath and Wigan Training Camp

Posted by Shadow on 22 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

112 caps...wow, that' almost two seasons worth!


.ah, got it...I know. Sir, please sir....did they all fall asleep during England Union games?

That's how multi-cultural the RFU is.

Even down to the sleeping arrangements.




#2981264 Rugby Codes Collide at Bath and Wigan Training Camp

Posted by Shadow on 22 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

Or it's entirely possible that if Offiah had stayed in RU he'd have racked up as many caps as Rory Underwood
We will never know but with the number of his contemporaries that played for England I'd suggest the colour of his skin would not have been an issue.


#2981243 Rugby Codes Collide at Bath and Wigan Training Camp

Posted by Shadow on 22 August 2014 - 06:09 AM

You miss a vital point about Boston and Offiah. Both black and forth at reason alone they did not play for their country - in Union. Of course in RL they were welcome with open arms into the int. team withine five minutes.

He was a contemporary of Victor Obogu, Jeremy Guscott, Andy Harriman, Adedayo Adebbayo and Steve Ojomoh. They've got 112 caps between them. Can you guess what else they have in common?




#2978574 Aus v NZ

Posted by Shadow on 17 August 2014 - 05:22 AM

And yet both of these "un-skilled" teams would towel every team from the NH.

 

A 12-12 scoreline is a rarity in the Southern Hemisphere yet that kind of game is generally par for the course in the 6N. 

Utter cack on both counts.

England beat the Aussies last time they played, and will do again in the Autumn. I wouldn't want to pick a winner from France, Ireland or Wales against Australia either.




#2978457 Aus v NZ

Posted by Shadow on 16 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

The last time Aus played NZ at RL with something at stake they filled a 75,000 stadium on the other side of the world.

How many of those 75000 were Aussies or Kiwis?




#2977156 New Aussie RU comp changes points scoring system

Posted by Shadow on 14 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

Both the Challenge Cup Final and the Grand final attract 70,000. The World Cup final attracted nearer 75,000 and sold out.
What's the top RU attendance you are purring about, 61,000 or something.

Millennium Stadium capacity 72500

Murrayfield Capacity 67800

Twickenham Capacity 82000

But that wasn't the point I was making. I was suggesting that in fact Rugby League is doing OK, actually better than OK, in the UK and that perhaps Lounge Room Lizard was being a bit OTT in his assessment of the state of RU in Australia, particularly as I don't think he lives any where near the place.

 

I should't bring my RU inspired Subtlety and Nuances to the conversation.  :tongue:




#2975282 Commentator - Limerick 7's - "Miracle Pass"

Posted by Shadow on 11 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

It may very well do but I wasn't watching any other sports at the time.  Please accept my apologies, I didn't realise that union commentators were exempt from criticism.

please bear this in mind for your future viewing experience




#2975212 Commentator - Limerick 7's - "Miracle Pass"

Posted by Shadow on 11 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

No need for the sarcasm, I was just highlighting the ridiculous commentary. 

And of course it never happens in any other sports 




#2974342 Rugby Union Federation to ban Mexican RL players.

Posted by Shadow on 09 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

Is there actually any evidence for this other than a few conclusions being leapt to or are we just firing up the outrage wagon to make sure it still works?




#2971869 NZ Sevens dilemma - Olympics

Posted by Shadow on 05 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

Nope, much earlier. Jesus had 12 team-mates, not 14. ;)

So are you saying Judas Iscariot would have played Rugby League?


#2969634 Krishnan Inu off to Stade Francais

Posted by Shadow on 01 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

This trolling is quite fun, even if I am not very successful!
;)

I'm reminded of the heady days of Colin (or was it Clive?) Sullivan.
He was vicious.


#2967739 Commonwealth Games 7s

Posted by Shadow on 29 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

 Most People attend 7s are there not for the Rugby but for the social Scene with alcohol. They may have a passing interest in it but certainly ist not taken seriously amongst the crowd. 

Yeah,perish the thought of people turning up to enjoy themselves. You certainly wouldn't want that sort following your sport.