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#3108280 Gareth Hock, Challenge Cup

Posted by Tonka on 19 April 2015 - 07:43 AM

Based solely on Paul Rowley's statement as to what the contract says, if I were Salford I would feel reasonably comfortable bringing an action that says the agreement clearly states that GH was not to play against Salford. The reference to playing "for Salford City Reds" is a clear mistake. The very interesting (I think) question is what the damages are. Damages are losses arising from the breach and aren't necessarily confined to the amounts GH was due to be paid (unless the contract contains a limitation of liability). Leigh could be liable as well under the tort of inducing GH to breah his agreement.

#3106357 Ben Flower interview in the Grauniad

Posted by Tonka on 15 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

"In the second minute of a clash between bitter local rivals, Wigan’s powerful prop spilled a pass near the opposition try line and was clipped by the forearm of St Helens’ Lance Hohaia. Flower reacted with clinical savagery."


This miscasts the incident, reflected in the fact that LH got a ban as well.


"Ben Flower’s brutal punch raises questions over state of rugby league"


I strongly disagree with this too.  It raises questions over the state of Ben Flower! 


It's a pretty poorly written article to be honest, but hey ho.

#3097833 Kevin Sinfield to leave Rhinos at end of 2015

Posted by Tonka on 31 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

Well that's England's inside centre problem sorted then...



#3097333 Salford : Are they locked in contractually to use AJ Bell?

Posted by Tonka on 30 March 2015 - 12:18 PM

What about Colin Welland get him in...

#3077809 Hock to Leigh

Posted by Tonka on 24 February 2015 - 10:32 AM

Fly half or winger for England RU?

#3057919 Newcastle Thunder

Posted by Tonka on 20 January 2015 - 01:47 PM

And Saints to Liverpool

And Leigh to Wigan

#3040122 Interchange shake up idea by Andrew Johns

Posted by Tonka on 02 December 2014 - 11:47 AM

And when they were only halfway off,
They were neither on nor off

#3028019 Brian Barwick's other job

Posted by Tonka on 06 November 2014 - 12:45 PM

Wow.... Which (un?)lucky club has lost your support?


I was only joking

#2996452 James Roby's stats

Posted by Tonka on 16 September 2014 - 08:29 AM

Yep - you can't just credit one-on-one tackles if you think about it.


But I think being "involved in" 65 tackles speaks for itself.

#2996443 James Roby's stats

Posted by Tonka on 16 September 2014 - 08:20 AM

I have just read James Roby's stats for the Huddersfield game (and his ranking in the team). 


Tackles - 65 (1st)

Carries - 27 (1st)

Metres - 184 (1st)

Offloads - 2 (joint 1st)

Kicks - 5 (2nd)

Passes - 105 (1st)


Only negatives are 2 missed tackles and 1 penalty conceded (shame on him). 


I think the tackles equal Steele Retchless's efforts from (1997?), which I believe are still the record.


You might argue that he of course gets more passes away as hooker - and indeed that stats aren't everything - but has anyone seen these beaten?




#2976355 Today's Evening Standard - Dig at RL?

Posted by Tonka on 13 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

How dare someone satirise our sport for being M62 corridor WHICH IT CLEARLY ISN'T.

#2935616 English Origin

Posted by Tonka on 27 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

Oh god not all this again

#2913481 Benji Marshall to the Red Devils?

Posted by Tonka on 08 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

Steve Redgrave.  Now that would get bums on seats.  Him and Dwaine Chambers.

#2885187 Should NSW and QLD be standalone international sides in RL?

Posted by Tonka on 21 February 2014 - 10:51 AM



That was easy - keep em coming.


Monkey tennis, etc...

#2882316 Sam Burgess (merged threads)

Posted by Tonka on 17 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

I really wish he wasn't going for all the reasons others have already articulated.


One thing I do wonder though is that as well as the immediate pay packet (which may not be that much more than at Souths) being a (potential) dual code international gives him more chance of career longevity in the sport beyond his playing days i.e. there are a limited number of coaching and media jobs in RL but many many more if you have expertise in league and union.