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Tonka

Member Since 21 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 21 2014 03:30 PM
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Wingers catching the high ball

10 November 2014 - 11:38 AM

I've noticed that defensive wingers seem to go for the high ball with open palms more often than they used to.  I suspect this is so that they can get as high above the attackers as possible.  But it seems to be a high-risk strategy and often leads to a spilled ball.  I was always taught to have palms facing me so you can bring the ball down to your chest.  Any thoughts?  Is it just bad technique or is there a legitimate reason for this?

 

 


Premier Sports

22 September 2014 - 09:07 PM

Does anyone know whether they have the NRL next year? I'm sure I remember talk that they wouldn't but can't seem to find out.

Eamonn McManus comments

22 September 2014 - 07:08 PM

"We'll done to all of you [St Helens fans] for not reacting"

i.e. a pitch invasion like Widnes fans after Sky were "goading" Saints fans by filing the League Leaders' Sheild leaving the ground...

Not sure you get round of applause for not rioting...that's the default position surely Eamonn?

James Roby's stats

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?