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#3113160 Australia Name Team to face NZ

Posted by EastLondonMike on Today, 11:04 AM

Stand up Joey Leilua..


#3112932 It really is the RFL's fault

Posted by EastLondonMike on Yesterday, 06:40 PM

The game is on the side if the refs here, it's well within their powers to do something about it whenever it happens, and I don't know a single fan who has ever disagreed with a ref marching someone for 10mins due to a bit of lip, or marching the team 10yards down the field.

The refs, for whatever reason, allow the players to get away with the odd bit of verbals. Why that is I don't know. Maybe some take a different approach to it. Who knows.

In all my time of watching the game, whenever a ref has pulled someone aside and made it clear in no uncertain terms what will happen if they continue with the verbals, you find that player generally falls in line. Unless they are complete and utter morons (which of course some are).

#3112724 England V France 24th October LSV

Posted by EastLondonMike on Yesterday, 01:01 PM

These games should always be played in France.. i think only 2 out of the last 7 games the nations have played have been played in France. I guess its the RFL pushing for the game, but still..

#3111331 union threaten uaerl with legal action.

Posted by EastLondonMike on 24 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

Are people seriously suggesting a name change?! Laughable.

This ridiculous statement from the UAE should be ridiculed everywhere possible. As should all the instances in the numerous countries around the world where Rugby League has had to put up with prejudice and discrimination from union and it's sympathisers for far too long. The case with the UAE should be fought in the courts if need be, make the case known to the sporting world and shout about the injustice from the roof tops!..

#3099244 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 April 2015 - 07:21 PM

Eddie is carrying on like someone's thrown a grenade on the pitch!.. And not a can with smoke in it (and judging by the TV pics, a can with very little smoke in it). Naturally it's the worst thing in the world that this has happened. Retirement can't come quick enough for him.

Glad the numpty responsible got slung out though.

#3095448 (Brisbane) Bronco's Insider - Premier Sports tonight

Posted by EastLondonMike on 26 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

Back-to-back episodes of a new show on Premier Sports, starts tonight.. documentary style insight into the Brisbane Bronco's, after tonights footy show.


Video clip on the PS Facebook page: https://www.facebook...orts.tv?fref=nf

#3095326 Graffiti in Hull

Posted by EastLondonMike on 26 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

Nice.. HKR player looks like the old fella in the wheel chair from Breaking Bad!..

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#3092304 20 Mar: Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by EastLondonMike on 20 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

really enjoying this commentary though.. especially the 'should he have gone for two points' debate thats been going on for the last 5 minutes.

#3088738 'Southern' RL fans - why do you follow the sport?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 14 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

Born in East London
Live in East London. Involved in the local amateur club (Newham Dockers) and go to the marquee games when I can, any big games in London and the occasional Broncos game.

First got into RL when someone bought my older brother a Wigan seasons highlights video from '88 and started to take an interest. Up until then "rugby" had always been considered a boring sport to me, though my older brother then educated me about the fact there were two versions of rugby. What is considered "boring" had been union. I used to watch both League and union but as my knowledge of both games grew and my understanding of good play etc increased, and also my knowledge on the history between the sports increased i became less and less interested in union to the point where in comparison to Rugby League it bored me. In 1992 my parents got a SKY dish and have been a RL fan ever since.


Played for a few years from about 17-21, but just run around the training pitch nowadays.

#3088580 Only one RL story on the BBC Sports news tonight

Posted by EastLondonMike on 14 March 2015 - 08:27 AM

Innocent or guilty he's clearly a moron.

#3085684 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by EastLondonMike on 09 March 2015 - 09:30 AM

the options available tally up with this layout, found online with a google search..



#3081614 Grima leaves Broncos

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 March 2015 - 01:36 PM

They wont hire anyone who has any kind of wage demands... It will either be an NRL assistant coach who wants his break, or a similar figure from over here. Henderson fits that bill, though whether he'd want to step up so soon or not i don't know..

#3081607 That clip of Rangi Chase...

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

rightly so.. it is very special, even better than Benji's famous round-the-back pass,  and thats saying something.

#3080174 OPINION: Do we obsess about the NRL too much?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 28 February 2015 - 07:44 AM

I don't think we obsess about the NRL at all (well, some people might), I think it's more a case of us fans becoming more and more annoyed with the level our players and teams seem to accept as being good enough.. And the NRL is used as an example of the level of ability we can quite reasonably expect of our teams and players.

#3079655 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by EastLondonMike on 27 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

or March 9th if you register for pre-sales..