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The Daddy_merged

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#3156689 Lucas Albert set to make debut.....

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 12 July 2015 - 08:48 AM

And become Catalans youngest ever player.

http://www.lindepend...aut,2058023.php


#3152727 Gigot & Sarginson - Bucking the trend

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 05 July 2015 - 08:25 AM

Its just great to see 2 centres playing so well in an age where the assumption is that you have to be as big as a 2nd row to play centres. These are both rare players but they both have similar style also size.
Both started out at Quins/Broncos, both started out as half backs, both have a great step and footwork. Hope we continue to get more skill players in the game and not just pumped up bodybuilders.


#3148210 Pelissier-Boudebza

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 27 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

John Boudebza signs deal to stay at Hull KR

 

http://m.hulldailyma...tail/story.html




#3148008 Pelissier-Boudebza

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 26 June 2015 - 09:24 PM

Boudebza outstanding again last night for Hull KR, the way he's playing he has to be one of the best hookers in the league. He has great core skills and we're starting to see him play more attacking football from dummy half. He'll definitely improve France as they've always been vulnerable around the ruck defensively. Looking forward to seeing both him and Pellisier line up for France against England. 




#3145493 Time to bring back Great Britain....yaaaaawwwwn!

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 22 June 2015 - 07:52 PM

Shenton on the cover of Rugby League World saying bring back GB, RL in Scotland and Ireland is almost non existent, Welsh rugby league clubs Crusaders and Scorpions are struggling to stay on their feet. It's basically gonna be England V Aus (If it happens). We need to develop the home nations first before bringing this concept forward. 

 

Is this Nigel Wood's new brilliant idea after putting toulouse in Championship one?




#3134647 Excited about the current and future French team

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 03 June 2015 - 09:47 PM

As has been mentioned on a number of threads we're seeing an increased number of french players across the game at Catalan, Catalan U19, NRL and Super League. Things are really looking up for the national team and can see them getting closer to England in 3-5 years and at least being competitive. A Toulouse team would take the sport in France to the next level.

Anyway, providing all players are fit my team is:

I would also move heaven and earth to have Taia switch over to France when he becomes eligible.

Escare
Cardace
Duport
Gigot
Yaha
Bosc
Fages
Bousquet
Boudebza
Casty
Larroyer
Maria
Garcia

Subs
Simon
Springer
Pelissier
Batieri


#3119712 Can someone please get rid of the muppets running our game at the RFL!

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 09 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

The treatment of Toulouse in their quest for SL yet further evidence that the people 'running' our game have absolutely no idea how to run a modern sporting competition.
10 years of trying to get into SL and if what is rumoured is correct they'll be thrown into League 1.

Do they have no idea what impact this will have on their crowds and sponsors?
As Union grows stronger with their European cup comp, Wasps moving to fertile territory, bringing Argentina and Italy into senior comps.
A new US union pro league in the offing our sport lags further behind.
Putting Toulouse in SL would've been the easiest thing they could've done to advance international RL, expanding their player pool and creating a competitive European rivalry which could've been the basis for a 5-6 nations over here.
Instead we get the calamity which was Northamptons entry to league 1 which was destined to be an egg on face moment from the start.
Add to that the new promotion relegation system which takes away any incentives clubs have to bring through young players and the clumsy way the TV deal was handled. I can't see the sport in this country going anywhere. So much potential for the sport in France now with BEIN sports involved but it's sadly become regressive. Shame.


#3112003 Catalans Dragons v Hull Kingston Rovers 25/4/2015 K.O. 1700 GMT SKY TV

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 26 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

Massive game by Springer and decent debut for Yaha. Bousquet starting to look like a prop. Garcia still a huge asset to the team. Pelissier just the man, we need to play more Eloi and less Henderson.

At one time, Burke got a hit by Springer and Bousquet with Garcia coming in third. That might hurt a lot.

However, Carney, pure class.

Cardace and Pala need to sort out their defense, they put the wingers in a hard time everytime. Unimpressed by Tilse, busy in defense but very very average in attack, got little meters. Walker looked the best prop in KR.

Highlights :


Interesting thing about the game was the potential French pack, if you add the Cats players with the two who featured for Hull KR. They've potentially got a solid pack.

What's also great is France have got two really good hookers with complementing styles. Pellisier is physical and athletic, whilst Boudebza has quick, clean distribution from the ruck. Add to that Springer, Garcia, Bousquet that's the spine of a very good pack. The next guy who I'd like to see get more game time is Margalet, he looks like being the type of back rower France need.


#3110185 A government drive to boost participation in rugby in English schools

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 22 April 2015 - 04:19 PM

But outrage at the use of 'rugby'


Outrage seconded.


#3107986 UAE, Spain & South Africa bid for 2021 World Cup

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 18 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

Yes i am!


Sorry to hear that.


#3100361 Well done Salford!

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 04 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

Looks like they've turned a corner, let's hope they can keep it up.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/s...league/32133690


#3100293 Great Easter for London Rugby League players!

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 04 April 2015 - 08:26 AM

Been a great past few days for London produced players.

Kieran Dixon played a blinder in the Hull derby, scoring a try. He looks to be getting back to form after returning from his long term injury last year.

Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook played a blinder in the Saints-Wigan derby, scoring a try.

Dan Sarginson played well in the derby also and looks to be slowly coming back to form after a few weeks out with injury.

Tony Clubb for me had his best game for Wigan and was one of the outstanding players on the pitch. He really seems to be growing in his front row role at Wigan.

London Broncos with team full of young local players go to Featherstone and get a convincing win bringing the team up to 5th.

Would love to see all these players back at London in Super League, Hendo has stated it's an aim of the club so let's see if this can happen.


#3096883 28 Mar: Catalans Dragons v Leeds Rhinos KO 6pm (CET)

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 29 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

Garcia (who is a prop, who played centre yesterday) was clocked at 34km/h by the GPS... which is as fast as Gareth Bale while weighting 100kg.

If this is true, is this GPS is right then we have a serious monster in this squad.


He's a beast that guy is and an extremely good player. The next generation of France players along with Fages, Bousquet, Escare and Cardace. Although the Dragons lost I thought the French lads played well, Cardace apart from one error looks to be getting better as does Bousquet who's starting to fulfil his early promise and impose himself on games.
It was the foreign players who I found disappointing Dureau and Tonga especially. Tonga had a nightmare and needs to step his game up, Dureau is living off his past reputation.
I'd like to see the young lads Springer, Margalet, Milhoudi get a run of games in the team.


#3095207 Manchester Rangers

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 25 March 2015 - 11:54 PM

Hearing some positive things about this club, when are they applying for entry to the Championship?


#3087389 RLIF CEO

Posted by The Daddy_merged on 12 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

Well he's got the experience and he butted heads with the county cricket clubs in order to further fund international cricket so he has the credentials.

http://www.nzrl.co.n...nal-league.aspx