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#3138646 European Championship B - Italy v Serbia

Posted by brooza on 11 June 2015 - 11:34 AM

Qualification for the next RLWC continues on the 20th of June as Italy host Serbia in the European Championship B.


This is Italy's first international this year and will be hoping to defeat a Serbian team eager to build on their historic defeat of Russia last month

#3138641 Germany v Netherlands - 20th June 2015

Posted by brooza on 11 June 2015 - 11:29 AM

Germany are hosting The Netherlands later this month at the Am Sportsplatz in Gnarrenburg



#3138637 Nordic Cup 2015

Posted by brooza on 11 June 2015 - 11:23 AM

We've already seen Denmark travel to Sweden and pick up a 30-16 win in the first round of the cup, but this weekend sees them hosting Norway with the possibility of winning the entire competition. However, if Norway win then we will have to wait until October to discover the winners when Norway host Sweden

#3134167 Marquee Player rule approved

Posted by brooza on 03 June 2015 - 10:31 AM

Interesting to see him calling it a fantastic day because of this rule going through...

The Reds boss says he plans to be selective with future recruitment strategies.

He adds: ‘‘Big names do not mean anything to me any more.

"Some who have come to this club have hardly given the club anything in return.

"Why would I want to ruin the chemistry of what is a very good and strong squad by bringing in what I term big-time Charlies?

"This will not happen again."


#3133750 Power .... League .... anyone?

Posted by brooza on 02 June 2015 - 01:08 PM

Rugby League is the name of our sport and we should never change it!

I think you meant to say we should never change it again...

#3133704 Power .... League .... anyone?

Posted by brooza on 02 June 2015 - 12:02 PM

I've generally been opposed to changing the name, but I'm gradually warming to the idea.


I don't like Power League though, it just sounds childish.


I'm leaning towards League XIII at the moment. People can still call it league if they like, a lot of the international bodies use XIII in their names already. I think the main issue would be the R in NRL. Although if they want to keep that, it can stand for レ イカㇱマ ワン / re ikasma wan (13 in the Ainu language, of which there are 10 remaining native speakers). I think there may be an alternative in Dumi (spoken in areas of Nepal). Other than those options, the R might need to go...

#3133639 Ebay

Posted by brooza on 02 June 2015 - 10:15 AM

Well, considering every listing states that it was issued to/worn by Ryan Hall, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess Carl Ablett

#3131120 suspensions

Posted by brooza on 29 May 2015 - 08:15 AM

Browny, the figure is the number of suspensions I believe.

But I was in no way suggesting that Salford have not been guilty of things, nor that the suspensions weren't well earned certainly in some cases. No, I just can't see how one team can have 27 and another Zero as well as the nearest rival to Salford being some 16 behind. If as you point out Harris picked these things up at Wigan why are the Warriors not up there with Salford? The figures don't add up, in terms of probability.

And though the incidents you picked up were questionable they're not the issue it is the level of difference that intrigues me as I can't come up with a sensible explanation for why the numbers should be so different given the game as it is played by everyone! Unless you think two teams are are complete saints and Salford are (sorry just came out like this) devils incarnate it makes no sense!


I'm still hoping that some one will show this is the norm and season by season this has been the difference consistently but maybe no one's that nerdy or doesn't want to admit they are - but no one has come up with anything at all! This is also amazing given the statistics you normally get in the stampede to point out this, that, or the other!

What do you mean "I believe"? You're the one that started this thread quoting this number and you don't even know what the number means.


What is the source for this figure?

#3130734 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by brooza on 28 May 2015 - 12:33 PM

I can only assume that all the FIFA arrests were orchestrated by World Rugby to deflect attention from this issue...

#3130044 Sinfield aims to score it like Shearer at St James' Park

Posted by brooza on 27 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

That's not good. He of all people should know you're supposed to kick it over the crossbar

#3129605 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by brooza on 26 May 2015 - 02:30 PM

I've just been in touch with Sol. He's (going to be based) in the UK and still intends to stay involved with RL which is good. I don't think anyone would blame him had he wanted to just wash his hands of everything after this last month in particular


EDIT: Correction inserted

#3129559 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by brooza on 26 May 2015 - 12:49 PM

The RL commission (UAE RL) facebook page has gone down?

That makes sense. They don't exist any more.


Incidentally, the UAERF have blocked me on twitter for (politely, I might add) asking if the UAE v Lebanon match in June was still going ahead

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#3125219 Kiwis officially no.1 in world

Posted by brooza on 19 May 2015 - 01:03 PM

Now my major issue with your site is purple and green stripes!

#3117242 Promising news for international RL fans …

Posted by brooza on 05 May 2015 - 09:42 AM

Should the Kiwis win all three Tests against England later this year it could be a long time before the Kangaroos get the opportunity to reclaim the No.1 mantle that they and most fans had until now taken for granted.

Damn, this is making me consider cheering for NZ...

#3114730 ANZAC Test: Australia v New Zealand Match Thread

Posted by brooza on 01 May 2015 - 08:30 AM

FARCE! Blame the RFL! etc etc



While everyone is waiting for Sunday, here's a match to tide everyone over