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#3131120 suspensions

Posted by brooza on Today, 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 Yesterday, 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

#3114386 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by brooza on 30 April 2015 - 01:25 PM


Very disappointed Not to be playing against @hullfcofficial



#3114209 Rep Weekend

Posted by brooza on 30 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

Don't forget South Africa vs Niue, Malta vs Lebanon and Netherlands vs Belgium all taking place this weekend

#3112820 South Africa v Philippines

Posted by brooza on 27 April 2015 - 03:20 PM

Also: fixtures, scores, highlights and streaming links (where applicable and known about) for all international matches are available at http://rlfixtures.weebly.com/

#3112819 South Africa v Philippines

Posted by brooza on 27 April 2015 - 03:18 PM

Forgot this was being streamed live, so missed the whole match.


South Africa Rhinos 32:28 Philippines Tamaraws.

Good result for SA, and glad to see the Tamaraws run them close.

#3110867 RU's Dirty Tricks Unit operating in UAE.

Posted by brooza on 24 April 2015 - 07:44 AM

Can we just change the sport's name already?

To "#### You Rugby Union"?

#3108883 UAE, Spain & South Africa bid for 2021 World Cup

Posted by brooza on 20 April 2015 - 09:27 AM

extract from that article:
"The UAERF had also hoped to enter a side in a three-team, Middle East and Africa (MEA) qualifying competition for the right to take the eight berth at the 2017 tournament in Australia and New Zealand."
Assuming they mean 8th, don't they mean 16th?

There are 7 nations automatically qualified. The European qualifiers aren't until 2016, and I'm not sure about the Americas or Pacific ones, so chronologically, they would be the 8th

#3105549 Gareth Hock, Challenge Cup

Posted by brooza on 13 April 2015 - 01:12 PM

I am wondering if it's within the spirit of the game to pay someone not to play against you?

In F1, when engineers and officials (at least the higher ranked ones) leave a team they are not allowed to work for a competing team for 6-12 months. The same happens in various industries


This isn't Salford going up to a random player and paying them not to play, that would be matchfixing. This is one of their players being released from their contract early, with conditions attached to the early release. Part of the severance package includes a non-compete clause.