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In Topic: Burgess Watch......

Yesterday, 03:20 PM

I know he has a ghost writer but I wish he wasn't so cliched
It is enjoyable to be part of a team that plays a bit of rugby and scores lovely tries, but we’ve also shown we’re capable of grinding out a win if we need to."

Sam Burgess can't tackle..........!!!

Someone in the comments section is having a laugh.........

"If he tries to tackle Vuniploa in his RL style he'll get trampled. Fat Billy may not be as good as a lot of his fans would have you believe, but he's more than capable against technically weak players, and when it comes to tackling Sam really is poor, especially against head-on runners. He consistently goes too high and his timing sees a lot of spinning away from incomplete arm tackles"

In Topic: Will World Rugby be shamed during their world cup?

27 May 2015 - 06:44 PM

"]League is more physically taxing with far more hits and a greater need for endurance...so surely if there was a drug problem it would be greater in League then Union?

It appears not DC......

Taken from an article by Paul Kimmage of The Irish Independent, Nov 2014:

"Two weeks ago, Paul Kelso, the sports correspondent for Sky News, reported that more than a third of all British sports men and women currently serving doping bans in the UK are rugby union players."

"You've got to be blind to think that this is going on in France, and Argentina and South Africa and England – because if you look at the anti-doping stats now on the positives recently in England, most of them are rugby union players - they you are going to be a bit naïve to think that we are somehow insulated from that."
"I don't know," he replied if he believed Irish rugby players have doped.
"I had one text from someone within rugby community here saying "this is a time bomb". For me the killer is the silence. I have heard this silence before."

The silence is deafening. If it was a League issue, would it be so ?

In Topic: Summer Bash / Magic Fixtures

22 May 2015 - 07:40 AM

Looking forward to tomorrow. Mate travelling up from Essex after a 2am finish at work for it, newbies coming along for their first taste of live RL, great weekend in prospect with loads of rugby, beer and laughs with good mates, yet Lowes can't be ar5ed........we need more 'events' in League, not less....... Lowes is a miserable sod who should be having, at least, a word in his ear by the RFL or his employers.

In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

09 May 2015 - 11:50 PM

Net result was still the same whether it was written down as an official policy or not, although I am not comparing this to the situation in UAE that seemed to start as an argument about branding and has now escalated way beyond that.

Rugby League clubs were giving the opportunity for talented rugby players to profit from their skills. If the RFL had desired they could have devastated the union game in Wales and with a knock on effect ( excuse the pun ), the whole of the home nations union international scene. I know personally international ru players that trialled with RL clubs that didn't sign for one reason or another. If these 'trialists' had been exposed by RL the Welsh international set up would have collapsed. RL had it in their power to disrupt RU. They didn't. I've been on the receiving end of RU's attempts, as a governing body, to stop me playing my chosen sport where and when I want. There's only one villain in this story.

In Topic: Burgess Watch......

27 March 2015 - 04:34 PM

The reverse tumble.

Is that some sort of nuance ???