Why some clubs would roll over and let Super League clubs use them to get their players back to fitness is a bit beyond me. If I was a regular player for one of those clubs and I lost my place so someone can try to regain some match fitness for a seperate league and club would annoy me. It's a shame we even need a DR scheme and some clubs can't get their acts together and have their own youth structures. I'm sure the RFL are told daily where they fail but where they really go wrong for me is with youth structures.
Sick of Stuart Cummins explaining rules I already know
He's quite a pointless addition to the commentary I think. It's embarrasing when the ref expert even gets the calls wrong during a game. I remember during a game (I can't remember which) and there was a brilliant bit of play which I think lead to a try and his response was "you've got to credit the referee there". I know he obviously has a huge interest in the refs but surely nobody watching is bothered enough to want to credit the refs for what the players produced.
Still I admire Smith as a footballer , I just think he should have kept his mouth shut.
Absolutely agree. How many times did the ref have to tell him to wait until the injured player was dealt with until they'd talk about it further, but Smith wouldn't drop it. Very poor conduct I thought.
Good game apart from that, awful discipline by the Knights though.
I'm with some others on here, I'm disappointed he's going as I think he could have become one of the all time great players, but when he's gone I won't care about him. Don't wish him bad luck or anything I just don't care whether he does well or not as I won't be watching to find out
The same here. He's my favourite player (if it's not too childish to say that), so I certainly don't wish him bad luck, but I couldn't care less how he goes on in Union.
What a shame. I was looking forward to seeing Burgess become a Rugby League great and captain England in the future to probable success (at least I think we're on our way). On the plus side, I'm sure Rugby League will once again produce a champion player of his calibre for Union to be jealous of.