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Member Since 30 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2015 10:42 AM

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In Topic: Tragedy in Australia

26 June 2015 - 01:55 AM

Yes,Molo has been cited,but the Brisbane Broncos have hired their top lawyer to defend him at the Queensland judiciary,so I don`t think he`ll receive much of a ban,if any. The club have completely got behind Molo and James Ackerman`s family have stated that they have put no blame on him for the sad incident last Saturday. The funeral will be next Wednesday and I`d guess just about the whole of the south east Queensland Rugby League fraternity will be there to farewell such a popular player. Sunshine Coast`s game with Townsville Blackhawks is unlikely to go ahead on Sunday.

In Topic: Tragedy in Australia

23 June 2015 - 12:38 AM

A bit of confusion here. Sunshine Coast played Northern Pride (Cairns) at home last week,but this tragic tackle suffered by James Ackerman was this week,once again at home,but against Norths (Brisbane). The tackler,Francis Molo is contracted to the Brisbane Broncos,but Norths,and a few other Brisbane based Queensland Cup teams,are feeder clubs to the Broncos and Molo was not required by the Broncos for their game against Melbourne Storm this week,so turned out for Norths. As far as I know (and I`m currently reading a Queensland newspaper),"the collision between the two players was fierce,but there was no malice in the tackle,it was simply a rugby league play gone wrong". Unfortunately this latest tragedy comes only two weeks after an Easts (Brisbane) player,Grant Giess,also died following a night out with his team mates. I haven`t read anything about a head injury suffered by Ackerman in the Northern Pride game,but it is possible that there was something amiss from that game that only needed a heavy hit to complete the fatal damage to James Ackerman,we might never know. Needless to say the game in Australia has been stunned by this tragedy,like so many here,the bloke lived for the game. His family say his organs will be donated thereby possibly saving another ten lives.

In Topic: Half Time

21 June 2015 - 11:34 PM

Hornets never seem to do any good when they cross the border. Can anybody please tell me the last time we won in Yorkshire,indeed how many times have we won there in the last ten years?

In Topic: Cherry-Evans backflips on Titans deal

05 June 2015 - 11:39 PM

Don`t worry,Manly will bounce back like they always do. Can`t see the Titans trying to get Sandow,they`ve sacked him once for ill discipline,so once bitten,twice shy,I`d say. They reckon he has alcohol and gambling problems,far too many temptations on the Gold Coast to risk him again. Elgey`s out for a few weeks with a bad ankle injury from last night`s Tigers clash,so Mortimore will get an extended run at half back and a chance to show what he can do. It`s not all doom and gloom for the Titans,they`ve signed up Roberts for another three years and have a good backroom squad who seem to be focused on the future.

In Topic: Intrust Super Cup (QLD Cup) thread

05 June 2015 - 11:25 PM

I go to watch Tweed Heads Seagulls whenever they`re at home,a cracking 50-4 win over Burleigh last week was good,but we were well flogged by Townsville,28-0, in our previous home game. Shaun McRae has been manager for a couple of years now,but don`t think he has much to do with the coaching side of things. Yes,it is a good standard of football,but then it should be,with all clubs having blokes who`ve played in the NRL,mainly fringe players trying to get back in to their respective top team.