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In Topic: 18/10/14 - Ireland v France KO 2pm

Yesterday, 06:01 PM

Don't agree with him, the French team are poor as seen in the last World Cup and other recent Internationals. They were missing some quality players and they're coached by a poor man manager in Richard Agar, man management being the most vital skill for an International Coach.

The 2008 RLWC result against Samoa 34-16 was a much greater result given how much was riding on the game, the magnitude of the competition, the fact it was achieved a long way from home and the stars who were lining up for Samoa.

The statement from Aston smacks of self promotion to me and seems a little disrespectful to past Ireland teams who have done extremely well.

In Topic: Four Nations: England squad discussion thread

16 October 2014 - 03:23 PM

Infinitely better qualified people than you would say he was.They selected him to play at international level.

And he failed them 90% of the time

In Topic: Four Nations: England squad discussion thread

15 October 2014 - 09:19 AM

Could we have found a new scapegoat now Sinfield has retired from internationals?

Probably not as O'Loughlin is International standard whereas Sinfield wasn't!

In Topic: Four Nations: Australia squad discussion thread

13 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

Its probably a combination of things.
Thurston has been in the media this week saying the season is too long and Test selection should be rotated to save burn out.
With the Four Nations fast approaching, Kangaroos star Johnathan Thurston has renewed calls for the NRL to make its jam-packed schedule fairer on players.[/size]
Thurston will be one of the few senior stars left in an Australian squad heavily affected by injury, and believes the current calendar is proving too much to sustain.
One proposal put forward by the Rugby League Players Association to the NRL is not to reduce the number of fixtures, but to more actively manage the workload of players.
Thurston says there needs to be an appreciation at league headquarters that there are welfare concerns amongst players.
"I think the schedule is too much," said Thurston.
"But it's what we've got and the RLPA are doing their best to reduce the amount of games.
"It needs to be both ways."
Many players are put under pressure to have their injuries fixed in the off season by their Clubs (just like Roby, I guess)
Lack of desire from the players to be part of the Test series is probably not a big part of it but balancing their need for surgery or treatment to be ready for the next season would be.

My heart bleeds for him,

I played in an era when successful teams played over 40 games a season BEFORE the best players played internationals!

In Topic: Revealed: England’s strongest 17 as chosen by you

13 October 2014 - 08:00 PM

So Brett Ferres polls a total of 52% yet misses out to Liam Farrell who only got 33%

Methinks there exists a flaw in your system!