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#2964466 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 20 In Progress *** Spoilers ***

Posted by R L Winger on 24 July 2014 - 02:07 AM

POLL

BRISBANE BRONCOS Vs. MELBOURNE STORM

 

WINNERS

SYDNEY ROOSTERS
BRISBANE BRONCOS
PENRITH PANTHERS
GOLD COAST TITANS
CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

 

TOTAL POINTS

307

 

AWAY WINS

3




#2964465 2014 NRL Teams Round 1 To The Grand Final This Week - ROUND 20 Teams

Posted by R L Winger on 24 July 2014 - 01:26 AM

ROUND 20 TEAM LISTS

Knights v Roosters, Hunter Stadium, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Knights: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, Kade Snowden, Adam Clydsdale, Willie Mason, Beau Scott, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith.
Interchange: Travis Waddell, Korbin Sims, Adam Cuthbertson, David Fa'alogo.

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Nene Macdonald, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Sonny Bill Williams, Aidan Guerra.
Interchange: Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Isaac Liu, Dylan Napa, Remi Casty

Broncos v Storm, Suncorp Stadium, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Broncos: Josh Hoffman, Lachlan Maranta, Dale Copley, Justin Hodges, Jordan Kahu, Ben Barba, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Corey Parker ©, Alex Glenn, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday.
Interchange: Jake Granville, Ben Hannant, Martin Kennedy, Todd Lowrie, Jarrod Wallace, Jack Reed, Corey Oates, Daniel Vidot (four to be omitted).

Storm: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Mahe Fonua, Marika Koroibete, Ben Roberts, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith ©, Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe.
Interchange: Tim Glasby, Tohu Harris, Kenny Bromwich, Jordan McLean, Dayne Weston, Young Tonumaipea (two to be omitted).

Panthers v Sharks, Carrington Park, Saturday @ 1500 (AEST)
Panthers: Matt Moylan, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare, Jamal Idris, Kevin Naiqama, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Nigel Plum, James Segeyaro, Brent Kite, Bryce Cartwright, Isaah Yeo, Elijah Taylor.
Interchange: Lewis Brown, Jeremy Latimore, Adam Docker, Sam McKendry, Sika Manu (one to be omitted).

Sharks: Michael Gordon, Sosaia Feki, Jonathan Wright, Ricky Leutele, Jacob Gagan, Fa'amanu Brown, Jeff Robson, Andrew Fifita, Michael Lichaa, Bryce Gibbs, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham ©, Anthony Tupou.
Interchange: Pat Politoni, Chris Heighington, Tinarau Arona, Sam Tagataese, Tim Robinson, Matt Prior (two to be omitted).

Titans v Eels, CBus Super Stadium, Saturday @ 1730 (AEST)
Titans: Kevin Gordon, Anthony Don, James Roberts, Dave Taylor, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Brad Takairangi, Daniel Mortimer, Luke Douglas, Beau Falloon, Nate Myles, Mark Minichiello, Paul Carter, Greg Bird.
Interchange: Matthew White, Mark Ioane, Tom Kingston, Maurice Blair, Cody Nelson (one to be omitted).

Eels: Jarryd Hayne, Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga ©, Vai Toutai, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow, Junior Paulo, Isaac De Gois, Fuifui Moimoi, Kenny Edwards, Tepai Moeroa, David Gower.
Interchange: Joseph Paulo, Peni Terepo, Pauli Pauli, Ben Smith.

Bulldogs v Cowboys, ANZ Stadium, Saturday @ 1930 (AEST)
Bulldogs: Mitch Brown, Corey Thompson, Josh Morris, Tim Lafai, Drury Low, Moses Mbye, Trent Hodkinson, Sam Kasiano, Michael Ennis, James Graham, Josh Jackson, Tony Williams, Greg Eastwood.
Interchange: Reni Maitua, Dale Finucane, Pat O'Hanlon, Lloyd Perrett, Damien Cook (one to be omitted).

Cowboys: Michael Morgan, Matthew Wright, Tautau Moga, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Robert Lui, Johnathan Thurston ©,Ashton Sims, Rory Kostjasyn, James Tamou, Tariq Sims, Jason Taumalolo, Glenn Hall.
Interchange: Ray Thompson, Scott Bolton, Sam Hoare, John Asiata.

Tigers v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, Sunday @ 1500 (AEST)
Tigers: Mitchell Moses, Keith Lulia, Tim Simona, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Blake Austin, Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Curtis Sironen, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair.
Interchange: Ava Seumanufagai, Martin Tapau, Dene Halatau, James Gavet, Sauaso Sue (one to be omitted).

Dragons: Adam Quinlan, Brett Moris, Josh Dugan, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Benji Marshall, Ben Creagh ©, Mitch Rein, Mike Cooper, Leeson Ah Mau, Joel Thompson, Jack de Belin.
Interchange: Bronson Harrison, Shane Pumpipi, Will Matthews, Jack Stockwell, Nathan Green, Charly Runciman.

Warriors v Sea Eagles, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday @ 1600 (AEST)
Warriors: Sam Tomkins, Ngani Laumape, Konrad Hurrell, Dane Nielsen, Manu Vatuvei, Chad Townsend, Shaun Johnson, Jacob Lillyman, Nathan Friend, Sueaia Matagi, Ben Henry, Simon Mannering ©, Sebastine Ikahihifo.
Interchange: Feleti Mateo, Ben Matulino, Jayson Bukuya, Thomas Leulai, Sam Rapira (one to be omitted).

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Peta Hiku, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Jamie Buhrer, Tom Symonds.
Interchange: Jesse Sene-Lefao, Dunamis Lui, James Hasson, Jason King.

Raiders v Rabbitohs, GIO Stadium, Monday @ 1900 (AEST)
Raiders: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Jarrad Kennedy, Sami Sauiluma, Terry Campese ©, Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom
Interchange: Kurt Baptiste, Paul Vaughan, Dane Tilse, Shannon Boyd, Matt Allwood (one to be omitted).

Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis, Alex Johnston, Dylan Walker, Kirisome Auva'a, Bryson Goodwin, John Sutton ©, Adam Reynolds, George Burgess, Issac Luke, Dave Tyrrell, Kyle Turner, Ben Te'o, Sam Burgess.
Interchange: Luke Keary, Ben Lowe, Jason Clark, Thomas Burgess, Joe Picker, Joel Reddy (two to be omitted).




#2960546 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 19 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by R L Winger on 17 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

POLL

3 or 4 teams

 

WINNERS

North Queensland
South Sydney
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Newcastle
Canterbury-Bankstown

St George Illawarra

 

TOTAL POINTS

326

 

HOME WINS

5




#2957054 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 18 Awards Belatedly Presented - we...

Posted by R L Winger on 10 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

POLL

Panthers vs Broncos

 

WINNERS

Manly Warringah
New Zealand
Melbourne
Gold Coast
Cronulla Sutherland
Penrith

 

POINTS

301

 

AWAY WINS

0




#2950627 The Lurker - NRL Rumour File

Posted by R L Winger on 27 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

The Lurker has saved his best for last this week.
 

Wighton's time to shine
Canberra centre Jack Wighton could be just 80 minutes away from a NSW State of Origin call-up this weekend.
With Michael Jennings out and Josh Morris battling the clock to prove his fitness, Blues coach Laurie Daley is seriously considering blooding the 21-year-old Wighton on the big stage in Origin Three.
The Blues see the aggressive Raiders centre as a long-term Origin player and he could clinch a spot with a strong showing for the Raiders against the Tigers at Campbelltown tomorrow.
Wighton has already played for Country Origin for the past two years and has the class and toughness to step up to the next level.

Warriors fed up of Locke
Warriors insiders say Kevin Locke's career at the club is over after a falling-out with club officials.
Locke has signed to play with Salford in 2015 but the Warriors were keen to use him for the remainder of the season.
But Locke earned the ire of club officials by turning out in a local league game in Auckland two weeks ago without permission and he is also in dispute with the club over some of his contract money.
It's a sour ending to what looked a glittering career for Locke and many believe he will return to the NRL in several years after his stint with Salford and fulfil his promise as a superstar.
The writing was on the wall for Locke when the Warriors signed English glamour boy Sam Tomkins this year on massive dollars and he has barely been seen in the top grade this season.


Idris ready
The Panthers are attempting to keep a lid on it, but Jamal Idris is a certain starter against the Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.
Idris has been plagued by off field problems in recent times and made a return to arms in the NSW Cup sat weekend after a month's break.
He did enough in that game - a win over Norths - to convince Cleary he is ready to return to the big time but the Panthers didn't name him in an attempt to take the heat off the big centre.
The Panthers need Idris fit and firing if they hope to remain at the top of the ladder for the big end of season games.

Tension builds
I'm not sure Gal and Beau Ryan are as pally as they are trying to make out.
There were plenty of rumblings the pair never really saw eye to eye before Gal put one on him.
Teammates' reaction - or lack of reaction - probably tells you a little bit as well.  
I'm not buying the 'kissed and made up' line for a minute.




#2950131 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 16 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by R L Winger on 26 June 2014 - 02:05 PM

POLL

Broncos vs Sharks

 

WINNERS

Manly
Brisbane
Wests
South Sydney
Parramatta
New Zealand

St George Illawarra

 

POINTS

297

 

AWAY WINS

1




#2949648 2014 NRL Teams Round 1 To The Grand Final This Week - ROUND 20 Teams

Posted by R L Winger on 25 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

ROUND 16

 

Sea Eagles v Roosters, Brookvale Oval, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Peta Hiku, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Jamie Buhrer, Justin Horo, Dunamis Lui.
Interchange: Jesse Sene-Lefao, James Hasson, Tom Symonds, Jason King.

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Daniel Tupou, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Aidan Guerra, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala.
Interchange: Dylan Napa, Isaac Liu, Boyd Cordner, Remi Casty, Heath L'Estrange (one to be omitted).

 

Broncos v Sharks, Suncorp Stadium, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Broncos: Ben Barba, Daniel Vidot, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Dale Copley, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Jake Granville, Ben Hannant, Alex Glenn ©, Corey Oates, Sam Thaiday.
Interchange: Todd Lowrie, David Stagg, Dave Hala, Jarrod Wallace.

Sharks: Michael Gordon, Sosaia Feki, Jonathan Wright, Ricky Leutele, Jacob Gagan, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Sam Tagataese, Michael Lichaa, Bryce Gibbs, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen.
Interchange: Fa'amanu Brown, Tinirau Arona, Anthony Tupou, Siosaia, Chris Heighington (one to be omitted).

 

Tigers v Raiders, Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday @ 1730 (AEST)
Tigers: James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Tim Simona,. Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Braith Anasta, Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, Keith Galloway, Curtis Sironen, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair.
Interchange: Sauaso Sue,. Martin Taupau,. Blake Austin,. Ava Seumanufagai.

Raiders: Anthony Milford, Matt Allwood, Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton, Bernko Lee, Terry Campese ©, Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Joel Edwards, Jarrad Kennedy, Shaun Fensom.
Interchange: Kyle O'Donnell, Paul Vaughan, Dane Tilse, Shannon Boyd.

 

Cowboys v Rabbitohs, 1300 Smiles Stadium, Saturday @ 1930 (AEST)
Cowboys: Michael Morgan, Curtis Rona, Matthew Wright, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Robert Lui, Johnathan Thurston ©, Scott Bolton, Rory Kostjasyn, James Tamou, Ethan Lowe, Jason Taumalolo, Tariq Sims.
Interchange: Anthony Mitchell, Glenn Hall, Ashton Sims, John Asiata.

Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Kyle Turner, 4 Kirisome Auva'a, Alex Johnston, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, George Burgess, Issac Luke, David Tyrrell, Chris McQueen, Ben Te'o, Sam Burgess.
Interchange: Apisai Koroisau, Jason Clark, Ben Lowe, Tom Burgess.

 

Warriors v Panthers, Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday @ 1400 (AEST)
Warriors: Sam Tomkins, David Fusitu'a, Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape, Manu Vatuvei, Chad Townsend, Shaun Johnson, Jacob Lillyman, Nathan Friend, Sam Rapira, Jayson Bukuya, Simon Mannering ©, Sebastine Ikahihifo.
Interchange: Feleti Mateo, Suaia Matagi, Ben Henry, Charlie-Paul Gubb.

Panthers: Matt Moylan, Josh Mansour, Dean Whare, Isaah Yeo, Kevin Naiqama, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Sam McKendry, James Segeyaro, Brent Kite, Sika Manu, Elijah Taylor, Adam Docker.
Interchange: Tyrone Peachey, Jeremy Latimore, Nigel Plum, Lewis Brown, Bryce Cartwright (one to be omitted).

 

Eels v Knights, Pirtek Stadium, Sunday @ 1500 (AEST)
Eels: Jarryd Hayne, Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga, Vai Toutai, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah ©, Isaac De Gois, Junior Paulo, Kenny Edwards, Pauli Pauli, Joseph Paulo.
Interchange: David Gower, Mitch Allgood, Peni Terepo, Darcy Lussick, Kelepi Tanginoa.

Knights: Darius Boyd, James McManus, Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Kurt Gidley, David Fa'alogo, Adam Clydsdale, Willie Mason, Beau Scott, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith.
Interchange: Tyrone Roberts, Korbin Sims, Kade Snowden, Chris Houston, Joseph Tapine (one to be omitted).

 

Dragons v Storm, WIN Stadium, Monday @ 1900 (AEST)
Dragons: Adam Quinlan, Charly Runciman, Josh Dugan, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Benji Marshall, Ben Creagh, Mitch Rein, Mike Cooper, Leeson Ah Mau, Joel Thompson, Jack de Belin.
Interchange: Dan Hunt, Shane Pumipi, Will Matthews, Bronson Harrison, Jack Stockwell (one to be omitted).

Storm: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Kurt Mann, Mahe Fonua, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Hampton, Ben Roberts, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith, Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe.
Interchange: Kenny Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Junior Moors, Jordan McLean, Tim Glasby, Joel Romelo (two to be omitted).




#2946755 2014 NRL Teams Round 1 To The Grand Final This Week - ROUND 20 Teams

Posted by R L Winger on 19 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

ROUND 15

 

Raiders v Bulldogs, GIO Stadium, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Raiders:
Anthony Milford, Matt Allwood, Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton, Sami Sauiluma, Terry Campese ©, Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Jake Foster, Jarrad Kennedy, Shaun Fensom.
Interchange: Mitch Cornish, Kyle O'Donnell, Dane Tilse, Shannon Boyd.

Bulldogs: Mitch Brown, Corey Thompson, Krisnan Inu, Tim Lafai, Drury Low, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Sam Kasiano, Michael Ennis ©, James Graham, Josh Jackson, Tony Williams, Greg Eastwood.
Interchange: Dale Finucane, Tim Browne, Pat O'Hanlon, Reni Maitua, Lloyd Perrett (one to be omitted).

 

Warriors v Broncos, Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday @ 1530 (AEST)
Warriors:
Sam Tomkins, David Fusitu'a, Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape, Manu Vatuvei, Chad Townsend, Shaun Johnson, Jacob Lillyman, Nathan Friend, Sam Rapira, Jayson Bukuya, Simon Mannering ©, Sebastine Ikahihifo.
Interchange: Feleti Mateo, Suaia Matagi, Charles Gubb, Ben Henry.

Broncos: Ben Barba, Daniel Vidot, Jack Reed, Dale Copley, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Jake Granville, Ben Hannant, Alex Glenn ©, Corey Oates, Todd Lowrie.
Interchange: Jarrod Wallace, David Stagg, Dave Hala, Francis Molo.

 

Sharks v Sea Eagles, Remondis Stadium, Saturday @ 1930 (AEST)
Sharks:
Nathan Gardner, Sosaia Feki, Blake Ayshford, Jonathan Wright, Michael Gordon, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Siosaia Vave, Michael Lichaa, Bryce Gibbs, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen.
Interchange: Fa'amanu Brown, Chris Heighington, Anthony Tupou, Sam Tagataese, Tinirau Arona (one to be omitted).

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Peta Hiku, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Jamie Buhrer.
Interchange: Jesse Sene-Lefao, Dunamis Lui, Tom Symonds, Jason King, James Hasson, Jack Littlejohn (two to be omitted).


Storm v Eels, AAMI Park, Sunday @ 1400 (AEST)
Storm:
Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Mahe Fonua, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Hampton, Ben Roberts, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith, Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe.
Interchange: Kenny Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Junior Moors, Jordan McLean, Tim Glasby, Joel Romelo, Kurt Mann (three to be omitted).

Eels: Jarryd Hayne, Semi Radradra, Will Hopoate, Willie Tonga, Vai Toutai, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah ©, Isaac De Gois, Junior Paulo, Kenny Edwards, Pauli Pauli, Joseph Paulo.
Interchange: David Gower, Peni Terepo, Lee Mossop, Luke Kelly.

 

Titans v Dragons, CBus Super Stadium, Sunday @ 1500 (AEST)
Titans:
William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Tighe, James Roberts, David Mead, Brad Takairangi, Maurice Blair, Luke Bailey, Beau Falloon, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison.
Interchange: Matthew White, Caleb Binge, Ben Ridge Matt Srama, David Taylor, Nate Myles (two to be omitted).

Dragons: Adam Quinlan, Charly Runciman, Josh Dugan, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Benji Marshall, Ben Creagh, Mitch Rein, Mike Cooper, Leeson Ah Mau, Joel Thompson, Trent Merrin.
Interchange: Jack de Belin, Will Matthews, Shane Pumipi, Bronson Harrison.

 

Knights v Cowboys, Hunter Stadium, Monday @ 1900 (AEST)
Knights:
Darius Boyd, James McManus, Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, David Fa'alogo, Kurt Gidley ©, Willie Mason, Beau Scott, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith.
Interchange: Adam Clydsdale, Korbin Sims, Chris Houston, Joseph Tapine, Clint Newton (one to be omitted).

Cowboys: Michael Morgan, Matthew Wright, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston ©, Ray Thompson, Matt Scott ©, Rory Kostjasyn, James Tamou, Ethan Lowe, Tariq Sims, Scott Bolton.
Interchange: Robert Lui, Glenn Hall, Ashton Sims, Jason Taumalolo.




#2946745 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 15 results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by R L Winger on 19 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

POLL

Knights vs Cowboys

 

WINNERS

Canterbury Bankstown
Brisbane
Manly
Melbourne

St George Illawarra
North Queensland

 

POINTS

237

 

HOME WINS

1




#2943915 TotalRL 2014 State of Origin Game 2 Tipping Competition - All Welcome

Posted by R L Winger on 13 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

1. MATCH TIPPING
 New South Wales - To Win

2. FIRST SCORING PLAY
New South Wales - Try

3. 1ST TRY SCORER
Josh Dugan

4. Poll: Winning Margin
New South Wales to win by 11+ points
 




#2943465 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 14 Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by R L Winger on 12 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

POLL

0 - all the R14 margins of victory will be by 10 or more points

WINNERS

South Sydney
St George Illawarra
Sydney Roosters
Parramatta
Gold Coast

 

POINTS

233

 

AWAY WINS

2




#2942743 STATE OF ORIGIN TEAMS GAME 2 2014

Posted by R L Winger on 11 June 2014 - 01:51 AM

QUEENSLAND

 

Billy Slater
After suffering a shoulder injury in Game 1, Slater will be wearing so much strapping tape he’d never make weight required in his jockeying days.

Down a yard on pace, but Queensland’s best by a couple of lengths in Brisbane. In fact, the only better player on the park was his opposite number.

 

Darius Boyd
No one stands on the end of a backline and gets fed tries by Greg Inglis quite like Darius Boyd. His club form has picked up in recent weeks, and he could find himself in the coveted No. 1 jersey on game day, pending injury issues.

 

Greg Inglis
Inglis was well handled by Josh Morris and Beau Scott in Brisbane, so he’ll be happy to see the back of at least one of those pests in the return bout.

Still, after trudging out of Perth in a moon boot on Saturday night he might be seeing as much game time as Morris himself.

 

Justin Hodges
Although he looked like a man still on the comeback trail in Game 1, Hodges’ commitment couldn’t be faulted. Those trademark dummy-half dashes will need a little more zing if they’re to trouble the Blues this time round.

 

Brent Tate
If they played Origin football in Futurama, Brent Tate would be one of those disembodied heads in a jar, attached to a robot body so he could represent the Maroons forever. And he still wouldn’t be as tough as the genuine article.

Survived an unexpected audition for Cirque du Soleil at the hands of Josh Reynolds and Scott in Game 1, yet remained rock solid on the kick return. Expect the same in Sydney, minus the acrobatics.

 

Johnathan Thurston
The only thing more dangerous than Johnathan Thurston in a State of Origin game is Johnathan Thurston backing up after a quiet State of Origin game.

Be afraid, New South Wales. Be very afraid.

 

Dally Cherry-Evans
Was handed the keys to the Ferrari 10 minutes into Game 1, but clearly hadn’t done enough hours behind the wheel of Cooper Cronk’s pride and joy to pass the test. In fairness to Cherry-Evans, his forward runners were rarely where he expected them to be either.

An entire training camp at the controls of the Maroon machine will help his cause.

 

Matt Scott
Didn’t bring his resurgent club form into the Origin arena until his second stint in Game 1. Coach Mal Meninga will have the Cowboys front rower so fired up that his first hit-up could rupture the space-time continuum.

If he somehow hits 88 miles per hour, strap yourself in.

 

Cameron Smith
Not even an ankle injury could stop Cameron Smith plotting and scheming to the death in the first game, and he’s backed that up with stirring performances for a Storm team decimated by injury.

The key in this Maroons spine whether on two legs or one.

 

Nate Myles
The driving force behind Queensland’s stirring second-half comeback last time round. Needs to bring that sort of brutality onto the park from the first minute in Sydney, not the 51st.

 

Sam Thaiday
Thaiday might not get many minutes given his lack of match fitness, but will pose a constant danger if he and Slater can work up a right-side combination with Cherry-Evans.

 

Matt Gillett
Carried his career-best club form onto the Origin paddock in Brisbane, though if he had his time over he’d give it all up to take a superb early ball from Cronk on the chest and crash over near the sticks.

Will likely return to his favoured left side to accommodate Thaiday’s return.

 

Chris McQueen
Quiet in Game 1, but gave selectors a timely reminder of his versatility when filling in at centre for the Rabbitohs against the Warriors. It was as good as McQueen has looked in a year where he hasn’t kicked on as hoped.

 

Ben Te’o
It’s hard to decide which was Ben Te’o's most damaging performance of 2014 – his rousing effort off the bench for Queensland in Brisbane, or his measured post-presser spray of Danny Weidler last week.

A repeat of the former will be vital to the Maroons’ hopes in Sydney.

 

Aidan Guerra
An unexpected standout in his Origin debut, threatening to break through the Blues line on a number of occasions without ever quite cracking it. If he could shine in that classic encounter, he can shine again next Wednesday.

 

Will Chambers
Has worn the red of Queensland in Super Rugby but is still to taste Origin football. A big chance of a starting role, but the way Michael Jennings danced around him on Sunday wasn’t encouraging.

 

Jacob Lillyman
The Warriors prop had people crying foul after his omission in the first game. He is in the squad here, but whether his club form will push him into the 17 remains to be seen.

 

Ben Hunt
Has thrived as Brisbane’s full-time No. 7 this season, handling the bulk of the playmaking given Josh Hoffman is a five-eighth in name only. Could be a season too soon for Origin, but Broncos combinations may be vital.

 

Anthony Milford
The fleet-footed Raider has done enough for Mal to draft him into the squad here. Is this just for the Origin experience? Or will he be used in a Matt Bowen-esque bench role? Depending on Slater’s fitness, he also could be yet another candidate for the Maroons’ fullback spot.

 

Willie Tonga
Hasn’t played Origin football since courageously carrying a dislocated shoulder through Game 1, 2011. Parramatta’s strong 2014 form sees him recalled from the rep football wilderness, and he’ll be a natural fit in the left centre position should Inglis vacate it.

 

David Taylor
A late call-up to the squad following the withdrawal of Josh Papalii and Corey Parker, big Dave will want to make an impact if he gets onto the Origin arena for the first time since 2012. A true rocks or diamonds prospect, it’s anyone’s guess what he will produce if selected.




#2942742 STATE OF ORIGIN TEAMS GAME 2 2014

Posted by R L Winger on 11 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

NEW SOUTH WALES

 

1. Fullback – Jarryd Hayne

I found it ridiculous to the point of laughter that some people were suggesting Hayne should be moved out of the fullback spot for Origin II. The superstar was the best player on the park in Brisbane, and the luxury that the fullback position provides him – to pop up wherever he can be most dangerous in attack – was a key to the Blues victory. Already an all-time Origin great, Hayne will again be the danger man for the Maroons, while the Blues will look to him to again stamp his class on proceedings.

2. Wing – Will Hopoate 

The Parramatta back was 18th man for the Blues in the opening game of the series, and with Laurie Daley strongly hinting that he didn’t want to pick a rookie for this game, Hoppa Junior was always going to be the replacement for the injured Brett Morris. He’s been improving each week for Parramatta after his two-year break from the game while on mission duties, and is slowly getting back to the elite-level backline player he was at Manly. He handled Origin well in his lone game back in 2011, and his class is a welcome addition to the Blues wing.

3. Centre – Josh Dugan
Laurie Daley is unashamed Dugan fan, and with the injuries to the Morris twins, along with a three-try performance for the Dragons on Saturday night, it sees the 23-year-old earn a Blues recall. Despite his talent, this is a gamble by the NSW selectors. Dugan won’t be playing in his customary fullback spot, and though he performed well at right centre on Saturday, the difference in standard between a depleted Sharks outfit and the almighty Maroons doesn’t need to be pointed out. If Dugan isn’t 100% comfortable and prepared, Queensland will make him pay. At his very best, Dugan is match-winning x-factor. At his worst, he’s a game-costing brain fart waiting to happen.

4. Centre – Michael Jennings

The Roosters centre didn’t get a lot of opportunities in the first game of the series, as the Blues predominantly stuck to a game plan of attacking down the right hand side of the field, and targeting Johnathan Thurston. With the Blues trotting out a new right hand side centre/wing pairing, along with Queensland no doubt addressing their defensive issues from game I, look for the Blues to get Jennings more involved in Sydney. And with his pace and footwork, that’s most definitely a good thing for NSW.

5. Wing – Daniel Tupou

Tupou wasn’t asked to do a lot on debut, but he made very few mistakes, and was solid when occasionally targeted by Queensland’s kickers. Rookies will definitely take that in the first game of Origin football, and he’ll feel even more comfortable in Game 2 . With the Blues no doubt using the left side of the park more in Game 2 , look for Tupou’s mastery in the air to be utilised.

6. Five-Eighth: Josh Reynolds

The Bulldogs’ five-eighth was sensational in his first run-on game with the Blues. He was heavily involved, intense and gave 100% commitment – everything you’d expect from Reynolds. His chemistry in attack with Paul Gallen and Jarryd Hayne was crucial in many attacking raids down the right hand side for the Blues, and NSW will simply ask for more of the same from their number 6 at Homebush next Wednesday night.

7. Halfback: Trent Hodkinson

I was a little surprised that Hodkinson’s was criticised by a small amount of people for his performance in Origin I. I thought he was extremely solid, and played the role he was actually selected for to perfection; that’s all you want from your players. Those expecting chip and chases, speedy bursts to the line, or flick passes will always be disappointed by the Bulldogs number 7, for that simply isn’t his game. But minimal mistakes, a strong kicking game and extremely solid defence are the cornerstones of Hodkinson’s game, and will be again next week..

8. Prop – Paul Gallen
The Sharks lock moves into the front-row to accommodate the return of bruise brother Greg Bird, but it will have little to no impact on his game as he always plays like a prop in the middle of the park anyway. We’re so used to Gallen’s Herculean efforts in the Blues jumper, that we now take his brilliant performances at Origin for granted. Gallen was absolutely sensational in game I, yet he received few plaudits form the pundits, myself included. After copping a cheap shot from Josh Papalii, Gallen went on a rampage, smashing Maroons in defence, and charging at the line like a mad man. Yet it was the subtleties in his game that were actually the key to the Blues attack. His ability to get balls away after drawing a number of defenders was the starting point to most of the Blues attacking runs down the right.

9. Hooker – Robbie Farah

Farah showed in Brisbane that he doesn’t have to overplay his hand, and try to do too much, in order to be effective. The trust the hooker showed in his halves was an underrated narrative coming out of the opening game. Not only did it give the Blues playmakers confidence, but it enabled Farrah to simply do his job, which he did very well. A key player for the Blues, the Tigers number 9 brings plenty of heart, along with talent, to the NSW team.

10. Prop – Aaron Woods

After whispers that he was overawed by the occasion last year, Woods was excellent in his return to Origin football. Before game one, I mentioned that his role would be to provide “incisive runs, solid defence and the ability to handle the early fire and brimstone from the Maroons pack”, and that is precisely what he did. His passion in the sheds at halftime indicates that he now feels at home in the Blues jersey, and with his confidence sky-high, I expect him to have another positive impact in Game 2 .

11. Second-row – Ryan Hoffman

This guy should just be nicknamed ‘Seven’. Every time the Blues selectors read his name out, you know you’re going to get a ‘7 out of 10′ game from him. Though some like to look at this as negative, the truth is, it’s massive positive, as you need players you can rely upon. Hoffman always conjures up words like ‘dependable’ and ‘consistent’, and being that reliable is a skill in itself.

12. Second-row – Beau Scott
There was talk of moving Scott to right centre, which would have the dual benefit of allowing Greg Bird to slide back into the backrow, while also allowing the Blues to cover the loss of Josh Morris. But Scott remains in the second-row and Gallen moves forward in the pack, and it remains to be seen whether that was the right move by the NSW selectors. Scott’s defence was sensational in Origin I, and though he’s not explosive or dynamic in attack, nor will he be asked to be either.

13. Lock – Greg Bird

I love this time of year, because it means I get to pull out the most well-worn, over-used comment in rugby league: “made for Origin”. Yet, how else would you seriously describe the returning-from-suspension Greg Bird? The only thing missing from his Origin resume is actually the most important thing: a series win. Rest assured, that fact really annoys Bird, and he’ll do everything he can – once again – to rectify that situation.

Interchange:

14. James Tamou

I’m still waiting for Tamou to utilise his size and athleticism to their maximum potential at Origin level. I’m not sure the big prop actually realises how good he is, and how good he can be. Don’t get me wrong, he was still very solid in the opening game of the series, but he has the ability to be a match-winner in the front row for the Blues. If he ever puts it all together, look out Queensland, and NSW will be hoping Game 2 is when Clark Kent becomes Superman on a more consistent basis.

15. Anthony Watmough

‘The ball of fury’. With his low centre of gravity and amazing leg strength, Watmough is like cannon ball. He’s very hard to tackle, aggressive in defence and needs little to time to work himself into the game, which all make him the ideal reserve. He was a little quiet in Origin I, but there is rarely a game that Watmough plays in that he doesn’t have an impact, so look for a monster Origin II from the Manly mongrel.

16. Luke Lewis

The veteran forward sat out of the Sharks match against the Dragons on the weekend, raising questions about his Origin selection. But the selectors faith in Lewis has never been in question, highlighted by the fact they picked him for Origin I despite him having only played two NRL games for the season. He didn’t let anyone down then, and he won’t in Game 2 .

17. Trent Merrin

I only recently learned that the Dragons prop is dating pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons. That’s got absolutely nothing to do with Origin, nor his selection for the Blues, but I felt it warranted mentioning. Merrin had impact in attack and defence in game I, after I questioned his selection. That’s now two good Origin games in a row. Another solid performance in Sydney will go a long way to silencing the doubters and making them look silly, for which I will be at the head of the queue.




#2942741 2014 NRL Teams Round 1 To The Grand Final This Week - ROUND 20 Teams

Posted by R L Winger on 11 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

ROUND 14 TEAM LISTS

 

Rabbitohs v Tigers, ANZ Stadium, Friday @ 1945 (AEST)
Rabbitohs:
Nathan Merritt, Alex Johnston, Bryson Goodwin, Kirisome Auva'a, Joel Reddy, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, George Burgess, Issac Luke, Dave Tyrrell, Kyle Turner, Sam Burgess, Ben Lowe
Interchange: Apisai Koroisau, Jason Clark, Joe Picker, Tom Burgess.

Wests Tigers: James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Tim Simona, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Braith Anasta, Luke Brooks, Martin Taupau, Joel Luani, Keith Galloway, Curtis Sironen, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair.
Interchange: Dene Halatau, Sauaso Sue, Blake Austin, Ava Seumanufagai, Sitaleki Akauola, Keith Lulia (two to be omitted).

 

Panthers v Dragons, Sportingbet Stadium, Saturday @ 1730 (AEST)
Panthers:
Matt Moylan, Josh Mansour, Dean Whare, Isaah Yeo, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Sam McKendry, James Segeyaro, Brent Kite, Tyrone Peachey, Elijah Taylor
Interchange: Lewis Brown, Jeremy Latimore, Nigel Plum, Bryce Cartwright

Dragons: Adam Quinlan, Peter Mata'utia, Charly Runciman, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Benji Marshall, Ben Creagh, Mitch Rein, Mike Cooper, Leeson Ah Mau, Joel Thompson, Tyson Frizell.
Interchange: Jack de Belin, Will Matthews, Shane Pumipi, Bronson Harrison, Craig Garvey (one to be omitted).

 

Roosters v Knights, Allianz Stadium, Saturday @ 1930 (AEST)
Roosters:
Anthony Minichiello, Nene Macdonald, Mitch Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Dylan Napa, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala.
Interchange: Isaac Liu, Remi Casty, Kane Evans, Willis Meehan, Daniel Mortimer (one to be omitted).

Knights: Jake Mamo, Josh Mantellato, Dane Gagai, James McManus, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, David Fa'alogo, Kurt Gidley ©, Willie Mason, Chris Houston, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith.
Interchange: Adam Clydsdale, Korbin Sims, Joseph Tapine, Clint Newton.

 

Bulldogs v Eels, ANZ Stadium, Sunday @ 1500 (AEST)
Bulldogs:
Sam Perrett, Mitch Brown, Josh Jackson, Tim Lafai, Krisnan Inu, Reni Maitua, Damien Cook, Sam Kasiano, Michael Ennis ©, James Graham, Greg Eastwood, Tony Williams, Dale Finucane
Interchange: Pat O'Hanlon, Tim Browne, David Klemmer, Corey Thompson, Lloyd Perrett (one to be omitted).

Eels: Ken Sio, Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga, Vai Toutai, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah ©, Isaac De Gois, Junior Paulo, Kenny Edwards, Manu Ma'u, Joseph Paulo.
Interchange: David Gower, Peni Terepo, Lee Mossop, Pauli Pauli.

 

Titans v Storm, CBus Super Stadium, Monday @ 1900 (AEST)
Titans:
William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Tighe, Brad Takairangi, David Mead, Maurice Blair, Albert Kelly, Luke Bailey, Beau Falloon, Luke Douglas, Paul Carter, David Taylor, Ben Ridge
Interchange: Matthew White, Mark Minichiello, James Roberts, Matt Srama, Caleb Binge, Mark Ioane (one to be omitted).

Storm: Cameron Munster, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Mahe Fonua, Kurt Mann, Young Tonumaipea, Ben Hampton, Ben Roberts, Jesse Bromwich, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Tohu Harris, Kenny Bromwich.
Interchange: Joel Romelo, Tim Glasby, Junior Moors, George Rose, Felise Kaufusi, Hymel Hunt, Jordan McLean, Travis Robinson.




#2941237 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competition 2014 Round 13 *** Results Posted Awards Prese...

Posted by R L Winger on 08 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

I know RLW I was there at the time another guy was airlifted to hospital with multiple fracture but thankfully he is ok.We always say RL players show incredible bravery but these fellas who race in these road races are just something else. I never appreciated it until I saw it with my own eyes.

 

P.S that Micheal Dunlop is crackers! 100% all the time

Racing Moto GP is one thing but racing that Isle of Man circuit is total insanity for sure. If I ever get to the UK, 3 things are a must after I get to have a look inside the Tower of London. 1.See the Senior TT race on the Isle of Man  2.Watch the Poole Pirates race Speedway at Wimborne Road Stadium.  3.Watch the Wigan Warriers play a game of Super League at DW Stadium.