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In Topic: 25/07/14 - Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 08:29 AM

Most Salford fans have a hooker as their priority.


It seems we are moving some of this year's players on to free money under the cap. Hope there are more players to come.

Are there any quality 9s available right now though? Other than Clark who we're told is a done deal to Warrington, not sure who's out there and off contract. Koroisau from the Rabbitohs would have been nice and provided some zip from dummy half but think he's signed for Penrith.


Might be better to stick with Lee & Tomkins who are going OK and concentrate on a couple of additional props.

In Topic: Mullaney to Bradford

Today, 08:16 AM

Should be a decent signing for them as long as he stays injury free.


Don't think we saw the best of him at Salford but he's pretty quick, has decent feet, not a bad goal kicker and can cover a few positions. All the best to the kid.


What's the score with overseas players in the Championship? I thought it was 1, not sure if it's the same next year. If so, I take it that means Brett Kierney and Adrian Purtell are up for grabs or going back home. 

In Topic: 27/07/14 - The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread

Yesterday, 06:57 PM

With Leigh 12-0 down within 15 minutes and looking all at sea, there must have been some cracking odds on us scoring 72 points by the end! Some great rugby played, looking forward to seeing the highlights. Great atmosphere, always like going to Spotland (the second time in a week as it happens!)

Very lucky not to be 12-0 down plus a man sent off really. Game completely turned on its head after the big melee. Not sure what a player has to do to earn a red but I'd have thought launching into a prone man, flat on his back with your fists might have done the job.


From that point on, it was pretty much all Leigh though. Hornets couldn't match the power and the pace and quick hands of the much bigger and more professional Leigh outfit and they ran out worthy winners. If Sarsfield did see red rather than being sin binned with Greenwood, it wouldn't have surprised me if Leigh still went on to win such was the dominance although it would have been more of a contest.


Credit to Rochdale as they kept plugging away and did manage to score some late points but must say Leigh were very impressive and looked in a different class. At no point did it look like Hornets could hold out their attack and they scored pretty much at will as the scoreline suggests.


Special mention to Martin Ridyard who kicked everything in sight for 12 from 12 conversions.

In Topic: 25/07/14 - Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

25 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Good measuring stick for Salford's progress over the past month. Don't think we've won on Sky yet this year and hopefully we won't stink the joint out like at the televised Saints and Wigan games.


Salford by 7 (fingers crossed). Looks like perfect conditions tonight, hopefully we get a decent crowd in too

In Topic: Marwan Koukash: I'll turn rugby league into a global sport

25 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

Would I be right in understanding that this is the eighth page debating Marwan saying he will make the sport a global sport, when he did not actually say such a thing?

As with seemingly most threads, it's becoming a mix of is the Doctor good for the game with a dash of P&R and a smidge of the smoking thread. All topics must lead here eventually :codemafia:


Back on the topic of what was actually said (I think), wouldn't the 9s be a better fit in China rather than Dubai if it is to be staged? There was talk of Canberra & Manly playing over there as their sponsors are Chinese so there could be an appetite for it. Maybe the WCC if Manly win their Grand Final wouldn't be a bad shout.