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#3097374 27-29 Mar: Kingstone Press Championship Round 6 Match Thread

Posted by marklaspalmas on 30 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

He was the best scrum half I've seen play over here as a junior. He was touted as far back as Stacey Jones's time in Perpignan as a future star. He then disappeared played some union I think and may be a short spell in Australia. Had two SL games at the Dragons in 2011. Finished up with Palau in recent times. I saw him play against Carcassonne a few months back when his side got a real hammering but he was by some distance their best player. And of course a stand out in the French teams win against Scotland last November when opposite Danny Brough. I hope he sticks with it at Fev.


Me too! We've had a few half-back problems since our title-winning Finn& Kain combo got broken up. I think there is little doubt about his talent, and he has enormous potential at this level.


Fev have a good record of looking after French players, including Divet, Banquet, Greseque and Zitter who all enjoyed their time with us.

#3097266 Pontential bad news for Rovers.

Posted by marklaspalmas on 30 March 2015 - 10:26 AM

Can't see anything for Fev to be worried about there.

#3096492 Dual Reg - the fightback begins

Posted by marklaspalmas on 28 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

See your point Mark, I also would be fed up of it if I was one of the main players.


I think there's some confusion. Im not on DR.


Brilliant idea though. Just think of the possibilities. Clubs can DR fans to other clubs.

#3093104 Cricket.....Again

Posted by marklaspalmas on 22 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

Batting thorugh an innings is not carrying your bat. Batting through a completed innings is carrying your bat.


Superb knock from Guptill though.


It does however highlight the current situation in world cricket (both test and limited overs) wher bat dominates over ball too much.

#3093095 U16's academy result

Posted by marklaspalmas on 22 March 2015 - 12:38 PM

Featherstone U16s whalloped Hull too, so meltdown on Humberside.

#3092646 Brand New TRL Sub-forum

Posted by marklaspalmas on 21 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

In case you hadn't noticed, after decades of careful planning and minutes of intense lobbying of Mr. Webmaster, TRL has a brand new sub forum.


It's called the Rugby League Collectors Forum and it's for folk to exchange info & discuss all aspects of collecting in rugby league, progarmmes, badges, jerseys, whatever.


It's also the place to talk about statistics, history and heritage connected to our wonderful sport.


We're just getting going, so if you want to get rid of a load of old programmes and newspaper cuttings, or buy them, or know a bit more about your club's history or who scored that try in that game in 1963, have a look here:





#3091885 The Chargedown

Posted by marklaspalmas on 20 March 2015 - 09:11 AM

I've been thinking about this historic rule.


Mostly, a poor PTB or a slow kicker gets his 6th tackle kick blocked by an enthusiastic defender.


Mostly, the ball is recovered by the kicking team.


Who are then "rewarded" with six more tackles for their poor play.


Could we change the law so that a genuine chargedown doesn't result in 6 more tackles?


Just a thought.

#3087830 12 Mar: Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 12 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

First bad match of the season for mine. Ive got something out of every game so far. This is rubbish. Plus Stevo's back.

#3084556 10m for Dissent?

Posted by marklaspalmas on 07 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

I must admit I was brought up on a kind of rugby league (in the 80s) which makes me aghast at the chelping/arm-waving/bitching/whining & dissent that players get away with in 2015.


Still, if the refs do nowt, they must be ok with it.


It used to be one of the things that clearly marked us out as a sport of total integrity and bullsh-free hardness.

#3084169 6 Mar: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 06 March 2015 - 09:28 PM

I was just about to post what a terrible player Wilkin is (and a grub) but then I saw Hoiaia's pass to Flanagan.


"Gee thanks Lance" says Flanners.

#3083856 England to play France at end of this year

Posted by marklaspalmas on 06 March 2015 - 01:58 PM

Play it in France. Carcassone. or Toulouse.

#3078598 York City FC owners launch bid for York City Knights

Posted by marklaspalmas on 25 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

Sad to read that Simon. Hopefully, better times are coming for York. Nice club, good fans.

#3076027 Doncaster v Featherstone match thread.

Posted by marklaspalmas on 21 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

Ive got to admit i don't understand this.


Nobody likes the system, that's given.


But we've gone into this year with 31 players, far more than a first team squad needs (about 24 is the average).


We played the first game and lost one forward injured. So next up would be Cording, Nicholson, Walmsley, Ormonroyd, or Cooper. Perhaps Ive missed an injury to Mason Tonks? Of course we've two aussies who've not arrived and Carvell is apparently unfit. But that's still Wood, Baldy, James and Bossey in your front row, and Spears Locky Foster back row.


But lets' not pretend we need these guys. Both have quality pedigree but I doubt very much they will be surplus to requiremenst at Belle Vue in the way Trout and Skywalker were. So essentially just a game or two.


If we really think we can't beat Donny without these lads, then we need to trim all those players out of the squad because they will never get a game.


Just causes disruption precisely when our new look squad needs time to gel.


Still, blokes who know more about RL than me have made the call. I just don't get it myself.

#3071962 14 Feb: Catalans Dragons v Castleford Tigers KO 2pm GMT (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 14 February 2015 - 03:14 PM

This is garbage, but Im still enjoying it.


In fact, I think Ive enjoyed every game so far this year, despite the rustiness of all the teams and mostly ropey quality

#3071498 13 Feb: Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 13 February 2015 - 08:19 PM