jim_57

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  1. Knights could be whatever they want it to be. In my opinion should be a development side as in under 23/25 with maybe a few "older heads" thrown in for the experience of the young guys. I'd argue there is no real evidence Knights are too good for France U23s either. France are very competitive in junior age groups, under 23s is a nice in between of juniors and full tests. Of course Knights would win most times but they'd get some decent games out of it.
  2. If England play France why not have Knights play 'Elite All Stars' or France under 23's as curtain raiser. Either a double header or the day before in the same city/region.
  3. But where are all these UK lads who can't find a team? Not everyone is good enough for the pro leagues. Taking some of the better players away (imports) and replacing them with English players who aren't really up to it will just see the overall standard slide, which is detrimental to the development of English players who deserve to be there. Overpaid and underperforming imports can be a bit of a problem but I don't think PNG imports fit in to either category.
  4. What? Several clubs (including Fev) haven't been able to field a full team at times this year but you're suggesting UK talent won't be able to find a team because of a few PNG imports? If players are good enough they'll make it, ignoring any overseas players is only going to weaken the standard of the competition(s).
  5. Believe that was me. I've admittedly never been to Port Moresby or Featherstone but using my imagination.. Surprised more lower Super League & ambitious Championship clubs don't go after PNG talent. QLD Cup would probably be a better standard than Championship and not far off 9-12 in Super League.
  6. Big game as the winner can all but guarantee a World Cup spot here, not that either are in much danger of missing out in the long run. France by 16.
  7. PNG by a few I think with no great conviction.
  8. jim_57

    Spain v Serbia Live Stream

    Was that the Russian Rugby League team's fault though?
  9. jim_57

    Spain v Serbia Live Stream

    Ok, care to elaborate?
  10. What purpose does it serve though? The Australians have a bit more of a "right" to be arrogant, if such a thing exists. It would be a pretty boring sport if every team thought they were too good to play the team below them, what will they do instead?
  11. Some of the arrogance from English fans astounds me. If England are as high above playing "the likes" of France as you think they are they could always go play with.. I mean against themselves. While we're at it Australia can send the PMXIII out against England because obviously playing them the last 30 years has been an utterly pointless excersize.
  12. Isn't that also a bit strange that his knowledge of Super League is that poor he doesn't know any of the Catalans players? I'm not normally one to knock Bennett but admitting that in an interview is a bit weird and opens up a lot of questions about how he gets his info about Super League players he selects.
  13. He was selected, then Bennett suggested he sit it out, then suddenly he is injured & requires surgery. He didn't suddenly throw his shoulder out in the last game, the surgery would have been for niggles that had persisted throughout the NRL season.
  14. If true it's worrying. It is a bit rich Bennett saying that though after he told Sam Burgess to sit the autumn out.