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  • Birthday 11/11/1958

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    Rugby league, obviously, I support Wigan and St.Judes.<br />Photography, keen amateur.<br />Rugby league's social history.<br />Local history.<br />Travel.

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  1. Nailed it, Wigan players were offered a chance to take on a top NRL side and were served a dogs breakfast, why should they be interested in expending energy in an extra training session. The behaviour of Cameltoes to this game is disgusting, if they didn't want to play it they should have said so instead they decided they wanted the Wigan shilling and fek it up for everybody. Aussies once again treat any sort of international competition with contempt.
  2. Quality of Rugby League

    One thing you see SL players do is run along the defensive line hoping to draw someone out, Aussies don't fall fot it and hold their defensive shape and let them run. Here often someone will take the bait and create the gap. They rely more on passing to players who can exploit what is in front of them, be that a gap, a weak/smaller defender or just an opportunity to hit a named target very hard.
  3. The reason for the action goes back to the origins of the play the ball. The PTB was a scrum between two players with both being allowed to strike for the ball once it hit the floor. Before the PTB all tackles were restarted with a full scrum. When it was decided that the PTB would be uncontested, the law governing it still maintained that the ball had to be hooked from the 2 man 'scrum'. The reasoning being that it is a very controlled restart otherwise you have a union style ruck where the player just releases the ball and its then a free for all. Its a way to create a semblance of order. The continual speeding up of the ruck I think has been detrimental to the game, the Aussies seem to have realised this and hence they are going for a stricter control this year. They have the advantage as they have already cleaned up a lot of the nonsense that goes on here during a PTB. We really do need to get all the messing about at the PTB out of the game here, the main reason for it is because players can get a quick PTB by the foot touching rule not being imposed so the defence wants another way to slow it down.
  4. The Hull game was very good entertainment and the Wigan game could have been if the Aussies didn't decide to play silly buggers. Nevertheless a good experience for the young Wigan players that got the chance of international sporting travel and showed them that the future may hold experiences of other international destinations.
  5. The games this morning were not World Club Series, some of Aussies for reason's best known to themselves decided to call these games that. The Wigan game in particular was totally undermined by the Cameltoes deciding to turn it into a farce and then Wigan decided it would be a good run out for all the young lads since it was going to be a nonsense game.
  6. the right wing in this country are obviously getting twitchy as they try to drag up embarassing non-stories about Corbyn's past and feed them to the press. I expect to see a lot more of this nonsense as the Tories keep digging the hole they are in.
  7. Quality of Rugby League

    Did nobody tell them the rules at the start of the season?
  8. I walked past a shop yesterday and was sent a message advertising that this particular shop had a sale on.
  9. Quality of Rugby League

    We simply tolerate too much messing about in the game here, coaches should be held to account for their players behaviour. Players should have their penalty counts monitored and banned when they reach a number of points, with the ban increasing by one game every time they get pulled in and for breaching the penalty count. Clubs should be fined for the number of penalties they concede, no appeal, no quibbling, the amount should be removed from their handouts and given to the team with the lowest penalty count at the end of the season. Claiming a penalty should be a penalty against you, keep your gob shut and get on with it. Waving of arms and similar gestures should just be penalised, end of.
  10. If he had run into a player it would be a penalty, its his job to know where people are. He can't just run around the field with his eyes closed and claim its not a penalty because I couldn't see him. Same applies to knowing if its the ref in front of you.
  11. The smack to the chops may not have helped his case.
  12. I was pointing out the absurdity that is being created by the Aussies playing soft lads again.