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  1. This might have helped Destination Wollongong General Manager Mark Sleigh said the announcement came with a nice link, given Wollongong’s Deputy Lord Mayor John Dorahy coached the Warriors to Challenge Cup and first division glory in 1993/94.
  2. SCG is a cricket ground, appalling for rugby league. Maybe the SFS would be better. The NSW government thought the rugby league World Cup was pointless to chase so this is an interesting development. If it works out really well the other state governments might offer assistance for other rugby league events like this.
  3. The "we are not worthy, we're rubbish " attitude that is coming out on here is appalling.
  4. Good on him. He also pulls beers in a pub in Queanbeyan (I get the impression it is to keep him grounded) so going full time in Canada will be a change.
  5. The Forbidden Game would be a great read too.
  6. And if it sells out and gets buzz a tv network in Australia might take more notice next time tv rights are on offer.
  7. It's not about making rugby league more popular in NSW. It's promoting a slightly different pie to a population of pie lovers. Tapping into a readymade market.
  8. This is getting really weird.
  9. I'm sure if you put a call out on this forum for rugby league themed trip suggestions you'd get some good advice.
  10. Not sure why they want to join the NSW Cup and not the Qld Cup. Qld gets bigger crowds, is a higher level of football and gets more media coverage. It could also help develop an international game between png and Fiji. Maybe the expat Fijian population is really large in Sydney.
  11. With the Wolfpack you're witnessing a score fest every game. That's unusual. At the elite end of rugby league it's possible to only see a few tries per game because the teams are both highly skilled at defence. If you get two highly skilled attacking teams with bad defence more tries will be scored. One stat relevant to rugby league is "completion rate". It is the percentage of times in possession that a team holds the ball for a full set of six tackles. Completion rates will generally be discussed during and after games. Commentators will say "They need to complete their sets" etc. During NRL games live scoring websites will list it as, for example, 12/16. That is 12 complete sets out of 16. A low completion rate can be caused by all the factors that can cause a team to lose possession such as knock ons, being dragged over sideline etc etc. Here is an old article about completion rates in the NRL a few years ago. Enjoy learning about the game.
  12. Enjoyable podcast guys. It's refreshing to hear about rugby league from the perspective of people who are enthusiastic and new to the game. The post match press conferences are great.
  13. I can only imagine how difficult the English used on Queensland footy field is for them to understand.