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  1. It's the Northern Union for me.
  2. What does that mean? That England played particularly poorly, or that when they played worse previously you didn't happen to see it? England played pretty well. Everyone has said that the score line wasn't a true reflection of the game. England's completion rate was good, they made few errors, missed few tackles and scored 3 tries. After 35 minutes they were ahead 6-2 and on top. A lost ball close to Australia's line followed by a sloppy penalty on half way and we were punished. A solo try shortly after half time by a freak player and suddenly we were 6-16 down and it was uphill from there. The reality is that we were playing a team with a 'spine' (1,6,7 and 9) who prior to yesterday's game have 132 caps between them, compared with 36 for England. They're not only exceptional players but highly experienced with it. They also play weekly in a far higher standard of domestic competition and then have SOO, of course. The fact that we get anywhere near them should be celebrated. Maybe when George Williams, Gareth Widdop and Josh Hodgson have 130 caps then we might see a difference. FWIW I think Williams has the potential to be our Johnathan Thurston. He's already a terrific player at 22 and he's still improving. By 32 he could well be even better than Thurston.
  3. I can only assume that you're not a regular at county cricket? Try sitting among the members watching Notts at Trent Bridge. You'll be suicidal.
  4. You really are going mad. No one mentioned it because it clearly went through well inside the post.
  5. Another one gone far too early. Plus another reminder, should anyone need one, just what risks the players take every week to provide us with The Greatest Game.
  6. Fortunately there are plenty of British players in the NRL for Bennett to pick from. Many of these errors are simply from poor basic technique, e.g holding the ball in one hand in a 3 man tackle.
  7. 108. Team-sheets given out at turnstiles 109. Results read out on telly at tea time. 110. Buying a quarter of wine gums from the sweet shop on the way to the ground 111. Scout band playing at half-time
  8. The thing is October school half term coincides with this tournament. I would normally have booked this by now, so am desperate for these dates as I really want to support the tournament but also want the break with the family. If they're not out within a week or so then I'll have to just go ahead with the holiday booking.
  9. Did he look out of his depth while they were murdering Catalans away then?
  10. So how does the fact that they murdered Salford and Catalans fit into your theory? Followed by very narrow defeats to Cas and Wigan? Were those the performances of a squad who don't respect their coach?
  11. Yes I think this hits the nail on the head. Just comparing tonight's Widnes vs. Hull game with this morning's game between Penrith and Canterbury. The NRL game was intense; full of big hits in attack and defence. The number of times that the crowd 'oohs' and 'aahs' after a tackle in the NRL because of the size of the collisions. 15 minutes into the SL game and I've yet to see any player really bump into another.
  12. RU 6 nations fixtures for 2016 and 2017 were released in February 2015, i.e. more than 2 years beforehand. We're 7 months away and still no idea. If I was coming from Aus/NZ I'd be livid. Even as it is I need to book 2016/17 holidays now. How hard can it be?