walter sobchak

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  1. And academics.
  2. The only player Samoa has to worry about losing is Milford. Lino has been getting rave reviews by the warriors fans while playing in the NSW cup. Reading the comments left by the Warriors fans on another forum he(Lino) has a very good structured game with good kicking, passing and general all round field tactics. As for Fiji, the sooner a team there enters the NSW cup the better. With the right structure and pathway I honestly feel that the Fijians could match the kiwis in terms of numbers in exporting RL talent to the NRL.
  3. This. You usually see names like the NZ warriors, west tigers, Brisbane Broncos etc next to the wingers and forwards of the Pacific nations then names like Logan magpies, mackay cutters and northern pride etc for the halves and hookers. Which to be fair is still a decent standard of RL. Somewhere between the lower end of SL and above the championship in the UK.
  4. Will this affect the u19's game or to the academy sides travel separate from the 1st team?? Edit. Obviously not as the dragons u19's have just beaten the Tigers 20-8.
  5. Exactly. Just think if Radradra and koribetie had been available you'd have had a 3/4 line madeup up of wingers. Unfortunately a lot of the Pacific nations struggle for depth in the crucial pivotal positions but has no problems in the wing and forward departments.
  6. Couldn't agree more with you. Surely the objective of playing "on the road" games is to try and sell the game to new areas and emerging markets. Wollongong is a RL area with a strong grassroots presence and a part owned NRL franchise. You could maybe make a case for playing the game in Perth which has a large British expat community or maybe even Adelaide. Personally I think this is a wasted opportunity for if there is to be an "on the road" SL fixture I would have played it in the next potential North American city to join the ranks of the British RL structure like montreal. Maybe even at a push a French city like Paris or Marseille.
  7. Hayne will play #6 surely. The Fijians lack depth in the halves.
  8. At 20 years old this young forward is still developing and sounds like he's headed for a career in super league.
  9. How old is he and was he ever in the dragons setup?
  10. I'd rather the NRL sounded out new markets like China, Japan, South Africa and NZ cities like Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin etc.
  11. This is great news as York has the potential to grow significantly both on and off the pitch and a brand spanking new stadium can certainly help with this. York is a decent sized city which also hasn't really got any other competition from other nearby RL clubs for fans. In fact the whole North Yorkshire region of some 1.2 million people is pretty much an untapped area. Would love to see a succeful York City knights club help grow the game in areas like Harrogate, Scarborough and Northallerton etc.
  12. My guess is that he'd probably only use Wales as a stepping stone for a kiwi call up.
  13. My guess is because he's not very politically savvy. He knew the MSM "news" would jump all over it and use it against him and because he's not very bright it's actually hurting him even more by denying it at first then having to admit it.
  14. Shock horror!!! Impeach him now.
  15. The Broncos have just awarded fulltime professional contracts to 3 of their u19's players. Good to see more southern born/raised players entering the professional ranks through the London Broncos youth setup.