R L Winger

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

179 Excellent

About R L Winger

  • Birthday 01/01/1914

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    A very very long swim from here
  • Interests
    Football, Meat Pies, Cattle Dogs & Harley Davidson Motorbikes

Recent Profile Visitors

2,309 profile views
  1. Gareth Widdop Dragons contract: St George Illawarra re-signs star five-eighth, captain on long-term deal DRAGONS captain Gareth Widdop has re-signed with the club for the next four seasons, St George Illawarra confirmed on Saturday. The five-eighth, 28, is one of the NRL’s in-form players in 2017 and will remain with the Red V until the end of 2021. His re-signing for the high-flying Dragons was widely expected and will see him form a big-name halves pairing with $6 million recruit Ben Hunt next season. The England international joined the Saints from Melbourne in 2014. His retention finishes pre-season rumours that he may have been lured back to the English Super League. With his long-term deal in place, the goal-kicking playmaker may overhaul Jamie Soward’s club record of 977 points.
  2. You're right mate....Cheers. I edited it and fixed it up.
  4. ROUND 7 1. Billy Slater (Storm) In a weekend of fine fullback performances (Boyd, Holmes, Tedesco et al) it was vintage Billy at Lottoland with the Storm No.1 providing the final pass for three of his side's first-half tries, including a superb pass for Vunivalu's opening four-pointer. 2. Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm) Got down low to take Slater's pass for his first try and then leapt high above the Manly defence to snare his second courtesy of a Cooper Cronk cross-field kick. Also played a big role in the try for opposite winger Josh Addo-Carr. 3. Tim Lafai (Dragons) Ran rings around Origin centre Justin O'Neill in the first half in Wollongong, slicing through himself twice to score and providing a perfectly-timed flick pass for Jason Nightingale's spectacular try in the corner. 4. James Roberts (Broncos) He always seems to save his best for his former club, 'The Jet' flashing across on the back of two Darius Boyd passes and then backing up after Matt Gillett's charge-down two minutes from full-time to score the match-winner and break Gold Coast hearts. 5. Nene Macdonald (Dragons) Showed great hands to pick up the ball from his bootlaces to score in the first half and was a constant target in the air. Ran for a team-high 168 metres. 6. Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs) Another whole-hearted performance from the Bulldogs' No.6, his energy helping to turn the tide of momentum the way of his team in the second half as they scored 16 unanswered points. His sheer bloody-mindedness saw him chase his own kick through to score prior to half-time, he dragged down Adam Reynolds when the Souths half appeared destined to score and was heavily involved in the Josh Jackson try that opened the floodgates. 7. Mitchell Pearce (Roosters) Another professional performance from the Roosters No.7 who took the right option to hit Michael Gordon for the fullback to score and then sealed the result with a sharp step off his left foot to straighten and score under the posts himself. His kicking game (485m) and defence (24 tackles) were also keys in the Roosters' win. 8. Jarrod Wallace (Titans) The most outstanding display of his career to date, the Titans prop smashed his previous best statistical output, running for 264m and making 33 tackles against his former club. Held up from scoring the game's first try, Wallace played for all but seven minutes and showed just what he is capable of producing. 9. Cameron Smith (Storm) The architect of Melbourne's 30-point first half against the Sea Eagles, Smith took advantage of a quick play-the-ball to put Young Tonumaipea over down the short side to go with his customary 38 tackles. 10. Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs) Got through a mountain of work (169m, 38 tackles) and threw in a try assist for good measure, following through on a Matt Frawley kick to provide the final pass for Josh Morris to score in the corner. 11. Boyd Cordner (Roosters) Constantly tested the Knights' right side defence with his purposeful charges, making one line break and busting four tackles while amassing 175 run metres and making 37 tackles. 12. Matt Gillett (Broncos) A performance that will be remembered for his 78th minute charge down of a Kane Elgey kick, Gillett's defensive presence came to light much earlier in the contest, pinning Tyronne Roberts-Davis in the Titans in-goal to help swing momentum the way of the Broncos. Made 40 tackles all up, missing just one. 13. Jack de Belin (Dragons) An unstoppable force as the Dragons ran riot in the first half, de Belin powered through the line before offloading in the lead-up to Gareth Widdop's try and bent the Cowboys defence back with every charge. Finished with four offloads, two line-break assists, 150m and 31 tackles. 14. Josh Hodgson (Raiders) With the game in the balance, Hodgson's 66th minute try secured the two competition points for his side, completing another fine all-round performance that included 45 tackles and 66 kick metres. 15. Junior Paulo (Raiders) Showing silky skills for such a big man, Paulo got the balance perfect for the second week in a row, providing a good link between the forwards and the halves. Thundered forward for 185m in a powerhouse 61-minute display. 16. Chris Heighington (Sharks) The 300-gamer looked like a first-year rookie, bringing boundless energy off the bench that kept the pressure on the Panthers. In 34 minutes ran for 138m, second only in the Sharks team to fullback Valentine Holmes. His effort was exemplified by forcing a Penrith line drop-out midway through the second half with a desperate tackle. 17. Wade Graham (Sharks) The Sharks enforcer was at it again on Sunday, terrorising the Panthers' creative men as well as coming up with three tackle busts and two offloads of his own. Made a total of 35 tackles and also had a hand in Sosaia Feki's first half try.
  5. RAIDERS V SEA EAGLES 6pm AEST Friday, April 21 at GIO Stadium Raiders mail: No changes expected. Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Adam Clydsdale 15. Luke Bateman 16. Dunamis Lui 17. Iosia Soliola 18. Dave Taylor 19. Jordan Turner 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Lachlan Croker Sea Eagles mail: Lloyd Perrett is sidelined with injury (sternum). Marty Taupau returns and Addin Fonua-Blake drops to the bench. Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brian Kelly 5. Akuila Uate 6. Blake Green 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Frank Winterstein 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Lewis Brown 15. Jackson Hastings 16. Darcy Lussick 17. Addin Fonua-blake 18. Nate Myles 19. Cameron Cullen 20. Matthew Wright 21. Shaun Lane RABBITOHS V BRONCOS 7.50pm AEST Friday, April 21 at ANZ Stadium Rabbitohs mail: Robbie Rochow looms as the most likely inclusion if Sam Burgess is found guilty at the judiciary for a shoulder charge. Hymel Hunt is available after a lengthy ban for a high shot on Newcastle’s Brendan Elliot. Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Braidon Burns 3. Siosifa Talakai 4. Robert Jennings 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Kyle Turner 11. John Sutton 12. Angus Crichton 13. Sam Burgess 14. Robbie Farah 15. Jason Clark 16. Zane Musgrove 17. George Burgess 18. Robbie Rochow 19. Cameron Murray 20. Tyrell Fuimaono 21. Hymel Hunt Broncos mail: Brisbane are expected to lose injured bench forward Tevita Pangai Junior for up to a month. But winger Jordan Kahu (groin) and prop Korbin Sims (foot) are expected to play. Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Tautau Moga 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Korbin Sims 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Alex Glenn 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Herman Essese 17. David Mead 18. Todd Murphy 19. George Fai 20. Jamayne Isaako 21. Jonus Pearson EELS V PANTHERS 3pm AEST Saturday, April 22 at ANZ Stadium Eels mail: Kenny Edwards returns from suspension. Beau Scott picked up a calf injury on Sunday and is in doubt. Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Semi Radradra 3. Michael Jennings 4. Kirisome Auva’a 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Brad Takairangi 7. Corey Norman 8. Suaia Matagi 9. Kaysa Pritchard 10. Tim Mannah 11. Manu Ma’u 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Nathan Brown 14. Beau Scott 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Kenny Edwards 17. Siosaia Vave 18. David Gower 19. Will Smith 20. George Jennings 21. Marata Niukore Panthers mail: Bryce Cartwright is firming to finally return from his ongoing ankle issue. James Fisher-Harris (shoulder) has been named despite an injury. Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Waqa Blake 3. Dean Whare 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Regan Campbell-Gillard 11. James Fisher-Harris 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Trent Merrin 14. Peta Hiku 15. Leilani Latu 16. Tim Browne 17. Moses Leota 18. Corey Harawira 19. Sitaleki Akauola 20. Viliame Kikau 21. Bryce Cartwright COWBOYS V KNIGHTS 5.30pm AEST Saturday, April 22 at 1300SMILES Stadium Cowboys mail: Antonio Winterstein will return from injury but Lachlan Coote remains sidelined. John Asiate remains in the halves for injured Johnathan Thurston. Cowboys: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Patrick Kaufusi 9. Blake Leary 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Ethan Lowe 16. Ben Spina 17. Corey Jensen 18. Sam Hoare 19. Ray Thompson 20. Javid Bowen 21. Braeden Uele Knights mail: As expected. Knights: 1. Brendan Elliott 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Sam Stone 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Luke Yates 15. Anthony Tupou 16. Jack Stockwell 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Jaelen Feeney 19. Jacob Gagan 20. Josh King 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon SHARKS V TITANS 7.30pm AEST Saturday, April 22 at Southern Cross Group Stadium Sharks mail: Gerard Beale remains sidelined and Kurt Capewell stays on the wing. Sharks: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Kurt Capewell 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. Joseph Paulo 18. Tony Williams 19. Sam Tagataese 20. Edrick Lee 21. Fa’amanu Brown Titans mail: Jarryd Hayne is pushing for a return. Konrad Hurrell is a chance to return to replace Dale Copley as he struggles with a back injury. Ryan James injured his ankle over the weekend but expects to be fit to play. Kevin Proctor is also a shot of returning from injury. Titans: 1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Anthony Don 3. Dale Copley 4. Dan Sarginson 5. Tyrone Roberts-Davis 6. Kane Elgey 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James 11. Chris McQueen 12. Chris Grevsmuhl 13. Ryan Simpkins 14. Karl Lawton 15. Joe Greenwood 16. Paterika Vaivai 17. Leivaha Pulu 18. Jarryd Hayne 19. Kevin Proctor 20. Konrad Hurrell 21. Morgan Boyle TIGERS V BULLDOGS 4 pm AEST Sunday, April 23 at ANZ Stadium Tigers mail: Luke Brooks is a long shot of making his return from injury this week. Jamal Idris will miss the clash with a hamstring injury. Tigers: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Michael Chee-Kam 4. Moses Suli 5. Kevin Naiqama 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Jack Littlejohn 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Ava Seumanufagai 11. Josh Aloiai 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Elijah Taylor 14. Tim Grant 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Joel Edwards 17. Jacob Liddle 18. Jj Felise 19. Kyle Lovett 20. Justin Hunt 21. Luke Brooks Bulldogs mail: David Klemmer (ankle sprain) is back, while Will Hopoate remains out with a fractured eye socket. Matt Frawley still hasn’t been named in Des Hasler’s top 17 but is expected to play on recent form. Bulldogs: 1. Brett Morris 2. Kerrod Holland 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliot 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 19. Francis Tualau 20. Matt Frawley 21. Renouf To’omaga 23. Reimis Smith ROOSTERS V DRAGONS 4pm AEST Tuesday, April 25 at Allianz Stadium Roosters mail: Latrell Mitchell still hasn’t been named to return from a “rest” imposed by coach Trent Robinson last week. He’s still a chance to make the final 17 but it could be at the expense of Joseph Manu. Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Joseph Manu 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra 14. Zane Tetevano 15. Paul Carter 16. Kane Evans 17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 18. Latrell Mitchell 19. Dylan Napa 20. Connor Watson 21. Lindsay Collins Dragons mail: Josh Dugan’s recovery from a hamstring strain has progressed as expected and he will return on Anzac Day. Kurt Mann drops to the bench and could spend time in the halves. Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Josh McCrone 8. Russell Packer 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin 14. Tariq Sims 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Kurt Mann 17. Hame Sele 18. Taane Milne 19. Jacob Host 20. Luciano Leilua 21. Blake Lawrie STORM V WARRIORS 4pm AEST Tuesday, April 25 at AAMI Park Storm mail: Will Chambers returns from a suspension for a shoulder charge. Cameron Munster remains on the bench. Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Cameron Munster 18. Young Tonumaipea 19. Joe Stimson 20. Mark Nicholls 21. Tui Kamikamica Warriors mail: Bodene Thompson was hit with dangerous contact charge but free to play thanks to an early guilty plea. Ben Matulino is pushing to make his NRL return from a knee injury. Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-sheck 2. Blake Ayshford 3. David Fusitua 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Shaun Johnson 8. James Gavet 9. Issac Luke 10. Jacob Lillyman 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. Charlie Gubb 16. Ligi Sao 17. Sam Lisone 18. Ben Matulino 20. Bunty Afoa 21. Mafoa’aeata Hingano 22. Mason Lino
  6. AFTER ROUND 7 The latest injury and suspension news for all 16 clubs in the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership. Broncos: Mitchell Dodds (knee, indefinite), Benji Marshall (wrist, Round 11), Ben Hunt (hamstring, Round 11-13), Jai Arrow (thumb, Round 11), Sam Scarlett (ankle, indefinite), Tom Opacic (ankle, Round 9), Tevita Pangai Jnr (finger, Round 15-19). Raiders: Kurt Baptiste (achilles, indefinite), Kato Ottio (ACL, Round 10-12). Bulldogs: Will Hopoate (eye socket, Round 8), Chase Stanley (knee, indefinite), Richie Kennar (foot, Round 8), David Klemmer (ankle, Round 8), Brad Abbey (concussion, Round 8). Sharks: Daniel Mortimer (knee, Round 8-10), James Segeyaro (broke arm, Round 12). Titans: Pat Politoni (arm, indefinite), John Olive (pec, indefinite), Jarryd Hayne (ankle, Round 8-10), William Zillman (calf, indefinite), Agnatius Paasi (shoulder, Round 9-10), Nathaniel Peteru (foot, indefinite), Dale Copley (back), Chris Grevsmuhl (groin, Round 10-11), Max King (hand, Round 10-13), Ryan James (foot). Sea Eagles: Martin Taupau (ribs, indefinite), Jarrad Kennedy (neck, indefinite) Storm: Tohu Harris (foot, Round 9), Cameron Munster (broken jaw, Round 8), Will Chambers (suspension, Round 8), Ryley Jacks (cheekbone) Knights: Rory Kostjasyn (throat, indefinite), Pauli Pauli (dislocated hip, Round 8), Dylan Phythian (knee, indefinite), Jack Cogger (pelvis, Round 16), Sam Mataora (knee, indefinite), Jamie Buhrer (foot, Round 14) Cowboys: Josh Chudleigh (ACL, season), Matthew Scott (ACL, season), Antonio Winterstein (broken arm, Round 8), Jake Granville (leg, Round 9-11), Johnathan Thusrton (leg, Round 8-9), Shaun Fensom (leg, indefinite). Eels: Isaac De Gois (concussion, indefinite), Kenny Edwards (suspension, Round 8), Bevan French (knee), Bevan French (knee, Round 12), Beau Scott (calf). Panthers: Sam McKendry (knee, indefinite), Josh Mansour (knee, mid-season), Bryce Cartwright (ankle, Round 8), James Fisher-Harris (shoulder). Rabbitohs: Greg Inglis (ACL, indefinite), Aaron Gray (knee, indefinite), Jack Gosiewski (knee, Round 12), Brett Greinke (ankle, early rounds), Connor Tracey (ACL, indefinite), Hymel Hunt (suspended, Round 8). Dragons: Will Matthews (dislocated hip, late season), Drew Hutchison (knee, season), Yaw Kiti Glymin (shoulder, late season), Josh Dugan (hamstring, Round 8). Roosters: Dylan Napa (ankle, indefinite), Ryan Matterson (ankle). Warriors: Ben Matulino (knee, Round 8). Wests Tigers: Luke Brooks (hamstring, indefinite), Matt Ballin (knee, indefinite), Jamal Idris (hamstring).
  7. ELIMINATED No-one ************************************************************************************************************************************ SURVIVED deluded pom? - KNIGHTS - RABBITOHS - STORM - SHARKS - RAIDERS - BRONCOS rugby female - ROOSTERS - STORM - COWBOYS - DRAGONS - BULLDOGS - SHARKS REMEMBER.....For round 8 and all other rounds you have survived, you can't select these teams you have selected above, again. As of round 8 you will also have to put in the (Total Points Scored In The Game) so I can determine a winner if you are both eliminated together in any round from round 8 onward. GOOD LUCK ROUND 8 Friday, April 21 Raiders v Sea Eagles, GIO Stadium, 6pm Rabbitohs v Broncos, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm Saturday, April 22 Eels v Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 3pm Cowboys v Knights, 1300Smiles Stadium, 5.30pm Sharks v Titans, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.30pm Sunday, April 23 Tigers v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, 4pm Tuesday, April 25 Roosters v Dragons, Allianz Stadium, 4pm Storm v Warriors, AAMI Park, 7pm
  8. Well Done deluded pom & rugby female you have both survived to fight out another round.
  9. A good game on a perfect day you can get upwards of a 1000. On a not so perfect day and a couple of also-rans playing a couple of hundred down to 50 or 60.