R L Winger

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About R L Winger

  • Birthday 01/01/1914

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

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  1. R.I.P. Graeme Langlands St George Illawarra are deeply saddened by the passing of Dragons legend and rugby league immortal Graeme Langlands. Following a long battle with illness, the four-time grand final winning fullback passed away in his sleep on Saturday evening. Langlands was 76. Born in Wollongong, Langlands first came into rugby league reckoning upon being selected for the New South Wales City Firsts and subsequently NSW firsts thereafter in 1962. Joining the Dragons in 1963, 'Changa' went on to play 227 games across 14 seasons, and to this day is the most prolific pointscorer in the club's history (1554 points – 86 tries, 648 goals). Langlands also made his debut for Australia in 1963 and went on to play 45 Tests – the fourth-most appearances by any player in the Kangaroos' history. So skilful a player, Langlands spent the first four years of his Test career in the centres. In 1999, Langlands joined fellow Dragons Johnny Raper and Reg Gasnier as one of rugby league's immortals. In 2008, the game's centenary, Langlands was selected on the bench in Australian Rugby League's Team of the Century. He was also awarded a MBE for his contribution to rugby league upon his retirement from the game and inducted into Australia Sport's Hall of Fame in 1986.
  2. NRL New Look Website

    I like the look of the old one.
  3. Summer footy in Oz?

    The NRL trial games start in less than a month and they say this hot weather is going to stick around for a while yet.
  4. Summer footy in Oz?

    It sure was a scorcher here today, I was at a Motorcycle Show and the temperature reached 47C, at the SCG Sydney where the Aussies and the Poms were playing the 5th Ashes test cricket the pitch temperature reached 55C.
  5. Happy New Year

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
  6. The rip off bank logo needs to be moved lower or re-coulored and the Dragons should go back to their early 1970's full Red V
  7. Widdop's Best Position

    I'd like to see him given a run at fullback for the Dragons I think he will go well.
  8. Cooper Cronk retires from rep football

    Time for the rest of Dads Army to follow suit.
  9. He does not have time on his side playing a season of park football up in some Queersland swamp for the 2 headed 15 toed wooden toothed banjo picking Wombats. The NRL need to pull their holier-than-thou heads out of their overrated backsides and let an NRL club that needs his services in 2018 as a rugby league player sign him and let him get on with the job of what he does best.....Playing football as their still is a premiership win in him but that window of opportunity is closing as age creeps in.
  10. Could work Graham, he did a pretty fair job for England at fullback, switch Widdop to Fullback early in the season see how it goes but if that happens the Dragons need to go after a rated 5/8 and I'd be going after Todd Carney to fill the spot. Dufty would make a good impact player coming off the bench to cover a few positions in 2018, then maybe look at him coming into the run on side in 2019 as a replacement for Nightingale on the wing.
  11. Yep I'd say 2018 is going to be a big year for him.
  12. NRL 2018: Matt Dufty first in line for St George Illawarra Dragons' fullback spot Matt Dufty has established himself as the man to beat for the St George Illawarra fullback spot despite Gareth Widdop making a strong case he had a future in the No.1 jumper. Coach Paul McGregor has a plethora of options with Dufty, Kurt Mann and Jai Field all vying to start round one of the 2018 NRL season at the back for the Dragons. Matt Dufty at WIN Stadium. To complicate McGregor's selection puzzle, skipper Widdop was a standout playing fullback for England at the World Cup. It's believed McGregor isn't considering switching Widdop from five-eighth to fullback and is intent on partnering him with marquee recruit Ben Hunt in the halves. That leaves Dufty, Mann and Field to fight it out during the pre-season trials. Hooker Cameron McInnes said he believed Dufty deserved first crack after making a huge impact when he came into first-grade at the back end of the 2017 season. "That fullback spot is up for grabs but the way Matt Dufty played there ... , he deserves his shot but that will be the coach's decision," McInnes said. McInnes, who this week inked a three-year extension which will keep him at the Dragons until the end of 2021, said he was excited at the prospect of forming a long-term spine partnership with Hunt, Widdop and Dufty. "He's an exciting player, he's lightning quick," McInnes said of Dufty. "But he's got very good ball skills, he's got a very nice cut-out pass. "He played a lot of touch growing up so he's very sharp and he can read the game. "Having that at fullback, being like an extra ball player -- all the best teams have that. "Melbourne have it with Billy Slater, (Brisbane's) Darius Boyd; they've all got that ability. "If he focuses and does what he did at the end of last year, he'll improve and I can see him locking that spot down." Mann has previously been mentioned as a fullback option by McGregor, however, he conceded he may be the victim of his own versatility. He was the Dragons' Mr Fix It last season and played almost every position in the backline in his 21 appearances. The former Storm outside back said he saw himself as a fullback or five-eighth but due to his ability to play anywhere, he had never been able to lock down a spot. "It's good but it's an Achilles heel as well," Mann said. "Being able to play a few different positions, it doesn't nail me down to one spot. "What I'd like to be doing is sticking to a position and getting a bit of consistency there."
  13. What NRL wants Todd Carney to do before return Carney in Sea Eagles sights TODD Carney must prove to the NRL he is reformed if he hopes to take up a career lifeline with Manly. The controversial former Dally M winner has been linked with a return to the NRL after Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett said the club was considering him as a possible answer to their halves crisis. Carney has signed with Cairns-based Queensland Cup club the Northern Pride in a bid to resurrect his career, however it’s been suggested he could return to top flight football as early as 2018. The NRL said 31-year-old Carney - who was previously sacked from Canberra, let go by Sydney Roosters and sacked by Cronulla following off-field incidents, often alcohol-related - must prove he is a changed man. “Any club seeking to register a contract for Todd would need to demonstrate that he is fit and proper to be part of the NRL,” an NRL spokesman said. Former Dally M medalist Todd Carney with the Northern Pride.Source: News Corp Australia Carney has a rap sheet dating back to his time at the Raiders when he was sacked after repeated drink driving offences including being handed a suspended jail sentence after leading police on a chase before fleeing. After resurrecting his career at the Roosters, including winning the 2010 Dally M and leading the club to the grand final, he was once again let go for alcohol-related incidents including being charged with low-range drink driving. The final straw came in September 2011 when he was seen drinking while on an alcohol ban. Cronulla cut him loose in 2014 after a photo of him urinating towards his mouth in a pub toilet circulated on social media. He subsequently played with Catalans Dragons and Salford in France and England. The Sea Eagles are desperate for a playmaking partner for Daly Cherry-Evans after releasing Blake Green to the Warriors and missing out on Mitchell Pearce. Canberra recruit Lachlan Croker, ex-Rooster Jackson Hastings and Cameron Cullen shape as Barrett’s halves options currently. The Sea Eagles have been linked with Newcastle halves Brock Lamb and Trent Hodkinson who appear set to be shunted out of the Knights’ best 17 following the arrival of Pearce. Barrett said the club had not made contact with Carney however “will keep our eye on him”.