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  1. Stuck behind a pay wall for me, can you copy and paste any important bits?
  2. I use to support Manly as a young little fella, when I grew older I realised they were the spawn of the devil. They are good to have around and be strong though. You need a good villain in your competition.
  3. Didn't Toovey have visa issues? I didn't think he could get in the country for most of the season.
  4. Don't know, I live in Brisbane, what happened in Bradford?
  5. Don't get me wrong, the decision not to play Tonga seems to be a choice dripping with autism, but on the other side of the coin, Fiji did beat them as well. That side will have the other 2 Sims brothers come into the side as well as Kane Evans and probably Jayson Bakuya as well as Jacob Saifiti. So it will be a much stronger side to the one that played and beat them last time. Still it seems the obvious is slapping them in the face and they decided to look for different options.
  6. Have a listen to the King as he describes state of origin and ask yourself does it sound similar to the pacific nations relationship with Australia and New Zealand.
  7. Its Thurstons testimonial season so Indigenous Dream team, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji 4 nations. One year only. Indigenous games are not counted as tests. If you played the indigenous games in Australia and the rest in New Zealand you would get great crowds for everyone that came out to see Thurstons last games.
  8. They don't have to be, if they play games that get big crowds they will have a revenue and that wont be the case any more.
  9. Still have not heard anything about any more games for Tonga or the other Pacific Islands next year. Every man and his dog have been saying, strike while the iron is hot, we need more games, don't lose the momentum and still it at this point there is only one game as per usual planned for next year. If this happens the people up top need to be fired for been so completely incompetent or having an obvious agenda to push the best players back to Australia and New Zealand with who they probably work for.
  10. http://www.theroar.com.au/2017/12/11/future-rugby-league-world-cups-can-improved/
  11. Would England have won if Dugan didn't get that ankle tap, or if Burgess didn't drop the ball all those times? You cant say if England would have won or lost if another player was picked. Unless you have a machine that can see into different multiverses nobody knows.
  12. I think they really need to look at getting some big athletic kids on high school scholarships in Australian schools. Look at teenagers around the 14-16 years old and start them early. If you want to be one of the best basket ballers you go to America to learn, if you wanna be one of the best Sumo wrestlers you go to japan. If you want some of the best rugby league players they need to send them to Australia. 25 years a go when I was at school we use to have kids come over from South Africa for rugby union scholarships. It took them out of a place which at the time had one of the highest murder rates in the world. I'm sure they could do it easier now then they could then. Look at a place like Detroit. Not far on the map from Toronto and has one of the worst teen gang problems in the world (or so I read in an article some where some time). Get some young teenagers from that area that are a bit bigger, a bit faster or a bit stronger then average and give them an opportunity to go to school in the safety of the Australian Gold Coast or Brisbane out of that dangerous environment. 8 years time those kids will be in their early 20s having learned their rugby league trade in the best development system in the world ready for the world cup in their home nation. Would be a great feel good news item for the papers and media in America as well. Giving these kids a chance and taking them out of danger. Probably get some support from local American organisations, government or otherwise that are looking to do something for the community.
  13. Post-World Cup blues!

    Maybe a bit of Lingerie Football can tide you over