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  1. I much prefer it when we win.
  2. Surprised to hear this but a good thing probably. Not sure I can see much change in the French Elite for the meantime so if Avignon want to become a genuinely big club then it has to be through the English system. Another big city club coming over and from a different area with good junior development (lots of current internationals from the area) is a positive thing. Half a million odd in the urban area and no top pro sports teams to compete with plus a history of great attendances for internationals. Depends on what kind of backing they've got as I haven't heard this seriously proposed before and, given their current position in the Elite, they'd have to recruit well if they were planning to climb the ladder. In any case, it'd be another great weekend away for RL fans, beautiful city and warm most of the time.
  3. These are the 31 players called up for a training day 9th May, gives a bit more of an idea of who is in the frame. Given it's just a short session, none of the England-based players were invited. Bastien Ader, Clément Boyer, Bastien Canet, Gavin Marguerite, Anthony Marion, Tony Maurel, Stan Robin (Toulouse Olympique), Lucas Albert, Lambert Belmas, Thibaud Margalet, Jason Baitieri, Thomas Bosc, Julian Bousquet, Rémi Casty, Alrix Da Costa, Vincent Duport, Benjamin Garcia, Tony Gigot, Mickaël Simon, Fouad Yaha (Dragons Catalans), Olivier Arnaud, Mickaël Goudemand, Romain Pourret (Avignon), Théo Bonneriez, Guillaume Bonnet, Emir-Walid Bouregba, Charles Bouzinac, Damien Cardace, Rémy Marginet (Lézignan), Maxime Herold (Limoux), Nabil Djalout (St Estève-XIII Catalan).
  4. Now we can argue if these Australian-Samoans represent Samoa... Leeson Ah Mau – St George Illawarra Dragons John Asiata – North Queensland Cowboys Fa’amanu Brown – Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Herman Ese’ese – Brisbane Broncos Sam Kasiano – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Tim Lafai – St George Illawarra Dragons Joseph Leilua – Canberra Raiders Isaac Liu – Sydney Roosters Josh McGuire– Brisbane Broncos Peter Mata’utia – Newcastle Knights Sione Mata’utia – Newcastle Knights Suaia Matagi – Parramatta Eels Anthony Milford – Brisbane Broncos David Nofoaluma – Wests Tigers Kaysa Pritchard – Parramatta Eels Sauaso Sue – Wests Tigers Antonio Winterstein – North Queensland Cowboys Solid squad that, bit short in the spine leaving a lot of work for Milford but should be a big challenge for us. Very dangerous up front and in the outside backs.
  5. Appears he has been suspended sine die. No question really.
  6. Been announced for the 13th October at Gilbert Brutus with it being the UK-based heritage team turning out for Jamaica, should be a useful test for the French before the World Cup. Saw something about national TV coverage but it was behind a paywall, don't know if any of the usual experts can tell us more...?
  7. Leuleui out apparently - does that mean Micky Mac starting hooker and Powell into the halves?
  8. Wouldn't even have to ship him.
  9. Yeah he did but it'd be far from ideal.
  10. I'd certainly be ###### off if I was a Samoan fan and Milford ###### off when there was a place for him with the Kangaroos. But I'm not and I'm ###### off at this.
  11. Yeah but your opinion is "DON'T WATCH IT' because some people don't want Aussie cast-offs. You can say it all you like but it's that that I disagree with.
  12. I actually don't really mind that, as I said if they were any good then it wouldn't really bother me. But choose one, don't come play for England as a last-minute option. What I mostly took issue with is that you think English fans have no right to care who plays for their team and to hold them to a higher standard than the opposition. It's their team. Of course they care more.