Irish Saint

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About Irish Saint

  • Birthday 11/23/1958

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  1. Tommy Voll

    Rest In Peace Tom van Vollenhoven. Legend.
  2. Cronk Says Yes

    Zero Tackle reporting that Friend will be forced out to accommodate Cronk.
  3. Obituary thread 2017

    Rest in Peace. Eamonn Campbell 70 of the Dubliners
  4. Rugby League World - Feedback Thread

    Magazine imo is excellent. Get your requests for what you would like it to include. I requested a where are they now? and this is now a regular feature.
  5. NRL DRAW FOR 2018

    I guess those folk are BT Internet subscribers who want BT to bid for the contract so they don't have to fork out a tenner. Ah 2016 the golden year. Perhaps worryingly on the Premier twitter feed, League is rarely mentioned indeed they themselves stated last year that the numbers who subscribed for League had dropped.
  6. NRL DRAW FOR 2018

    Best tenner I spend every month, pity one can't subscribe to the league channel on Fox
  7. NRL DRAW FOR 2018

    Toughness of draw. LETS GO WARRIORS! For me I don't read to much into this as based on last year's finishing positions. Teams will have had complete overhauls since then what with retirements, transfers, etc. Though the Melbourne conspiracy persuasion will have a field day http://www.nrl.com/how-tough-is-your-clubs-2018-draw/tabid/10874/newsid/113911/default.aspx How tough is your club's 2018 draw? Could a kind draw help propel the Raiders back into finals contention? The Roosters may have the most generous fixture list in 2018, while the Warriors will be tested against the best on the road to the finals according to analysis of next season's NRL Telstra Premiership draw. Determining which clubs have a "hard" or "easy" draw is a complicated question – travel, time between matches and State of Origin scheduling are all factors – but a simple way to look at the difficulty of each team's draw is by looking at their opponents. A 25-round competition with one bye means each club plays nine other teams twice and six teams just once, so some clubs could be said to have easier draws than others. Note that a "tougher" draw isn't necessarily a bad thing – sure it might hurt your chances of sneaking into the finals but if your team can make the top eight they'll arguably be more battle hardened, having already played a lot of matches against strong sides (see North Queensland's surprise run to the grand final after enduring a tough draw in 2017). Also, there's an obvious advantage for the better teams when analysing draws like this – because highly-rated teams like the Roosters and Melbourne Storm can't play against themselves. That being said, here's how each club's draws rank, toughest to easiest, based on premiership betting for the 2018 season. 1. Warriors (234 points) 2. Titans (226) =3. Sharks (218) =3. Bulldogs (218) =3. Wests Tigers (218) =6. Sea Eagles (216) =6. Knights (216) 8. Cowboys (208) 9. Rabbitohs (207) 10. Broncos (205) 11. Dragons (202) 12. Eels (191) 13. Panthers (190) 14. Raiders (189) 15. Storm (180) 16. Roosters (170) Full 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Draw How did we work these out? Each NRL team was attributed a score out of 16, based on their ranking in premiership betting. Current dual premiership favourites the Storm and Roosters were both valued at 16 points, while wooden spoon favourites the Wests Tigers were valued at 1 point. We then went through each club's 2018 draw and added up the total score of all their opponents for the season to come up with their "draw toughness" score. The Warriors will play a string of big games, including two matches against each of the Roosters, Storm, Cowboys and Broncos. At the other end of the scale the Roosters and Storm only play against each other once, and the Roosters only have one game (at home) against the Cowboys. The Bulldogs have the toughest first half of the season, facing the five highest-rated teams within the opening nine rounds, but if they can get through that they do have the "easiest" second half of the campaign in terms of opponents. It's a similar story for the Wests Tigers, who start the season with games against each of last season's top four teams but finish with nine of their last 10 games coming against teams that missed the finals in 2017. The Broncos meanwhile have a relatively smooth start to the campaign but face the toughest second half of the year on our draw toughness scale.
  8. NRL DRAW FOR 2018

    At a quick glance what has happened to Friday night Broncos I make it only 4 Friday night home games.
  9. From Fox Sports.... .... wonder if Premier Sports will get their contract renewed ROUND 1 Thursday, March 8 Dragons v Broncos, UOW Jubilee Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Friday, March 9 Knights v Sea Eagles, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEDT) Cowboys v Sharks, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Saturday, March 10 Wests Tigers v Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 4pm (AEDT) Rabbitohs v Warriors, Perth Stadium, 7pm (AEDT) Bulldogs v Storm, Perth Stadium, 9pm (AEDT) Sunday, March 11 Panthers v Eels, Panthers Stadium, 4.10pm (AEDT) Titans v Raiders, CBus Super Stadium, 6.30pm (AEDT) ROUND 2 Thursday, March 15 Sharks v Dragons, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 4pm (AEDT) Friday, March 16 Roosters v Bulldogs, Allianz Stadium, 6pm (AEDT) Broncos v Cowboys, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Saturday, March 17 Warriors v Titans, Mt Smart Stadium, 3pm (AEDT) Panthers v Rabbitohs, Panthers Stadium, 5.30pm (AEDT) Storm v Wests Tigers, AAMI Park, 7.30pm (AEDT) Sunday, March 18 Sea Eagles v Eels, Lottoland, 4.10pm (AEDT) Raiders v Knights, GIO Stadium, 6.30pm (AEDT) ROUND 3 Thursday, March 22 Storm v Cowboys, AAMI Park, 7.50pm (AEDT) Friday, March 23 Bulldogs v Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 6pm (AEDT) Wests Tigers v Broncos, Campbelltown Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Saturday, March 24 Raiders v Warriors, GIO Stadium, 3pm (AEDT) Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm (AEDT) Eels v Sharks, ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm (AEDT) Sunday, March 25 Titans v Dragons, Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba, 4.10pm (AEDT) Roosters v Knights, Allianz Stadium, 6.30pm (AEDT) ROUND 4 Thursday, March 29 Cowboys v Panthers, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Friday, March 30 Rabbitohs v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, 4.10pm (AEDT) Sharks v Storm, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.50pm (AEDT) Saturday, March 31 Roosters v Warriors, Allianz Stadium, 5.30pm (AEDT) Sea Eagles v Raiders, Lottoland, 7.30pm (AEDT) Sunday, April 1 Dragons v Knights, WIN Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) Broncos v Titans, Suncorp Stadium, 6.30pm (AEST) Monday, April 2 Wests Tigers v Eels, ANZ Stadium, 4pm (AEST) ROUND 5 Thursday, April 5 Raiders v Bulldogs, GIO Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, April 6 Sharks v Roosters, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Dragons v Rabbitohs, UOW Jubilee Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, April 7 Wests Tigers v Storm, Mt Smart Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Warriors v Cowboys, Mt Smart Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Knights v Broncos, McDonald Jones Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, April 8 Titans v Sea Eagles, Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone, 2pm (AEST) Eels v Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 6 Thursday, April 12 Roosters v Rabbitohs, Allianz Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, April 13 Storm v Knights, AAMI Park, 6pm (AEST) Dragons v Sharks, WIN Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, April 14 Warriors v Broncos, Mt Smart Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Cowboys v Bulldogs, 1300SMILES Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Raiders v Eels, GIO Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, April 15 Panthers v Titans, Panthers Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers, Lottoland, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 7 Thursday, April 19 Bulldogs v Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, April 20 Warriors v Dragons, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Broncos v Storm, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, April 21 Rabbitohs v Raiders, Central Coast Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Wests Tigers v Knights, Scully Park, Tamworth, 5.30pm (AEST) Cowboys v Titans, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, April 22 Eels v Sea Eagles, ANZ Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Sharks v Panthers, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 8 Wednesday, April 25 Dragons v Roosters, Allianz Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) Storm v Warriors, AAMI Park, 7pm (AEST) Thursday, April 26 Rabbitohs v Broncos, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, April 27 Sea Eagles v Knights, Lottoland, 6pm (AEST) Panthers v Bulldogs, Panthers Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, April 28 Titans v Sharks, CBus Super Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Cowboys v Raiders, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, April 29 Eels v Wests Tigers, ANZ Stadium, 4.10pm ROUND 9 Thursday, May 3 Broncos v Bulldogs, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, May 4 Knights v Rabbitohs, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Panthers v Cowboys, Carrington Park, Bathurst, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, May 5 Raiders v Titans, GIO Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Warriors v Wests Tigers, Mt Smart Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Sharks v Eels, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, May 6 Dragons v Storm, UOW Jubilee Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Roosters v Sea Eagles, Allianz Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 10 Thursday, May 10 Wests Tigers v Cowboys, Leichhardt Oval, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, May 11 Knights v Panthers, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Bulldogs v Eels, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, May 12 Warriors v Roosters, Mt Smart Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Storm v Titans, Suncorp Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Sea Eagles v Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, May 13 Rabbitohs v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Raiders v Sharks, GIO Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 11 Thursday, May 17 Panthers v Wests Tigers, Panthers Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, May 18 Eels v Warriors, ANZ Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Broncos v Roosters, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, May 19 Titans v Knights, CBus Super Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Cowboys v Rabbitohs, 1300SMILES Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Storm v Sea Eagles, AAMI Park, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, May 20 Dragons v Raiders, Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee, 2pm (AEST) Sharks v Bulldogs, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 12 Thursday, May 12 Broncos v Eels, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, May 25 Raiders v Sea Eagles, GIO Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Cowboys v Storm, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, May 26 Roosters v Titans, Central Coast Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Warriors v Rabbitohs, Mt Smart Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Panthers v Dragons, Panthers Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, May 27 Knights v Sharks, McDonald Jones Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Wests Tigers v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 13 Thursday, May 31 Sea Eagles v Cowboys, Lottoland, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, June 1 Rabbitohs v Sharks, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, June 2 Eels v Knights, ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, June 3 Roosters v Wests Tigers, Allianz Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) Byes: Broncos, Bulldogs, Dragons, Panthers, Raiders, Storm, Titans, Warriors ROUND 14 Friday, June 8 Raiders v Panthers, GIO Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Titans v Rabbitohs, CBus Super Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, June 9 Sea Eagles v Warriors, AMI Stadium Christchurch, 3pm (AEST) Knights v Roosters, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Eels v Cowboys, TIO Stadium, Darwin, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, June 10 Sharks v Tigers, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Storm v Broncos, AAMI Park, 4.10pm (AEST) Monday, June 11 Bulldogs v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, 4pm (AEST) ROUND 15 Thursday, June 14 Eels v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, June 15 Cowboys v Warriors, 1300SMILES Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Roosters v Panthers, Allianz Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, June 16 Bulldogs v Titans, Belmore Sports Ground, 3pm (AEST) Dragons v Sea Eagles, WIN Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Sharks v Broncos, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, June 17 Knights v Storm, McDonald Jones Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Wests Tigers v Raiders, Campbelltown Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 16 Thursday, June 28 Dragons v Eels, WIN Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, June 29 Warriors v Sharks, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Roosters v Storm, Allianz Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, June 30 Panthers v Sea Eagles, Panthers Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Knights v Bulldogs, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Broncos v Raiders, Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, July 1 Wests Tigers v Titans, Leichhardt Oval, 2pm (AEST) Rabbitohs v Cowboys, Barlow Park, Cairns, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 17 Thursday, July 5 Storm v Dragons, AAMI Park, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, July 6 Panthers v Warriors, Panthers Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, July 7 Bulldogs v Raiders, Belmore Sports Ground, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, July 8 Titans v Broncos, CBus Super Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 18 Friday, July 13 Panthers v Sharks, Panthers Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Knights v Eels, McDonald Jones Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, July 14 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Sea Eagles v Storm, Lottoland, 5.30pm (AEST) Raiders v Cowboys, GIO Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, July 15 Broncos v Warriors, Suncorp Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Dragons v Wests Tigers, UOW Jubilee Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) Titans v Roosters, CBus Super Stadium, 6.30pm (AEST) ROUND 19 Thursday, July 19 Eels v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, July 20 Sharks v Raiders, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Broncos v Panthers, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, July 21 Knights v Titans, McDonald Jones Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Cowboys v Dragons, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, July 22 Warriors v Storm, Mt Smart Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Sea Eagles v Roosters, Lottoland, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 20 Thursday, July 26 Broncos v Sharks, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, July 27 Cowboys v Knights, 1300SMILES Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Bulldogs v Wests Tigers, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, July 28 Sea Eagles v Panthers, Lottoland, 3pm (AEST) Rabbitohs v Eels, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Storm v Raiders, AAMI Park, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, July 29 Titans v Warriors, CBus Super Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Roosters v Dragons, Allianz Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 21 Thursday, August 2 Bulldogs v Broncos, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, August 3 Knights v Wests Tigers, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Rabbitohs v Storm, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, August 4 Dragons v Warriors, WIN Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Eels v Titans, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Roosters v Cowboys, Allianz Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, August 5 Sharks v Sea Eagles, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Panthers v Raiders, Panthers Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 22 Thursday, August 8 Cowboys v Broncos, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, August 10 Warriors v Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Rabbitohs v Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, August 11 Titans v Panthers, CBus Super Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Sea Eagles v Bulldogs, Lottoland, 5.30pm (AEST) Eels v Dragons, ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, August 12 Raiders v Wests Tigers, GIO Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Storm v Sharks, AAMI Park, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 23 Thursday, August 16 Broncos v Rabbitohs, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, August 17 Sea Eagles v Titans, Lottoland, 6pm (AEST) Storm v Eels, AAMI Park, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, August 18 Panthers v Knights, Panthers Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Wests Tigers v Dragons, Leichhardt Oval, 5.30pm (AEST) Sharks v Cowboys, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, August 19 Bulldogs v Warriors, ANZ Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Raiders v Roosters, GIO Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 24 Thursday, August 23 Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles, Campbelltown Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, August 24 Warriors v Panthers, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Cowboys v Eels, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, August 25 Raiders v Rabbitohs, GIO Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Titans v Storm, CBus Super Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Roosters v Broncos, Allianz Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, August 26 Sharks v Knights, Southern Cross Group Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Dragons v Bulldogs, UOW Jubilee Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST) ROUND 25 Thursday, August 30 Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers, ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST) Friday, August 31 Warriors v Raiders, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm (AEST) Storm v Panthers, AAMI Park, 7.50pm (AEST) Saturday, September 1 Knights v Dragons, McDonald Jones Stadium, 3pm (AEST) Titans v Cowboys, CBus Super Stadium, 5.30pm (AEST) Eels v Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm (AEST) Sunday, September 2 Bulldogs v Sharks, ANZ Stadium, 2pm (AEST) Broncos v Sea Eagles, Suncorp Stadium, 4.10pm (AEST)
  10. Obituary thread 2017

    Rest in Peace Kevin Cadle. The man was a class act.
  11. A few years ago Roosters didn't have a cap they had a sombrero perhaps they found it again.
  12. It is mis-leading to believe that every member is a season ticket holder as they are not.Look at the various membership packages that each club offer. South Sydney even offer a package for pets.
  13. Okay Graham know your a fan of this bloke... However the title of the forum is Australian Rugby League not French Rugby Union. Tired of these mercenaries.
  14. Watching Castleford just like watching the Netherlands in the World Cup.... brilliant until the final.
  15. Correct decision there, maybe that will inspire Castleford.