ghost crayfish

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  1. Intelligent and literate... Certainly the first words that spring to mind when I think of the likes of NSW people like David Klemmer. Who could ever forget the sparkling wit on show in his quip to Corey Parker, "Get f***ed, you c***!"
  2. The New York article didn't really offer anything concrete, just said it's still being explored. To be honest, I think I'd rather they play it in Australia this year. Building on the Tonga hype could be a good way to get Aussies engaged in test footy again...but going to New York obviously has plenty of positives too, so I guess I just hope the game gets played somewhere! ...but on this note, I can't believe the NZ v Aus game hasn't been turned into a double header with Tonga v Fiji. They could fill Eden Park.
  3. Edit: Deleted my deliberately provocative post because this is actually just great news and I don't want to send the thread away from that!
  4. Forwards have been the proven success stories, so guys like McMeekan, Walmsley, Thompson, Currie, Clarke would all be in the sights I reckon. As for backs, McGilvray and Watkins could be targets, or a club needing halfback depth might gamble on someone like Trueman or Richardson.
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    Hall to Roosters (Merged threads)

    I do. But not just for that - more because of his woeful record in Australia, and his bowling action, which wouldn't be allowed under the interpretation the ICC brought in conveniently straight after he retired. But anyway, getting off topic!
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    Hall to Roosters (Merged threads)

    Maybe the England selectors, who have had him as their first choice winger for a decade?
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    Hall to Roosters (Merged threads)

    Interesting! Maybe this could be the change he needs to spark him at this point in his career. Definitely good enough for the NRL throughout his career, but he's a big guy getting on a bit now... There's some risk that he might be slowing down a bit and get found out, but I hope he does well.
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    Catalans to sign Smith?

    I think I read Drinkwater has said Wests Tigers have an option on him for next year, so maybe this is just Catalans looking around for a plan b.
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    Catalans to sign Smith?

    If Catalans signed him, I wonder if part of the idea would be getting an experienced organising half in to help Albert learn the ropes.
  10. Hard for a top quality player to commit themselves to a club that doesn't even know what comp it's in next year. Still, the positive for super league is it suggests Barba isn't headed back there.
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    This stuff is gold.
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    Bit light on detail... Vaguely mentions providing more games for tier 2 countries, without anything else offered (then or since).
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    Fine, but it's just a proposal - and nice to see someone actually put one forward! And I don't think this is meant to be fully comprehensive, of course there could be developing nations tournaments, and the RFL or whoever else could certainly add games for Wales, Ireland etc around it. If it's important they play England and France, there's your mid-season tests. It's no secret the NRL doesn't like the Denver game for its own selfish reasons - and there's also no doubt this proposal deliberately doesn't leave room for it next year. I don't agree with that and join criticism of that part of it. But equally so, there's a good argument to be made that it would be better for NZ to play meaningful mid-year tests against Tonga. The NRL has also been criticised for not leaving Tonga free to play NZ on the rep weekend this year, so how do they actually win with some of you?