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  1. 5 points
    And England beat Australia in Sydney in 2006 with no NRL players.... See I could easily pick random results where England have beaten Australia with no NRL players or have been very close but I'm not playing that game and going round in circles. I have watched every England international for 30+ years and last seasons performance from England against Australia was amongst the worst, bar one or too shockers. We even lost on home soil last year against a fairly average NZ team that don't travel well. You can look at results and scores all you like but the game just isn't all about that. Australia could have run up a much bigger score last year but took their foot off the gas big time. You are taking offense at things where no offense is intended and think that you have to be the great protector of all things NRL. No one is saying don't pick NRL players but players playing in the NRL is not the saviour of the English game. Most people on here, if not all, will acknowledge it is a much better and more intense competition with largely better players. There is no denying it. However I have yet to see any real correlation between an improvement in performances between more players playing in the NRL and the international team and as I have said in recent years several NRL players have underperformed in an England jersey. I have watched teams with players playing that don't have half the talent of some of the current players run Australia much closer. That is the most disappointing thing for me.
  2. 5 points
    You are a very good hard working side but as a Fev fan what I noticed the other day was that you do turn the ball back inside a little too often when sides can be exploited out wide. Then as your forwards tired Fev found the gaps later to make the score look a little unfair in that respect. Leigh used to throw the ball wide at the start of games against a Fev just to try and get them that early advantage. Good luck.
  3. 3 points
    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...?
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    Why would she if she doesn't have to? Some people seem to think she has to give people a fair chance. I think they've taken the very logical route of playing it very safe. They are after all 23 points ahead.
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    We've seen a lot of overhyped garbage in recent years, but Joshua v Klitschko has the promise of a very good contest. Some of the Tyson Fury fights belonged in a pub car park, and as for $onny Bill Judas Weasel, Audley Harrison, Danny Williams and a fair few more... It takes something pretty tawdry to demean the reputation of heavyweight boxing, given the last decade, but they managed it. Joshua is still young, but he's quick and accurate, while Klitschko is very tough, has excellent technique (especially in defence) and all the experience Joshua lacks.
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    I'm looking forward to the feature on the Woman's Challenge Cup. Love it when the women's game gets good exposure.
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    And if the readers could see the ones we think up then chuck away as inappropriate...
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    Looking back I would/should have handled this differently but... years ago I reffed a team with a number of black players at one point one of the opposition called one of them a "black b*****d", I was reaching for a red card, as per local league instructions when the offended player said "Nah leave it ref its right enough" 10 minutes later the offender was laid out in back play and no one had seen anything.
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    The timing of the weekend means that 4 of the 5 matches are pretty much meaningless in terms of final position. I doubt the crowd will be that big. Nevertheless, over 15 000 people watching two matches in France last weekend was a big deal (4674 paying to get in at Blagnac, no doubt a few hundred more in for free, 11000 at Perpignan.)
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    Down the years that is a badge I could pin to the chest of a lot of International regulars for our national teams, my opinion, we all have one.
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    v Tigres Torrent to play Custodians Getafe in Spanish Grand Final May 6th.
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    Mrs Davy passed yesterday I understand Brough and some of the older Giants squad members know what she did for the club and how she brought Ken into the game - she was a life long fan - I do hop Broughy keeps his head straight and we manage to put on a good show in her memory RIP lass - thank you
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    If all the opposition coaches watch the match videos they will see that our halves dont take on the line and will just tell the defence to hold position until they pass it on to the next runner. If they just take the line on once or twice it could prove very effective or will at least put some doubt in the minds of the defence for the next few plays. I know it is easy to judge from the terraces or from the comfort of the computer keyboard but surely it is worth a go this Sunday.I would love to see Hewitt throw a dummy, race through a gap and sprint 30 metres to the try line.
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    I watched the last two episodes in a row via iPlayer. The sense of attention to detail comes across, just as it did in the previous series. Not just in the little things you see in passing (the Samuel L Jackson driving school is beautifully random), but the performances and timing too. TV craftsmanship.
  17. 1 point
    This weekend in Stirling, Scotland current Celtic Cup holders Wales take on Scotland and Ireland in a bid to retain the wheelchair rugby league title. All games are played in The Peak sports centre from 11:30 onwards on Saturday 29th April. Scotland v Ireland Ireland v Wales Wales v Scotland.
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    Great tipping EW I am completely Stunned and completely happy, Great effort in a sad week for Fartown, Only blemish Brian Mac, as sportsmen go he would make a great Natural fertilizer salesman.
  19. 1 point
    Condescending or what? Second best team in Hull with a superiority complex.
  20. 1 point
    Lovely touch to see the Huddersfield players with the fans' banner at the end.
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    I normally don't pick a side, just wanted to play about a little, Think that this is the biggest game of the season and I'll take last weeks lost for the points I m trying to get there on Sunday as well
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    Finger slip, I meant 2nd row
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    Glass half full/half empty 27th April
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    Now there's a surprise, a nice one though. Great for Fax fans who won't travel to POR.
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    Squires is slightly more consistent than Brown and maybe Potts. Knows how to finish tries but a little tame in defence
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    If you go to the RFL website they have a "clubfinder" tab with map. You can find all clubs within a user specified radius and last time I looked it was up to date and accurate.
  29. 1 point
    I can half agree with you Woody, the intensity week in week out is unquestionably far greater in the NRL than it is in the SL and the Aussie based players should gain from that, but an observation of watching "our guys" performing in that environment is that they become stereotyped, by that I mean that in the NRL a player has a very definative job he is employed to do and their is no room for deviation from that roll, they would be encroaching on other teammates functions and game plans. For an example fans at Leigh are questioning what does Glen Stewart bring to the team, having watched the NRL for many many years, I reversed the question and asked them what they expected of him, they said being an International and SoO player they thought he would break tackles, set up plays, be a good passer of the ball etc, I replied that has never ever been his game, he is simply a defensive player, a good defensive player that is why and how he gained the Rep honours, he had a role to fulfill and did it well, that is the player Leigh now employ don't expect anything else. So, I do wonder that we should take our game to them in International contests, stop trying to emulate what they do throughout the match, but, with Bennett in charge it will stay the same, it is what he knows, it worked for him in a coaching capacity for NZ, and so it should, all their players were familiar with the NRL systems. I sincerely hope I am wrong but I simply cannot see us winning the WC with Bennett at the helm, their coaches know his tactics, their players are familiar with his game plans, and bringing the best together that Aus can offer they will nullify him. We need a Powell type involved, as assistant coach Paul Deacon brought a game that the Aussies found hard to read, we need more of the same.
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    Think Dunford is wrong
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    Oates has a first good catch and carry!
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    Saluzzo are playing a friendly at home this Sunday, against a French side. hébergement gratuit d'imagescertificity.com Here the details in their FB event.
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    It's the pot calling the kettle, John, and you know it.
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    I Don't agree with you Double 'O', I think he makes some very valid points, that you choose not to agree with him is your prerogative, either put him on ignore as you say, or debate the point.
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    I agree with the above about the tight forward orientated game plan and that's why I think it's a waste to have Tyson in the centre and 2 hookers on the bench as it means the pack having to play more minutes. I was looking forward to seeing Tyson smashing through centres and wingers but on attack he's a virtual spectator. When can Chappell play?
  37. 1 point
    yes it was ,but then again Bramley too had a very good team that season and played some good stuff.yes it was the only trophy they ever won ."UP THE MOW"
  38. 1 point
    used to live in wakey as a youngster and my old mate lived in normy so it were redbeck then off up por when them chimneys were fired up with none smokless,great memories and you always seem to grab the players me and the wife think you will grab for 20 years now,we watch games and say hes off to fev,not always the best at the time but like loads from lots a clubs you get the best outa them.you did well to come good again after daryl with a few chopping and changing but if yer not in top 4 al bare mi rear over common..
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    but if we can see this from 4 games ago or more why cant those who know more than us,, is it really a case of grabbing a wage and not really been bothered, none a this is fair to the fans or the players,respects been gone since these jollys start a season.at least couple a years back when we let teams start with a couple a trys we fought back in last 10 and nicked a few games now we look like u14s.papola.
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    "The RFL Disciplinary Panel would like to thank TotalRL.com and in particular the Liam Watts persecution thread for pointing out our error and miscarriage of justice. However we still think a one match ban is right and proper seeing as Watts plays for Hull FC after all."
  42. 1 point
    As a former Bradley supporter going back to the days of the Barley Mow...Wilson, Rushton, Dudley, Hamill et al....great to read your post!
  43. 1 point
    To be honest, you've already taken the right first step as regards joining a Tag league. As for the next step, it does rather depend on where you are, geographically speaking.
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    Tonight' car share was brilliant. Peter Kay is a very funny guy and at his best is up there with the elite. Up until tonight I have found car share an enjoyable whimsical gentle comedy. Tonight though, I had some real "lol" moments. The scenes in the car of the ape/monkey was almost up to the standard of Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers and Phoenix Nights.
  45. 1 point
    I believe this is called organic growth, that some people think is a myth. Be good if they could develop a longer season
  46. 1 point
    I would have thought Sean O'Loughlin should be more worried. He appears to have been cited from a game due to be played on the 23rd of April 2047!
  47. 1 point
    No...really? I'll put my placards, burning torches and pitchforks away then.
  48. 1 point
    Some reports say Wests Tigers have made a big offer to Josh Reynolds in an effort to lure him away from Belmore. One report I read said a figure as hig as $3m dollars over four seasons.
  49. 1 point
    All 4 comments BTL on the piece state that it is a good article. No surprise that when rugby league does feature in the national press there is a 'supporter' who will is totally,utterly and wholly negative about it.
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