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  1. Dewsbury Rams v Toulouse by 6 Featherstone Rovers v Swinton by 28 Halifax v Leigh by 20 London Broncos v Batley by 22 Rochdale Hornets v Barrow by 10 Sheffield Eagles v Toronto by 32
  2. Batley Bulldogs v Barrow Raiders by 18 Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions by 12 Featherstone Rovers v Sheffield Eagles by 38 Leigh Centurions v Toulouse Olympique by 16 London Broncos v Toronto Wolfpack by 2 Rochdale Hornets v Halifax by 40
  3. The truth hurts, <bluepike> resorts to the classic pit village retort. At least the 12 will make more noise than your 100 after 2 mins into the game #silence
  4. Putting it simply, Featherstone weren't very good. Broncos dominated them throughout the game until the last 20mins when they put the cue on the rack. Broncos should be kicking themselves for not reaching 60.
  5. Toulouse by 30 Leigh by 28 Toronto by 22 London by 4 Dewsbury by 24 Batley by 16
  6. Barrow Raiders v Toronto Wolfpack KO 3pm - Toronto by 28 Dewsbury Rams v London Broncos KO 3pm - London by 6 Featherstone Rovers v Toulouse Olympique KO 3pm - TO by 2 Halifax v Sheffield Eagles KO 3pm - Halifax by 20 Leigh Centurions v Batley Bulldogs KO 3pm - Leigh by 28 Swinton Lions v Rochdale Hornets KO 3pm - Rochdale by 12
  7. And me please. My predictions are: Dewsbury v Eagles Toulouse v Swinton Fev - Fax Leigh v Toronto London v Barrow Rochdale v Batley
  8. And a little known Dennis Moran ! Couldn't quite fit Richie in, his jollying off to Hull didn't leaving me thinking highly of him ! We've attracted some good Aussies in our time, don't forget Spud Carroll and Craig Gower, as well as the above, plus some unheard off like Shane Millard, Tony Mestrov, Terry Matterson, Mark Tookey and Denny Solomona. And I mostly respect the northerners who tried to make a go of it, the last few years there have been many but back in the day Chris Melling, Karl Hammond, Rob Smyth, Andy Johnson, Jon Roper, Danny Orr even Paul Davidson (aaagh) .... and the legend Danny Ward
  9. For London, some great players in our time 1. Mark McLinden 2. Mark Johnson 3. John Timu 4. Tony Martin 5. Rhys Williams 6. Scott Hill 7. Dennis Moran 8. Mark Ioane 9. Jason Hetherington 10. Louie MS 11. Rob Purdham 12. Steele Retchless 13. Peter Gill 14. Jim Dymock 15. Tulsen Tollet 16. Grant Young 17. Jamie Soward Non playing subs!!!!: 18. Russell Bawden 19. Solomon Haumono 20. Antonio Kaufusi
  10. The Daddy / londonrlfan, who would you suggest would have been a better coaching appointment that would have made you think we are going all out for SL ?
  11. Respect to Leigh, see you at Broncos next year. I have always said the optimum league structure for rugby league, a game that needs to harness its roots but at the same time recognise it needs to grow to survive, has now to expand the elite level, maintain the dream for clubs outside the top level, facilitate the best crowds (derbies), revenue, attractiveness to sponsorship. The only way is by 2 largely ‘geographic’ conferences of 8 teams. Teams play their own conference home and away, the other conference home or away, one of which is Magic. Conferences play offs and a GF. Bottom of each conf play off to play top of Championship for promo/releg. 21 games, play offs, leaves for restructured Challenge Cup (final in May) and Conference ‘State’ of Origin. The first conferences formed at the end of next season, 12 SL teams plus top 4 in Championship (invited). No salary cap, no overseas limit. Minimum criteria to be reviewed. The conferences could look like 1) Leigh Wigan Warrington St Helens Widnes Salford Toulouse Catalans 2) Leeds Hull Hull KR Castleford Wakefield Huddersfield Toronto London (or Fax or Fev or Barrow, .......) What’s not to like?
  12. I have to say what a very good performance from Fev. You always run us close, and I wasn't kidded by the early lead, it was like you were still on the bus. I remember the Cup game a couple of years ago when we took a similar lead and you came back. You were resilient and very tough and we couldn't handle the forward intensity. Still, on to HKR next week !!! 1. Davies (always plays well against us) 2. Briggs 3. Brooks
  13. We are - Blackpool and the early season encounter at POR count for nothing now
  14. Funny, I was on line with them and they were forward. I think the fans were applauding another excellent performance from their team rather than the ref - then again Dewsbury were by far the better side and had there not been a bent ref and two dodgy forward passes would have won by a country mile. Get over yourself.
  15. On 10 mins that was a 70 nil game, we fluffed a gimmee and from there on it appeared we took the foot off the gas. Fair play to Swinton they showed the desire they had last week v Giants and got back in the game. I thought we were comfortable. Oldham , next week, week off then Bulls away, and then the big one, Fev at the Bash.
  16. Nice thing for London is played 7 of 11 away so far, so only 4 more away (inc HKR and TO, plus Hornets and Bulls) plus Bash (important game v Fev). Last 2 games we have been spot on, men against boys @ Batley and tough professiona display v TO on Friday.
  17. Have to say from a Broncos perspective, only Lillicrop played anything like. The halves were awful.
  18. Couldnt agree more - show ponies sit in the stands, grafters and team players give the fans something to cheer. Two players laughing and joking in the post match bar last week dropped this week. F off from me. I want to support a team who turns up for the shirt. not the pay packet.
  19. Harsh We just gave away needless penalties, and that was reflected in 2 team warnings. Then again Fev were no angels, as highlighted by the Thackray trip - I had do double take that one ! There were good signs from Broncos but mostly undone by pens and the errant Jarrad Sammut. You cant defend for 60+% of a game and expect to win. The depth of the squad will be tested as Cunningham was assisted from the field leaving the only recognised hooker Foster who's on loan from Leigh. Already missing Battye, Ackers, Spencer, Barthau, Offerdahl, Channing, Grant, this is another big loss.
  20. I'd be interested to hear more about this ?
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