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rlno1

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  1. NFL is a mainstream US sport in every city, apples and oranges compared to RL.
  2. And Cronulla have a massive property development that will secure their financial future. It's interesting how RL supporters and media constantly attack Sydney clubs and want certain ones moved or killed off. In Melbourne the opposite happens, they have 9 clubs with greater costs, they nurture and grow their game. They talk about a football "socialism". These clubs are the fabric of their game.
  3. Does anyone recall the coverage of ITV? Did they do a weekly league game? How many seasons did they cover RL?
  4. I think Souths should be held up as the club that Sydney clubs should aspire to be like. A club kicked out of the comp, always struggling for money now are well run and a powerhouse. I think Balmain could easily have been another club who could have been like Souths in that with great management they could easily have survived.
  5. Do they still have a passion for the game they once had?
  6. Sadly true, and a huge loss they are too. Union and AFL loving having the north shore to themselves.
  7. None, and bring back the Bears on the Central Coast.
  8. There are a few other documentaries on this guys youtube page about SOO also. All good to watch I might add.
  9. Indeed it was, never ever mentioned by the Aussie press, funny that. The tackles were: No 1 - Dowling No 2 - Jack No 3 - Meninga No 4 - Sterling No 5 - Shearer No 6 - Shearer again No 7 - Lewis scores!!! Can see it on video from 51:31min
  10. I think the introduction of the 10 metre rule had alot to do with the change in the "style" of game. Quick play the balls became the be all, rather then skill out of the tackle or passing rushes.
  11. I watched the game recently and it was great, not just the rough stuff, but the atmosphere, tension and skill. It was brilliant.
  12. How Gt Britain were robbed. The match turning "try" in this test by Shearer was infact preceded by a blatant incorrect play the ball by Australia which should have been ruled on and the try never allowed. You can see here at 42min 48sec, Lindner blatantly drops the ball and Australia score two tackles later that turns the momentum of the test. Also one of the best passing tries to open a tight defence I have seen by Schofield in the 2nd half, brilliant.
  13. Infact there is one key member of their squad from Melbourne, plays for Sunbury Tigers, learnt the game at a Melbourne Catholic College. https://neoskosmos.com/en/119600/aussie-heritage-players-team-up-with-greek-rugby-locals-for-world-cup-qualifying-campaign/
  14. Pinner was brilliant.....just as an example watch the 3rd test in 1986 v Australia where he constantly opens the Australian defence with sublime passing. Brilliant player.
  15. Contact Steve Mascord or Dave Woods of the BBC as he was at the games and may know if there were programmes.
  16. It's for the good of the game, everybody wins. The NRL has all the money.
  17. Further on Cook Islands rugby league, top Cook Island team Tupapa Panthers played 2nd Division Auckland club side, Te Atatu on the weekend winning 34-22. https://www.facebook.com/TupapaPanthers/photos/pcb.2321616767948039/2321616437948072/?type=3&theater
  18. The Cook Islands has had a very stable domestic competition for years with 7 clubs running down to juniors. Some clubs carry Fijian and PNG imports in their ranks.
  19. Very sad, under Howie Tamati they had a good team. Didn't they also beat Auckland a few times?
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