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Everything posted by barnyia

  1. That's the reason rl got rid of rolling substitutions, also why the numbers of interchanges have dropped, remember the days when the Bradford pack would just run on and off with their easy breath on their nose, torpedo pads etc Also longer minutes means the forwards are usually a little lighter.
  2. I think it would have been the same story no matter which team got promoted.
  3. I think leg tackles especially with bad technique cause more head injuries than upper body tackles, but I'm no expert,
  4. Was the number 20 not offside? Did the ball not come off Grace's leg when he challenged for the ball. Before Mano picked the ball up and the number 20 was in front of grace or am I looking too much into it? Cracking game.
  5. Ahhh good old Leigh! Had some great nights round there in the mid/late 90s. They definitely had some characters playing for them back then!
  6. Nice touch from st Helens giving Cesar Rougé a st Helens shirt signed by the 17 players he played against on his debut.
  7. He did a good job with England, better than than Wayne Bennett. I've definitely changed my opinion of him at the Catalan, it seems he has improved the club, I'm even happy with the way he is bringing through the younger players, he has made tough decisions with the reserve team and their coaches etc that couldn't have been easy! I have a feeling he had quite a few things out of his control at the beginning.
  8. Frayssinous son has just started too and he came along and gave a great speech about the future of French rl etc, very motivational for the young lads.
  9. My son has just started at the Carcassonne one, they've just finished a week of team bonding etc, walked over 100kms visiting cathare castles, kayaking, fitness sessions, ball work sessions and a match at the end, my son loves it! A bit of mental training with wake ups at 5am for a CrossFit session, carrying 20kg stones using team work down from the summets of one of their hikes up a mountain, hill sprints as one of them drop some litter. With all the families invited at the end for a drink and a feed. Some great photos on the pole espoir Facebook page
  10. They're already in clubs, the club's help the parents to pay for the pole and school, they train together, play a few games against older teams, French selections or touring teams, they go back home and to their clubs on Fridays.
  11. I doubt that the club's will release their players for a one off game as they may not be allowed back in without quarantine etc Last year the English players had to stay in Australia,
  12. Is that not the same for most rugby union international crowds?
  13. Says in the paper that Drinkwater and dudson where having fitness tests this morning.
  14. Great to see so many ex pros in the French elite. Hopefully Lézignan will use him to teach the younger players in the first team and coaching sessions for the players through the rugby school. Which is something the club should have done with the foreign players over the years, only a couple of first grade players have ever got involved with the rugby school.
  15. Euro xiii another good example, Spain rugby league another !
  16. I'm not for mergers, I was putting a question forward, I'd leave you st Helens if you want, as for a pro league in France full of French players,I'd love that too, then the English super League can go the same way with just English players in the league and give the Aussies and kiwis a decent game
  17. To be fair if France never had a super League team the game would probably be dead now over here,
  18. Catalan super League team came from three teams , xiii Catalan, St Estève and st Cyprien, the first two still have full junior set ups and a first team.
  19. Catalan and Toulouse as stand alone clubs. That's the same theory that people said when it was proposed so I guess it's not a good time still!
  20. As it seems interest is dropping in the sport should we now go back to the original idea of Maurice Lyndsay with Calder, Humberside, Cumbria, Manchester etc with Toulouse and the dragons?
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