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  1. Surely it was pretty bleedin' obvious that 6 again in certain areas of the field actually seriously penalises the attacking side, and it doesn't require a rocket scientist on the defensive coaching staff to figure this out and game it. "Free" meters from a penalty kick and restarting 30 metres up field is arguably of more benefit to an attacking side than having six again to try and make those 30 metres. There should be a choice for the attacking side, you can either have the 6 six again or you can have the kick to touch. And start again up the field.
  2. In that case there will be some cracking tunes on the stereo in the changing room.
  3. Given the NRL push to get back playing in the next few weeks this is all a bit of a nonsense really. Just how are people playing a rugby match going to social distance on the field? Is it going to be tag RL with 2 metre long tags in the shorts?
  4. I think Tony Collins would agree with a statement that the sport of Rugby League was born in Australia in 1907/1908. Up to that point what was played in England by clubs such as St Helens, Wigan, Huddersfield etc was Northern Union, the name Rugby League and other modifications to the game came from the Aussies. Hence the Aussies celebrating the centenary of Rugby League in 2008. So the commentator is factually correct.
  5. Interesting to read an interview with S Edwards the other day who said he was looking to settle in Perpignan as it felt just like being in Wigan (well not his words exactly but he referenced the number of Wiganers in the area and how he felt at home), and he had clearly been at a Dragons training session as he commented on the drills they were doing. Those steaks look decent.
  6. Still, at least he didn't go to Harlequins.
  7. If they are genuinely tight against the cap with the squad they have at present, (minus Hurrell and Merrin who I presume are the two marquees), then they are worse run as a club than I thought. I know there is a shortage of UK born half backs, but if you think Richie Myler is the answer to your problems, then you are in trouble. As for Carnegie, their playing budget for 18/19 was more than the SL salary cap at around £2.3 million, yet the club only had guaranteed revenues of the £600k from the RFU. The rest was coming from some daft individual willing to chuck away a load of cash. Said daft individual obviously had a knock to the head, saw sense and pulled out. Hence the club now in the process of going out of business. Hetherington has obviously done great things for the Leeds club over the years, but right now he is firefighting on two fronts. Be interesting to see if he is up to it.
  8. I imagine Leeds is more than a little financially restricted at the moment. Any contributions from Carnegie to the costs of running Leeds Rugby and Headingley are more than likely to disappear and something will have to fill the void - apparently the RU lot were paying about £400k for playing at Carnegie. Which is a bit of a hole in a set of accounts somewhere in GH's empire. Strange how it all seems to be unravelling quite quickly at Leeds. RU side going out of business, RL side really in the mire.
  9. The article clearly says that there are World Rugby related pitch size issues with the soccer ground.
  10. ........is thinking that whatever happens in Aus, even if he spends his time playing bush rugby, it has to be far better than being part of the worst Leeds team in decades.
  11. If there was a General Election tomorrow, I seriously doubt any of the MPs currently sitting under the Change UK banner would be returned. I would expect the Lib Dems to continue their comeback, particularly in the South West, where IIRC Cameron had managed to nab a few seats for the Conservatives. As long as Corbyn is leader, I actually think Labour will shed a lot of votes to the Lib Dems as Remain voting Labour voters have realised that the messiah is actually not their friend on this issue. Whereas Vince is, (if they can just hold their noses long enough to vote for a man who served in a Conservative government). TBH, if you think Parliament is in a state now, I think it will be worse after a GE. The Tories will be out of power, Labour will not have a majority, the Lib Dems will be a stronger group with an important role to play number wise. Labour will need a coalition in order to govern, but good luck getting either the Lib Dems or the SNP to agree to that with Corbyn in charge. And Corbyn will not go without the Labour party tearing itself apart. The Brexit party is a single issue party which will not win any meaningful number of seats in Parliament. In short, no-one will be able to get a majority together and as with the WA, it will be stalemate.
  12. Now possibly going to work for the French national team who have offered a 4 year contract. What a tart.
  13. Very amusing development. After all the hoo-haa, seems like Wales has only offered Edwards a 2 year contract. And he will be co-defense coach, seeing that the new head coach had already hired someone to do the defense job. Apparently Edwards is not happy, and could end up back at Wasps. Where he will probably get the 4 year contract he is looking for, but lets be honest given the financial mess Wasps are in, he may well be looking elsewhere before those 4 years are up. Little bit of karma in all that.
  14. What's the deal with Newcastle? Running Rugby says Newcastle Rugby has posted a loss of £3.9 million, up quite a bit on the previous year. The RU team are looking a good bet to be relegated this season which will not do the financials any good whatsoever. Where does the RL side fit in all this in terms of financing? Is it kind of like a reverse Rhinos/ Carnegie set up?
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