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R L Winger

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  1. ELIMINATED R L Winger - Storm - Dragons Graham - Eels - Dragons Stoney100 - Eels - Titans My Missus - Roosters - No Pick Entered Dunbar - Panthers - No Pick Entered Better luck in heat 3, later in the season all those who were eliminated. SURVIVED Dee Deuce - Panthers - Storm Irish Saint - Panthers - Eels Oldbear - Eels - Storm StormGirl - Panthers - Rabbitohs Cameron Highlander - Eels - Storm Spotty Herbert - Roosters - Storm Harrigan - Eels - Storm Well done all those who survived. ROUND 9 THURSDAY MAY 6 Rabbitohs vs Storm ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm FRIDAY MAY 7 Panthers vs Sharks, Panthers Stadium, 6pm Eels vs Roosters, Bankwest Stadium, 7.55pm SATURDAY MAY 8 Raiders vs Knights, Wagga Stadium, 3pm Tigers vs Titans, Campbelltown Stadium, 5.30pm Cowboys vs Broncos, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 7.35pm SUNDAY MAY 9 Sea Eagles vs Warriors, Lottoland, 2pm Dragons vs Bulldogs, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 4.05pm
  2. A secret dossier given to NRL clubs has revealed the bombshell plan to revolutionise the game. The NRL has taken a huge step forward in it plans to split the competition into two conferences as part of its expansion plans for the 2023 season. The league has previously flirted with the concept of a divided competition, but it emerged on Tuesday night the league is more serious than ever about the plan to turn the competition on its head. NRL CEO Andrew Abdo last month put the 18-team conference system on the table for public discussion and it was reported Tuesday the plan has advanced to the stage of discussions with the 16 NRL clubs. He also claimed the New Zealand market was the perfect destination for an 18th club. The second Kiwi team would join a 17th team from Brisbane, which is on track to be introduced for the start of the 2023 season — when the NRL’s new TV rights deal would begin. The leading contenders to become the NRL’s 17th team are the Redcliffe Dolphins, who have lodged a Brisbane Dolphins trademark, the Brisbane Jets — a coalition of the Brisbane Bombers and Ipswich Jets — and the Easts Tigers-backed Brisbane Firehawks Andrew Abdo and Peter V’landys have been meeting with clubs. Channel 7 reported Tuesday night the NRL executives have been handing the clubs a secret dossier with the details of the proposed 18-team competition that would divide the league into two conferences made up of nine teams. Bennett last month went public with his support of the concept “I think they should play in conferences, I’ve always argued for conferences,” Bennett said. “I think Sydney do themselves a great disservice by not playing each other on a regular basis home-and-away because that’s what the fans want in Sydney. “(Sydney fans) embrace the national league but they also embrace the club rivalry and unless you’re living in Sydney you don’t realise how strong it is,” Bennett said. “It’s what people outside of Sydney don’t get about Sydney is the genuine rivalry between the clubs here. The two conference system would include a Sydney-based conference and a conference made up of the teams outside Sydney. The proposal includes the nine clubs in each conference playing each other twice, and playing the clubs in the other conference once — expanding the season to a 25-game home-and-away competition. It will also result in an overhaul of the finals system with the proposal outlining plans to have the best four teams from each conference qualify for the finals. The two conferences would then have separate finals systems before the best club from each conference clash for the NRL Grand Final. It comes after the NRL last year flirted with the idea of breaking the competition into two conferences as part of the plan to re-start the season following the COVID-19 season shutdown. The NRL in 2019 also investigated a proposal to expand the finals system with a wildcard weekend that would see teams from 7th to 10th play off for a chance to secure a spot in the top eight. The proposal was designed to eliminate the number of games played that had no impact on the make-up of the finals. How the NRL conferences would look Sydney conference: Roosters, Rabbitohs, Eels, Bulldogs, Tigers, Panthers, Dragons, Sharks, Sea Eagles Expansion conference: Broncos, Titans, Cowboys, Storm, Warriors, Knights, Raiders, second Brisbane franchise, second New Zealand franchise How the season would work: The nine teams from each conference play each other twice (16 games) and each team from the other conference once (nine games) How the finals system would work Each conference would have a top four group of teams that qualify for the finals. The finals would then unfold as separate competitions in an elimination format that would begin with 1vs4 and 2vs3. The winners of each conference would then play for the NRL grand final.
  3. WINNERS Rabbitohs Storm Titans Sea Eagles Eels Roosters Warriors Dragons TOTAL POINTS 341 HOME WINS 3 POLL Broncos v Titans
  4. ELIMINATED No one was eliminated this round Better luck in heat 3, later in the season all those who were eliminated. SURVIVED R L Winger - Storm Dee Deuce - Panthers Graham - Eels Irish Saint - Panthers Oldbear - Eels StormGirl - Panthers Cameron Highlander - Eels Spotty Herbert - Roosters Harrigan - Eels My Missus - Roosters Stoney100 - Eels Dunbar - Panthers Well done all those who survived. ROUND 8 THURSDAY APRIL 29 Raiders vs Rabbitohs, GIO Stadium, 7.50pm FRIDAY APRIL 30 Storm vs Sharks, AAMI Park, 6pm Broncos vs Titans, Suncorp Stadium, 7.55pm SATURDAY MAY 1 Panthers vs Sea Eagles, Carrington Park, 3pm Bulldogs vs Eels, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm Knights vs Roosters, McDonald Jones Stadium, 7.35pm SUNDAY MAY 2 Warriors vs Cowboys, Central Coast Stadium, 2pm Dragons vs Tigers, WIN Stadium, 4.05pm
  5. WINNERS Panthers Rabbitohs Eels Sharks Raiders Sea Eagles Dragons Storm TOTAL POINTS 337 HOME WINS 4 POLL Eels v Broncos
  6. SAME STUFF REPEATED FROM THE LAST TRIAL!!! Jack de Belin, Callan Sinclair trial hears housemate lied about seeing footballers A key witness in the sexual assault trial of NRL star Jack de Belin has admitted in court he lied to police. A man who lived at the unit where NRL star Jack de Belin allegedly raped a teenager alongside friend Callan Sinclair has admitted he lied to police about what he saw that night because he didn’t want to reveal the footballer was cheating on his girlfriend. Troy Martin has told the men’s District Court trial he deliberately misled police by telling them he slept through the incident at the North Wollongong townhouse he shared with Mr de Belin’s cousin Jake Lewis. He told the court he actually woke to “murmurs” inside the home before walking to Mr Lewis’s bedroom where he saw a nude Mr de Belin at the foot of a bed, the naked woman lying on her back and Mr Sinclair standing nearby fully clothed. On day six of their trial, witness Mr Martin was asked by Mr de Belin’s barrister David Campbell SC why he lied when interviewed by police on the night of the incident, with the court hearing officers had only told him they were investigating a “serious matter”. “Once (I was) driving to the police station I realised I didn’t want to be involved in whatever happened … so I tried to say as little as possible to protect myself,” he said. Mr Scully also put to Mr Martin that his story about Mr de Belin leaving the bedroom to talk just as he was about to have sex with the woman was “complete fiction”. “I suggest to you that you are deliberately lying to this jury about this whole scenario about Mr de Belin coming out of the bedroom naked and having a chat with you,” Mr Scully said. Mr Martin replied: “I disagree.” On Wednesday the jury was also played audio of evidence given by tuktuk driver Gary Port at the men’s previous trial in November that could not be concluded. Mr Port said he picked up who he now knew to be Mr de Belin, Mr Sinclair and the woman at the end of Crown Street mall in the early hours of December 9, 2018. He said Mr de Belin – who he referred to as the “gentleman with the Akubra” – repeated “You’ll have to trust me” when asked several times for a drop-off address. Mr Port the lack of a clear answer caused him to “become alerted”. The driver said Mr de Belin directed him to a steep hill that he refused to peddle up and the trio hopped out, with the footballer handing him a $50 note. Mr Port said after hopping out of the tuktuk Mr de Belin said to the group “we’re going up the hill”, which drew protest from the woman. “I heard the girl distinctly what she said … ‘like ###### are we’,” he said. The court has heard evidence from the woman that she was reluctant to go inside the townhouse where she was allegedly raped. She claimed she only did so to use the toilet. After being paid, Mr Port said he left straight away and at the time had no idea who Mr de Belin was: “wouldn’t have if I fell over him”. He had a memory of the woman on the back flashing passing cars while on the journey but said he couldn’t be sure whether that incident occurred during a different fare. The trial before Judge Nicole Noman continues.
  7. Brett Morris retired from representative rugby league a few years ago
  8. ELIMINATED ROUND 1 StormGirl - Titans Irish Saint - Titans ROUND 2 Dallas Mead - Knights - Warriors Kayakman - Raiders - Cowboys Railway End - Eels - Cowboys The Rocket - Sharks - Cowboys Manxmanc - Raiders - No Pick Entered Sports Prophet - Raiders - No Pick Entered The Red Rooster - Eels - No Pick Entered Stoney100 - Panthers - No Pick Entered ROUND 3 Rage - Roosters - Rabbitohs - Raiders Harrigan - Eels - Rabbitohs - Knights Spotty Herbert - Raiders - Panthers JimBronco - Panthers - Knights - No Pick Entered ROUND 4 Oldbear - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Knights BETTER LUCK IN HEAT 2 FURTHER ALONG IN THE SEASON, ALL THOSE ELIMINATED ROUND 5 Graham - Knights - Raiders - Eels - Rabbitohs - Warriors Dunbar - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Broncos - Storm - Warriors ROUND 6 Cameron Highlander - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Dragons - Roosters - Storm - Titans Dee Deuce - Panthers - Roosters - Eels - Rabbitohs - Storm - Dragons SURVIVED R L Winger - Roosters - Raiders - Eels - Rabbitohs - Storm - Cowboys WELL DONE R L WINGER - HEAT 1 WINNER WE HAVE A WINNER FOR HEAT 1 AND IT'S ME. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO PUT IN YOUR PICK FOR HEAT 2.....NRL ROUND 7.....ALL FORUM MEMBERS WELCOME TO JOIN IN. 2021 TOTAL RL FORUMS NRL SURVIVOR ELIMINATION COMP HEAT 2...POST YOUR PICK NOW FOR NRL ROUND 7 - The Australian Rugby League Forum - Total Rugby League Fans Forum
  9. ROUND 7 THURSDAY APRIL 22 Panthers vs Knights, Panthers Stadium, 7.50pm FRIDAY APRIL 23 Titans vs Rabbitohs, Cbus Super Stadium, 6pm Eels vs Broncos, TIO Stadium, 7.55pm SATURDAY APRIL 24 Sharks vs Bulldogs, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 5.30pm Cowboys vs Raiders, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 7.35pm SUNDAY APRIL 25 Tigers vs Sea Eagles, Campbelltown Stadium, 1.45pm Roosters vs Dragons, SCG, 4.05pm Storm vs Warriors, AAMI Park, 6.15pm
  10. THE RULES OF TOTAL RL NRL SURVIVOR COMP 2021 1: You must pick one winning team a week till you are eliminated 2: If your team you picked wins, or ties, you survive. If your team yo picked looses you're eliminated. 3: You may only pick any team once - As an example if you pick Melbourne Storm in any week, you can't pick them again in any other Week during the current heat of Survivor. 4: You can edit your picks as long as it is before kick off of the first game of that round. 5: All picks must be in before kick off of the first game of the round. 6: The comp continues until there is a winner. 7: Don't miss a week or you will be eliminated. 8: When the competition gets Down to 5 players surviving in a heat. You must pick a points total of the team you have picked and who that team is playing. The survivor must not break the points total scored in the game by both teams. This feature will be used as a tie breaker, if needed to find a winner of a Survivor heat or the final. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
  11. WINNERS Panthers Sharks Storm Titans Rabbitohs Eels Dragons Cowboys TOTAL POINTS 343 AWAY WINS 4 POLL Broncos v Panthers
  12. Just to clear up a few points of St George Dragons History....The Club was very close to playing in the foundation Rugby League comp in 1908 but at the last minute backed out and stayed with Rugby Union but however a St George team took part in the 3rd grade Sydney rugby league comp in 1910 and the first grade comp in 1921. The Red V was first worn by the St George Dragons in 1929. For more history of the St George Dragons visit the following websites. St George Illawarra Dragons - Jubilee Avenue The Best Dressed Team in Football | St George District RLFC (stgeorgedragons.com.au)
  13. Well Done Dee Deuce on 2 weeks in a row & all other minor winners, I will need a bigger house to live in if she gets to be forum winner 3 weeks in a row....There just won't be enough room in the house for me and the Cattle dog as her big head will take up all the space in the joint.....Hear my plea Football Gods.
  14. ELIMINATED ROUND 1 StormGirl - Titans Irish Saint - Titans ROUND 2 Dallas Mead - Knights - Warriors Kayakman - Raiders - Cowboys Railway End - Eels - Cowboys The Rocket - Sharks - Cowboys Manxmanc - Raiders - No Pick Entered Sports Prophet - Raiders - No Pick Entered The Red Rooster - Eels - No Pick Entered Stoney100 - Panthers - No Pick Entered ROUND 3 Rage - Roosters - Rabbitohs - Raiders Harrigan - Eels - Rabbitohs - Knights Spotty Herbert - Raiders - Panthers JimBronco - Panthers - Knights - No Pick Entered ROUND 4 Oldbear - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Knights BETTER LUCK IN HEAT 2 FURTHER ALONG IN THE SEASON, ALL THOSE ELIMINATED ROUND 5 Graham - Knights - Raiders - Eels - Rabbitohs - Warriors Dunbar - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Broncos - Storm - Warriors SURVIVED R L Winger - Roosters - Raiders - Eels - Rabbitohs - Storm Cameron Highlander - Raiders - Rabbitohs - Dragons - Roosters - Storm Dee Deuce - Panthers - Roosters - Eels - Rabbitohs - Storm WELL DONE ALL THOSE THAT SURVIVED ROUND 6 THURSDAY APRIL 15 Broncos vs Panthers, Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm FRIDAY APRIL 16 Knights vs Sharks, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm Storm vs Roosters, AAMI Park, 7.55pm SATURDAY APRIL 17 Sea Eagles vs Titans, Mudgee, 3pm Rabbitohs vs Tigers, ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm Raiders vs Eels, GIO Stadium, 7.35pm SUNDAY APRIL 18 Dragons vs Warriors, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 2pm Cowboys vs Bulldogs, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 4.05pm NOW THAT WE ARE DOWN TO 3 SURVIVORS IN HEAT 1 OF THE COMP RULE 8 NOW COMES INTO AFFECT AND RULE 8 IS THE FOLLOWING BELOW... When the competition gets Down to 5 players or less surviving in a heat. You must pick a points total of the team you have picked and who that team is playing. The survivor must not break the points total scored in the game by both teams. GOOD LUCK ALL SURVIVORS IN ROUND 6
  15. A man who couldn’t lie: Why one-of-a-kind Tommy defined integrity...Words by Roy Masters. “Integrity” has become such a hackneyed word in rugby league today, it is almost meaningless. Yet Tom Raudonikis, who died on Wednesday, defined it. He was incapable of telling a lie. He possessed an antennae, a built in early radar system which detected the strengths and weaknesses of others and allowed him to become a topdog on the football field and a champion of the underdog off it. He loathed hypocrisy and duplicity. One story demonstrates this. In 1984, he completed his second season as coach of Brisbane Brothers and became aware of moves to replace him. The club’s annual presentation night was approaching and none of the club committee had the guts to tell him he’d been sacked. Tom called me at my Sydney home and requested what he called “a special speech to stick it up the bastards.” Aware the Brothers was a Catholic Old Boys club and cognisant Tommy had been educated by the nuns at Cowra, I opted for a message designed to make the committee squirm over their treachery. Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” came to mind and, in those pre-email days, I dictated the speech over the phone, detailing the virtues the Cowra nuns had imbued in him, including honesty. He was to end the speech with a stage left turn to the seated committee men, pointing to the president who had once befriended him, saying, “Et tu, Brute.” I insisted Tom drink only two schooners before speaking. He called a few times through the day, concerned he could not deliver the speech without referring to his notes. “Tuck it down the front of your trousers and reference it when needed,” I said. “People will appreciate you have gone to the trouble to write it.” Later that day, he drove to Brisbane airport to collect Henry Foster, an indigenous player who had won the Player of the Year award. Tom tried out the speech on Henry and when he reached the “Et tu” bit, Henry said, “You’re kiddin’, Tom.” Just after midnight, my phone rang. It was Tommy telling me how successful the speech had been. “The players and their wives all stood up on the tables and cheered and cheered...and the committee blokes themselves.” However, he had a confession to make, consistent with the searing honesty which had been his lifetime companion. “Sorry mate,” he said. “But I had six schooners.” Of the hundreds of messages I have received since Tom’s passing, one from former NRL media manger, John Brady, resonated most. “He taught us many things,” Brady said. “He pulled a bit of snobbery out of all of us. He taught us not to look down on people.” “Brades’s” colleague, Geoff Carr, was Tom’s manager of the NSW State of Origin team. At the launch of the 1997 series, Carr’s namesake, NSW Premier Bob Carr, stood on the stage beside Tommy and it was noted the Blues coach wasn’t wearing socks. With the formalities complete, Geoff said, “Tommy, we’d better get you some socks.” As they parted, Tom turned to Geoff and said, “I don’t have any underpants either. You better get some of those, too.” On the eve of the NSW team’s trip to Melbourne for the MCG “Cattledog” match against Queensland, a fund raiser was held for Adam Ritson, a former Sharks and Eels player who suffered a serious head injury the previous year and was forced to retire aged 20. It was the final year of the Super League war and players from both the ARL and News Limited funded competitions met socially for the first time. The following morning, as Geoff hurried the players onto the bus, he found a dishevelled Tommy who declared, “I’ve got my socks on but can’t find my teeth.” Mobile phones in cars had become available and Tommy mocked the yuppies when stationary at traffic lights, reaching for an old handset on the front seat and engaging in an imaginary conversation. As a player, reigning premiership coach, the Storm’s Craig Bellamy, summed Tommy up best. “If I showed vision of Tommy to my team, they’d say, ‘He’s not a halfback’. He’s taking the ball up like a front rower, he’s tackling like a second rower...” Of all the modern players, Storm utility Brandon Smith reminds me most of Tommy with his fierce dummy half runs and skill at exploiting a gap in the defensive line. Like Tommy, Smith is also under-rated for his self appraisal of his play. But there is no way Tommy would be replaced after 50 minutes, as Smith sometimes is. Tommy would be racing up the stairs to the coach’s box, quicker than the coach was escaping it. As a coach, everyone wanted to play for Tommy but he could blur a message. Once, when asked what type of defensive pattern the NSW team would employ, he said, “We’ll slide, go up and in and then we’ll bash them.” At a time his loved ones are searching for meaning in life, Tom’s devoted partner, Trish, sent a text. It read “Tommy passed away at 7am on the 7th. He was 70 and he wore jersey No 7.” Seven is also the sacred number of the ancient gods, combining the square and the rectangle. There are also seven seas, seven days in the week, seven sacraments, seven wonders of the ancient world. But only one Tommy. Please remember him when you next use the word “integrity.”
  16. WINNERS Rabbitohs Warriors Panthers Titans Storm Roosters Tigers Dragons TOTAL POINTS 333 HOME WINS 6 POLL Eels Vs. Dragons
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