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Everything posted by Allora

  1. The fact that Watkins can not break into a team of crxp are dead last in the NRL is a worry.
  2. David, I do not know where to start on this..
  3. Back in the day it was the second stringers called the "Emu's" Wigan was the fourth Test
  4. Its a poor set up Dave that seems to have no planning or organisation. It sets our game back in a massive way. Once Australia said they had no interest it should have been cancelled IMO. I think it will be like the Titanic
  5. This Great Britain Tour may set the English game back a decade. It has no support, little or no publicity, from what I can see little or no media coverage or TV rights. It will be a money pit that the English game can not afford, I will be surprised if the crowd average is any more than 15,000, I think less than 10,000 IMO Contrast with that, the Womens State of Origin game played tonight at North Sydney Oval drew a crowd of 10,600 compared to last years 6,800, give them a couple of years and they will be playing in Parramatta at BankWest in front of 20k
  6. Are the figures quoted from the on field shirt devices? I would have thought they were from training, time versus measured distance. The NRL Clubs use two measures, 40 metre acceleration speed and 100 metre speed as a measure of players pace.
  7. Ryan Papenhuyzen he is of Dutch descent. His pace looks looks like its off the charts.
  8. He was very fast and a very strong runner. Best I watched regularly on game day.
  9. I never thought of Gillett as small . Height: 1.86 m Weight: 104 kg
  10. No news about him, he is not injured. Maybe they are rotating as many new faces through the trials as they can. He needs to be on the field making an impression after his bad luck last year, his contract is only till the end of 2019.
  11. Its the Kangaroo's V New Zealand and the other game is the Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns making it a double header. https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/25/australia-kangaroos-to-face-new-zealand-kiwis-on-wollongong-in-october/
  12. I think the name State of Origin has something to do with it. It used to be which State you first came into grade football, its changed a few times since then.
  13. He is not eligible and more than a very long shot to be selected if he was.
  14. I really liked Kevin Ward, one of the best imports to the Australian game of all time. He looks like he is wearing one of those Sumo suits in that photo :-)
  15. Maybe its because he was born in Australia and has obviously been brought up as an Australian with an Australian Mother. Just because his Father has a thick Yorkshire accent does not mean he should want to play for England, often its a fall back position should he not make SOO and the Kangaroos squads. Its been seen before a few times.
  16. I am with you Dave. What is the big deal about having an Ashes series the year before the World Cup? If England should get trounced it will hardly help World Cup ticket sales. Its the strangest argument I have seen in some time.
  17. He played nine games for Norths Devils last year.
  18. I did not miss Hodgkinson, I didn't think anyone would want him either way. He is an also ran. When was the last time Australia picked a player that has never lived in Australia or been brought up in Australia through their Parents or Grand parents? The closest thing was the Fijian Winger on residency rules, they changed the rules after that debacle. England has chosen several players on residency rules like Rangi Chase amongst others.
  19. Surely a "Tier One Nation" like England does not need heritage players like the Morris Twins already capped by the nation of their birth or lay claim to players like Radley or others through their Fathers or Grandparents. Ryan Sutton has not played in the NRL Andre Savelio was born a Kiwi and has not played in the NRL Herbie Farnworth has not played first grade in the NRL and is a fringe player for one of their feeder Clubs. Just associating these players with England makes England look like another Tonga or Samoa.
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