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  1. Toulouse have released their star centre and winger Gavin Marguerite. Negotiations over an extension of his contract have broken down. They need a replacement for him, and a couple of strong NRL quality props, if they are to have a good chance of promotion for 2021..
  2. When Toulouse played Toronto at Stade Ernest Wallon, they attracted over 6,000 fans. If they were in Super League, playing at that stadium (which they would be) we could expect at least such crowds, probably more, on a regular basis. London cannot attract many fans at it current stadium. But if it could find a larger better stadium, and funds for marketing, it could attract many more people. But in any case if London is doing well in Super League, the team is an inspiration and aspiration for young rugby league players in southern England.
  3. It is looking like Valentine Holmes will leave the NFL and play for North Queensland in 2020.
  4. It is looking like Latrell Mitchell will sign for the Wests Tigers on AU$1 million a year for four years. https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/20/he-can-do-anything-he-puts-his-mind-to-fittler-backs-latrell-for-fullback-switch/
  5. Toulouse, London, Bradford and Newcastle are the only clubs that would offer something valuable to Super League. Toulouse and Bradford would each have a large fan base, while London and Newcastle could have large fan bases if well marketed, winning games, and playing in decent stadiums. But equally important the latter two are strategically located far from the M62, giving the game a more national appearance. Toulouse's promotion would help build the game in France, which is very important, and may also result in a television deal with Catalans that could provide one home game in France on television every weekend.
  6. That try by PNG's bench player Edwin Ipape, when he completely outpaced Blake Austin just before half time, was a beauty though. Edwin Ipape and Edene Gebbie are the two rising sensations of the PNG team. Full back or winger Gebbie has joined South Sydney for the 2020 season. Five eighth Ipape who is only 20, is with the Intrust Queensland Cup team Wynnum Manly for the moment, but I expect him to find an NRL team before too long.
  7. I agree except that I would substitute France for the Cook Islands. France is a big wealthy nation which has a serious domestic competition, while Cook Islands is a very tiny poor nation that doesn't have a domestic competition and probably never will.
  8. You are correct. What a pity that PNG does not have the same quality in the forwards. Unfortunately the team will also miss hooker James Segyaro, who is facing a lengthy ban from rugby league because of a drugs offence, and Nene Macdonald, a great outside back who has mental health issues and is out of the game because of a serious traffic offense.
  9. This video shows us most of the most brilliant attacking players in the NRL: James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters) Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors) Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights) Maika Sivo (Parramatta Eels) Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm) David Fifita, Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos) Unfortunately there is nobody in Super League who has the attacking brilliance of those players. Missing from the video is Shaun Johnson (Cronulla Sharks), who did not have his best year in 2019.
  10. Here is one of the danger men playing for PNG against Great Britain. Edene Gebbie is a winger or full back who will join South Sydney for the 2020 season. He is a sensational attacking player, and will be on the wing for PNG on Saturday.
  11. And don't forget Mick Liubinskas, who was a prominent forward for the Western Suburbs Magpies during the 1970s, and is currently a director of the Wests Tigers NRL club. Mick Liubinskas and Tommy Raudonikas are the gems of the Lithuanian rugby league tradition.
  12. You could pick a powerful northern hemisphere team without any British players. Tom Trbojevic (Serbia) Nikola Cotric (Serbia) Tom Opacic (Serbia) Jimmy Keinhorst (Germany) Fouad Yaha (France) Theo Fages (France) Aiden Sezer (Turkey) Jake Trbojevic (Serbia) Emre Guler (Turkey), Benjamin Garcia (France) Mikolaj Oledski (Poland), Eloi Pelissier (France) Remi Casty (France) Interchange: Julien Bousquet (France), Olsi Krasniqi (Albania), Benjamin Jullien (France), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Netherlands)
  13. A ridiculous idea. Sports fans support nations, not hemispheres. The RLIF would be well advised to devote its limited resources to building rugby league in genuine second tier nations like France, PNG, and Fiji, and perhaps even in the bogus second tier nations of Tonga and Samoa.
  14. Anthony Mundine is a very bad influence on Latrell Mitchell. No doubt Mundine encouraged Mitchell not to sing the Australian national anthem at international games. Anthony Mundine is a professional attention seeker, and a racial resentment fueled, trouble making presence in Australian public life.
  15. You mean when his form does NOT deserve it.
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