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Everything posted by hunsletgreenandgold

  1. Some of you let your hatred of the other code blind your judgement. Sad really.
  2. He'd be the best player in SL within a season and shipped off to the NRL on lucrative 4 year deal the season after, but all of this is irrelevant because it will never happen. He's just about the best paid RU in the world and the captain of a side that just made the World Cup final.
  3. I hope they've corrected it again - whilst I hate short 10s you can''t be having 9ish metre lines.
  4. I'm not sure the relationship is quite that balanced, but I agree it's not in Sky's interest to not help RL where it can.
  5. No, but they have given subscribers the option to 'pause' the sports element of the package. If Sky do keep paying SL during this period we'll be even more in their back pocket when the new deal comes round.
  6. I agree with this - away colours should be the same 2/3 colours of the home jersey but just change which is the dominant colour. That said however, season in season out i'm gobsmacked with what Souths get away with doing.....
  7. That used to be true of Lamport but they fixed it up last year. They now just have a short 10 (albeit with a solid line instead of a gapped line) like everybody else with a short pitch does.
  8. No it shouldn't have been but just making the point RL didn't really do anything other sports wouldn't have done had they not been more directly affected themselves - that tied with, NRL's at least, willingness to play behind closed doors where other sports wouldn't. Be interesting to see what happens over the coming weeks and months with global sports - it's too big and too fragile to close down fully for too long.
  9. I take your point Dave but let's have it right, the Premier League would've been played up to last weekend had it not been for Mikel Arteta and the other lad actually getting it. I'm sure RL would've been suspended sooner if it directly affected a player.
  10. They held out longer than any other major sport much to my pleasure, in a sporting sense. Now the cold turkey really begins!
  11. You’re correct, Dave. I read somewhere (can’t remember where just now) that the shortest a ‘short 10’ between 30 and 40 metre markers is 2 metres. Which looking at SL pitches I’d say Cas are the closest to. A bugbear of mine is why Hudds and Hull FC both have pitches with very slight (maybe 8m) short 10s when both stadiums knew they’d be hosting RL from the start?
  12. The projected advertising images are done by an independent company at the expense of the sponsor - there is then a piece of work required to liaise with Sky for camera angles etc. Regarding Linemark - to my knowledge they provide the paint and marking machines, however they have no say in how the pitch is actually marked out. That is determined by each clubs groundsman, within the games guidelines of course.
  13. Ah sorry - when you said re-sign I thought you meant it in the sense of as a new signing. Yes Glenn is signed until end of 2021.
  14. Think you're thinking of Jordan Kahu who went to NQ Cowboys but now come back.
  15. Oates age always surprises me - seems like he's been there forever! I guess he did kind of break on to the scene at 18 which is pretty rare to be a regular in the NRL at that age. I agree regarding the rest and would consider adding Milford to that list - not because of his age but because he's been there 5 years and just still doesn't quite look like he's good enough to lead the Broncos attack.
  16. Herbie Farnworth played great this morning when he came off the bench for the Broncos. He won't be far off a starting spot now I reckon. More generally speaking, the crop of players they have under the age of 25 has me believing we could be in for a period of Broncos dominance over the next few years....if they can keep them all.
  17. What difference does that make at this stage? Canada has cases too.
  18. Well if we want to take anything from this awful situation this weekend it's that we have a huge new audience! Living in Wales there is a casual interest from most of my mates, but speaking to many today and looking in my whatsapp group chats it seems ALL eyes are on this game tonight - we'll never have this kind of exposure ever again. Please don't let us down Salford/Wigan!
  19. And then the NRL starts with a closely fought 8-2 and it makes me worry SL will go back to looking very ordinary.
  20. Certainly does seem to have benefitted Farnworth although he'll have strong competition from Xavier Coates.
  21. Apologies - I appear to have contributed towards taking this thread off what was a very interesting tangent. I think if SL games are close they're always exciting - I don't really care about how many tries we see. Wire v Cas last week was a great spectacle because of that.
  22. We already have that - is it growing the game? That was never the point It does - but that flow could be a lot stronger and better in numbers if any future increased club spending was focused more on developing and widening the player pool rather then increasing the cap to recruit contractors externally. The latter is never a good long term plan.
  23. It's the job of it's participating teams yes - who else's job would it be? So you think if they had some better calibre southern hemisphere players round them that would help them improve? How exactly? Maybe coaching wise but I'm unconvinced players themselves have much of an impact. I'd suggest if the French game had more money they'd be better served putting it into schemes to increase player participation, establishing academies and improving coaching standards. That is what will grow the game there.
  24. They've still got Ryan Steen (13) and Ian Kerman playing, Jack Lazenby as well. Only noticeable absentee for me was Scott Spaven - but not sure if he's maybe injured?
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