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Everything posted by Southerner80

  1. Agreed. Face it if the NFL Europe could not get by without running at huge looses, how is in all realism RL going to build a Continental League with 20k Gates in London, Paris, Madrid, New York etc. Its a beautiful idea and as a kid I loved the idea of PSG, unfortunately the public Just were not that interested in it. Ive been to the Broncos and they have a passionate supporter base, however its a small one and that isn't likely to change much as RL isn't a big sport in the South. They do good things to get more kids playing and to build a decent youth system. Good luck to an
  2. Thanks, you articulated that much better than I did. Agree with all of it.
  3. Does anyone else think Hall was brought in primarily for his defensive ability and being able to make good metres coming away from the line? He replaced Ferguson who is a very good metre maker as well as outstanding all round winger. Not one for scoring tons and tons of tries though. Maybe Hall was not brought in with try scoring a priority?
  4. I like Moses alot as a player. Very good attacking runner, high skills. Issue could be for the Kangaroos with his defensive ability. Correct me if I'm wrong, however at club level he generally has a player cover his side specifically to keep him off too much tackling. He's yet to play SOO either, so I would feel the jury is still out on if he will be at the step up to tier 1 international level in 2021. The Roos may well go for a safe option which DCE would be... With Munster or Keary.
  5. Agree, if all 5 remain fully fit, they are definitely in the mix for winning the big trophy this season. It could be their year yet in 2020. Would be great if they do.
  6. I hope they continue too. They really make quality game and replica shirts that fit very well.
  7. If there is ever a Perth team in the NRL it would be likely to be very Anglo. The SL Forwards and some Backs who go over from the UK, do a good job in the NRL, with some going on to be being big stars. Good luck to the young man and I'm sure there will be more Wigan players going to the NRL soon.
  8. Good player. Would do well at Salford or Castleford or Wakefield. Would be a good addition to most squads as is very good off the bench. He has devestating acceleration. Would like to see his time over 40 yards.
  9. I think it makes sense as they are maybe looking for players with development potential, so the younger age bracket makes sense. With 25 year olds you would need them to be the finished article and would not be so willing to invest a few years in developing them as players.
  10. Unfortunately this is very true. A weak OZ team on paper is often better than thought once out on the field. If it's losing too, it's usually to NZ for sure. I think the Kangaroos have too much quality in the backs and halves for England sadly.
  11. He would be a good replacement for Evalds at FB next year and would be likely to fit in as SRD seem to be good with talented players who need a understanding coach who can get the best out of them.
  12. Cipriani is arguably the best NH fly half in Union and has great passing abilities. He's a player who would be able to do a decent job at half back in the NRL imo. Only issue is he would require a big salary and its not clear if he would be worth it, ie would he be a star half back? He also has played in Oz, in super rugby about 10 years ago. The list is probably speculative as it's for an article tbh. Ben Te’o is a very good signing for The Broncos and him being there shows how a year can be a long time in life and alot can change. From the England Union squad for a WC to Ja
  13. Agree he would definitely be a SL level Half and agree that he would suit Hooker better in RL than Half Back. I think he would be very effective at 9.
  14. Agree. Tbh OZ must have 75-100 players who are of a good enough level to probably beat a England 13. Taking away 40 of them will still make for a competitive series and there will still be interest in the games here in the UK and some interest down under too.
  15. If this does happen, couldn't OZ pick a side minus the SOO players? It may not be as star studded but a selection of NRL players who aren't quite good enough to play SOO is still a formidable opponent and one I would pay to watch. During the SL war in 1995, didn't OZ go to the world Cup without some pretty big names and it was still a good tournament and a decent OZ team?
  16. Tbh sport is far more important to the Male over 30 demographic than people probably think. I will miss sport alot. It gives me alot, and got me through some dark times. I think having the players and teams play out of a location up North OZ and one stadium so to keep TV sport is a good idea. Imo other sports should do the same, as the public need something to do and to take their minds off things. I am gutted SL isn't continuing in some limited format for now. I hope the NRL can keep going to some degree.
  17. Les Dracs by 6 in a tight game. Folau, Maloney and Tomkins to play well again.
  18. Theres a certain gallows humour in knowing you have the kit GB got comprehensively beaten by PNG in (wasn't a close game at all really by the end) and where Bennett played Halves on the Wings despite having wingers in the squad. I understand its not a kit to remember. The GB British Coal one for me is the iconic Lions shirt of my childhood. I hope they leave the Lions until if ever, there is a time where there are at least 4 top quality Celtic players so it can actually be seen as a GB team and not a English team only. Agree with you I hope the England brand gets built up now
  19. I agree. Folau is still relatively at his peak and viewers want to see one of the best Three Quarters in either code play. Folau last season was tearing up Super Rugby and has started SL well. Further Les Dracs imo always add something to Sky's coverage as its a unique thing, Saturday late afternoon, and a heartland of RL that is still exotic as its the South of France too. Its been a real shame they have been off air so far this season.
  20. It does make you wonder how a SL French Pro like Yaha would be if he had been playing in NZ from the age of 10 and vice versa with a average NRL player from Auckland. Agree coaching is a massive factor.
  21. Folau seems to have made a difference as well as the other star backs in Tomkins and Maloney playing well. They will have too much strike power for Salford imo. Cats to win, by 10 pts.
  22. Does anyone think Chris Ashton may be an option for TWP as he has left Sale and would be exempt from the Cap for year one as returning from Union. Could be a good if expensive signing.
  23. Thanks for this info. It would make sense for him to be moved on if they are paying Gigot market rate. O'Brien may take a moderate pay cut for a longer contract however they are not easy to find in a Sport as brutal as RL for a player who is around 30 years old. He's a good player is O'Brien. Bound to be quite a few takers for him.
  24. While I will agree there are not 20 players out there in France who could right now play SL , I do feel there has to be at least 5 of them who could do a solid job at this level. Hopefully some get a chance.
  25. Given TWP need more players, does anyone else think they may look at Elite 1 to find another player or two as there is talent there and the salary required will not be high? Gigot hopefully back in SL would be good for SL as he is a interesting player and hopefully TWP can get a win in the next game or so as otherwise it will be tough for them as statistically if a team looses its first 5 games it will be hard to stay up.
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