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Cameron Highlander

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  1. Another low scoring game, of quite recent vintage, was the 2018 Championship "Million Pound Game" at Lamport Stadium, Toronto, when London Broncos beat the Toronto Wolfpack 4-2. And, though I was there, I can not now remember if all the points were scored at one end. This game also signalling the exit of Paul Rowley stage left, soon to be followed by the entrance of Brian MacD. stage right.
  2. And Pekin' over each others shoulders......do ducks have shoulders?
  3. All-righty then. That then MIGHT make some difference in perspective between the two individuals in question here. More than likely the pandemic had an impact, who knows whether a positive one or a negative on, on David's net worth, as it pretty well did for most people. But, even if it was a negative impact, IMHO, it would not take ones net worth from circa $2/$3 Billion to zero, zip, zilch. There would still be a few quid/bob available for pet projects. No, again IMHO, I believe that David, looking at all the obstacles in play AT THAT TIME, together with his having incurred costs of upwards of $30 Million since 2016, just said to himself......"self, I've had a blast for ~4 years but the foreseeable future does not look promising, so I'm gonna throw in the towel". Now, the way that was accomplished and ended up was NOT PRETTY, for everyone concerned, but let's not go down THAT rabbit hole again, especially since this is a Salary Cap thread and thus bears no relation to those happenings back then.
  4. That's as may be. But if, as you say, your owner is worth as you say, such individuals have not amassed such a value of net worth, to treat any part of them as “loose change down the back of the couch”. There is a limit for such individuals to xxxx assets away, and the head eventually overrides the heart. Case in point, David Argyle with the TWP. David, by all reports, was/is worth about 4 or 5 times the number that you quote above. Yet even he reached a point where he decided that he had poured enough of his assets "down the back of the couch". And I DO NOT want to dive down the Rabbit Hole here, again, about "treatment received" by TWP from SLE/RFL as an "influence-maker" in his decision.
  5. If you really mean that question.....then Queensland. If you don't, why'd you ask then?
  6. A sell-out!!! And, for them, a "cold" night at 7 degrees....
  7. This is a grrrrrrreat idea 2blackrooks. Even though I'm kind of far away.....I might just pitch in for one of the two lower levels of "ownership".
  8. Would that include then.....There's no train station?
  9. Hi all. I have followed this thread from the beginning with much interest. And, I do not want to derail the thread subject matter at all, at all. But I've just read the last 3 pages (~75 posts) and ~90% of them are all to do with Wakefield Trinity and it's attendance last night relative to whether the new stand will help increase attendances or make no difference to them. Ancillary to this discussion are views on the state of the rest of the facility and how that will not change, the washroom facilities on offer, and how to market the team to the 41K residents of the Town/City with a view to increasing fan attendance. There were even a couple of posts about prawn sandwiches, and, I regret to say that I do not know if they are "high-end" or "low-end" fodder but they would seem to hold some importance in the grand scheme of things. Then we got into the pros and cons of whether it would be better if Wakefield were replaced by either one of Fev., or Leigh, or York and whether any of them could better the Wakefield attendances. My impression on that is that perhaps marginally but pretty much a saw-off, apples for apples. We are talking here about whether they can get 4K, or 5K, or 6K, or more in crowds. This competition is the Creme de la Creme of Rugby League in the Northern Hemisphere for goodness sake. Now here's the bit where I allude to not wanting to derail the subject matter. I'd like to point you to the thread called "Wow just wow" with the last post yesterday at 3:17 by Dunbar. It has had 2.2K views so I'm sure that most of you have viewed it. But I would ask you to really study, really think about, and really absorb the ramification of following the process(es) described in "The Sydney Morning Herald" article that are being used just for talent development and tracking by the Penrith Panthers of the NRL. These kinds of management tools are what are being used all over the world by the top teams in all major sports. Now, I ask you, are the top teams in our NH Rugby League, Saints, Wigan, and Leeds using tools like Penrith are for a similar purpose? I sense not and the reasons will be that we don't have the money for this, or we don't need to do anything like this. I'd absolutely be delighted if Super League were able to rival the NRL in status in the Rugby League world, and I ask would you folks on here like to see that happen too? But, it seems let's all just discuss the relative pros and cons of prawn sandwiches. Rant over...... I'll see myself out....
  10. Verrrrrry North American Pro. Sports Teams (and NCAA Sports Teams too) way of operating. This is a BUSINESS, a BIG business, not someone who is worth a couple of million net, toy or plaything. Good on them.
  11. That wasn't a poacher. It was Man of Kent looking for cardboard cut-outs in the bush.....
  12. I keep hearing since I got interested in League in 2016 about this wonderful "Rugby League Family" that you/we are all a part of. Boy.....the way some of you posters here are sticking it big-time to the WWR Club.....if this is family.....then I shudder to think how you would treat enemies..... Just saying.....
  13. I would expect that he did/would have. Does he not Co-Own the Souths team?
  14. The article gives the impression that this match is today. It took place on April 16, 2022 in Burnaby B.C.with the Ravens coming out on top 42-10. Here is a match report (courtesy of Rugby League Planet) if anyone is interested. Canada Beats USA in Women’s International The Canada Ravens picked up from they left off in 2019 by defeating the USA Redtails 42-10 in their international women’s rugby league match in Burnaby, British Columbia. The match played on Saturday, April 16th, was the debut game for the American women’s program following several years of preparation. Their international debut had been planned for 2021 but was postponed because of the pandemic. On Saturday, the Redtails started like an Olympic sprinter out of the blocks and scored the first try of the contest inside the opening five minutes, but that would be the last time they would get on the scoreboard until the final quarter of the game. After weathering the early flurry, the Canadians got their game together and controlled things through to the full-time whistle. The match got off to a blistering start with the Redtails working the ball from inside their own end maintaining possession and gaining big chunks of ground, culminating in America’s very first try in international women’s rugby league with vice-captain Nicole Fisch dotting down beside the posts. The score was converted by Robin Oliveri. From the resumption of play, the USA took the ball back downfield and were looking ominous again until there was a knock-on, giving the ball to Canada for the first time in the game. The Ravens then began to find a rhythm and some barnstorming hit-ups by forwards Megan Pakulis and Petra Woods got them on the front foot. Canada’s first try came around the 16th minute when Candace Scholten finished off some solid lead up work to score out wide, and from that point on, it was all one-way traffic. Pakulis, Brittany Jones and Woods added further tries in the first half, one of which was converted by Natasha Naismith. Woods finished the match with a hat-trick of tries, while Jones and Pakulis each scored a double. The second half was very much a continuation of the first with Canada constantly mounting pressure through enterprising play and relentless go-forward runs, forcing the USA into a continuous defensive pattern. Woods opened the scoring in the second forty and was quickly followed by Pakulis, Zoey Siciliano, a third by Woods and Jones’s second finishing things off late. Halfback Sab McDaid and Naismith adding two conversions to round out the scoring for Canada. The Raven’s last two tries were split by the Redtails’ second unconverted score by Carolyn Roach. USA Women’s Rugby League CEO Garen Casey says all in all, he thought it was a pretty decent international debut. “I liked their intensity,” said about his players. “Things didn’t go our way with ball control and working out of our own territory and offloading when we shouldn’t have.” “Those are things that come with playing the game a lot more. The small things that you get from experience is what was evident.” “The Ravens girls have played a lot more league than what we have obviously. We lost our shape after we scored that first try, but our intensity was good, and we made good yards in attack. We kind of fell away with our shape and that just comes with playing the game more.” “But I was happy with the overall experience and just to get where we were on the field is an achievement in itself.” The win was the third straight for the Canadian women dating back to their undefeated tour of Serbia in 2019. It also improved their overall win-loss record to 4-3. In the curtain-raiser, the Canada Selects beat USA Selects 30-10. The Canadian women dominated for most of the game and outscored their American counterparts by six tries to two.
  15. Last line above bolding is mine. I've let this "hang out here" for 24+hours. No-one else has made comment. Your choice of words here Paul intrigues me. It kind of infers that there have been times that other kinds of money (dirty?) has been invested (laundered?) in RL. As a 5 year newbie to the sport I would not know. Has such been the case?
  16. Counting empty seats and cardboard cut-outs at Lamport Stadium......
  17. Genuine curious question. What is wrong with that kickoff time in Cumbria on a Saturday? Here in the former colonies that would be just about as perfect a kickoff time as you could get and would relish.
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