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George Watt

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  1. 4 minutes ago, George Watt said:

    Arm wrestle now and 70 min mark reached.

    Penalty to Roosters for high shot by Dylan Brown put over by Walker to give Roosters a 31-24 lead with 6 mins left.

    All over with win by Roosters 31-24.

    News from the commentary team of an emergency meeting by the Bulldogs board early next week to remove Trent Barrett as coach.

  2. 6 hours ago, DavidM said:

    Melbourne can cling onto Papenhuyzen and Hughes being out , and their replacements being hopeless and anonymous . Penrith can retort that the difference was much bigger than that . Either way , i look forward to games between these at the back end 

    Also Harry Smith took a bad head knock very early in the game and was not his usual dynamic self.  So effectively missing 75% of their usual spine!

    Penrith received a wake -up call against the Eels last week and Melbourne will benefit similarly from their loss.

    Next scheduled match between the pair is in Penrith for Round 22.


  3. 11 hours ago, hunsletgreenandgold said:

    Hull KR by 4 

    Will also go for a narrow HKR win.

    Noting that you are a Hunslet fan takes me back to the 40's and 50's when dad and me often watched them play in Hull.

      Dad started watching as a young kid in the year Billy Batten transferred to Hull FC from Hunslet and Billy was his favourite player becoming a super star and eventually an inaugural member of the RFL Hall of Fame.

    A couple of years after dad was born Hunslet beat Hull FC to win the 1907/08 Challenge Cup played at Huddersfield.

    Finally in the year before I left the UK,while working in London, I went to watch Hunslet lose to Wigan in the CC final at Wembley.

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  4. 12 hours ago, Futtocks said:

    A 2 point DG attempt from Cleary, but nowhere near going over. His kicking radar's been off this evening, which has been the difference between two fiercely-committed sides.

    Game over, and the Eels have squeaked a win.

    Had a corporate seat to watch this last night. What a great game with Parra deserving their win in this much anticipated derby.

    The loss will do us a world of good as a few players are currently below the mark in form. I believe we will also lose to the Storm next week.

  5. On 01/05/2022 at 04:21, Dave T said:

    For me this is a shocker, and I'm baffled by the commentary which hears them all go over the top to play this down. 

    This is why I struggle to watch a lot of the Aussie stuff, I find them worse than Baz and Tez. 

    Who are the pundits? 

    On NRL 360 last night a clip was shown of an incident back in 1992 when Brad Fittler, playing for Penrith, was spear tackled headfirst into the ground during a match against Brisbane. Gould was then the Penrith coach. After the match the following comments were made on the tackle.

     Gould.  The offence is the worst act of foul play imaginable.

    Fittler. Most of the players agree it is time for some of the dangerous tackles to be cleared up.

    The hypocrisy is there for all to see as Fittler agreed with Gould's comments on the video shown.

    On Gould I have made my opinion of him well known on this forum. Summed up by a comment to Greg Alexander that the best decision ever made by the board since I became a member back in 2000 was to sack him.

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  6. 9 hours ago, DavidM said:

     The whole ptb thing to me is totally bizarre , and made over complicated when it should be simple . Get up and play the ball with the foot , it isnt and shouldnt be difficult , and if it gets more structure in the ruck and slows the game down a tad fair enough . We’ve become obsessed by speed , especially in the ruck , and as a result its disintegrated into a farce . As shown in the NRL you can have a fast game and a cleaner ruck , and they still have a margin of error where you just need to make an attempt to ptb 

    I have a quiet chuckle when I see a post like this as I am constantly harping on about PTB rule abuse. The only time I see games where the rule is followed almost 100% is in Womens NRL matches.   In the NRL, where I watch every match, there are players that never make any attempt to touch the ball with the foot. Tedesco is in this cohort. 

    The SL PTB is a total joke.One notable exception is Welsby who has an exemplary record in following the rule.

    Finally a comment on the Hull try by Shaul which in the NRL would not have been awarded as Ratchford was impacted and impeded by a decoy run from Ma'u?

    Enjoyed the game though and although Hull got the points I would not have complained if a draw had ensued.


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  7. 5 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

    That was before the steel mill was built. Were they coal miners or dairy farmers?

    It was my aunt in Hull who went to France in WW1 as a nurse. Met an injured Aussie soldier (whose dad had a bakery in Wollongong) and then after the war ended went to Aus. to marry him.

    A year or so later  her recently married younger sister also left Hull for Wollongong as he was given a job in the bakery.

    My 2 aunts had 8 kids between them so when I arrived in Sydney in 1968 there was a host of relations on my mothers side. My dad's side of the family first came to Aus in the late 50's but that is another story!

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  8. 8 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

    FT:   Roosters  22   Warriors   14

    Warriors had some really tough 50-50 calls against them in the last quarter. Not much difference in the quality of the 2 teams.

    Tedesco continues his PTB technique where since the start of the season he has never attempted to play the ball with his foot.

  9. 4 hours ago, Graham said:

    Xavier Coates is settling in well at Storm. For me it’s a match made in heaven. He’s a terrific young player in a club that will be good for him. 
    He originally signed for two years with them. Storm aim to sign hi. For a further two years.


    Agree on Coates but a surprise for me at Storm is Josh King who looks an excellent buy and a different player after an inauspicious career at Newcastle Knights.

    Talking of the Knights where do you think Ponga will be next year? Will he be wooed by Bennett to the Dolphins?

  10. 18 hours ago, Graham said:

    Friday’s R4 matches with UK kick off times.
    Aussie kick off times:

    Friday 1st April 

    Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights, PointsBet Stadium (6pm)

    Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, BlueBet Stadium (8.05pm)

    Will be at the Panthers game tonight. Expecting a tough game. Interesting to see how we handle Latrell.

    Weather will be cloudy and around 19C with a fair chance of rain during the match.

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