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George Watt

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  1. Had just arrived in Australia (late 1968) and went to all 3 games. Reilly,Watson and Millward came to Aus after that tour and Dave Bolton was already here when I arrived playing for Balmain. Game 3 at the SCG was the most excited I have been at a RL match in the win that clinched the Ashes. We had been walloped in the first in Brisbane, although we did win the fights that took place with Cliff Watson taking on the Aussie pack. The match was written up as the Battle of Brisbane! Would have loved to have seen the 1962 series in Aus. as it was a super strong squad and included quite a few who made my best individual team.
  2. Here goes. Best team is from the My best team is the Ashes GB team in 1959 which won the decider to be the last time the Ashes were won by GB in the UK. Round. Southward, Ashton, Fox, Sullivan. Bolton, Stevenson. Wilkinson,Harris,Terry. Robinson, McTigue. Whiteley. Best individual players for my team. Davies. Boston, Ward, Ashton, Offiah. Hanley, Murphy. Watson, Egan, Gee. Huddart, McTigue. Reilly.
  3. Been in Aus. for over 50 years and I would select Mal over Ellery. Some pundits have him he as the best English forward to play in Australia. I will have a crack at the best GB/England side later which will be so difficult as I have watched for nearly 75 years and seen many great players that played in the same position.
  4. Loved the match enormously and congratulations to the St Helens side for a hard fought win and to Catalans for their valiant effort - also to the 10 of 89 tipsters who correctly forecast the margin at the start of the thread. My special award goes to Jack Welsby who during every match that has been shown live in Aus. throughout this season has been the only player, without fail, to play the ball correctly by getting to his feet, placing the ball on the ground and then playing it back with his foot. An amazing achievement!
  5. It was a risk taking on Reynolds after his last 3 season term at the West Tigers. Due to injury problems and general form he averaged about 7 games /season. He admitted he was a dud buy for the Tigers. For Hull this season he played 8 games and with his injury probably won't play too many next season. Believe he is on a 2 year contract with an optional third. Is he a dud buy for Hull?
  6. Didn't the 1985 CC Final between Wigan and Hull have an attendance of 99,801 which is the highest ever for a CC Final at Wembley? I came from Aus. for the game.
  7. I will be on your side. My favourite Hull player when I first started supporting them was Freddie Miller who was our fullback from 1932-50. Sad when he transferred to Featherstone Rovers but I supported them him at the Wembley 1952 CC final which they lost against a Workington side inspired by Gus Risman. Know Fred was very popular at Fev -do they still have a Fred M. gate at the ground?
  8. Mixed form on my predictions arising from this match. At the start of the season the teams at the top of the betting to win the GF were the 2 teams playing tonight. I then said neither team would win it! After Bennett left St George in 2010 I said he wouldn't coach another team to a GF win. I have been a Penrith season ticket holder since 2000.
  9. Over 10 years since he last won one! (2010) Pre season a thread on here showed betting for 2021 GF champions had Souths and Penrith at the top as favourites. I commented that neither would win it. Will be at least half right!
  10. Was having another strong game particularly his after contact metrerage. Last week he set a season record of over 120 ACM. Has earned his rest prior to season 2022. Has he a chance of being named 2021 prop of the year to replicate his 2020 award?
  11. Came to Aus. in 1968 and followed clubs in the area I lived having joined their Leagues club. So for 2 years followed Souths in Sydney then moved to the Sutherland Shire, joined the Sharks LC and followed Cronulla for 30 years. Then in 2000 moved West,became a member of the Panthers LC and switched to Penrith. Could be classified as a RL nut as I saw my first game in England in 1946 and have been addicted to the game ever since.
  12. I still have the flares and Safari suits in my clothing collection waiting for their fashion comeback but alas the socks are no more!
  13. Only wore pink when I had a pair of shocking pink socks( plus a pair of shocking green)which went with my flares and Safari suits back in the 70's. Was a Sharks fan then when I lived for 30 years near Cronulla.
  14. As a Penrith fan I would just hope for a solid workout with a positive result and no major injuries. Our bench is pretty strong today with Kikau there.
  15. Manly move to 4th and play the Cowboys in their final game next week
  16. 45 mins. After 26 consecutive tackles Turbo over and Garrick converts. Manly 16 Bulldogs 12. 46 mins. Aloiai( Manly) lashes out with the feet in a tackle and sent to bin.
  17. Perfect dry and sunny day in Redcliffe for Manly v Canterbury. Bulldogs looking to break a 9 game losing streak. 4mins, Saab try unconverted. Manly 4 Bulldogs 0. !2 mins Saab over again but drops it on touchdown. 30 mins Doorey over for the Dogs. Flanagan converts. Manly 4 Bulldogs 6 33 mins Okunbor in at the corner. Flanagan converts. Manly 4 Bulldogs 12 38 mins Olakau'ato over for Manly . Garrick converts. Manly 10 Bulldogs 12 Just before HT Doorey off with serious looking knee injury. HT. Manly 10 Bulldogs 12
  18. Haas my favourite prop is having a very powerful contribution to the game.
  19. A win today will knock If the Storm beat Parramatta tonight so securing the Minor Prem. will Bellamy rest big chunks of his team? He has done this before which will give Cronulla more hope of a win. Also a win tonight by the Sharks by only 1 point will take them above Canberra as they are currently over 40 points better on for and against. Sharks to win tonight.
  20. Interesting tactic by the Cowboys to then kick short which gave Saints possession 20 metres out and a great attacking position which almost led to a try.
  21. Looks like the Cowboys 10 match losing streak could be coming to an end .
  22. St George youngsters Sloan,Amone and Sullivan are having a great influence on the game. Ravalawa having a solid defensive game saving a couple of tries. Taumalomo starting at prop has had little attacking impact. Am enjoying the game.
  23. Mitchell's season is over after being suspended for 6 matches. Bunker official axed after review of incident. Manu having a facial operation to fix the damage with his season also over. No reaction yet on Coach Robinson's post game rant critical of NRL officials and bunker decisions.
  24. No conversion ruled by officials. The ball was inside the left post. Hope this does not affect things in the end.
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