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John C H

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  1. 1 minute ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

    The ex pat Aussie team they suggest is very decent. I'd say let them play as this team if the NRL Aussies don't make it

    Imagine if England still couldn’t win the thing with Australia and Nz fielding expat teams. I’m already expecting to be knocked out before the final but for an expat team to win it, May as well throw the towel in 😂

  2. 9 hours ago, hunsletgreenandgold said:

    On the one hand QLD were terribe. On the other, that NSW team beats England playing like that. 

    Pretty much every Origin team from the last 15 years beats every England team from the last 15 years sadly. And I include the NSW team that lost 8 series in a row. The Aussies are just better than us in every department. Sad but in my opinion true.

  3. Having spent many years in Australia, Origin is no doubt seen as the pinnacle over there. A look at the attendances of it verses the international games in Australia tells you all you need to know. Australia is very insular in my opinion when it comes to rugby league despite pundits/presenters like Matty john’s talking up the need for a strong international game, I fear the attitude in Australia is a long way from changing. Nrl and origin will always be the main concern. Perhaps we need to just accept that and play our own cards accordingly.

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  4. 3 hours ago, arcticchris said:

    Sam Walker has arguably made the best start to a senior career of any Half in the fully professional era.


    He has been every inch an assured superstar with running game, passing short and long and a terrific close range kicking game.


    The Kangaroos will almost certainly go Cleary, Keary, Munster and Cherry Evans as their 4 halves with Wighton as backup in the squad but picked primarily as a centre though IMO they would be missing a trick not taking Walker as a wildcard.

    With the Keary injury I’d say there’s a half’s squad spot available. If Jarome luai plays origin and impresses he might be in the conversation. Walker depending how he continues to develop may be ready. The way Canberra are going will not do eight on any favours unless he can be the architect of a monumental reversal in form.


    1 hour ago, Mr Frisky said:

    But they arnt though are they kid!

    Sadly, he’s probably not far wrong.


    15 hours ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

    The fact several players don’t back him in his 8th year in charge of Samoa makes it bizarre he’s still in place as their coach 

    Apparently there’s a load of Samoan eligible players happy to flip from Australia and Nz if parish gets the boot. They were saying on NRL 360 that parish doesn’t let the players express or celebrate their heritage, something which is really important over there. 

    Selfishly, I hope parish stays as a strong roster of Samoan players plus the john’s brothers (love them or hate them they know what it takes to win, especially joey) and sonny Bill could  derail England’s World Cup chalkenge before it gets going at st James park. I don’t think we will get past Tonga anyway, be it in the quarter or semi, but I suppose that’s a different conversation!

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  6. 5 hours ago, HKR AWAY DAYS said:

    It is easy for me to say because the reality is this country is an absolute cesspit and I settled in Australia very quickly. If it was up to me I'd still be there 🤣

    I agree, this country isn’t a patch on Australia or NZ lifestyle wise. I spent about 5 years in Australia and a couple in NZ and could happily have stayed long term but family issues brought me home. It’s easy to judge others but you don’t know what’s happening behind closed doors.

  7. 1 hour ago, HKR AWAY DAYS said:

    I find homesickness staggeringly impossible. Especially as he lives in the greatest country on Earth. I'd swap him in a heartbeat and go back to Perth, or Cairns, or Brisbane, or Melbourne, or South Australia, or.... 

    Easy to say, but the reality is often different. 

  8. 42 minutes ago, Cumbrian Mackem said:

    Like I said, where’s the harm in trying.

    This guy is seriously going places and it won’t be long until he starts hitting some huge numbers in terms of subscribers and views to his videos and livestreams.

    Surely you are on a wind up here?

    If so, you’ve hooked a lot of folk!


    if not, I think you need some sort of assessment or intervention!

  9. 8 hours ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

    Again, you can’t switch between tier 1 Nations. Once you represent England, Australia or New Zealand you can no longer switch to another one of those Nations. Hastings has made exactly the commitment demanded from some fans, only to then be dismissed.

    I’m absolutely fine with him playing for England. Like you say he has made the commitment. If he is the best halfback England have got (and personally I think he probably will be) then pick him. 

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  10. 12 minutes ago, Mattrhino said:


    Yep always remind me off those knock off England tops the supermarkets do during tournaments

    I thought it was only me who had noticed that. In my opinion the st George cross emblazoned all over is cringey and embarrassing.

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  11. 15 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

    No.  Ofc it's discrimatory as its a World cup played by nations.  He's australian, wants to go home and would switch to Aus if they came knocking. So no. Plus next year when he is bk in NRL he wont care about playing for Eng. It damages the game in sport if English players find themselves overlooked.  

    Looking at the halves in NRL and where West’s are headed at the moment, the chances of him getting SOO or Kangaroos call up look minuscule.


    15 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

    I know. I meant if Aus asked now, he'd switch in a heartbeat. Lets find an English lad.  

    The way England have got lads to switch from Scotland, Wales, Ireland etc. in the past, I don’t think we should be throwing stones in that particular glass house.

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  12. I think myself and a mate paid £60 each for our 12 month watchnrl  subscription. May as well go half’s as you are allowed to stream two devices at same time. In my opinion an absolute bargain for what you receive. Not only the matches but the entire fox sports rugby league offering (nrl360, Matty john’s show, the wrap etc.) plus loads of classic games and documentaries.

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  13. 1 hour ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

    GB badge should be red to represent England, a unicorns head should represent Scotland, a dragons head should represent Wales and Gerry Adams head should represent Northern Ireland

    When and where can I buy this Gerry Adams jersey?

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  14. 8 minutes ago, Robthegasman said:

    Not everyone on YouTube is a crank.Indeed the subject I am talking about here has,yes been raised on YouTube.

     And by whom I hear you ask?

    David Icke?

    Karen from Facebook?

    Bill the butcher?


    None of the above.

    This one has been from a Barrister,a Commercial Barrister based in London called Daniel Barnett who has done a video on this. And he has also been on LBC radio.

     And he has suggested that Health Passports under current laws(ie The Equality Act 2010)would be illegal and unenforceable.Oh and he says before you slag him off as a crank,etc that he wants to have the vaccine.And of course that is his choice.




    Well you’ll have plenty of time to watch him on YouTube or listen on LBC when you are sat in your bedroom whilst the rest of us are out at the game or on holiday after having our vaccination.


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