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I am informed by the stats that pop up on the right hand side of this page on my laptop view that I have made more posts in this thread than the next three people put together.  I guess that goes some way to demonstrating how much I enjoy the NRL and love seeing Brits do well over there.

But after the events of the last week or so I won't be watching any more NRL for the foreseeable future and so I will just hope the established Brits carry on doing well and the likes of Dom Young, Bailey Hodgson and Harry Rushton fulfill their potential.

I hope things change (as I hope the NRL reverses it's one eyed view on the World Cup and International Rugby League), in which case I will be back and chatting about all things NRL.  But not until then.

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14 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

I am informed by the stats that pop up on the right hand side of this page on my laptop view that I have made more posts in this thread than the next three people put together.  I guess that goes some way to demonstrating how much I enjoy the NRL and love seeing Brits do well over there.

But after the events of the last week or so I won't be watching any more NRL for the foreseeable future and so I will just hope the established Brits carry on doing well and the likes of Dom Young, Bailey Hodgson and Harry Rushton fulfill their potential.

I hope things change (as I hope the NRL reverses it's one eyed view on the World Cup and International Rugby League), in which case I will be back and chatting about all things NRL.  But not until then.

I have to say my enjoyment of the NRL was on the wane due mainly to the raft of rule changes but after the World Cup stitch up its holding even less appeal.

I’ll watch my team the Roosters when on Sky & maybe the Raiders but that will be it I’m afraid,what a sad state of affairs.

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36 minutes ago, burnleywelsh said:

Decent finish to the season for Herbie Farnworth and the Broncos.

Herbie has taken over the kicking duties these past few weeks with a pretty good success rate. 5 from 6 conversion attempts today

 

I'm a Knights supporter through and through but if I had the opportunity to pick between the much lauded Bradman Best and Herbie, I would almost certainly take Herbie. I truly believe the sky is the limit with respect to where he can end up in the game and I look forward to seeing what he can do in what should be a much improved Broncos outfit next season. 

 

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51 minutes ago, burnleywelsh said:

Decent finish to the season for Herbie Farnworth and the Broncos.

Herbie has taken over the kicking duties these past few weeks with a pretty good success rate. 5 from 6 conversion attempts today

 

The extra year to the World Cup will do Farnworth no harm at all. If he continues his development over the next year or two he will be some player - and in a position England really struggles with.

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1 hour ago, burnleywelsh said:

Decent finish to the season for Herbie Farnworth and the Broncos.

Herbie has taken over the kicking duties these past few weeks with a pretty good success rate. 5 from 6 conversion attempts today

 

He`s got to learn to pass to his winger more though. I`d noticed it in past games and even on today`s radio call the commentators said Xavier Coates was visibly frustrated a couple of times when he didn`t pass. Other than I agree, great potential, no coincidence that both the Storm and Roosters have approached him.

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30 minutes ago, The Rocket said:

He`s got to learn to pass to his winger more though. I`d noticed it in past games and even on today`s radio call the commentators said Xavier Coates was visibly frustrated a couple of times when he didn`t pass. Other than I agree, great potential, no coincidence that both the Storm and Roosters have approached him.

Oates is his wing partner I thought.

Herbie voted McDonalds man of the Match.

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8 hours ago, The Rocket said:

He`s got to learn to pass to his winger more though. I`d noticed it in past games and even on today`s radio call the commentators said Xavier Coates was visibly frustrated a couple of times when he didn`t pass. Other than I agree, great potential, no coincidence that both the Storm and Roosters have approached him.

In that case, the radio commentators needed to be able to tell the difference between Farnworth and Selwyn Cobbo. Or, perhaps, they couldn't tell the difference between Coates and Oates.

Either way, Coates played outside Cobbo.

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2 hours ago, Dunbar said:

Tom Burgess ran for 212 metres in a mammoth effort for Souths against Penrith today.

On holiday so haven’t seen the game but that’s an outstanding effort against the Panthers pack.

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Tom Burgess has really kicked on in the absence of his brothers. He’s now playing at a level that I believe is above that of which George was playing when he was at his best.

In Walmsley and Tom Burgess we have two of the best Prop forwards in the world complimented further by Thompson and quite possibly joined by Matty Lees or Mikalai Oledski. 

Thats not a bad front row rotation for an international team!

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6 minutes ago, OMEGA said:

Tom Burgess has really kicked on in the absence of his brothers. He’s now playing at a level that I believe is above that of which George was playing when he was at his best.

In Walmsley and Tom Burgess we have two of the best Prop forwards in the world complimented further by Thompson and quite possibly joined by Matty Lees or Mikalai Oledski. 

Thats not a bad front row rotation for an international team!

He has been consistently very good this year and today as the intensity ramped up in the finals his performance against the Penrith pack was superb. 

James Fisher-Harris has been (rightly) lauded as the best prop in the NRL this year but Burgess completely outplayed him.

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11 minutes ago, OMEGA said:

Tom Burgess has really kicked on in the absence of his brothers. He’s now playing at a level that I believe is above that of which George was playing when he was at his best.

In Walmsley and Tom Burgess we have two of the best Prop forwards in the world complimented further by Thompson and quite possibly joined by Matty Lees or Mikalai Oledski. 

Thats not a bad front row rotation for an international team!

No wonder the Aussies chickened out of the World Cup. :kolobok_cool:

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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2 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

tom burgess has been awesome this year - his best season so far 

Really? 

I have to disagree, I think he was better in the previous couple of seasons. He’s had quite a few underwhelming games this year; he hadn’t made the impact as a starting prop in a number of games, hence being benched. But his defence has been more concerning, he’s looked less mobile and has been exposed numerous times around the ruck. 

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9 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Really? 

I have to disagree, I think he was better in the previous couple of seasons. He’s had quite a few underwhelming games this year; he hadn’t made the impact as a starting prop in a number of games, hence being benched. But his defence has been more concerning, he’s looked less mobile and has been exposed numerous times around the ruck. 

I have to disagree with this as well.  I think he has had his best year, not least because he is assuming the role as a leader in the pack.  2020 and 2021 have been his best for run metres per game while his missed tackles are down and tackle busts up this year so his game is improving year on year.

In the modern game, playing off the interchange bench is not being 'benched' as if some kind of performance issue... it is just that the coach sees you having an impact there.  The Rabbitohs have a better win record this year when he comes off the bench and so he is clearly having a positive effect there. 

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