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11 minutes ago, Celt said:

Fair point. I had typed my post and I did ask myself if he was perhaps at 6 in that game.

But you can probably see what I was getting at, with admittedly not the best example.

Yes, I can see your point.

And after seeing the likes of Myles, Meninga, Inglis, Iro et al over the years I don't think we have produced the same quality of size and athleticism in outside backs and centre in particular.. some exceptions of course (i.e. Newlove) but nowhere near enough.

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On 14/09/2019 at 18:54, Man of Kent said:

The Canberra Pomlanders and especially Bateman have done a lot for the reputation of English players Down Under.

 

I was a bit bleary eyed this morning and initially read that as the Canberra Pornlanders. For a fleeting moment, I admired the city's honesty. 🙂😉

I think Bateman should play loose forward for England/GB>

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32 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

I was a bit bleary eyed this morning and initially read that as the Canberra Pornlanders.

I'm checking for flights now!

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33 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

 

I was a bit bleary eyed this morning and initially read that as the Canberra Pornlanders. For a fleeting moment, I admired the city's honesty. 🙂😉

I think Bateman should play loose forward for England/GB>

Not for me,leave him 2nd row,he's a great edge defender which given our problems at centre will be invaluable.

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4 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Not for me,leave him 2nd row,he's a great edge defender which given our problems at centre will be invaluable.

I agree with this.

We have three English/British forwards playing on the edge in the NRL in Whitehead, Bateman and Sam Burgess.  Of the three, I would bring Burgess into the lock position.  He has the size and a great engine and assuming his discipline is good he is a very good 60 to 80 minute middle forward.  We have the prop rotation to not need Sam in the front row.

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4 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I agree with this.

We have three English/British forwards playing on the edge in the NRL in Whitehead, Bateman and Sam Burgess.  Of the three, I would bring Burgess into the lock position.  He has the size and a great engine and assuming his discipline is good he is a very good 60 to 80 minute middle forward.  We have the prop rotation to not need Sam in the front row.

WB has been playing Sam prop though so who knows.

Bateman has amazed me with his skills since Wigan.  Obviously he hasn't just developed them but is flourishing.  I think Knowles could figure.

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Just now, Lowdesert said:

WB has been playing Sam prop though so who knows.

Bateman has amazed me with his skills since Wigan.  Obviously he hasn't just developed them but is flourishing.  I think Knowles could figure.

Burgess has been back in the front row in the last couple of weeks.  With one brother out injured and another suspended I think Bennett wanted some experience up front.  And Cammeron Murray has been going great at 13 for Souths.

For most of the year, when Souths had their front row options available, Sam Burgess has been on the right edge for Souths.

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Bateman is a world class back rower, there is no argument about that, at least not from anyone with any sense. I've never seen him not perform consistently at any level, so him doing well in the NRL shouldn't be a surprise.

Talk about size is naive, I don't know why it comes up so often. Their are countless examples of smaller blokes being great players and incredible athletes being average. Greg Bird wasn't a bad back rower was he.

I'm not sure about this myth that the NRL has bigger players at all, it's probably the opposite as the game as gotten faster. 

Great to see Bateman proving people wrong.


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On 16/09/2019 at 18:14, Wolford6 said:

I was a bit bleary eyed this morning and initially read that as the Canberra Pornlanders. For a fleeting moment, I admired the city's honesty.

We actually have some huge porn/adult toy shops in Canberra. Canberra is famous for it. Clearly marked brothels and adult shops are located right nearby regular shops in the Canberra suburb of Fyshwick. 

The shops, not the brothels, even advertise on local radio and television.

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I was in a Canberra supermarket last year and was surprised to see a couple of lads promoting products via song at the front chip in with 'come and get a big fat lass, on offer in september''

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I am surprised there is still a market for large stores like this when most people have the Internet, unless Canberra and Queanbeyan 20-30 years behind the times.

🙂

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21 hours ago, Allora said:

I am surprised there is still a market for large stores like this when most people have the Internet, unless Canberra and Queanbeyan 20-30 years behind the times.

🙂

Well, seeing as though Australia is typically about 20-30 years behind the times, this puts Canberra and Queanbeyan somewhere around the 1970's!

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Just posted this in Brits in the NRL thread but maybe more fitting here. An interview Fox league did with him and his available that was aired this week.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/league/league-life/bateman-on-league-life!747327

Become quite the star down under. If people like his strong aggressive style on the field it's hard not to like him even more after watching a video like this where he's the complete opposite. 

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22 hours ago, Allora said:

I am surprised there is still a market for large stores like this when most people have the Internet, unless Canberra and Queanbeyan 20-30 years behind the times.

🙂

It’s the toys that fill the shops (so I’m told 😲).

 

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2 hours ago, Copa said:

It’s the toys that fill the shops (so I’m told 😲).

 

I have been told you can buy that sort of stuff online too nowadays if you are that way inclined. 

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Speaking of phallic like symbols,Todd Greenberg is threatening Sam Burgess with a lawsuit and $25,000 fine for his comments about the judiciary,he obviously dosen't like players telling the truth.

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