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Tues 29th Sept SL : St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 7:45pm SKY

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • St Helens
      23
    • Wigan Warriors
      7


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3 minutes ago, Clogiron said:

I think that only two players should be allowed in a tackle

Yep I'd like to see this. Might help do away with some of the wrestling too

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Surely two players having a leg each and forcing a player to do the splits can't be right.

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1 minute ago, Padge said:

Surely two players having a leg each and forcing a player to do the splits can't be right.

I guess that all depends on which team is doing it.

 

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Just now, Jim Prendle said:

I guess that all depends on which team is doing it.

 

Sorry, I did miss the obvious.


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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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1 minute ago, Man of Kent said:

I’m coming round to that way of thinking. Too many ‘kneecappings’.

I am not sure.  Is it not legal to tackle round the legs?  

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1 minute ago, Rupert Prince said:

I am not sure.  Is it not legal to tackle round the legs?  

It certainly isn't legal to hit below the knee of a player that is already being held up by two others.

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Just now, Rupert Prince said:

I am not sure.  Is it not legal to tackle round the legs?  

Of course but invariably these sorts of injuries occur with three men pushing & pulling in various directions. 

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That "ball steal" was nothing of the sort. 

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Just now, Man of Kent said:

Of course but invariably these sorts of injuries occur with three men pushing & pulling in various directions. 

I agree.  There are a lot of serious injuries taking place.  But teams put 3 players in the tackle to legitimately slow the ruck. And if you do not grab a leg then we see a player walk 5m with 2 men on your back.

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5 minutes ago, Rupert Prince said:

Saints ought to be just that bit quicker everything , not least because they first teamers.

On the face of it SKY must be a bit disappointed that they have to talk up 2 disjointed games on the trot.

Leave us out if it, we were competitive.


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Just now, Rupert Prince said:

 And if you do not grab a leg then we see a player walk 5m with 2 men on your back.

What's wrong with that? As long as the rules are the same for everyone, then that's fine.

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Too much too soon for these Wigan youngsters. Plenty of effort, and they can be proud of that, but they're just not ready for this level just yet.

Great experience for them, but kind of expecting the flood gates to open now.

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8 minutes ago, Jim Prendle said:

It certainly isn't legal to hit below the knee of a player that is already being held up by two others.

Hit or tackle?

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I’m not sure about Lambs decision to rest so many players, some of these young lads playing for Wigan are not ready! It seems like he’s throwing some of them under a bus just to protect his Semi Final team, surely not the right thing to do.

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9 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

OK, game over. 

Back to Bake off.

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1 minute ago, OMEGA said:

I’m not sure about Lambs decision to rest so many players, some of these young lads playing for Wigan are not ready! It seems like he’s throwing some of them under a bus just to protect his Semi Final team, surely not the right thing to do.

They're doing as well, if not better, than some fully fit first choice SL squads against a very good Saints team. 

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4 minutes ago, OMEGA said:

I’m not sure about Lambs decision to rest so many players, some of these young lads playing for Wigan are not ready! It seems like he’s throwing some of them under a bus just to protect his Semi Final team, surely not the right thing to do.

I don't agree with that at all.

Many of these lads have been on the fringes of the first team for ages, so they should be ready.

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Just now, Havenwarrior said:

How as LMS not been binned, too much to say, persistent PITA

Also Bentley is the new Jon Wilkin, lying on and hands in every time.

 

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1 minute ago, Jim Prendle said:

I don't agree with that at all.

Many of these lads have been on the fringes of the first team for ages, so they should be ready.

But not collectively all at the same time against St Helens

Yes some will prosper from it but some have been man handled a bit and will take a confidence knock

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1 minute ago, Jim Prendle said:

What's wrong with that? As long as the rules are the same for everyone, then that's fine.

Yes, so no one should complain about tackling round the legs.  

(when will ref send a saints player to the bin for off side)

Meantime, its all very well to have good young players, but you cannot expect a lot from a whole team.

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