Posts Tagged "Frank Pritchard"

The last few weeks we’ve read about Todd Carney performing ‘the bubbler’, shoulder charges being penalised during Origin, David Williams being suspended for betting, the Shayne Hayne decision (or lack thereof), and Darius Boyd’s amazing interview.

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The latest thing in rugby league these days, besides retirees wetting their whistle again in the Auckland nines, is the newfound craze of co-captains within NRL clubs.

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It’s the one move that has every NRL referee on notice – but no-one fears getting Canterbury’s prolific decoy play wrong more than Bulldogs back-rower Frank Pritchard.

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On Friday night old foes, Australia and New Zealand will battle each other in the trans-Tasman rugby league Test match.

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The NRL says it is comfortable with its rules regarding the shoulder charge amid growing calls for the intimidatory tactic to be banned.

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The shoulder charge is a natural piece of defensive play. Yes, there is intent to hurt the opponent – this is an aggressive contact sport, after all. But it is legitimate, clean and fair.

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Big hits. Don’t you just love them? Sure it’s not very PC right now. But is there anything better than two 100kg-plus behemoths lining each other up, gritting their teeth and KABANG!

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Tony Williams seven weeks? I had to clean out my ears, go to the optometrist, and check that everything was functioning correctly.

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If a change is a good as a holiday, new Canterbury recruit Frank Pritchard must feel like he’s sailing through the Maldives.

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All eyes were on Benji Marshall but it was fellow Kiwi Frank Pritchard who stole the show as Canterbury’s aggressive off-season recruitment drive paid immediate dividends in the Bulldogs’ 24-14 NRL win over Wests Tigers on Monday night.

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Wooden-spooners last year, the Sydney Roosters will challenge for a place in the NRL grand final after a crushing 34-12 win over an injury-decimated Penrith on Saturday night.

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Penrith backrower Frank Pritchard is doing his best to ensure a memorable farewell, scoring a hattrick for the Panthers to secure second spot on the NRL ladder with a 50-12 win over a deplorable Cronulla on Saturday night.

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It looms as the hottest free agent class in the history of the NRL, the likes of Jarryd Hayne, Michael Jennings, Johnathan Thurston and Anthony Watmough all up for grabs.

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Although the occasion of playing against the top of the table Dragons in front of a big home crowd got the better of the Panthers younger brigade, the performance of experienced duo Frank Pritchard and Luke Lewis provided coach Matthew Elliott with an insight of what to expect from his two best players if Penrith […]

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Before we answer the question, we need to establish whether he will turn to what rugby league followers now think of as the dark side. And the most likely answer to this is that when his Tigers contract runs out at the end of 2009, he will take up an offer to play rugby union. Probably […]

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The Kiwi’s produced one of the world’s great sporting upsets to defeat the might of the Kangaroos on Rugby leagues holy land in Brisbane.

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Highly-rated New Zealand forward Sika Manu’s World Cup is over following concerns he could require surgery should he further damage his cracked right eye socket.

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The X-factor that could decide Australia and New Zealand’s fate tonight won’t even perform the Haka or sing ‘Advance Australia fair’.

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New Zealand five-eighth Benji Marshall put the Kangaroos on notice today by declaring his fragile body was in the best shape of his career heading into Sunday’s World Cup opener.

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Australian prop Steve Price rates the New Zealand rugby league World Cup team the best Kiwi outfit he has seen.

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