Posts Tagged "James Tamou"
He may not think he has done enough to earn a NSW Origin nod of his own but Test prop James Tamou reckons North Queensland teammate Tariq Sims has already shown he can be a Blues X-factor.
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Ever wondered what the first week in camp is like for a guy who chooses his adopted nation over his place of birth?
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The official NRL website states that the NRL Salary Cap ‘assists in “spreading the playing talent” so that a few better resourced clubs cannot simply out-bid not so well resourced teams for all of the best players’.
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Another Origin series has come and gone. It was great series, as usual, however, besides the usual bi-partisan complaining about referee decisions and other injustices, the one thing that seemed to dominate the headlines was, ironically, origin.
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Since its inception in 1980, the concept of State of Origin has been simple ‘state against state – mate against mate’. So can someone please explain to me how we’ve been able to complicate things so much?
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State of Origin is the most anticipated event in the rugby league calendar. The standard of the contest is undisputedly high and the series always provides some of the most enthralling matches of the year.
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I do not have a real problem with Sam Kasiano being selected in Origin. I can take it. It’s not quite right in the current environment of opinion, sure. But that’s ok.
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International rugby league risks becoming a complete joke if the constant flow of talent towards a State of Origin jersey isn’t stemmed.
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As we gear up for another round of State of Origin on Wednesday night, rugby league’s fraternity in New Zealand are quietly hoping the series finishes quickly.
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NSW and North Queensland prop James Tamou is facing the prospect of missing State of Origin game two after he was placed on report for a dangerous tackle on Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall on Sunday.
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Us New South Welshmen are a tired old bunch. The reason we are so critical and ruthless on our mighty Blues is simple. We want success. We want the fire and the blood and most importantly, we want to win.
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There are a number of simple principles that are taught to junior rugby league players. Tackle low, keep your eye on the ball and don’t go to the toilet directly after applying deep heat are some basic guidelines.
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Australian debutant James Tamou couldn’t stop his knees from shaking on the interchange bench at Eden Park on Friday night.
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James Tamou should be playing for New Zealand in the test match this Friday. However, he should be playing for the Blues as well.
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Following James Tamou’s decision to play for Australia despite being born in New Zealand and having played for the New Zealand Maori, there have been calls for a re-think of rugby league’s eligibility laws.
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Kangaroos debutant James Tamou says he will never regret his decision to wear the green and gold, despite already copping some criticism for turning his back on New Zealand.
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Just when my blood pressure was drifting down to sustainable levels, I woke this morning to find Cowboys forward James Tamou declaring his intent to play State of Origin for New South Wales.
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