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Feldt has 11 tries in 13 games in a struggling team. He’s going fine.

Keys Blues in form, but who will post-season Origin favour?

Holmes and Mulitalo on the wing.

Keys Blues in form, but who will post-season Origin favour?

I would happily give Hopoate away. He tries, but he must be a more ineffective tackler than James Maloney. He rushes out of the line, puts his head in the wrong position, and generally just clean misses. On top of his defensive woes, he can barely hold on to the ball. An absolute liability.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 13

I’m a massive Kenny Bromwich fan. He’s a great player, and also the nicest guy you will ever meet off the field. An absolute champion.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 13

You can find the six again stats at Fox Sports lab.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/the-lab

My only problem is that it doesn’t show when the calls were awarded. It seems to me that the referees are inclined to throw a few to the losing team in the moments before half time to even up the ledger.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 13

I blame the Coach for all the Broncos woes. Yes, Boyd was playing with no heart at the beginning of last year. I’m sure there are reasons for that – playing under a different coach for the first time in his career being a massive one. But is promoting him to #6, then taking the captaincy off him and sticking him at left centre where he’s never played before really the way to get the best out of your 300 game, multi-premiership winning player?

Veteran Darius Boyd is the answer to Brisbane's troubles

Agreed – definitely not a forward pass. You can tell from the front-on angle that Bromwich throws it out of his hands backwards. He moves his hips in and twists his body towards back as he releases the ball. Also, the referee was in an incredibly good position to judge it.

Did the referee miss a forward pass to set up a Cameron Smith try?

The Queensland teams (plus Melbourne and NZ) have to put up with this disadvantage every single season.

NRL seeking travel exemption after Queensland closes border to Sydney

Yikes they really have assembled a broken roster. Although when Lodge comes back then TPJ should slide back out to an edge. There’s always Hopoate 😛
Missing: fullback, halves, left centre, edge forwards, leadership, football brains.

The Brisbane Broncos' potential $2.7 million war chest

I’m really starting to wonder about the Broncos strength and conditioning regime. A lot of the Broncos players look like bodybuilders, but don’t seem to have the fitness to put in for 80 minutes, or the flexibility to be resilient to injuries. The Broncos injured list doesn’t make for pretty reading, with the majority being leg related:
Staggs (hamstring – back now), Milford (hamstring), Fifita (knee), Turpin (leg), Lodge (knee), Glenn (knee), Oates (leg), Bird (knee), Arthars (knee), O’Sullivan (knee), Nui (wrist), Kahu (shoulder).
Take away the injuries and the Broncos almost have the makings of a good side, albeit with a broken spine and no left centre. Milford has only just turned 26 – if he loses a few kilograms of muscle and regains some appetite for running football under a decent coach he could be a weapon again. Turpin looked great in patches, as did Paix. Dearden puts in every time he’s on the field. They do seem to be missing that one player who can change the tempo and spirit of the side though, which Keary would be perfect for.

The Brisbane Broncos' potential $2.7 million war chest

Hey ppa, thanks for sharing that link. Maybe it’s a little unclear whether it came off Whitehead or Tedesco first, it definitely still hits Tedesco in the head while he’s playing at the ball – six again.

Raiders out for grand final revenge against Roosters

Where has the NRL said that the Tedesco knock-on before the Raiders try was the incorrect decision? I’ve never heard this before and just spent a good 15 minutes Googling, with no results. Annesley mentions that the controversial six again/play on call where the Roosters score in the next set was the correct call (i.e. knock-back by the Raiders / no Tedesco knock-on), even though it was extremely messy and confusing, but nothing about the first try.

Raiders out for grand final revenge against Roosters

Are you really saying that Tedesco didn’t touch the ball in the lead up to Wighton’s try? It clearly comes off his arms, into his face, goes about 3 metres forward, and then lands in the hands of a Raider. Six again all day.

As for the controversial calls (trainer on the field, six again reversed) those have been done to death so no point discussing further.

Raiders out for grand final revenge against Roosters

I am pretty sure those repeat sets in the second half weren’t due to ruck infringements, but instead because Roosters players hit the ball (Morris and Crichton I believe).
Did you end up going to the game Nat? It was a pretty great game to be at in-person.

The NRL benchmark hasn't changed in 2020

I’d argue this game was played under last year’s rules, and was refereed more like a State of Origin game. There were plenty of times the referee could have called a ‘6 again’, and I dare say would have called it against the minnow teams. However, Klein let the game ‘flow’ – particularly in the second half where I don’t think there was a single ‘6 again’ called – and it produced a magnificent contest instead of the lopsided trash we’ve been dealt since the season resumed.

The NRL benchmark hasn't changed in 2020

Hope you ended up going to the game mate. What a cracker!

Storm and Roosters to clash in Broncos heartland

Keary should be able to run them around the park and take opportunities as always. Radley does a fantastic job putting on a big hit and acting as the linchpin in attack. Quality player, and easily the best character in the game.

Storm and Roosters to clash in Broncos heartland

$87 for 3 tickets behind the posts. So less than $30 per ticket.
Please note the prices that appear are the total price for the group – not the price per ticket.

Storm and Roosters to clash in Broncos heartland

What are you talking about mate? You can get seats behind the posts for under $30. I have 2 tickets in 330 row 8 for $58 plus $5.90 handling fee.
Note that the pricing is by the number of seats you choose. For instance, if you put in “THREE” as your password to enter the site, you’ll get 1 x ADMIT 3 ticket at $87 for behind the posts.

Storm and Roosters to clash in Broncos heartland

I’m convinced it’s because the forwards and backs don’t train together. They let the forwards run the first 3 or 4 tackles with no involvement from the halves, and then give the ball to the halves to kick. It’s so predictable and boring.

NRL Round 8 teams: Friend back for Roosters, Broncos drop Oates

As a Broncos fan I thought the Broncos playing with absolutely no heart was rock bottom. I was wrong. Rock bottom is being a fan of another club and actually laughing that the Broncos aren’t doing well. That’s just sad.

I am disgusted and ashamed to be a Broncos fan

Regarding the lack of cohesion in the team – I noticed over the weekend, for the second time this season, that the Broncos dressing room is divided into smaller groups for half time discussions. There were two or three groups of 7/8 chairs in small circles. There wasn’t enough footage so I’m not sure what the split is, but I’d imagine it’s forwards and backs separated. In any case, it’s not a good look and may be one of the reasons why they look like they’ve never played together before.

One of the annoying things about the Broncos attack is that there is simply no one running into holes, running a line, switching direction to keep them guessing, simply nothing. It’s just one out hit-ups, offloads to flat players who get smashed or drop the ball. They’re just going through the motions with either no game plan, or no idea how to implement it.

I am disgusted and ashamed to be a Broncos fan

I am passionate about both sports mate, and grew up playing both. Don’t worry about me, my eyes are wide open.

My previous comment stands. A good league 9 passes off the ground just as crisply as a Union 9, in today’s game.

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year

If the Kangaroos aren’t a world-wide brand, then why did John Cusack wear a Kangaroos jersey in the 1985 film – The Sure Thing? 😛

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year

It sounds like you haven’t watched League in awhile jameswm. It’s not all just one off passes off the ruck anymore. The dummy-half position is crucial to getting front-foot ball by throwing wide of the ruck, much the same as in rugby. Good dummy-half players like Smith, Koroisau, Cook regularly throw long, flat, cut-out spiral passes off the ground in both directions.

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year