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I think Manly were some what complacent tonight, although there are clearly defensive issues to resolve. Their attack was solid but can’t leak that many points especially against the top teams.

Defences absent as Dessie's Titans go 0-6, while Seibold's Manly show just how far they still have to go

Slightly off topic but staying in the top end. Could a South Pacific team be based in Darwin??? I couldn’t imagine the humidity would be worse than Port Moresby.

'We gave up': Under pressure Arthur rages at 'part-time footy team' Parra as undermanned Dolphins run riot

The last penalty was very confusing. Are you allowed to charge the kick down? Yes. Are you allowed to attack the kickers legs? No. Aloiai didn’t attack the legs, he didn’t dive at them. He didn’t tackle Johnson late or high. It was accidental contact I guess it comes down to interpretation, let’s hope it doesn’t attract any further attention at the judiciary.

DCE and Johnson put on masterclass as Warriors and Manly can't be split after controversial Bunker call

Sorry I meant in the forwards

The Vegas Hangover: All four travelling teams mired in a malaise since returning from arduous US trip

I think that is a solid argument against the thought we don’t have enough talent to fill another roster or two or three. I watch the Super League and you are right there is a raft of players both ex Aussie and local talent that could make the roster of expansion teams. The big question is where will those these be???

'They are vital': How NRL's old guard are ushering in a new generation - and winning the argument for expansion

IMO,
South’s were not in my top 8 at the start of the year, I am not sure what others saw in them but I always thought they would struggle in the forwards. Apart from Cam Murray there isn’t much else there? The Rabbitohs big off season signing was Sean Keppie.
Manly are probably very happy with their season. The Dragons are a hoodoo side for the Sea Eagles and they were completely off their game to say the least. It is building to a nice 24.
Broncos were always going to take a little while to adjust after the losses of Flegler, Farnworth, Capewell & Palasia. Also Reyno has suffered a few injuries.
Roosters are the ones that definitely seem to be suffering the Las Vegas hangover. With their roster they should have beaten all before them and be 5 from 5. Something is not going well in the Sydney camp.

The Vegas Hangover: All four travelling teams mired in a malaise since returning from arduous US trip

It looks like there are two issues for me. 1st JD doesn’t have control over the personalities in the squad, what Sam B claimed on his way out certainly seems true. 2nd they don’t have the forwards, everything relies on Cam Murray and no one else is pulling their weight, they are in need of a roster freshen up.

Demetriou facing sack after Souths' disastrous start with Bennett, Bellamy, Burgess possible replacement options

The Panthers are still the benchmark and deserved favourites for the comp. For Manly it’s all about building their style and building a season, you can only play the team put in front of you and they did the job. Penrith will be in a great position when Cleary and Sorensen return, also JFH needed a good hit out before he will be back to his best most likely next week.

Cherry on top: DCE takes down the Panthers with showing for the ages as Cleary bats back knock on chat

I am a fan of the Bears coming back, however, they have no hope if they insist on having anything to do with Sydney or NSW in general. No hope of PVL letting them in unless they embrace an entirely new city.

Not the retiring type: Bennett still defying the odds but unsigned for 2025 - his eight most likely and unlikely options

Yeah agree, it’s to far back from the action. If the joint is full it’s not so noticeable but with a small crowd it’s terrible.

Young send-off 'over the top', Radley sin-bin 'ridiculous' says Robbo as Roosters reduced to 11 on nightmare night

I have been wondering all weekend, how was Jack Wighton not charged???

A history of hip-drops: What Super Rugby can learn from NRL & NFL to stamp out footy's most dangerous tackle

I didn’t think the officiating was to bad, there was one ridiculous decision. Jack Wighton committed a very clear hip drop on Preston and it was cleared, not even put on report??? If the match review doesn’t pick it up there needs to be questioned asked.

Foxx off AGAIN, Wighton grabs double and Latrell booed as Souths ease Demetriou pressure

The Dogs just lacked structure in attack, the good sides fall into structure so quick and execute so fast. The Dogs weren’t hitting the ball at pace and it slowed their attack and allowed Souths to easily account for them in defence. Souths would have been exposed quite a lot against a slicker attack. Good grit by the Dogs to stay in the fight.

Foxx off AGAIN, Wighton grabs double and Latrell booed as Souths ease Demetriou pressure

I think the codes of Rugby League and Soccer need to work together and not against each other. Look at Commbank stadium, what a success all round for both codes, same could be said for Allianz. The ACT will be the next test and there definitely should be a stadium fit for both codes or three to include Rugby Union.

Football in Australia must never stop fighting for its fair share of funding

I think if you are doing what May is doing, pulling out of the tackle, you probably get a pass. He was going to wipe Walshe out regardless IMO he is going to complete a huge hit, it would have been late. May sees the ball leave Walshe’s hands and begins to pull up on the charge, by this time it’s too late to avoid the collision. If you compare to the hit what Dale Finucane did to Stephen Crichton last year, he went in completely upright the entire time, he was never going to avoid the head collision in that example. That being said, I do think they need to change the interpretation of the rule to avoid any head contact at all. I would love to see the shoulder charge come back in, just no head contact.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

I didn’t play against him.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

I want to see the Rebels stay, how though? Is the answer private investment in RA? Do they approach the NRL to buy the competition? I can’t see NZ Rugby going for that though.

Exclusive: Rebels threaten Civil War as peace talks with RA end in another blow for Super Rugby

Second row, no one ever ran in face first into me like May. Plenty of high shots though.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

Yes mate sure did.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

They will need to do something, under the current rules I think May is in the clear. That being said it’s not a good look, mums and dads alike will not want their kids playing Rugby League and we can’t have that. We need to have the next generation want to play and not worry about head contact.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

I don’t think any player would intentionally run into to another just so they could make head contact like that, it’s not like a head butt. He could have seriously injured himself, why would you want to do that??? He is clearly pulling out of a tackle.

'If the NRL are serious about concussions, where does this sit?' Kevvie fires up after May escapes ban for Walsh's fracture

Nice article I enjoyed the read. I have to agree with the suburban ground strategy, nothing beats Penrith Park, Brookvale or Shark Park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon or night. The game day experience at the big grounds isn’t as good, if the Dogs play at Accor stadium you get the same numbers as if they played at Belmore. Perhaps the NRL can think outside the square, if the Bulldogs play at Accor what not allow any ticketed member of an NRL club in for free along with kids? Get the bigger crowds and make the money back on good and beverages.

Leichhardt and Belmore are the soul of the NRL - fans should enjoy them while they still can

You would hope so, I know I am very critical of my team.

Too much to Bear: Danger signs emerge as Rabbitohs start to unravel after years of near-misses

Maybe I should have stipulated, in my experience. Certainly the Souths fans I speak to are not so self aware.

Too much to Bear: Danger signs emerge as Rabbitohs start to unravel after years of near-misses

If talking to the Souths playing group is like talking to their fans good luck. They don’t see a problem, they just believe things will come good and all they need to do is hold the ball. It is pretty obvious to all the rest of us that their roster needs a freshen up, their forward pack hasn’t bashed up an opposition pack for a long time now.

Too much to Bear: Danger signs emerge as Rabbitohs start to unravel after years of near-misses

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