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Despite claiming a brilliant sporting career cut short by numerous injuries, the truth is best summed up by my cricket record: batted 11, never bowled...

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There’s some forwards who rightly get roasted for playing well below their pay packet. Ryan Matterson seems to escape scrutiny somehow. For a bloke who has played Origin and is on good coin, being kept out of a starting pack by Bryce Cartwright should be a wake up call.

Darwin theory dictates only the strongest survive - Arthur on the rocks at Eels after embarrassing capitulation

Rugby League Central still has a good supply of wet lettuces it seems.

NRL Round 7 judiciary: Knight gets ban for tunnel brawl, Tigers star facing ban, Roosters duo charged

Yeah. It’s Robbo.

NRL Round 7 Talking Points: With big wins come big losses, and which coach is the game’s biggest sook?

Unlucky for Fogarty. He’s been a real general this year.

Fogarty off with suspected bicep tear as Raiders night goes from bad to worse in Broncos blowout

Thanks. The Jet was more cargo plane with the amount of baggage he took to the judiciary

NRL Round 7 judiciary: Knight gets ban for tunnel brawl, Tigers star facing ban, Roosters duo charged

When those pics hit the internet, then kiss your political career goodbye

Fogarty off with suspected bicep tear as Raiders night goes from bad to worse in Broncos blowout

It’s ok Tony. Some of us got it.

Fogarty off with suspected bicep tear as Raiders night goes from bad to worse in Broncos blowout

Just curious- anyone know when someone was last suspended for tripping? I’ve looked and can’t find anything

NRL Round 7 judiciary: Knight gets ban for tunnel brawl, Tigers star facing ban, Roosters duo charged

Flanno Snr is going ok in the coaches box too 😛

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

Bailey Simonsson can hold his head up. Not sure about too many others.
JMK was unstoppable against a sleepy ruck defence. So good.

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

Nothing against the kid getting a debut, but Val Te Whare played plenty of first grad last year and could come into the centres, Niu to wing and Isaako to fullback. Why is a special case needed?

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

Toops is being talked upon the Origin pages as one of the best wingers NSW has on form.
Agree that it will be fascinating. Lots of change. Some money in the cap. Interesting times indeed.

Joey Manu leaves a huge hole in the Roosters backline - and it comes at the worst possible time for Trent Robinson

It’s going to be a massive change from Round 1 2024 to round 1 next year.
Thanks for invoking the spectre of Ryan Hall, Mike. If you look up “overrated flop” in the dictionary there he is. Hence my reluctance to get excited about any Pommy outside back, especially any coming off a knee reco.
Pauga has been quite good in limited opportunities. Worth an extended run. Dom expressed an interest in playing centre. So, barring another Billy breakdown, a back 5 of:
Teddy, Tupou, Billy, Pauga, Dom while Marky Mark finds his league legs. Dom or Junior can swap as needed.
If Marky impresses then move Don tk centre with Marky on the wing. No need for Jennings he who shall not be named to make an appearance ever and the sooner he’s gone the better.
Not as daunting as the current back 5 but not as dire as made out.

Joey Manu leaves a huge hole in the Roosters backline - and it comes at the worst possible time for Trent Robinson

Right next to “wouldn’t pee on him if he was on fire”

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

Cannot understand the point of playing Jennings over Pauga in the centres. A) Last week Pauga played a stack better. B) There’s no future in Jennings. And lastly C) Ew. No.

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

That’s what the reserve hooker is there to cover

Wild idea but Blues should actually pick Origin team on form this time around - and that means Tedesco’s time is up

Has it occurred to Gus that Joey might be wanting to play rugby for reasons other than $$$?

NRL News: Maguire happy with Papi's claims for Origin berth, Souths set to name new defence coach

Young was dreadful in Origin last year. Queenslanders will be hoping he gets picked again. Olakau’atu Is a much better pick!

Wild idea but Blues should actually pick Origin team on form this time around - and that means Tedesco’s time is up

He spent his formative years at Manly watching Jamie Lyon and Matt Ballin who were the undisputed champions of the arm flap

NRL Round 6 Talking Points: Concussion sub needs a fix, learning about 'disruption', why does everyone hate Gutho?

Looks like we’re disagreeing on this one, then?

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

I was impressed with Jye Gray. Super involved and lightning fast. Shame Munro was injured again. I don’t reckon Havili gets enough wraps. He was in the middle of every good attacking play the Bunnies put on.
Sharks are hard to get a read on. Trindall was very good. Certainly takes a lot of pressure for playmaking off Nicko. Young Iro will be keeping Talakai out of the centres for the foreseeable future.

'If that changes, time will tell': Demetriou defiant despite defeat as Souths lose three to injury in Sharks loss

Murray failed his HIA. Trotting a concussed player out to do a presser would be a bad look

'If that changes, time will tell': Demetriou defiant despite defeat as Souths lose three to injury in Sharks loss

Same action – Lussick ran through and his leg (knee actually) contacted Ilias on the leg in his follow through. Aloiai runs through and his leg contacts Johnson’s leg in the follow through.

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

No doubt Aloiai should have been penalised. Freddy Lussick is sitting on the sidelines and Lachlan Ilias has even longer recovering from a broken leg from the same action.
That one incident aside, cracking game of footy.

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

How did Milford stay on with his off the ball cheap shot on Walsh. Blindsided and smashed him. If it was, for example, Jack Hetherington that did it then it’s 10 in the bin no worries. Bugs me that halves and fullbacks get away with stuff that forwards would be sat down for (see Papenhuyzen hip drop in the earlier game as another example)

Hammer blow: Dolphins lose two fullbacks in one game as Cobbo double helps Broncos to derby glory

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