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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe and now Broncos. also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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Why would the Raiders rush Fogerty back after two good wins?

Round 12 team lists Late Mail: Croker, Grant suffer training mishaps, Murray, Fifita back for Origin bids, AFB out

Great article. so this is the end, does that mean there were 16 of them? If not, let’s just say there were.

that bowling attack is great, but I’d still find a spot for Roy Gilchrist, maybe over Collis King (or put him at 7 and drop a batsman). Gilchrist was seriously vicious even by West Indies pace bowling standards. He was a suspected chucker with his even faster ball. Having him open with Clarke and Manningdale and Daniels coming in first change is seriously frightening, sphincter loosening stuff.

The sixteenists: The greatest West Indies team of players with fewer than 16 Tests

Yes they had a heap all at once, but not much experience between them. The only one let go that they would have liked to keep would have been Fafita, but not at anywhere near the money he is now on.

Where Seibold went wrong was assuming that they would all mature in the same way at the same speed and that no experienced forward leaders were required. To be fair, Matt Gillett was probably marked as a leader prior to his early retirement. But they left themselves with little experience, which did not affect their big numbers in attack, but made our defence and resilience a mess.

Having a ‘lesser’ player like Capewell or James on the field(at least according to raw numbers) provides confidence and in Capewell’s case organises an edge defence.

If Brisbane have their recruiters doing their job, there will always be a production line of good to very good young forwards coming through, so they really only need to identify one or two that they want to keep and the rest are nice to have but not break the bank for.

It’s illogical for Lodge to attract high-priced contract offers based on actual performance

I agree with all that. He should get mid tier money as a mid-tier fairly experienced prop forward.

It’s illogical for Lodge to attract high-priced contract offers based on actual performance

Except for the minor point that Cobbo is not a centre, but a wing/fullback and expecting a 19 year old to defend out of position on Origin debut is a big ask. Even GI started on the wing

State of Origin likely game one teams - Fifita set for final audition but Fotuaika out, Fittler coy over new Blues centres

Not Cobbo?

State of Origin likely game one teams - Fifita set for final audition but Fotuaika out, Fittler coy over new Blues centres

I guess the only response to that is … Anyway …

NRL Round 11 talking points - It’s evolution, baby

When you have a choice between secret corruption and plain incompetence, generally incompetence is the answer.

Both were incorrect calls in my opinion. The second one especially

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

That’s your kind of party Rob. Now try and get that out of your head today 😁

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

Yep it’s a much more productive use of time to spend hours a day being negative on the internet.

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

The interesting thing is that Oates isn’t actually that old. He should be in or only just past his prime

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

Ezra was defending next to Capewell from memory? If so he was well looked after which gave him confidence as the game progressed. I also like how Martin took some first and second receiver duties in the second half. Mamm was almost used as an extra centre at times

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

True. They have moved on from a group that only plays the attacking part of the game. People like Capewell might not get the blood racing but it’s a damn sight harder to score down that edge than it used to be.

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

And what a fend it was. I’m not sure Ponga has hit the ground yet. Good to see Cobbo is learning things from his centre Staggs.

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

Are they all part of a Deep State Illuminati Cabal (trademark pending)?

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

That’s a fair point. My comparison isn’t right unless there is a faceless group of 10,000 Sodas 😁

I still think a representative of an industry should be able to defend their industry.

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

I wonder if there is any voter left in the country who doesn’t realize that Morrison is actually a rugby man. I wonder how many Sharks games he will turn up to after his politician days are over.

Maybe we will have converted him from “the game they play in heaven”, because he figures he might not be there to see any matches 😂 😛

Why sport and politics will always mix from your local club's AGM to the international arena

I don’t know. Maybe if someone had come out in public and said “all Soda’s are horrible humans” and it got reported everywhere you might have the urge to defend yourself publicly as well. That’s only natural.

Once Vaughan sad this publicly opinion on his comments is fair game.

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

Unfortunately your defense is dreadful. There is plenty of attacking potential and your go forward is not terrible, but the defense was very thin.

Kick chase is attitude and that was bad as well. Brisbane wingers shredded the kick chase to pieces.

Does another home loss mean the end of the season for Newcastle?

As a Broncos fan I was yelling for Cobbo to get tackled before the line so it wouldn’t go to the bunker. Well I needn’t have worried! I am like all here where I simply don’t understand how that one got let go. I like that Walters didn’t try too hard to justify it and just said ‘we got lucky on that one”.

I thought Gagai was a bit unlucky as well.

On the game, well done Brisbane on grinding that out without Reynolds. Our wingers and centers are causing havoc at the moment.

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

Love it!

The best Newcastle players who never played representative football

There was a guy I think called Jeff Starling or similar in the 1970’s who was a gun – as good a centre as Rogers some said and I think he did his leg so badly he had to retire at 24.

Jarral Yow Yeh Would be another

The best Newcastle players who never played representative football

So to put it another way, based on the information above, in the vast majority of years since 2012, one side has pushed their way into the top 8 after being outside in round 13. Only twice has the 8 been set by round 13: 2018 and 2020.

So one team will likely push their way in.

NRL hopefuls have three weeks to impress, finals spots are locked after Round 13

Well there are heaps of second rowers …

What your NRL side needs to win it all

Craig ie played two matches in 1999 for a rep team called “Aborigines “, against Papua Nee Guinea. He played fullback and scored a try in each game.

The best Newcastle players who never played representative football

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