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I’d put Isiah Yeo’s dad, Justin, on the bench. Big centre, only played a handful of games before injury got him. Toughest player I played with and close to the hardest I’ve seen. He was one of those big, strong, rangy centres from the 90’s, like Macgregor and McCracken. Little wonder his son made his debut as an NRL forward at only 19

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter Y

Super League coaches winning percentage (minimum 50 games)

1. Justin Holbrook 79.2%
2. Michael Maguire 75.4%
3. Daniel Anderson 75.3%
4. Brian McClennan 73.0%
5. Graham Murray 72.9%
6. Matthew Elliot 72.5%

No other coach is over 68%. Of the 5 coaches with an inferior record to Holbrook, one won an NRL Premiership, two took multiple teams to a GF appearance, one coached in the NRL for over a decade and the final one coached the Warriors for one season .

His record is far superior to other Super League coaches. Poor Super League coaches – Brown 59.1%, Potter 51.8%, Sharp 54%, Raper 61%, Price 61% – had poor NRL careers. The exception is Robinson, and his hiring was mocked

Sorry Titans fans, but the end is nigh

Robbie Farah should be made an Immortal, solely because of what he did to this skunk

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

People judge him as a footballer based on his personality. Very good footballer, prick of a bloke (in fact his assessment of me is the same, minus the great footballer bit)

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

Why has Robbie Farah never scored a try under the posts?

Because his head wouldn’t fit

What did fans really expect from Robbie Farah?

Who cares about ANZ. Plenty of atmosphere at the other grounds

The Easter Showdown could be Sydney's answer to Brisbane's Magic Round

Why have a magic round for a city with more then half the teams?

The Easter Showdown could be Sydney's answer to Brisbane's Magic Round

yeh,have some nuffy in the centres ahead of a guy who played multiple times for Australian

Vidot wasn’t even a regular first grader

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter V

What is the Dragons measure of success? Has he failed to reach that level or has he exceeded that? What are the current circumstances surrounding the club, both intrinsically and extrinsically that have affected the performance of the team? How are these measured? What is their current financial situation? Dozens of other questions that are asked

We don’t know any of this. If fans are disappointed then it is up to them to change the people who determine how success at the club is determined

Is McGregor the right man to coach the Dragons?

when faced with an uncomfortable truth the natural reaction is to attack the messenger

Mack Horton's stance is about much more than a problem with Sun Yang

Her article provided facts. Nothing else on this page has

Mack Horton's stance is about much more than a problem with Sun Yang

yeh..nah

Procedure wasn’t followed. Anything past that is inconsequential. Any ruling against him would be ruled ineligible immediately once tested in any hearing

Mack Horton's stance is about much more than a problem with Sun Yang

shhh, we don’t let the facts get in the way when we act holier then thou

Mack Horton's stance is about much more than a problem with Sun Yang

a poor attempt to create a conspiracy theory.

However, the facts are Yang has done noting wrong https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-21/sun-yang-doping-case-more-complicated-than-it-seems/11328364

Mack Horton's stance is about much more than a problem with Sun Yang

Cleary will become a more dominant player as he gets more experienced and the play becomes slower for him. I doubt we will see that before he is 25. There is no doubt in my mind he will become a dominant player, and one of the best players in the comp with time. The only question is what his ceiling is.

Official: James Maloney to leave Penrith and end career overseas

Cleary is still only 21. At the same age Cooper Cronk was only in his second year of first grade, so was Andrew John. Thurston was in reserve grade at the Dogs.

Official: James Maloney to leave Penrith and end career overseas

The answer to both your question and the headline are the same

Is McGregor the right man to coach the Dragons?

There was only one factor for 25 years, and it worked. There were never any complaints, and it was black and white.

Queensland: If you want Keary so much, you can keep him

Can we just go back to original rule – where you were registered to play on your 16th birthday. It was the rule for decades until Gallop decided that what worked needed to be changed. You can’t choose where you are from

It isn’t hard.

Queensland: If you want Keary so much, you can keep him

Just like all the juniors that have come out of Melbourne in the past 20 years?

It’s hard to play 1st grade when you are constantly injured or on one leg. Trent Hodkinson played Origin in 2015. Since 2015 he has played in 58 NRL games, and won just 10. Let that sink in. Since he got injured he has not been up to NRL standard.

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

He broke the law and was arrested. Doesn’t matter if we agree with the law or if he did it here it would be nothing.

He failed to self report to the ARLC. One of his roles as an ARLC is to enforce that rule. He cannot sit in judgement of others for failing to do what he also failed to do.

As an ARLC he must be held to a higher standard against those he passes rules and judgements against.

What would happen if a player was arrested overseas and failed to inform his club or the NRL for seven weeks?

Mark Coyne prepared to accept ARLC fate

Peter Tunks is a long way in front of Thaiday and Tamou. Captained a GF winning team. Test count would have been higher had he chosen not to go on the Kangaroo tour in 86

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter T

Damien Cook made his first grade debut at age 22. The fact that he played with Penrith’s NYC team, along with St George, Canterbury and Souths shows he had opportunities.

Even a guy like Cody Walker is a pin-up boy for “opportunity”. He played NYC, he was given a chance by the Storm, by being invited to pre-season training with them in 2013 and given a 1 year deal in 2014. He was with Souths in 2015 but was behind Luke Keary and Adam Reynolds.

A lot of guys playing in the state cups have been identified as they would have played in junior rep teams. Guys who are classified as late bloomers are in that situation because injury has held them back or an established player is in front of them. The fact that they have contracts with NRL clubs shows they are given opportunities.

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

What will “truly national” bring? If you want to see what that posturing brings then check out the finances of the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants and Sydney Swans.

The Brisbane Lions have made a loss for the past 11 years (8 of been 7 figure losses) and have made the finals once in the last 15 seasons. The Gold Coast Suns have never finished better then 12th in their 8 seasons. The AFL has given $50 million to prop up the Suns and Giants, more then what the AFL said these would bring in to the AFL in revenue

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

There is plenty of evidence. Just check out the players this weekend. There isn’t enough for 16 teams, let alone more. If these players in the Qld Cup were any good they’ll be getting a run for the Titans. Clubs get a couple of injuries and the depth to cover is abysmal. There are not 16 NRL quality half backs, let alone 17 or 18.

There is also no depth in coaching, proven by the fact that we have Pay, McGregor and Brennan with gigs. Ivan Cleary has been as 4 clubs and has not reached 50% at any of them. Neil Henry coached 3 clubs and never reached 50%. Jason Taylor coached at 3 NRL clubs

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do