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Mark
For a Sou ffs fan, you are surprisingly articulate and can use words with more than 2 syllables.
The Easts-Sou ffs rivalry (hate really) is what league is all about. It would be tragic if it was to end. Other rivalries:
Manly v Melba
Manly v Parra
Saints v Canterbury
Saints v Nulla
Cows v Donkeys
Etc etc is what gives the game the connection from the top to the hoi polloi.

I was glad when the bunnies were re admitted and won the GF. It’s good to have little brother back.

Rugby league’s greatest fear

Didn’t Gould used to do 60-70m torpedo punts with the leather ball? I remember him being very safe and reliable but also very strong runner with very good ball skills. His name rarely is mentioned when ‘best fullback’ is talked about? Bring back the toe pokers!

How to watch a game of rugby: Part 3

Tim Buck
You are the first person who has mentioned that Kelly incident apart from me. That was a dead set king hit and the try was scored in the channel Wynn would’ve defended.
I’m no Saints fan, but that incident was outrageous. I think you are the only one, apart from me, who remembers that. It got no ink whatsoever afterwards.

Why the 2020 NRL premiership will be forever tainted

I thought Josh Jackson too.
He and Finucane are twin brothers, although Finucane just shades him in attack imo.

The best of the NRL's underappreciated players

Surely the Roar must have a better photo of JWH? Are they using this one all the time to annoy us??

2020 NRL season: Round 3 flashbacks

I thought Asofa and Klemmer were around 1.95, but they’re both 2m. No problem then.
If they were as good in union as they are in league, then we would eat those three chumps for breakfast, lunch and tea. No problem.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

I also love the black shoe polish on the eyes – to block out the glare 😊
Brady must be the only athlete in the world in over 40 years that still does it.
A tribute to a bygone era.

We won't see another dynasty like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

Thanks – very nice write up.
I’m not a Pats fan but think what they’ve achieved is unbelievable in a salary cap environment.
Apparantly Tom Brady spent time playing checkers/board games with his team mates/wide recivers such was his comraderie, not the aloof star QB that some were.

Can it be repeated? Neve say never.
I’m sure some were saying the Montanna/Walsh partnership would never be emulated.

We won't see another dynasty like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

I’ll have a go..
FB Tedesco
Wing Tupou
Centre Manu
Centre Latrell/Staggs
Wing Xerri
5/8 Keary
1/7 Cam Smith
8 Klemmer
Breakaways Cricthton and Cam Murray

There’d be none who can play second row, as there’s no 2m players….wait
Asofa Nelson
…….
Front Row – in the past you’d have a Webcke/Lazarus and perhaps Steve Walters/Jake Friend if they put on 10kg
None have got a squat body like union props atm – maybe Papalii

Keary played 5/8 for Aust Schoolboys RU I believe
Tedesco played rep union in high school
But played league concurrently (before you Union lot claim they were poached)

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

@ Waxhead

Speaking of hubris, ‘the biggest growing sport in Japan is rugby’.

Really?

Any info to back this? A casual look at Dr Google doesn’t even rate rugby in the top 8 of it’s sports. In fact the same Dr said the fastest growing sport in Japan was…..cricket!

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

Haha.
So said a good mate of mine, a Saints fan.

NRL finally forced into suspending season

The 1975 GF was the best.

NRL finally forced into suspending season

@TWAS
Freddy also made his NRL debut at 17 and played for Australia at 18.
He played league all throughout but I’d never classify him as maybe one of the best to ever play, and I’m a huge Freddy and Roosters fan.
Anyway it’s all opinions.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

Lol…

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

@ Sheek.
I take both terms to be synonymous. But happy to be corrected.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Izzy fan, but in his league time, I’d say he was great. But definitely not a ‘may be one of the greatest to ever play’ category imo.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

TWAS,
Izzy was a great player, but he was hardly ‘one of the greatest ‘..
When you add ‘of all time’, that’s preposterous.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

Rugby League is still on the telly Harry. 😊

Oh rugby, how I miss thee

That’s the thing Still, the virus is one thing,(WHICH WE NEED TO BEWARE AND ACT ON), but the panic caused by the media is something else. This leads to a snowballing of all other dire consequences.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

@Jeznez
That’s 15% of those who get it.
So in the Diamond Princess scenario there were 3700 people, 3200 were tested, 17% of those tested had it, of the 17% 50% showed symptoms and 50% showed no symptoms. Keep in mind this sample may not reflect the population because it was an enclosed environment, sharing kitchen, facilities, close proximity etc so it would skewer the results to more people getting it.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

100% Gray Hand.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

@ Carlos
Have you looked at the stats and data provided by WHO?
Have you looked at the data and stats from the Diamond Princess?
The elderly (mainly those over 70, and in particular over 80), diabetics, smokers, coronary condition and respiratory condition are most vulnerable. If you are young, fit like most athletes, very little chance.
Average age of Italian deaths is 81.
6 or 7 deaths from Diamond Princess was over 70.
Aussie deaths 95, 79, 82, 90 and I think 78 y.o’s.
Even if you get it, 80% chance of no symptoms and it just goes. 15% will need a respirator for 1 day, 5% may need respirator for 7 days. It’s the lack of respirator that has caused so many deaths in Italy.
Media( Left and Right) are having a field day. Don’t believe everything they say.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

Oh yeah….duh me! 😊

Warriors commit to seeing out NRL season

I’d loan some Easts players if we can loan back RTS.????

Warriors may rely on loan players to finish NRL season

Good on you Warriors.
Can they be based in Perth? Good way to test the waters there for a Perth based team in the future.?

Warriors commit to seeing out NRL season

Finance allowing, would this be an opportunity to relocate the Worriers to Perth for a year? Big Kiwi population, Saffas interested in league would support Kiwis over Aussies, possible new fans with no real winter sport to support?

NRL to make coronavirus decision Sunday