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Your argument doesn’t hold up to any sort of scrutiny. Marsh is a gun white ball player and should be in the mix for the top 6 come world cup time. After the Cup, it is time to move on.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

Yes, I think we need to loose that notion. Rugby league commentators trying to explain physics is never going to be comprehensible.

If they are running forward, the ball will also travel forward as it is passed, but the ball should go backwards in relation to the person passing the ball. Backwards of the the hand stuff needs to consigned to the history bin.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

I guess my point is that in isolation that is gripping stuff. But too me we see that sort of conservative game play just about every game. Every team playing that way all the time is becoming very boring to me.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

It was a tense and competitive high quality version of the modern game that I saw. Very little actual efforts to score tries or pass the ball but that is the modern game.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

I only caught the last 25 minutes of the Storm-Roosters game and all I saw was a tense wrestle, both teams working hard to force an error from the other team, not so much try to create something.

Croft should have pinned a field goal off the scrum.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

There was a blatant forward pass for Souths first try a well yesterday. I think the concept of “flat” needs to be removed and move back to more if you are not sure it is backwards call it forward.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

their attempt to crack down on play the ball infringements and the 10m rule resulted in a revolt from fans

I think you mean from certain sections of the media.

This has become such a blight on the game that a ref crackdown won’t work. The players barely care about following the rules. The amount of penalties tries this year is an indicator just how much they are prepared to test the refs. Penalties are not a deterent. That is just a way teams can get more rest time. Teams are happy to be penalised.

We need a give the rules a big make over so that we get fatigue and minimal stoppages. Some quick ideas, this probably needs to be fleshed out in an article,
– Go back to 4 replacements
– get rid of scrums,
– Look into making ruck in fringements just 6 again or a quick tap
– Tack away all the restrictions on the quick tap.
– Make it clear any time there are three penalties in a 5 mins players are going to the bin.
– A 30 second conversion clock.

– And also make front on standing up head clashes the fault of the tackler and treat it as a head high tackle. That style of tackle is dangerous for every body and it is the starting point of the wredtle. Make them tackle with their shoulder lower and we get less head clashes and less wrestle.

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

He was saying the whole comp is doing it and it will get worse. He said this supposed to lead to flow but it doesn’t. I totally agree with him and that players are breaking the rules more than ever.

I do agree with you on Burgess. Lewis is a good player.

Bennett: Ruck speed has become the worst it has ever been

Does any one understand any of that? I get from the super creative “marshmallow” that he doesn’t like Marsh.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

So we are heading into the ridiculous with the headlines. Things like “insane” are just to boring obviously.

Sharks teen's sound barrier-breaking try sparks incredible come back

I have always said Marsh needs a hundred every game to keep his haters quite. Even then they might still come out and say things like when he scores a hundred we lose.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

Yes, it is an absurd argument filled with personal disdain for Marsh.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

Maybe, but I am not falling for the BS sports like AFL and the NFL like to push that their sports have athletes that would be Olympic champions. The 200m record still stands. It should have at least be lowed to 19.9something.

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

I totally understand that, but there was a whole period there from the 70’s to the late 1990’s where they didn’t bulk up that much.

Plus our actual sprinting stocks have been woeful since then. Only once have we had someone break 10 seconds. It has to be more than just random collection of fast guys being born at the same time. Societal influences are having a big effect.

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

I was thinking what a team this will be after the first two blokes. It went downhill pretty quick after that.

I don’t know if it is sad or amazing that Michael Cleary and Irvine would still smoke all the guys playing in the NRL now. Peter Norman still holds the 200m record after 50 years.

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

That was against Adelaide.

I always thought Clyde and to lesser extent Linder changed the back rower position. Jason Smith was the last of the old school skilful lock.

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

When are they announcing the ashes squad?

If it is after the World Cup it would not shock me at all to see someone like Finch or Stoinis get a spot if they had a great World Cup.

Joe Burns on the outer for Ashes

Put it this way, Matt Bowen was faster than Ingles, a better stepper and more elusive. Bowen had a better passing and kicking game and was a better play maker, but you wouldn’t say Bowen was a better player than Ingles.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

GI did not change how any position was changed.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

Mal was still quick.

I think if Melbourne hadn’t bulked GI up to play 5/8th and he stayed at fullback his career would have been even better and he would definately been in the immortal discussion. His body never did seem to handle the extra bulk well.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

Locky and Smith are the only two since Johns to be in the conversation in 15 years.

Guys like Irvine, Langer and others should be in picked first.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

Burns should be in the Ashes squad. But he won’t because of how Australian cricket works. He doesn’t have fans in the right places so he will never get picked outright.

Joe Burns on the outer for Ashes

He is certainly under the pump already. But if the club is loosing players over his style then he is gone no matter what the results. But if he has a loosing season I think it is long odds he hangs around. I guess it depends who is around to replace him.

Greg Inglis announces immediate retirement from NRL

Nah, you can have our cast offs. If we start loosing a bunch or high profile talent the the Coach’s position needs to seriously be looked at.

Greg Inglis announces immediate retirement from NRL

That can easily be abused.

Greg Inglis announces immediate retirement from NRL