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I was born in the St-George hospital on 1/5/55.

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Ken Maddison, like Monty Porter, went to Cronulla to play first grade. They were semi professional and St.George were able to sign up a new player each year to stay on top. Kevin Ryan in 1962, Graeme Langlands in 1963 and Barry Beath in 1966. They tried to get Bob Fulton but Arko got his man and Manly became one of the top clubs for the next 50 years. Lucky there was no salary cap in those days.

Dragons to start looking to 2021

Ken Maddison was a strong defender chosen as inside centre in defence to protect outside centre Reg Gasnier. Bruce Pollard also got this task as did Billy Smith in 1961. Smith resented it and didn’t get on with Reggie. Smith put his body on the line and suffered terribly later in life.

Dragons to start looking to 2021

Barry Beath stood up for the jersey while dining at the Sharks club after a loss to the Sharks. A Cronulla official, Peter Gow celebrated the Sharks win by cutting up a Saints jersey and Barry Beath objected and demanded an apology from Gow for his sacrilege. Good onya Barry.

Dragons to start looking to 2021

Yes I see your point. Fittler’s proposal was probably based on analysis done by fellow legend Andrew Johns. Great players with great football brains but that’s it.

A model for the future of the NRL

Easts and Souths are the oldest traditional rivals with large supporter numbers. And they have won 35 premierships between them although most of them were won in the old rules of unlimited tackles. And Souths won three in the 4 tackle rule where the games were won by scrum penalties and 2 point field goals. No wonder scrums are no longer a contest for possession.

A model for the future of the NRL

Kicking Souths out was wrong because they had a huge following whereas Norths and Newtown lost what fans they had through a history of poor results and were demoted or removed. There wouldn’t be many left that would tune into another code that they had previously ignored.

A model for the future of the NRL

Yes six again particularly on the first tackle is no advantage. It should just be a penalty and then we would see some consistency which hasn’t been evident as yet.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

Having a penalty that varies with tackle count is not a good idea and the sin bin is not the solution. Making every 3rd 1st tackle restart an automatic sin bin would mean the refs would have to keep two counts. We don’t need more sin bins we need to make penalties worth more by reverting tries to 3 points.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

The refs don’t need to use the sin bin more often they should just penalise the offence. The penalty should not have been devalued because it is used by a strong defence to hold down because they know the attackers will not kick. People whinged about teams kicking for goal so they made tries 4 points to discourage penalty goals so a strong defence can hold down forever and are not penalised resulting in people calling for more sin bins. It was silly of Arko and Quayle to make tries 4 points.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

They should be penalised well before an exaggerated period of time has elapsed. Kicking a goal is the penalty converted or they can tap and go for the tries as they are 4 points, an incentive not to kick. When a break is made and the defence is not back then the defender needs to hold down for a period of time that warrants the sin bin. This happens now but the sin bin should not be used for the restart penalty or we would end up with Rugby League Nines. This would have people turning off the game even if it isn’t a farce. It was making tries 4 points that devalued the penalty goal that is the proper penalty for holding down not sin binning.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

When we copied US Football’s 4 tackle rule we didn’t take the whole rule and left out that the field goal was the only scoring option available. A little innovation would be to add the field goal rule and with the adoption of diffusing the bomb by punching it dead we could see the end of the boring bomb with all it’s obstructions that rarely get penalised. We always see luck play a big part in bombs and that must be better for the spectators. While we have bombs our game will continue to be the luckiest game of them all.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

Arthurson and Quayle were very good players but they gave us the 4 point try in the hope teams would not kick for goal but give us the boring bomb instead. They fell for the more tries implies more excitement argument and made a radical change that should be reversed. Gallop didn’t play, he was a lawyer, and he gave us golden point, a terrible idea that makes game time variable and is not needed.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

The game has become too predictable because of the six B’s (Bash,Barge,Bash,Barge,Bomb) not because of stoppages for refs’ decisions. The inevitable bomb is always the kick on the sixth tackle near the line. This is what rugby fans rightly point out is the tedious, repetitious and boring thing about League. If they can’t score in five they take the option to bomb, a lucky dip they don’t deserve and it is common because it pays off. A field goal is all they deserve and bombs should be punched dead by a defender so that they would become a thing of the past. The bomb is common because it is easy and a reward for failure which is why it is popular. Rugby League the game that gives those with no talent the option to bash, barge and bomb.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

The claims of “we woz robbed” came from the Foxsports RL team. The discussion about the video referee’s decision was generally disagreement with the decision and how did he miss it. Some said the Dragons had their chances to win and that it would not have changed the result and they’re probably right but that’s irrelevant.

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That’s a good reason to keep the 2 ref system. All it needs is to not allow the second ref to overrule the main ref and have distinct tasks like monitoring the 10 metres.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

Yes that would work. The interchange was created to help tiring defenders by making tries harder to get and indirectly created the bomb. Rugby League can’t be the GGOA until they remove the bomb.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

He knew he was first grade footballer and wasn’t going back to the juniors. A great player who came to a sad end. It was bad for his fans and terrible for his family.

NRL may bend the rules in order to sign Joseph Suaalii

The six-again rule was created because V’landys wanted to do something as the incoming boss but it was not necessary and should be scrapped. Why does the game need to be faster? The PTB should be set at a minimum time to reward low tackling so there would be no need for the wrestling and laying defender on defender to slow the game. Rugby League should not be about the PTBs but what happens between the PTBs. We should be making the game better not faster and we could do this by getting rid of the bomb.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

The tackle count restart was created to discourage kicking for goal. This is why tries were changed to four points, to encourage teams to not waste time kicking for goal. This means a strong defence will never be penalised as they will be happy to continuously repel an attack as it saves points. The proof of this is the inevitable bomb on the last tackle. The bomb should be discouraged by rule changes as I have offered before as it is a lucky dip reward for failure to score in the first five.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

The sin bin is used for professional fouls, any more use would lead to farce with teams having an advantage of two extra players with only twelve on the field. Kicking a penalty goal is all that is needed. We have had these problems since they made tries 3 points to encourage teams to go for the bomb rather than kick for goal. It would be better to remove bombs and just stop the clock while a kicker prepares for the kick. Make tries 3 points again.

Dear Mr V’landys, getting six again isn’t always an advantage

He was precocious but he was born on 20/11/1954 so he was 18 at time of the 1973 Grand Final. He looked to be running fast but could still accelerate and leave defenders doing air tackles. Laurie Daley could do that too, very strong runners.

NRL may bend the rules in order to sign Joseph Suaalii

In 1971 a 16 year old Steve Rogers turned up at St.George. The coach Jack Gibson told him to go and have a year in juniors and play in the Jersey Flegg. Good advice given he would be playing Rugby League a hard body contact sport.

NRL may bend the rules in order to sign Joseph Suaalii

I’m lucky beyond belief. In November 2017 I couldn’t crap because cansir was impacting my downward colon so it was found early and it could be treated with chemotherapy. Friends have ceased to be because their cansir grew big before it was discovered. During chemo I had a heart attack and took a taxi to hospital where I recovered. After the cansir was cleared my oversized spleen caused a stomach ulcer and they were going to remove my stomach but fortunately decided to remove the spleen instead. I’m waiting for the colonoscopy reversal so I can have my two hernias fixed. I am thankful for our wonderful health system and it’s doctors and nurses and appreciate the RL players who put their bodies on the line and officials who have to put up with fans like me..

Steve Clark and Ben Galea axed after Dragons howler

I wrote a reply to this but it has been moder8ed. I changed crap to carp but it still didn’t make it. I’ll keep looking for the offending word. OMG

Steve Clark and Ben Galea axed after Dragons howler