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My name is Peter Davies, I was born in Kogarah on 1/5/55. I played some senior Rugby League in Canberra but I never fully recovered from head injuries received as a junior in 1972. I should have played Soccer as my father advised when I asked to play football.

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A conference model doesn’t provide equity in the draw. Playing each other team once is the only way to provide equity in the draw.

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Saints had heard about Fulton and wanted him as their annual recruitment of the star country rookie. Ken Arthurson travelled down to Fulton’s home and convinced him Manly was a better option than a team full of ageing stars.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Billy Wilson played 12 seasons between 1948 and 1962 winning 6 premierships. He was sent off a minute before half time in the 1962 grand final for flattening Wests second rower Jim Cody. His planned retirement came forty minutes earlier than expected. He was a friend of my grandfather.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Ferguson played for Saints in 72-76 and he was very useful against Manly who were the team to beat. I was in the Noble/Bradman stand and remember seeing him knock the stuffing out of the great Bob Fulton in a legal tackle. Bozo looked a bit sick.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

The painkilling injection that hit a nerve and ruined the 1975 grand final was not the fault of the doctor. Chang had so many leg and knee injuries the nerves were not in the normal places.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Mark was a great attacking player and a solid defender who represented Australia. Matt Cooper was a great defender who made a good partner for Gasnier. Going back Roy Ferguson was a great defender. Graeme Langlands told Frank Facer to buy Roy because he was sick of being tackled by him.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

It was 1977 as I was in Adelaide and watched the GF and the GF replay game on the ABC. The only GF I have missed since my first in 1964 was 1976.

You are correct that he did play in 1978. He played six games in first grade but I was still in Adelaide for the 1978 season and didn’t see any games.

That’s great to hear about Mark Shulman. He was small but he was very strong, and quick off the mark. He had a few female fans when he was in 3rd grade.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Yes Bob Lanigan was a good long goal kicker for Newtown. Souths’ Kevin Longbottom was another good long kicker but he was huge compared to Lanigan.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Reg was an outside centre in defence and a left centre in attack. Johnny King was #5 and he was the lucky left winger outside Gasnier. Eddie Lumsden the right winger said he would only get two or three passes a year from Reggie.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Because the number 4 had to be a good defender to counter toughs sent to tackle Gasnier very roughly and to do Gasnier’s tackling for him. Billy Smith, Ken Maddison, Bruce Pollard and John Rapper got the job but Mark wouldn’t qualify as a tough defender.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

Many people believed Reddy should’ve been sent off because he was cautioned at least four times. The referee allowed Reddy to slap Price around because the week before he had missed Price dropping his knees onto Mark Shulman’s back in a tackle. Shulman broke his back and never played again.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

I’ve just read this and the first change I thought should be made was move Kevin Ryan into the starting line-up at prop, move Norm Provan to second row and Brad Mackay to the bench.

St George Dragons greatest ever team

1. NZ is a small country, population 4,855,955 as of Thursday, May 13, 2021.
2. Rugby is played all over the world mostly as a minor sport.
3. Rugby is big in NZ and they beat all other countries regularly.
The Warriors will get some support from NZ but it isn’t enough to support two teams. Perth, with 2.667 million is a new market with potential that the NRL can support. RL is bigger in WA than it is in Victoria.

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1. My first game was the 1964 grand final between St.George and Balmain. St.George’s strip was impressive but Balmain’s was spectactular. It was orange and black but they were described as black and gold.
2. I don’t understand your phobia with yellow but try thinking of it as gold. It is common for Aussies to refer to it as gold to help them live with yellow. You are not alone in your dislike of yellow and that is why we have so much navy blue and black with white areas for advertising and dark shoulders. The Brumbies rugby jerseys are familiar.
3. I like the description ‘hideous purple garb’. That’s gold AMD. They could add white, yellow,
puce or lavender and it would look better.
4. Penrith should’ve been black from the start but couldn’t because Wests were nearly all black.

Rugby league’s fraught history of expansion: A fashion perspective

Rugby was another great football code from the English. It was played at many universities and spread from there. Rugby League broke away in a few isolated places. Rugby clubs/players in the AF states accept they are dwarfed by Aussie Rules and Soccer.
Rugby is big in Europe and exists all over the world so they have no reason to make changes to accommodate League.
Players with a low centre of gravity {Mal Meninga & Les Boyd} were harder to tackle than tall players who become levers that rotate around the fulcrum (the tackler’s shoulder) and hit the ground with the speed they were running at.

The NRL is expanding. Is there a place for the Bears?

Rugby is played all over the world but it is only the most popular form of football in one country, New Zealand. Rugby is a social game whereas League is serious. NZ is small and has less people than NSW but they can play Rugby League too.

Dragons, spacemen and the boy wonder: Is rugby league rising again in France?

They’re now completely different games. Union being a grappling game of phases dominated by rucks, mauls and scrums leading mostly to over valued field goals. League is a game of running, passing and kicking for tries. The running game is much better than the rucking game.

Dragons, spacemen and the boy wonder: Is rugby league rising again in France?

Yes sheek, it is a want.
I may have been influenced by the ‘The Honest Truth’ who used need twice. Or it may have been my recent reply, in another article, to an ‘AFL is taking over the northern suburbs of Sydney’ comment. I want to see a fair draw where each team plays all other teams once. I want to see St.George-Illawarra win a grand final before I die but there is no need.

The NRL is expanding. Is there a place for the Bears?

I don’t remember the video of McCarthy and Sattler watching the 2014 GF but I do remember seeing them and a few other Rabbitohs at a Neil Diamond concert in the early nineties.

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

I was lucky enough to be at the SCG for the 1965 GF where I hung onto the side rail of the Brewongle stand about 10 metres from the ground.
I was also at the 1985 GF on the sparsely populated hill in a surprisingly small grand final crowd. Canterbury were lucky they were able to take out Saints two best attacking players without being penalised. Do you remember Peter Kelly knocking out Graeme Wynn with a punch from behind?
Ken Arthurson, who was unlucky enough to see eleven grand final wins by Saints, was very happy with the referee. .

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

Bob McCarthy played for Canterbury too.

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

Australian Football, too big for State of Origin, now taking over the Northern Suburbs of Sydney. The problem of finding big cricket grounds to play on will hamper AF’s dreams of world domination. Basketball might be worried about losing their talls but only in Australia.

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

Another NZ team wouldn’t attract new fans because NZ is small and a rugby mad country. I agree that a twenty team comp is the way to go.

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

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