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Scott is one of The Roar's assistant editors and live bloggers. He has written over 2500 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket.

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Fatigue is the biggest part of the battle for mine Chris – especially on hot days.

It’s time to change the leg-side no-LBW rule

I’m not 100% certain the Titans are all that bad, but they need to be at full strength to perform. Ashley Taylor out is a killer blow. I’ll give it another week before I make my mind up.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Maybe not – Pangai Junior was phenomenal. Love watching him play.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Emcie – have to politely disagree. The Bulldogs turn up when they face the Dragons. Cost us finals in 2017 and then belted the stuffing out of us at Kogarah last year.

I’m certain they will turn up then.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Excuses, yes… Need to be better though.

I wouldn’t be either Geoff. As I said – signs are there. Just need things to click. Hard work playing the Storm.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Not sure Mary will make changes that drastic though based on what we have seen previously…

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Oh, absolutely. Doesn’t make it any less frustrating as a Dragons man Matt!

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

This has what has made it hard early this Geoff – don’t want to jump the gun on a few teams playing weak opposition.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

As bad as that would be, it wouldn’t surprise me James. There is the problem of switching off for one ball, and as we say in umpiring circles, that’ll be the one that teaches you a lesson.

It’s time to change the leg-side no-LBW rule

It’s unbelievable. Even if you get 80% of decisions right, you’re going pretty well. The concentration and mental drain (especially over four days) is also something to take into account. I’m buggered – both mentally, and the soreness in your legs and feet – by the end of a two days – let alone four or five at a much higher level.

It’s time to change the leg-side no-LBW rule

No, that one was really, really bad.

It’s time to change the leg-side no-LBW rule

Okay, Kersi got me involved in this piece, and your comment is now forcing a response.

I get the umpiring has been… well, there has been some questionable stuff this year. But umpires aren’t making the rules up as they go along. Umpiring cricket is one of the toughest gigs in sport. It’s a game of millimetres for us… 50-50 decisions happen, and while howlers are never a great look, we still only get a split second to make our mind up on a ball travelling at up to 140km/h. Not only do we need to judge where it lands and where it would go on to hit, but there is a batsmen down there trying to get something on it, followed by 11 fielders screaming in your face. Umpires are also dealing with the heat, humidity and so on, but don’t get any breaks during the game to sit in the shade and think about things like a batting side.

I also understand they are the top umpires in the country and should be doing a better job, so I’m not making excuses, but perspective people. It’s a tough gig.

It’s time to change the leg-side no-LBW rule

It’s hurting me…

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

Nah – had the Tigers tenth mate.

Been impressive, but let’s reserve judgement for a few weeks TM.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 2

No…

St George Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL Thursday night forecast

THE CROWD’S TIPS ARE IN
Rabbitohs (71.4%)
Storm (62.7%)
Broncos (53.4%)
Sharks (61.2%)
Knights (54.2%)
Roosters (93%)
Eels (58.4%)
Tigers (61.3%)

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

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The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

Hey, you’re in Barry’s club!

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

Tell me about it!

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

G’day Joe,

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The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

I was at those matches last year, and Samoa vs Tonga in particular was the best atmosphere I’ve ever experienced in a sporting arena. 20,000 made the noise for 80+. Every run and hit was celebrated, and I’ve also never seen so many flags in one place.

Will definitely be going again this year, and I don’t think you need to be a rugby league fan to appreciate it, and just how good it is.

Rugby AU would be missing a trick by not doing something similar.

Wallabies set for World Cup warm-up match against Samoa at new Parramatta Stadium

Yep, I like the idea of picking four specific bench players, but Brendon Smith was the best of the lot this weekend.

NRL team of the week: Round 1

Woah, woah, woah? Where did I say anything like that?

Seven talking points from NRL Round 1

Look, it’s a fair shout, but stats don’t tell the whole story. The Tigers were clunky for the first hour.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 1

Yeah, Cowboys or Rabbitohs James. Both sides outstanding.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 1