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No one doubts his genius ability with the ball..but his defence is still abysmal.

Titans half back Fogarty, smallest bloke on the field, went through him without even trying to put on a step from 15 meters out..and that hasnt changed since Week 1.

Peeked at his defence stats at half time last night and it wasn’t pretty reading.

He’s beautiful to watch but his defence coaches, where’s Trevor Gilmeister , need to put some long hours in with him.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

As a spectacle, I don’t think it was a great game at all.
Referee seemingly didn’t get the memo and gave us a reminder of what we had was a far poorer version of the game we expect now.
Souths were never going to win with a rookie at 6 forced to run the side next to the veteran half who must have got out of bed to play, and a fullback ( in the most important position on the field) on a workload / current fear factor that just doesn’t cut it for a Top 8 side..it doesn’t get easier next week unfortunately.

Two old foes produce a tough old game

Well, Staggs has been charged 2 weeks if he doesn’t contest..and he got him good from where I sat..so one position has opened up.

The six-again rule is here to stay, and so are the Eels

Sivo had the space of a bathroom tile on that touchline on a 2 on 2 and still got by Arthars..and Milf was off with the fairies in that last try..cruelling communication misses.
Mightn’t be much longer before not only Paix for Herbie but Issako goes to that wing and Tesi Niu gets his shot at the back.

The six-again rule is here to stay, and so are the Eels

There was barely a bad performance in the entire squad.
Would like to see Waqa Blake go looking for more ball and raise his contribution though.

The six-again rule is here to stay, and so are the Eels

@Junior Paulo’s stamina, didn’t get a rest till the 55th minute, granted they didn’t need to defend as much but his offloads in unison with RCG’s collisions and the Moses/Matterson skill set combination were the highlights for me..good luck to Parra.

The Eels are back in the premiership window

Broncos despite the heavy tide of wave after relentless wave were still in it up to the hour mark..not even one measly solitary play the ball in Eels territory for the first 20 after half time..you have to like that when their attacking guns come back.

Best players in the win over Souths had shockers…most tries came down or began in Staggs’ side of the field and he had too much costly ill discipline, Fleg beaten once too often in the middle compounded his dropsy, and theMilf cost his side the first 12 points with a miss in defence and a miss in offence and didn’t make it up later.

The six-again rule is here to stay, and so are the Eels

Fitness – fatigue would be the undoing of most sides who only play with 38% possession.
5 Parra forwards cleared 100 meters running..only Payne Haas for the Broncos got that, who as expected didn’t have the necessary grunt support without Fifita and Pangai.
I wouldn’t be blaming Seibold, a couple of players in particular let him down in defence and a couple of others with their hands..can’t win the comp but not the end of the world.

The six-again rule is here to stay, and so are the Eels

Yes, I’m saying if the rumor is true the club had to know.

Morris denies drug culture at Sharks

Bunny mate, think you’ve totally misunderstood what I’ve said..

Morris denies drug culture at Sharks

Raiders are pretty darn good value considering AAMI park holds no fear over them…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Yeah, it’s not about pleasing Paul Kent, he’s at the back of a long queue seeking WTF’s..
It’s impossible to accept the gossip his juice taking was common knowledge in the area and the club had no idea it was happening..not on.

Morris denies drug culture at Sharks

Captain Cordner came out in the media wishing him to stay.

Coach Robbo came out in the media wishing him to stay.

Cooper Cronk came out saying playing alongside Pearce was one of the reasons he signed with the Roosters..

Stingingly, it wouldn’t have been his team anymore..and this is what he was promised at Newcastle..so if that’s forced out then he was forced out.

Kalyn Ponga is Newcastle's saviour

Probably right, but Gallen was publicly spitting chips about him snubbing the Sharks.

Kalyn Ponga is Newcastle's saviour

Agree, no half backs going better than him, been outstanding, those 5 or 6 consecutive Dally M man of the matches he got last year is just unheard of..

Kalyn Ponga is Newcastle's saviour

Pearce chose to leave. He was then doggedly pursued by far better rostered and table positioned clubs Cronulla and Manly. If nothing else Coach Brown has the gift of the gab and got him. Having other Roosters already there and Ponga certainly would’ve helped sway him to join a club that was still doing it really tough.
Rosters not good enough for top 4 this year but missing the 8 would be a huge kick in the belly for the supporters.

Kalyn Ponga is Newcastle's saviour

No, in a world of petty doubters and nonsense dribble he takes full responsibility and sole ownership for successfully doing what he’s paid the big dollars to do..unlike here though, once accomplished the ingenuous of the deal and the smarts of the man is recognized..the ingrate whoos and whining here is pathetic.

We need an NRL draft now

Coincidentally watched Kevin Costner’s Draft Day last night on Amazon..good stuff, there’s a bit of V’landys in his character..

We need an NRL draft now

All unquestionably very good players..but none carry the constant, immediate line and game breaking brute threat to the Parra defence ..it won’t be a good look for the Eels to lose this one.

2020 NRL season: Round 3 preview

Had Pangai and Fifita not played against the Cowboys in all probability the Broncos wouldn’t have won.Haas is going to need an extra shoulder to carry this pack forward on Thursday night.

2020 NRL season: Round 3 preview

No more interesting than you attempting to use an unfit, non credentialed Gould as the one and only example in the past 20 years to show that a non specialist can’t do it.
I’m confidently backing the refs who run the lines this year to not make more than the 3 season changing decisions that the specialists have and to at most equal that 0.5% error rate.

Don't expect a smooth transition to one on-field referee

As for specialist touch judges, can’t help think how specialist Michael Wise (SOO experienced) ruled Vunivalu out and ended the Storms finals campaign early last year.

Or how after consulting his touch judges, line and in goal, the referee allowed the Dragons to snatch $500 k erroneously from the Panthers in this years 9’s.

Or Ricky Mcfarlanes infamous flag in the air costing the Raiders.

But for the crime de la creme watch on YouTube NRLs biggest brain explosions part 2..fast forward to the end to see Cody Walkers touch finder and the ensuing ‘biggest blunder in professional sport ever..’

Don't expect a smooth transition to one on-field referee

Still, Wayne knew what he was doing in buying a big bowl of belligerence in Latrell and Jet, which thus far has blown up in his face.

Not to mention not taking a far bigger bullet from the media for dishonest concealment with intent to deceive and profit (2 points) on the Cody issue.

More pressing and potentially more damaging how do you stop Keary and Teddy, Cordner and Chricton, STT and JWH reigning down on Reynolds and Dargan..a belting from feudal foes will pain colder, deeper and longer than a $20k fine out of Russell’s petty change.

How will Bennett's boys bounce back from horror hiatus?

GI is supposedly a huge interest story over there with his Warrington signing.
For whatever it’s worth commercially trending third on Twitter right now in UK.
People want to watch him.

Watch NRL online, owned by ARL, is $189 a year for selected outside Australia viewers or $33 a month if you like.

The importance of morning rugby: Why the NRL needs to push UK advertising

How much would Warrington want for a ‘watch NRL online’ jersey sleeve sponsorship ?
Which includes a stipulation of a tight shot on it during a Greggy Goanna..

The importance of morning rugby: Why the NRL needs to push UK advertising