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Adam Bagnall

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Don’t you have to be registered with a club to play international rugby league? Surely Tonga isn’t so desperate to sign up this guy?

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

But they allow players to walk out mid contract, and have their current team pay their salary while they play for another team? Seems pretty incompetent to me

One rule to bind them

Not at all. The best players in a team, like fro example the Roosters, would be wrapped up pretty quickly. They might sign 24 of their current roster so there would be minimal turn over.

One rule to bind them

Another neanderthal crying about bring back the biff. Go watch park football if that’s what you want. I’m glad the game has been cleaned up and it’s tougher than ever with far less cheap shots

How to overhaul the NRL

I actually think you could give Roberts the penalty try. The ball bounced off a Rabbitohs player and had sat up nicely before Roberts went down. He was the only player that would have got the ball and would have scored easily. Raiders should beat Rabbitohs who won, but were once again unconvincing

Six talking points from South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL semi-final

The Eels are a different team away from Bankwest and the Broncos really didn’t deserve to play finals football. I don’t think they will beat the Storm who will be fired up and will be clinical, professional and offer nothing. The free flowing attack the Eels have works against weaker teams like the Broncos but it will not work against the Storm.

Melbourne is a one trick pony, but can Parramatta reignite?

Unprofessional, not a good look, take your pick. Nothing serious, but clearly there minds werent on the game and it showed. They had a 7am team meeting and were out till late on the pokies.

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

When you’re an NRL player you can’t have a quiet punt and are held to different standards. That begins when you sign your full time professional contract.

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

Is it the crime of the century? No. Is it unprofessional? Yes. These are elite athletes being paid top dollar and they are more interested in playing pokies all night. The result makes a lot more sense now of this is how they prepared

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

Name me one former NRL player who is on an NFL 53-man roster as any of the positions you have mentioned? Holmes is on the practice squad and won’t play. Sooky Hayne gave up his dream after less than a season. You’re making up facts to support your argument

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

What truth? There was none in your ignorant comment

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

Like Israel Folau? Yeah he was brilliant, as was Karmichael Hunt. What an idiotic comment. You clearly know nothing about the game if you think the only skill is kicking.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

Don’t remember much glory between 1972 and 2013, mostly spent down the bottom of the ladder with no money. Anyways, I know the Dragons have had a rough year you’re not really telling me anything new. Rabbitohs were badly exposed last night

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

Souths are gone, so much for pride of the league. They were destroyed in that first half and their weak forward pack was exposed while out wide they have nothing. Roberts is useless and Cook is only effective when his team is on top. They will play a team coming off a win next week and are no chance.

Six talking points from Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs qualifying final

Unfortunately your view makes too much sense to be considered by the club. Mary has had ample time to make a statement as an NRL coach but has failed to deliver despite having an excellent roster. Even a so called external review is being done by Gud Gould a clos friend of Mary’s. Must have been agreed to over beers at a recent function on Wollongong celebrating Mary’s career. Good to do business over a boozy get together apparently. No wonder the Hawks, Wolves and Steelers went broke

The Dragons won't fix their woes until they have a new coach

Of course not, he also should have been suspended earlier. But your defense of Young due to hysteria is ridiculous. He has already been suspended for a grubby act and has been caught doing it again. It isn’t hysteria it’s common sense. You’ve gone fishing for something that isn’t there

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Not going to take your opinion too seriously as you are a biased Raiders supporter. He has history this season and eye gouging is a dog act. It was clear to me his fingers were across the players eyes, even after he had already scored. I’d be happy with a 10 week suspension

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Because I was referring to the area between North Sydney and Newcastle, which is what I wrote. No mention of Central Coast. If that is too challenging for your level of intelligence I’ll try to use smaller words next time

Manly must invade enemy Bears territory to survive

Why is this eyesore still hosting games? It’s embarrassing

Manly's home final in doubt due to Lottoland asbestos

Those fans hadn’t been to a game in years and the club was hardly a powerhouse. I maintain that it was the wrong decision to allow them back. They don’t represent South Sydney anymore. Maybe they should be relocated as they aren’t really connected to the area they supposedly represent

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Your right, not like any other team fell on hard times and got booted out, or forced to merge. Souths got the golden ticket and allowed straight back in. Lucky them

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Now they do yes, at the time they were kicked out they were an embarrassment to the game. Had they stayed out, or returned and just played reserve grade we may have a healthier competition, with one less Sydney team.

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

This overcrowded Sydney thing could have been solved by not allowing Souths back in. There have been too many teams in Sydney for a long time and punting Souths was the right call. Who do they even represent? Play all games at ANZ.

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Rabs should have been let go 10 years ago. He struggles to keep up with the game, mis pronounces players and gets them confused.

How to fix rugby league commentary

My favorite commentator is still Andrew Voss. Manages to be quirky and informative and is great to listen to. Andrew Moore on ABC Grandstand is also very good as is Sterlo who is easily the best on Channel 9. Who thought Anthony Griffin would make a good commentator?

How to fix rugby league commentary