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DP Schaefer

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away' [Henry David Thoreau]. I'm a bit of a sports addict, love competition.

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injuries abound. Supports my argument against GP. Expensive cattle risked just for the NRL to get some extra $$

NRL Round 8 Teams: Raiders cop hammer blow, Ponga may miss months, Sezer faces ban, Souths' mixed news, Broncos boosted

You have a point, yet a ref could give 10 ‘leg up’ legit penalties to a team in their 20, getting them out of trouble and that’s it. Then a couple of minutes before halftime gives a questionable penalty to the attacking team 5 m out and they score. The where, when and why trump the number!

'How does it not get sin-binned?' Benji fumes at ref's soft call as Cleary insists Edwards not hurt

It’s not the amount of penalties, it’s the where, when and why. And the importance.

'How does it not get sin-binned?' Benji fumes at ref's soft call as Cleary insists Edwards not hurt

yeah, but Uncle Benny has the rep and the stones to run his own show.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

he hasn’t said that, so fair ’nuff 😊 I wouldn’t have him .

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

As a centre perhaps if he has a few more games like yesterday. Not as a winger, why? Because he has made it clear he doesn’t want to play there. Would you take someone to a place they wanted to go if they didn’t want a bar of you? Doubt it.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

The ‘top’ and seemingly preferred clubs get the rub of the green, no doubt. Sours the game a bit.

'How does it not get sin-binned?' Benji fumes at ref's soft call as Cleary insists Edwards not hurt

I do wonder if Lomaz’ move had as much to do with him not being able to take the p1$$ out of the coach rather than the position. I remember a carry-one he did on Fox with BlockerPie where he imitated Hook. It was quite unflattering and arguably disrespectful. Lomax has been dropped and stuff before and never this reaction. Is his sudden great form motivated by ‘I’ll show you for telling me I’m the 23rd best centre..’

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

After yesterday the drums will beat for Uncle Benny

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

Totally different scenario. It’s not like Hunt plays hooker for his club THEN leaves to play halfback but still puts his hand up to play hooker for his state. Tom T plays FB for his club but centre for his state. He isn’t a centre hating the spot & wanting to be an FB.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

He may not turn it down, but the point is that he shouldn’t be offered it in the first place.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

Yep, all signed off, gonski.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

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'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

Great win Dragoons… Might even earn themselves a tip against cranky Robbo’s mob next week.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

Lomax for Origin eh, and where do you play him? It can’t be on the wing, the guy is leaving his childhood club, the one that propped him up on an overs contract for many years, to take 150-200$K less p/a just to get away from the wing. Can’t seriously play a guy in Origin in a position that he dislikes sooo much.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

Yeah, wonder what he was thinking watching the Eels fade to the ‘Phins. Mind you, they might have Uncle Benny in the coaches box in ’25 which changes everything dramatically.

'Complete performance' sees Dragons stun Warriors - and Lomax rocket into Origin contention

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'Both were really clear': Roosters in a rage over ref's contentious calls as Storm win on the back of two dubious tries

Roosters in a rage?? Robbo rightly red hot?? you are kidding!?
Keary touched the ball and should have been a change over but missed
Teddy trips and stays on field
Hughes clearly held back and interfered with
Jennings loses the ball before last Rooster try.
And that was only half of them.. Chooks got nothing to complain about.

'Both were really clear': Roosters in a rage over ref's contentious calls as Storm win on the back of two dubious tries

The Roar didn’t accept my reverse psycho last round. I did point out that chooks would win as I tipped Knights but they wouldn’t credit me… so unfair. And I’m yet to get the call from Robbo thanking me for the leg-up. That aside, I continue to be unsure of the chooks yet am sure that Melbourne will be tough to beat. Storm in a toss up and maybe another draw.
Pretty sure about the Warriors.. won’t they be buzzing with news of the Fish going there in ’25. Premiership soon for the Wahs…
Also pretty sure about the Eels, yet the heat and the fact that ‘Phins still fielding a decent team might come back to bite me.
Penrith all the way, yet will be happy if Tigers get up.
Titans will probably win this, but no way can I actually tip that, so Manly.
Broncos in a close one, Raiders are the surprise packet of ’24
Dogs in another close one
and Sharks over the not-really-impressive Cows.

The Roar's NRL expert tips and predictions, Round 7: No sure things but surely no more draws

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NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

I wonder how much that factored into Flanno’s ‘Lomax evaluation’

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

Sorry Dutski, having trouble finding ‘Ew. No’ in the selector’s manual.. 😛

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

I can’t Andrew, it doesn’t sink in.. gets to the surface of the brain and can’t process further. I said it earlier, NRL officiating on the run.. No consistency

NRL Round 7 Team Lists Late Mail: Des forced into spine reshuffle, Panthers and Dragons announce debutants

The two obvious choices IMO, good call.

Wild idea but Blues should actually pick Origin team on form this time around - and that means Tedesco’s time is up

Cleary is an outstanding comp half. He has not transferred that to the rep arena with the required level of consistency. He puts in one ace Origin which keeps the fans salivating over the next 4 average ones. With no Moses he has no competition for the role, but I wouldn’t make him captain.

Wild idea but Blues should actually pick Origin team on form this time around - and that means Tedesco’s time is up

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