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Tim Gore

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Tim has been an NRL statistician for ABC Radio Grandstand since 1999, primarily as part of their Canberra coverage. Tim has loved rugby league since Sterlo was a kid with lots of hair but was cursed with having no personal sporting ability whatsoever. He couldn't take a hit in footy, was a third division soccer player making up numbers, plays off 41 in golf and is possibly the worlds worst cricketer ever. He has always been good at arguing the point though and he has a great memory of what happened. Follow Tim on Twitter @GorskiOPork

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I can do whatever the hell I like dude.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Minnow State

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

And I don’t believe Austin is an English citizen.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

No, relative population and player numbers

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Totally. But I don’t like it.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Relative Population size and pool of players.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Says the queenslander

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Lebanon = minnow nation

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Tamou = yes disgrace as he’d already played for Nz maoris
Petero = no. Fine. A naturalised Australian citizen.
Hunt = I can’t remember
Inglis = yes disgrace

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Fair play to you. I totally disagree.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

again, a minnow nation. England is not a minnow nation. This selection treats them like one though. I can’t imagine they’d be happy about that – if they have pride in their nation that is.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Except they’re not.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

As you see, I throw shade on the Radradra selection too.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Those are minnow nations who might need such selections to help them compete. And I don’t believe he is a citizen.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

It is his Grandmother and I don’t think he is an English citizen.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

Baz, I don’t think he is an English citizen. He qualifies through his grandmother. That might be ok for minnow nations but not for England. Or Australia.

Blake Austin playing for England is a disgrace

I’m talking about JWH

There is some really weird stuff in the NRL rule book

But that decision had yet to be publicly announced. The six again call was publicly made and signalled to all.
I know, I’m quibbling…

There is some really weird stuff in the NRL rule book

In the Whitehead incident the ref was advised of foul play – eg a strip. He’s allowed to change a decision in that instance.
In regards to double movement, that language is ambiguous.

There is some really weird stuff in the NRL rule book

I think it is more about what half of the field it happens in.

The NRL knew the risks for years about on-field trainers and did nothing

Yeah. I hear you.
My shame is I bawled out two young ladies for constantly walking in front of me while I was trying to watch the game. I was under stress and over reacted. They were Raiders fans BTW…
If you’re out there girls, I’m sorry…

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

Five metres out: yes. Ten metres out: No. there is only one half (apart from Wighton) I would give a chance to stop Papalii one on one from ten metres out and that’s cooper cronk.

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

Forty Twenty, there is no percentage for me going down that path. there is no percentage for anyone doing it…

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

He just panicked. that’s all. nothing more. its just a stuff up. I truly with it was more. I wish it was a conspiracy that, once uncovered, would see my boys awarded the trophy. But it isn’t at all. its just human error.
from a human who doesn’t make many errors and is a good bloke and a great ref. lets not destroy him for this.

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

He just panicked. That’s all. That is also a normal, human reaction.

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!