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Started cheering for Roosters as a ten year old growing up in country NSW.

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A little harsh on his game against the Dogs. I don’t get to see much group 9 reserve grade but it must be a better comp than I imagined it was. It’s a mute point anyway the decision to drop him was made well before kickoff on Sunday arvo.

Did Gus Gould play a hand in Latrell Mitchell's Origin 2 omission?

Basketball, Athletics. Cycling, Boxing. Then sports that are not big in Africa but everywhere else. Swimming, Tennis Golf, Motor Sports (F1 in Europe Indy in America and moto gp in both). I would say baseball is bigger, it’s certainly bigger in terms of profile. There would be less than 1% of the worlds population that would know what kind of sporting team the Wallabies are.

Bigger than Rugby League yes by the length of the straight. But behind only soccer please.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

I often lament the fact that a compromise wasn’t reached in that meeting in the North of England back in the 1880s. I’m sure the world would be a better place. To be honest though it doesn’t bother me that league is not an international sport. It could be like soccer where there are thousands of soccer fans in Sydney but hardly any of them know a thing about the A league. I would also argue the degree to which the RWC meets the criteria of “meaningful international competition” the All Blacks won’t start a game at a longer price than $1.20 and you can pretty much pick the 8 teams who will qualify for the finals.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

Yes it is. But here in Australia if you are looking for news and reports on the Super Rugby Finals in the major newspapers don’t give up keep turning the pages you’ll come to it eventually. If you do overlook the half page or so of print just look for the Taralgan dishlickers results, It should be on the same page there somewhere. I’m sure in the Copenhagen express though it’s given more prominence.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

I have limited knowledge of Rugby union in terms of the way the game is played, I don’t know why the All Blacks are that far ahead I just know that they are. . What I also know is that RU is in decline at the elite level and the claim that Ponga would be better off in Union because it’s a “world game” is ridiculous.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

I think it’s a simple case of a team being up for six weeks and run into the best side in the comp. No panic yet it’s how they bounce back.

The three lessons the Knights learned against the Storm

Yeah at least they will still be able to hold an official test match between Georgia and Romania.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

Yeah so is a game called AFL you may have heard of it. It’s not about Rugby Leagues international profile, if you’re making that comparison you’re in trouble.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

At least I admit it. Rugby people can delude themselves about it being a worldwide sport and somehow think that playing Rugby is an attractive option because there are a few hundred rich kids in Uruguay playing it or that there is a Nairobi Rugby club. Meanwhile the sport here – outside of the North Shore is not even in the top three in Sydney.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

Because in all those emerging markets you speak of and the presence in Africa it is all down to a few rich boys in private schools usually run by the English and French.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

Clifto I know next to nothing about Rugby so I will rely on the experts. RWC betting has NZ at $2.10 and the next line is $7 hardly a wide open market. Despite my ignorance I will back myself to pick at better than 90% in a RWC tipping competition. A few private schools in Montevideo playing against each other does not mean Rugby is a National sport in Uruguay.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

I know this is off topic but can we drop off Rugby being a world wide sport? It is less world wide than cricket. At least in cricket half a dozen teams have a shot at the World Cup without it being a major upset. Rugby may well be played in a lot of countries but that doesn’t mean many of the population have any idea of what it is. I’m reasonably confident that no matter how successful KP may be in Rugby he will be able to walk down the streets of 90% of the world’s cities without having to stop for selfies.

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

When his team is on top Cook is close to the best player in the game. However just like the second half on Wednesday night if his team is making 20 meters a set he finds it difficult. He isn’t alone in this but for him to display his full kit bag he needs his team dominating the ruck and leaving defenders on the ground.

No Ponga? No Klemmer? No problem for Newcastle

Got it.

Klemmer out for 4-6

Sorry guys. Unrelated post but where is the tipping comp page gone?

Klemmer out for 4-6

As usual the world is all about what Souths want and rules should be changed to suit them. When they were winning wooden spoons they were quite OK with SOO. Different story now they are missing a couple themselves.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

Seriously mate there is an AFL tab at the top of the page just go there. To say that AFL or any sport for that matter did not want what Rugby League has is sour grapes at least and absolute rubbish at best. The reason AFL ditched the concept had nothing to do with national expansion it was the fact that nobody cared about it. End of.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

He is eligible to play for both QLD and Samoa no problem, but the problem is that it’s on at the same time. The second Origin game clashes with the international weekend. You just can’t play for NZ or England. I’m pretty sure Tedesco played for NSW and Italy in the same year.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

They used to do that butThey changed it at NZs request. The reasoning was that the origin build up gave the Kangaroos an advantage the Kiwis didn’t have.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

Yeah over the years I thought it was only QLD players who got homesick and asked to be released on compassionate grounds to the Broncos. There has been a few over the years.

James Roberts signs with Rabbitohs after being released by Broncos

Can’t believe Crichton made it. Matterson going much better

NSW Blues name team for Origin 1 2019

It was a strange decision given Cooper has already had some time off this year but we shall see where it all ends up. It was a great Robbo response when asked about this being seen as a sign of disrespect when he said “no it was a sign of respect to our players”.

Having said that Cooper Cronk would not of changed that game. Roosters have a major problem at 9 right now. The real sign of disrespect is thinking that you can just throw anyone into dummy half. Radley is a good player but he’s not a dummy half. He seems to be escaping the media glare but his service is awful.

One more thing. Someone on here not long ago said they were giving back their Knights membership and burning their supporter gear. Might be an expensive season for him buying it all back.

Great career, Cooper...so where the bloody hell are you?

It all depends on how you define it. John’s could do things on the field that others including Cronk could only dream of but Cronk is more of a team player. Cronk makes those around him better players. To say he moved Thurston from half is a little bit far fetched though. That was because both had to be in the team and Cooper was less capable at 6 than Thurston.

Cooper Cronk, the undisputed No. 7 king

I think Fergo may have played his way out of the team last night. He has not been the same since his injuries. I can’t pick Ramien. And Angus Crichton has not shown origin form this year. If power walking meters were a stat he would top the list.

Revealed: The NSW Blues team for Origin 1, as chosen by the fans

Yeah my point was more that maybe your halfback doesn’t have to be the starting of the show but someone with the ability to let the stars go on show. I would lean towards a Reynolds or Townsend for that reason.

Mitchell Pearce deserves his shot at Origin redemption