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The halcyon days of Rugby League. Yes Tony, Saints had a team of champions and along with the rest of your team, there a…(more)
Too bad field goals kicked wasn’t a deciding factor. Simms would be on your list of Rugby League Immortals if that was t…(more)
I knew he couldn’t make a mistake
I’m blind when it comes to race.
Players selected are the greatest, in my opinion, to have played in at least one grand…(more)
My criteria do’nt mention a requirement to play in a position in a grand final to be selected. Just that they had to pla…(more)
Check the video, you’ll find that pass was thrown by number 12 Col Brown.
Why can’t you delete posts? Or edit them without losing paragraph formatting?
FYI, I never saw Johns play (except for replays). I started following the game in 1970 hence my original profile name, S…(more)
So if the teams are based on GF appearances within a single decade Eric Simms will get shafted again in…(more)
Even Johns had that one mistake in him.
You know that it’s Sunday, right, and therefore a mortal sin to even mention J…(more)
I loved his pass to Bob McCarthy in the 1967 GF though, Tony! 😂
Irony has a way of biting you in the ass though I …(more)
If you’d seen Johns play, you wouldn’t ask the question 😊
Those were the days HY. Lot’s of good half backs around as you say. Ward was as quick as Grant was clever, and then ther…(more)
Funny then that you should focus on this period, Tony. 😂
Btw, what rubbish is this that you are throwing Les Johns…(more)
Haven’t you heard? There is a covid-19 pandemic and Australia’s borders are closed. Teams travelling abroad or into the …(more)
Great selection. Gee it was pretty well all Saints and Souths back then. I thought Bob Grant ( first at the Tigers and t…(more)
You’ve selected players on only one GF appearance, which is fine.
Smith, apart from being Roos half 1964-68, pla…(more)
But he was also the Roos half 1964-68.
Yes, Smith was a gun, but played more games at centre than half back in the Dragon’s 60s grand finals
Great comments TSL. Keep an eye out for Satts in the 70s 😊
I was pretty impressed by Petaia, Rhys. If Hodge is injured then I wouldn’t be unhappy with seeing Petaia at fullback …(more)
Waxy, we actually still scored 5 tries away against a tier one side, and they only 1 but far the silly intercept. And th…(more)
Great to see you writing on the Roar Jim, you and Wayne Smith are my two favourite rugby writers by a country m…(more)
yes really liked his takes under the highball.
Best game from him since 2019.
Kellaway isn’t a f/b yet, a better winge…(more)
Like your thinking.
Hard to say with QC not kicking well I doubt very much 9 points would have been scored.
Also then you need to take out …(more)
Wallabies really missed Hodges big boot from the back to pin the opposition in their 22.
Agree Kellaway is n…(more)
Of the 2 K’s, samu us the biggest loss. His replacement, Paisami is not test quality. One lad who really stood up was Jo…(more)
WBs very ordinary and lacking urgency at breakdown.
The 2 Ks greatly missed.
Paisami was again very p…(more)
Thanks Jim and spot on we lacked some punch and cohesion at times. Taking nothing away from a plucky Japanese side who j…(more)
You need to stop this stubborn line of thinking that Redcliffe as a future NRL franchise (whatever the heck they’re goin…(more)
Google ‘Brisbane’. Jump on the wiki page. Here’s a direct quote for you ‘It sprawls across several of Australia’…(more)
Redcliffe are fortunate to have the financial clout to not be dependent on quickly establishing a mass fan base. They ca…(more)
Redcliffe and Ipswich have both identified as a city. Redcliffe City council existed prior to 2008. Meaning both locatio…(more)
There’s also sponsors to think about, Micko. This move MAY be designed to get more of them onboard especially from those…(more)
That fact has been pointed out, Micko. Every country responds to such incidents differently. One reason why the Crusader…(more)
Must be an election soon !
Well they’re better off pulling the pin then Rob. If an NRL licence means playing out of Suncorp, and you think th…(more)
Micko, read my reply to Sheek below regarding comparisons to the AFL. The Crushers (as their location name suggested) re…(more)
Micko, you appear to have me at a disadvantage on first name basis .
Not really. The hysteria is because a lot of Brisbanites don’t really get the concept, and apparently neither does the N…(more)
I live in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. I have no inside knowledge at all. But a report in The Courier-Mail …(more)
While WR is grilling Erasmus on matters contrary to the spirit of the game, perhaps ask questions about the benefit of p…(more)
Money makes the world go round….
I mentioned in another post how relatively expensive it would have been for us to go to the game from LA. Between airlin…(more)
ABs also did Aus a favour. After that beating how does U.S host World Cup?
This was USA C!
Nope. Good entertainment for all but says little other than the US have really gone backwards like Canada if you compare…(more)
New Zealand: 104
The All Blacks have beaten the USA Eagles by……(more)
Thanks for the call Oliver!
Not much you can really take from a game like that…
McKenzie slots the extras and that’s the ball game.
New Zealand: 104
TJ Perenara is in!! He finishes off a lovely move and the All Blacks have brought up the 100!
USA restart and the ABs will look to run this back for one more score.
They have the advantage but will they need it?
McKenzie misses the conversion but there’s still time to make the century.(more)
Dan Coles has a try! It looked like Anton Lienert-Brown might get over first but then they recy…(more)
Exactly ! That, I’d watch
Whats happened to the rest of the match stan!?!?
It’s one of the Eagles who has had to go off sadly.
Kiwis scrum about 20m out.
New Zealand: 92
Has to be NZ’s 4th (or 5th including Fakatava) choice halfback.
Looks like someone is badly hurt – no footage of it but you can hear the ref saying something about a bad leg injury to …(more)
Even in the 50’s before tests caps were ratified by IRB, matches against Australia were not termed as official tests (…(more)
His passing errors were a result of poor decision making. This is my opinion only PK. I got the feeling he was showing o…(more)
Re: petaia . Agreed
That is totally different to saying he made many passing errors.
His decision making was not up to his regular standard…(more)
His decision making tonight was poor.
And you can add to that Pk we didn’t even play great overall and still managed that. Rather be winning ugly than not w…(more)
no it wasn’t.
His highball work is better.
His tackling 8 with no misses is better.
He does a fair bit of ruck work now…(more)
Your portrayal of QC is old is coloured by the past.
QC is not being given credit though for mainly solid work and graf…(more)
good post but I have to say I didn’t see Petaia do much wrong but he did do a lot of good things especially under the hi…(more)
Hodge’s big boot from f/b was sorely missed against japan.
With White, QC AND Hodge the kicking game is of a good standa…(more)
give credit to japan.
Wallabies did better than Ireland against them, I suppose Ireland poor as well.
what other than the try he was instrumental in?
other than nearly all his passes were spot on , accurate and fast
5 tries to 2, 95% tackle success
You are not giving credit to the quality that japan is now.
Wallabies did bet…(more)
MxP – Wallabies were not woeful, that is not giving Japan any credit and assuming they are easy beats.
The ABs first choice backline is really starting to take shape:
I hope! Fingers crossed anyway. Then, if Taaffe gets injured Souths won’t skip a beat moving Latrell to FB. The problem …(more)
Both Latrell and Turbo owned the big moments in Origin this year. If you don’t believe me just ask Nat! #BlueDawn(more)
Good decision. Mitchell will be wearing the number 1.
Well, my son works with Taaffe’s partner. They told him that Taaffe was approached by Latrell at training with the news….(more)
Interesting about Mitchell/Taaffe positions.
Taaffe will be running out with a big target on his back every week if the…(more)
“Latrell rates much higher than Tom on the system that I use to rate the importance of said player”
TS, I’m a …(more)
Tom is an exceptional player, he’s the Pope’s Fullback. If I was choosing a team of champions to play a team of champion…(more)
matth, I also thought of Harry Wells . As good a player he was and partnered Gasnier in the centre’s for Australia he di…(more)
i loved it how the Pastor kept asking for donations despite closing the Church. Wonder how much of these (cough) “…(more)
dude- everyone has a choice – get vaccinated, don’t get vaccinated – your call. It is the preaching to others abou…(more)
Also, I’m definitely not anti religious but dead against people or organisations using their distorted views on religion…(more)
KD where was all this 2 months ago.
I’m average at best on the internet or computers in general. I had to do all my rese…(more)
Yes but the bowlers didn’t bat
Carey is in no way a T20 batsman.
I remember Stoinis.
Let’s hope the CEO told the coach who was playing where before he made the announcement.
My tip is that Brimson will be…(more)
“Commercially your adding a new sponsor to the competition rather then just the Telstra Premiership so it could be e…(more)
So I am playing Qld Cup, training two sessions a week plus gym and video. Trying to hold down a job, and now you want me…(more)
A vast improvement on the time honoured voodoo they use for selecting teams now!
Personally I’d love to see the Japanese side in the championship. They play the game the way it’s meant to be played…(more)
Bennett is on the money.
What a pleasure this game was to watch. Two very skillful and committed teams in front of an enthusiastic fun loving cro…(more)
A great Shame our best bowler easily at mcg o. Averages there and they refused to rotate him in Last year to our detrime…(more)
Nicely done, Marissa. I spent this morning excitedly recounting the Matilda’s epic win over Brazil to my wife. I felt …(more)
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