2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
13
52%
Raiders 1-12
11
44%
Draw
1
4%
Tigers 1-12
0
No votes
Tigers 13+
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 25

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There’s a big shift towards teams having a genuine utility on the bench his season. I’m a bit worried looking at the squad that we just don’t have one. Lots of very rigid players position wise. With CHN out I can’t see 3 middle forwards and Havili rolled out on the bench tomorrow. I’d say again I expect HSS in for Sutton/Soliola.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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Roger Kenworthy wrote: March 13, 2021, 3:17 pm
greeneyed wrote: March 13, 2021, 11:56 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote: March 13, 2021, 10:55 am
IBG wrote: March 13, 2021, 10:12 am Geez we were all giving crap to the NZ commentators for saying Papali'i but is that really how it's going to be pronounced now?! :o
Haha. Can't believe you thought the Aussie commentators were the ones doing it right all this time. NZ commentators are trash but I'd always back them to respectfully attempt an accurate pronounciation of surnames.
We actually asked the Raiders how he wanted it pronounced... and we were told Papalii. The NRL season guides said the same. Has he asked people change to Papali’i?
Yeah on Twitter Voss said he was fine with the old pronunciation but has now requested it be changed. So can't blame the Aussie commentators on that one.

Chris Coleman tells us via our Facebook group that Corey Harawira-Naera has also officially requested a pronunciation change... to “Hada-wida-Nigh-Da”.
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Worried.
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The Nickman wrote: March 11, 2021, 4:40 pm David Howell and Glen Turner?

That's... great. Feel really happy for James.
hahaha. this was my sentiment exactly
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‘Those words still motivate me’: Why Leilua is determined to silence Stuart

Joey Leilua wants to prove Ricky Stuart wrong in his first game in Canberra since leaving the club in 2019. Leilua says he still loves the Canberra fans and players, but criticism from Stuart still hurts.

“Those words from Stick [Stuart] about me not being good enough do motivate me,” Leilua said. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ricky, but when he said that it hurt me and I want to prove him wrong.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/those- ... 57ac9.html
Hahaha. What a muppet. If you read the article he was upset that he couldn't go away on a camp because he came back from pre-season overweight and he thought Stuart was picking on him. Geez I hope Scott outplays him tomorrow.
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George Williams impressed with Harry Rushton at Canberra Raiders

England halfback George Williams has been impressed with what he has seen of another a Wigan recruit Harry Rushton.

"He's done really well for himself and I've been really impressed with his attitude," he said."He's still really young and pretty raw - you can see the raw talent. He's only played a couple of Super League games, he's learning every day, which we all are, but I think he's been blown away by how much detail and stuff does go into what we do every day."

Read more: https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... rs-3163598

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/56334316
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IBG wrote: March 13, 2021, 9:08 pm
‘Those words still motivate me’: Why Leilua is determined to silence Stuart

Joey Leilua wants to prove Ricky Stuart wrong in his first game in Canberra since leaving the club in 2019. Leilua says he still loves the Canberra fans and players, but criticism from Stuart still hurts.

“Those words from Stick [Stuart] about me not being good enough do motivate me,” Leilua said. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ricky, but when he said that it hurt me and I want to prove him wrong.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/those- ... 57ac9.html
Hahaha. What a muppet. If you read the article he was upset that he couldn't go away on a camp because he came back from pre-season overweight and he thought Stuart was picking on him. Geez I hope Scott outplays him tomorrow.
“Then with the Sunshine Coast, I’d just come back from my wedding and was relaxed. Stick wasn’t happy about my weight. I ended up being the only one not going away.

“When he did that, I thought, it’s time to explore somewhere else.”
“‘Madge’ was blunt, there’s no bull**** with him,” Leilua said. “He said, ‘If you don’t come back in the right shape, you won’t play’.

“I looked at him and said, ‘That’s fine, I agree with you’.

It's funny how it's fine coming from Madge, but when Ricky tells him how it is, BJ's like "I gotta get out of here!".
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greeneyed wrote: March 13, 2021, 7:21 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote: March 13, 2021, 3:17 pm
greeneyed wrote: March 13, 2021, 11:56 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote: March 13, 2021, 10:55 am
IBG wrote: March 13, 2021, 10:12 am Geez we were all giving crap to the NZ commentators for saying Papali'i but is that really how it's going to be pronounced now?! :o
Haha. Can't believe you thought the Aussie commentators were the ones doing it right all this time. NZ commentators are trash but I'd always back them to respectfully attempt an accurate pronounciation of surnames.
We actually asked the Raiders how he wanted it pronounced... and we were told Papalii. The NRL season guides said the same. Has he asked people change to Papali’i?
Yeah on Twitter Voss said he was fine with the old pronunciation but has now requested it be changed. So can't blame the Aussie commentators on that one.
Chris Coleman tells us via our Facebook group that Corey Harawira-Naera has also officially requested a pronunciation change... to “Hada-wida-Nigh-Da”.
Yup r is commonly pronounced as a d in Māori. I'd already been saying his that way.
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Finchy wrote: March 13, 2021, 9:30 pm
IBG wrote: March 13, 2021, 9:08 pm
‘Those words still motivate me’: Why Leilua is determined to silence Stuart

Joey Leilua wants to prove Ricky Stuart wrong in his first game in Canberra since leaving the club in 2019. Leilua says he still loves the Canberra fans and players, but criticism from Stuart still hurts.

“Those words from Stick [Stuart] about me not being good enough do motivate me,” Leilua said. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ricky, but when he said that it hurt me and I want to prove him wrong.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/those- ... 57ac9.html
Hahaha. What a muppet. If you read the article he was upset that he couldn't go away on a camp because he came back from pre-season overweight and he thought Stuart was picking on him. Geez I hope Scott outplays him tomorrow.
“Then with the Sunshine Coast, I’d just come back from my wedding and was relaxed. Stick wasn’t happy about my weight. I ended up being the only one not going away.

“When he did that, I thought, it’s time to explore somewhere else.”
“‘Madge’ was blunt, there’s no bull**** with him,” Leilua said. “He said, ‘If you don’t come back in the right shape, you won’t play’.

“I looked at him and said, ‘That’s fine, I agree with you’.

It's funny how it's fine coming from Madge, but when Ricky tells him how it is, BJ's like "I gotta get out of here!".
He had very similar positive things to say about Ricky when he came here from memory. How he was being judged on performance as opposed to at the Knights where it was an old boys club.
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Finchy wrote: March 13, 2021, 9:30 pm
IBG wrote: March 13, 2021, 9:08 pm
‘Those words still motivate me’: Why Leilua is determined to silence Stuart

Joey Leilua wants to prove Ricky Stuart wrong in his first game in Canberra since leaving the club in 2019. Leilua says he still loves the Canberra fans and players, but criticism from Stuart still hurts.

“Those words from Stick [Stuart] about me not being good enough do motivate me,” Leilua said. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ricky, but when he said that it hurt me and I want to prove him wrong.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/those- ... 57ac9.html
Hahaha. What a muppet. If you read the article he was upset that he couldn't go away on a camp because he came back from pre-season overweight and he thought Stuart was picking on him. Geez I hope Scott outplays him tomorrow.
“Then with the Sunshine Coast, I’d just come back from my wedding and was relaxed. Stick wasn’t happy about my weight. I ended up being the only one not going away.

“When he did that, I thought, it’s time to explore somewhere else.”
“‘Madge’ was blunt, there’s no bull**** with him,” Leilua said. “He said, ‘If you don’t come back in the right shape, you won’t play’.

“I looked at him and said, ‘That’s fine, I agree with you’.

It's funny how it's fine coming from Madge, but when Ricky tells him how it is, BJ's like "I gotta get out of here!".
That Leilua article is a hoot. Claims he wants to prove Ricky wrong, but everything in that article proves that Ricky was right.

I'm superconfused about the winger situation. Croker/Simonssen have been a positively dangerous pairing in the past - why wouldn't you want to go back to that on that side, and have Scott/Raps on the other?
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simo wrote: March 13, 2021, 1:18 pm
BJ wrote: March 13, 2021, 8:28 am Not sure if it’s been reported elsewhere on GH. Papalli, CNK and CHN have all officially changed the pronunciation of their names in the NRL media register.
Big Pappa, klook sta and Havanuvadrink’n’driva respectively
Hahahahahaha amazing
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