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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by gangrenous » May 30, 2018, 12:52 pm

I would be tempted to run with something like “BJ blows at his job”

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Post by BJ » May 30, 2018, 12:55 pm

gangrenous wrote:I would be tempted to run with something like “BJ blows at his job”
To be fair I think yours sucks more than mine.

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by gangrenous » May 30, 2018, 12:56 pm

Yeah, you’ve got a head for these it seems.

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by Sid » May 30, 2018, 10:53 pm

Young Onomatopoeia quits league for a 2 year Mormon mission in Berlin.
Would have won Boogs - 2016, 2017

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by Captain Punish » May 31, 2018, 7:28 pm

Sid wrote:Young Onomatopoeia quits league for a 2 year Mormon mission in Berlin.
Sweet, so in 2.5 years he will find his way Canberra and be one of the best wingers in the game after breaking his skull playing fullback in Darwin. It's how this works.


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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by greeneyed » May 31, 2018, 8:15 pm

Great city to be assigned to. Can’t see many souls being saved there though!


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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by gergreg » June 9, 2018, 9:30 am

New Northern Territory stadium a boost for Top End rugby league

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie says the Northern Territory's new $25 million dedicated rugby league stadium will bring more elite level games to the Top End with possible financial incentives on offer from League Central.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/09/new ... by-league/
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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by gergreg » June 9, 2018, 10:10 am

Some positive media for Rugby league.

How rugby league helped Wellington tackle its ice addiction

It is Sunday morning in Wellington, in western New South Wales, and there is not a soul around.

The town is so quiet you can hear the brightly-coloured autumn leaves hit the ground as they fall from the trees lining the main street.

It is not a ghost town — just Sunday.

On Sunday, the footy is on.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-03/h ... tion=sport
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Post by gergreg » June 10, 2018, 10:46 am

Kasey Badger's search for next female referees

NRL scouts watched on with interest as more than 150 players were put through their paces during the women's recent Talent ID day. But none were more thorough in their observations than NRL match official Kasey Badger.

She attended the event and spoke to each player about the opportunity to swap a football for the whistle in the future.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/10/kas ... -referees/
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Post by gergreg » June 10, 2018, 10:56 am

Time running out for Fiji to join NSW Cup

Fiji is again expected to fall short in its bid to join the NSW Cup next year as the deadline to produce a bank cheque to guarantee its inclusion approaches.

Fiji were one of the good-news stories of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, progressing to the semi-finals for the second consecutive time after knocking out the Kiwis in the quarters.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zkjo.html
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Rugby League 2018

Post by gergreg » June 14, 2018, 11:29 am

Greenberg's diplomacy disguises battle for eyeballs with AFL

Todd Greenberg’s remark on Melbourne radio that Australia’s two dominant football codes weren’t at war, so much as having a mutual enemy in Netflix, makes me wonder whether the AFL chief executive, Gillon McLachlan, reacted the same way as Metternich when told that Talleyrand had died.

Not for a moment am I equating the rival chief executives with the two great 19th-century European statesmen, Metternich who was Chancellor of the Austrian Empire and Talleyrand, the French diplomat who survived Louis XVI, the French Revolution, Napoleon and the Restoration.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/greenberg- ... 4zkt5.html

Don't know what Roy is blubbering about Talleyrand for but there are some interesting stats in the article about TV viewer numbers. He makes the point about shorter (timewise) sports having a slight advantage - I think the NRL needs to be a little careful with the direction it is heading with the time wasting and 'dead' spots in the game at the moment. It isn't a great spectacle for the viewers.
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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by gergreg » June 14, 2018, 11:42 am

EOFY sale to hit the NRL

The NRL market is about to experience its own end of financial year sale as clubs splurge over the next two weeks to ensure they are cap compliant.

Also includes:
Samoa makes a bold play for 'RTS'
Greenberg lets cricket job go through to the 'keeper
Petero still hoping Fiji can make the grade
Tipping a winner has never been harder

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/eofy-s ... 4zl1e.html
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