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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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Post by Sid » May 30, 2018, 10:53 pm

Young Onomatopoeia quits league for a 2 year Mormon mission in Berlin.
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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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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.

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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.

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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

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by Dr Zaius » July 7, 2018, 8:37 am

So The Courier Mail has named Jonathan Thurston Number 1 on the list of the 100 Most Influential Queenslanders.

That's a sad indictment on either the state of Queensland or the Courier Mail. I'm not sure which, but I'm leaning towards the CM.
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Post by rolhai » July 7, 2018, 8:40 am

Dr Zaius wrote:So The Courier Mail has named Jonathan Thurston Number 1 on the list of the 100 Most Influential Queenslanders.

That's a sad indictment on either the state of Queensland or the Courier Mail. I'm not sure which, but I'm leaning towards the CM.
100% on CM.

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Post by Dr Zaius » July 7, 2018, 9:05 am

rolhai wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:So The Courier Mail has named Jonathan Thurston Number 1 on the list of the 100 Most Influential Queenslanders.

That's a sad indictment on either the state of Queensland or the Courier Mail. I'm not sure which, but I'm leaning towards the CM.
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They had the premier second to him. I'd like to know what they are smoking. Maybe their basing it on his antics with the refs. If that's the criteria Croker is no chance of making the ACT's Top 100.
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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by hiriser » July 22, 2018, 3:34 pm

Let's see if this Melbourne NZ goes to script. Betting line was NZ +4.5.

I'm guessing Melbourne wins by 4.

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by zim » August 13, 2018, 4:17 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for it:
https://twitter.com/Joey_Riordan/status ... 1754657792

Maloney doesn't **** miss Fletch with this sledge. :roflmao

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Post by RTW » August 13, 2018, 5:02 pm

Thanks is **** gold!

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Post by -TW- » August 13, 2018, 5:36 pm

zim wrote:Not sure if this is the right place for it:
https://twitter.com/Joey_Riordan/status ... 1754657792

Maloney doesn't **** miss Fletch with this sledge. :roflmao
I was watching it last night, my reaction was pretty similar to Matty's

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Post by Manchild » August 20, 2018, 5:54 pm

Mole saying that Kikau isnt allowed to travel with Penrith to NZ to play against the Warriors.

He is applying for Australian residency and if he leaves Australia he will not be allow back into Australia and his application will become void.

I bet the rules will suddenly change regarding this.

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Post by BJ » August 20, 2018, 6:14 pm

Manchild wrote:Mole saying that Kikau isnt allowed to travel with Penrith to NZ to play against the Warriors.

He is applying for Australian residency and if he leaves Australia he will not be allow back into Australia and his application will become void.

I bet the rules will suddenly change regarding this.
This sounds like the work of Peter Dutton. He is a Broncos man using whatever is in his power to disrupt other teams finals planning.

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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by roneel78 » August 24, 2018, 6:56 am

Lance Thompson dead - aged 40. Sad news.


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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by greeneyed » August 24, 2018, 7:22 am

Shockingly young. No self harm, a “medical episode” of some sort.
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Post by yeh raiders » August 24, 2018, 7:37 am

RIP Lance Thompson.

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Post by bonehead » August 24, 2018, 8:33 am

RIP Lance, loved watching him play.

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Post by Sid » August 24, 2018, 9:31 am

oh wow, that's sad. I liked watching him play
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Post by reptar » August 24, 2018, 11:50 am

greeneyed wrote:Shockingly young. No self harm, a “medical episode” of some sort.
He suffered from diabetes
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Post by -PJ- » August 25, 2018, 10:29 am

Former Sharks/Knights front rower Kade Snowden kicked a field goal to snatch the win for Belmont South against Dora Creek in the Lower Hunter 2nd div last week.

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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 8:19 am

Former Canberra Raider James Tedesco wins the Brad Fittler Medal.

He beat Damian Cook and Tom Turbo in the voting.
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Post by the bone » September 11, 2018, 9:34 am

How did Billy Slater not win it?


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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 10:07 am

the bone wrote:
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It's for NSW players..

But youre right..Billy should have won it.
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Post by greeneyed » September 11, 2018, 10:10 am

Billy was better than any of the NSW players this year, so it'd be fitting if they recognised him.
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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 10:17 am

Billys done it all in 2018.

That 147 v India in London last night was faultless.

Backing up from winning the US Open as well.

Now he's got a premiership with Melbourne to win then a ride in the Melbourne Cup to think about.

Retirement, then a trip to Canberra to be announced as Australian of the Year...
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Re: Rugby League 2018

Post by Northern Raider » September 13, 2018, 2:06 pm

Tyrone Peachey trying to bail on his contract with the Titans. Bought a house in Penrith and doesn't want to move now. Trouble is Panthers can't fit him into their roster for 2019.

Demonstrates yet another problem with players being signed 12 months in advance.
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Post by Sid » September 13, 2018, 2:13 pm

True, I'm For 'Transfer Windows' being bought into the NRL where deals can only be done at certain times of the year etc.

as well as having deals only being able to signed so far in advance.
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