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Offline PoisonPen7

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O.P. « 2017-Feb-04, 02:45 PM »
Thread for the discussion for the upcoming season


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« 2017-Feb-04, 02:56 PM Reply #1 »
Auckland Nines kick off the season this year.

Everybody talking about Matt Duffy for Saints in spite of the fact they have lost their first two games.

Some of the results

AUCKLAND NINES ROUND 1 RESULTS

GAME 1: SHARKS 4 DEF BY TITANS 25

GAME 2: BULLDOGS 18 DEF BY PANTHERS 28

GAME 3: DRAGONS 11 DEF BY EELS 32

GAME 4: WARRIORS 11 DEF BY SEA EAGLES 15

GAME 5: KNIGHTS 18 DEF TIGERS 10

GAME 6: BRONCOS 18 DEF STORM 4

GAME 7: COWBOYS 27 DEF ROOSTERS 15

GAME 8: RAIDERS 15 DEF RABBITOHS 12

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« 2017-Feb-04, 03:05 PM Reply #2 »
Parramatta looked pretty sharp against the Warriors. 17-0. Have won their first two.

Brisbane currently serving it up to Newcastle. They beat the Storm 18-4 in their first game. Sea Eagles similarly 2 from 2.

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« 2017-Feb-05, 10:40 AM Reply #3 »
How much did Latrell Mitchell weigh last season ?

How much does he weigh this season ?

Rush him into Origin. Pure class. SO YOU THINK class

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« 2017-Feb-05, 12:30 PM Reply #4 »
Tough picking a fantasy team this year with the top scores costing plenty. Good talent on show in the 9's who are cheapies

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« 2017-Feb-05, 09:03 PM Reply #5 »
Roosters win Auckland Nines as Johnathan Thurston takes aim at Auckland

The Roosters have won the 2017 Auckland Nines, beating the Panthers 10-8 in the final.
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Thurston, one of the ambassadors for the Nines, said he was shocked that more people hadn't come to Eden Park to watch the rugby league festival and that the NRL would be better off taking the tournament to a city that would get behind it.

"It's a great way to kick off the year, but I'm pretty disappointed with the turnout of the crowd," Thurston said.

"If that's the type of crowd that's going to be turning up, then I reckon we should be taking it to elsewhere, like Asia. Get over there for a week and try to grow the game.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/89107370/jarryd-hayne-to-miss-rest-of-auckland-nines

Just got a text from Maximus telling me he got 55-1 Easts on Betfair - enough to make him switch his allegiance from Packer's rabbitohs to the Steggles Roosters next year?   :lol:

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« 2017-Feb-05, 11:25 PM Reply #6 »
Hmmmm,

According to the Chinese it is the Year of the Rooster....

Fours

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« 2017-Feb-13, 11:59 AM Reply #7 »
Ex-Rugby League Players Head To Tuncurry Races (Sat)

The sun and surf will welcome some well-known ex-rugby league players this coming weekend.

Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club hosts its ‘Men of League’ raceday this Saturday with a long list of former players attending including Ben Ross, Paul Langmack, Mick Hagan, Dennis Tutty, John Elford, Harry Wells and Ziggy Niszczot.

Former referee Mick Stone will also be in attendance as well as ex-UK players Mick Adams and Dennis O’Neill.

“We have a huge raffle to raise money for the Men of League with a cracker of a first prize,” said the race club’s Garry McQuillan. “The winner will receive two State of Origin tickets to Game 2 in Sydney, plus 5-star accommodation, breakfast and parking.

“The Daily Telegraph’s league writer Dean ‘Bulldog’ Ritchie is MC on the day and he’ll be interviewing the players between races.”

The raffle will be drawn at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club at 7pm on Saturday after the races with 30 Men of League footballs given away along with 150 rugby league items including caps. Other prizes include a lunch and beverage package for two people to the Chairman’s Lunch on Taree Gold Cup Day, a Tooheys esky and 18 holes of golf for four plus two carts at Forster Golf Club.

TFJC will conduct a six-race TAB meeting and will kick off with the first event at around 1:30pm.


http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display/ExRugby-League-Players-Head-To-Tuncurry-Races-Sat/21948

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« 2017-Feb-15, 04:47 PM Reply #8 »

NRL season 2017: Kieran Foran's comeback 'not risky' says NZ Warriors boss

Adrian Proszenko 
Published: February 15, 2017 - 5:19PM

Warriors CEO Jim Doyle is adamant the NRL isn't taking a risk by greenlighting Kieran Foran's return into what will be one of the best rugby league spines ever assembled.

The NRL has registered Foran's one-year contract, although the former Parramatta captain won't be able to make his Warriors debut until round three against Canterbury. When he does so full confidence pending the passing of further psychological evaluations full confidence Foran will become part of a spine that includes five-eighth Shaun Johnson, fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and hooker Issac Luke.

That is the first-choice quartet for the New Zealand international side and would rank as perhaps one of the greatest ever assembled. Such is the strength in key positions that Tuimoala Lolohea, himself a Kiwis representative capable playmaker, has been shunted to the right wing.

The Warriors axed coach Andrew McFadden after again missing the play-offs in 2016. His replacement, Stephen Kearney, has worked with the star quartet while in charge of the Kiwis. Kearney now has at his disposal three premiership winners and Johnson, considered one of the most dynamic halves in the NRL.

Some pundits have viewed Foran's registration as a risk given his well-publicised off-field issues. The premiership-winning playmaker struggled with the expectation that came with his move from Manly to Parramatta, where he was made captain on arrival but didn't see out the first year of his four-year contract. The former Sea Eagles halfback went through a messy separation from his partner and struggled with gambling and other issues. The 26-year-old was also rushed to hospital last year after a drug overdose.

However, Warriors CEO Jim Doyle is adamant Foran's return posed "no risk" to the club or the game.

"Kieran Foran left the game because he had some mental health issues," Doyle said

"He's come a long way with that and we've got independent advice to tell us and the NRL he's ready, capable and mentally strong enough to play in the NRL.

"Therefore, to me there is no risk.

"It's good news for the game to get a player like Kieran back in the game. It's a real positive."

One of the conditions of Foran's return is that he ends his association with former brothel owner and notorious punter Eddie Hayson. Doyle said Foran had made steady progress since joining the club in the off-season.

"[He's come] a long way," Doyle said. "When he first got here he would have a good day, then a bad day, good day, bad day.

"Then it went to a couple of good days and then a bad day, then a good week and then a bad day.

"He's come a long way since then, we've given him a lot of support and we have a good internal guy who works with him.

"He's been able to compartmentalise things. In the past, everything was just all too much and he can break four or five things down into little groups. It's like 'here's one we'll work on, we'll resolve that one'.

"It makes it easier to manage things and focus on what's important so he doesn't get too stressed or upset over things that aren't important."

Asked if Parramatta fans would struggle to understand how he wasn't mentally fit enough to play for them but is now in a position to represent the Warriors, Doyle said: "At the end of the day, Parramatta released Kieran Foran. Kieran asked for time off because of mental illness and Parramatta released him.

"If I was the CEO of Parramatta and I see Kieran as part of my long-term future, then in May or June of last year I would have said to Kieran 'OK, you take the rest of the year off, we'll get you some external support to help you get yourself right and in January come back into pre-season'.

"I wouldn't have released him and said 'that's it'. There were other reasons they released him, otherwise they should have kept him and given him some time off."


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« 2017-Feb-20, 03:21 PM Reply #9 »
Just to let those from this forum that were in my NRL punting club know that I won't be doing another one this year.
We had a really good year last season but I don't have time for another go.
Hope all are well, not just people from our punting clubs but all on the forum.
Greg

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« 2017-Feb-20, 05:28 PM Reply #10 »
Ex-Rugby League Players Head To Tuncurry Races (Sat)

The sun and surf will welcome some well-known ex-rugby league players this coming weekend.

Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club hosts its ‘Men of League’ raceday this Saturday with a long list of former players attending including Ben Ross, Paul Langmack, Mick Hagan, Dennis Tutty, John Elford, Harry Wells and Ziggy Niszczot.

Former referee Mick Stone will also be in attendance as well as ex-UK players Mick Adams and Dennis O’Neill.

“We have a huge raffle to raise money for the Men of League with a cracker of a first prize,” said the race club’s Garry McQuillan. “The winner will receive two State of Origin tickets to Game 2 in Sydney, plus 5-star accommodation, breakfast and parking.

“The Daily Telegraph’s league writer Dean ‘Bulldog’ Ritchie is MC on the day and he’ll be interviewing the players between races.”

The raffle will be drawn at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club at 7pm on Saturday after the races with 30 Men of League footballs given away along with 150 rugby league items including caps. Other prizes include a lunch and beverage package for two people to the Chairman’s Lunch on Taree Gold Cup Day, a Tooheys esky and 18 holes of golf for four plus two carts at Forster Golf Club.

TFJC will conduct a six-race TAB meeting and will kick off with the first event at around 1:30pm.


http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display/ExRugby-League-Players-Head-To-Tuncurry-Races-Sat/21948


i went along


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« 2017-Feb-20, 06:29 PM Reply #11 »

i went along

How was it? If I knew that in advance I would have asked you to thump Dean Ritchie for me   :lol:

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« 2017-Feb-27, 02:54 PM Reply #12 »

For anyone interested my Free Season Preview for this up coming season is here > https://goo.gl/ml1DLX

I've backed the Storm long term.


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« 2017-Feb-27, 03:47 PM Reply #13 »
Heard you on the transistor radio the other day mate. Tried to ring in but it was too busy.
Of course I was going to tell you you've got your rabbitohs prediction massively wrong


Then Reynolds got injured  :lol:

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« 2017-Feb-27, 04:32 PM Reply #14 »
Heard you on the transistor radio the other day mate. Tried to ring in but it was too busy.
Of course I was going to tell you you've got your rabbitohs prediction massively wrong


Then Reynolds got injured  :lol:

Reynolds has "appendicitis" - can we request to view the surgeon's notes  ;)

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« 2017-Feb-28, 08:37 AM Reply #15 »
Gold Wily!!

Did you hear Felix the one eyed Souths supporter ring up? He wasn't happy, very funny call.   :lol:

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« 2017-Feb-28, 06:03 PM Reply #16 »
Yep, I heard old Felix. You did well to keep yourself together  it was very funny

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« 2017-Mar-02, 04:34 PM Reply #17 »
can anyone find the footy tab link on the phone app. I want to take a pick the margins

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« 2017-Mar-03, 08:31 PM Reply #18 »
It definitely is worth paying another club $700k to remove the cancer.

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« 2017-Mar-04, 05:49 AM Reply #19 »
There would want to be a bloody good reason for leaving Inglis out there.

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« 2017-Mar-04, 07:10 AM Reply #20 »
There is a good reason. The coach is a fcking idiot :beer:

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« 2017-Mar-04, 04:31 PM Reply #21 »
It definitely is worth paying another club $700k to remove the cancer.
Yep!
Was a fair display from the Mighty Tigers, ball movement was great in the wet. It was good to see Brooks so involved, hopefully he has regained his confidence and will continue to take the line on and kick well. Not getting carried away though as the opposition are a bottom four team at best.

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« 2017-Mar-04, 05:59 PM Reply #22 »
Our coach was exposed last year. If he continues to coach and select the same way as he did this game, we are screwed

Mind you, a good team would have out 50 on us

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« 2017-Mar-04, 06:42 PM Reply #23 »
Our coach was exposed last year. If he continues to coach and select the same way as he did this game, we are screwed

Mind you, a good team would have out 50 on us

That set piece just before half time where Inglis scored untouched would have been the coach working hard on old videos and coming up with that one.

I think you are too hard on the coach mate.

The look on Inglis' face when he eventually came off was that of someone resigned to the fact that their season is going to be majorly affected if not over. The coach would have left it up to Inglis when and if to come off. The notion that the coach would have ordered Inglis to stay out there injured is outrageous.

Farah was "non impacting" - kindest thing I can say.

Sutton is getting on and his continued presence in the team will have to be addressed very soon.

These are not issues related to the ability of the coach.

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« 2017-Mar-04, 06:58 PM Reply #24 »

The coach would have left it up to Inglis when and if to come off. The notion that the coach would have ordered Inglis to stay out there injured is outrageous.



He signalled twice that he need to come off. Blew is knee in the 8th minute and the next 45 stuffed him completely as well as losing the game

The coach has zero ability to adapt. He's a text book copy cat who can't think on his feet. It's been shown over the past 3 years.You can go back to the disasterous semi against manly in 2013. Theres a clear pattern for those of us who watch the team closely.
His selection policy for that game last night was classic, head in the sand madge


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