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azdaja
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:23 PM
hi,

i am new to the sport, but i like it. i know there was a nrl thread in the past, but it died, so whatever. therefore, i am starting a new thread right ahead of the world club chanllenge. who deserves to win it more, leeds or manly?

Dani12
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:21 PM
The NRL competition is head and shoulders above super league, even if I don't like Manly...I'm still expecting them to win.

azdaja
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:52 PM
i still need to see it. i enjoyed the super league games i've seen so far, though.

Cage
Feb 13th, 2012, 12:07 AM
I like the Bunnies but i just hope they dont get wooden spoon :lol: Manly or Storm will win i recon.

Dani12
Feb 13th, 2012, 01:36 AM
I like the Bunnies but i just hope they dont get wooden spoon :lol: Manly or Storm will win i recon.

I'm not crazy about the bunnies. I'll go for canterbury, newcastle, gold coast, penrith, cronulla and canberra. I don't really have a favourite, I just have teams I like and teams I don't :lol:

ranfurly
Feb 13th, 2012, 06:38 AM
Screw the "Super League"

GO THE NRL!

More Importantly!

GO THE...

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Dani12
Feb 13th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Warriors should be interesting this year, I've never seen them back-up a good year...however their team is very young and very talented...Shaun Johnson is going to be a top class player.

azdaja
Feb 13th, 2012, 12:52 PM
i guess now that i have some basic understanding of the game the next step would be to discover which teams and players to follow. following a sport without having faves is boring.

i saw the wigan vs leeds game on saturday and leeds were totally outplayed, so i guess manly are the favourites in the world club challenge. btw, how prestigious is that title?

Bismarck.
Feb 13th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Does this have to be a thread exclusively about League or can we talk about rugby as well? It's just because I haven't seen any threads about the latter and it's the only kind of rugby I watch.

azdaja
Feb 13th, 2012, 01:33 PM
well, i don't mind it. i watch both codes, i even watch sevens sometimes, but usually only international matches. i don't know how many people on tennisforum follow rugby and it might make sense to have fans of both codes in one place.

wta_zuperfann
Feb 13th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Huge fan of many sports here. And I say that, without a doubt, the NRL is # 1 league in the world.

Dani12
Feb 13th, 2012, 10:10 PM
i guess now that i have some basic understanding of the game the next step would be to discover which teams and players to follow. following a sport without having faves is boring.

i saw the wigan vs leeds game on saturday and leeds were totally outplayed, so i guess manly are the favourites in the world club challenge. btw, how prestigious is that title?

The world cup challenge? Not very, Manly will be using it as a warm-up and game-time for the NRL season.

Thanos
Feb 15th, 2012, 10:03 AM
the storm are still most talented team in the competition and should win it this year.

Yoncé
Feb 15th, 2012, 11:15 AM
The schools comp uses League rules and I've filled in a couple of times! Love the competition in the real NRL, kind of hope storm take it out.

Dani12
Feb 15th, 2012, 11:18 AM
the storm are still most talented team in the competition and should win it this year.

Hmm. Melbourne have the 'big three', but their roster looks like it is lacking some depth. However, if Cronk/Slater/Smith are firing it may not even matter.

azdaja
Feb 15th, 2012, 03:54 PM
i will use this thread to comment on rugby union competitions as well and anyone who wants to join should feel free to do so.

i will be following league mostly, though. i hope the scheduling of nrl will be alright for me or i will be stuck with super league only. and anway, given that this will be the first season that i will follow this competition, anyone care to make a little preview over next 2 weeks. how do you expect clubs to do, who will be key players?

azdaja
Feb 18th, 2012, 12:10 AM
Leeds 26:12 Manly
:oh:

it was much closer than the end result suggests. manly put on a lot of pressure on leeds after the break but early pressure from leeds paid off.

Dani12
Feb 18th, 2012, 01:12 AM
:lol: I guess it is hard for a team to go over into the English winter, still :oh: Also looking at Manly's other pre-season results, they lost 6-38 to Cronulla...it could be a tough year for them.

Sam L
Feb 18th, 2012, 01:16 AM
I hate this sport. It's always on Australian TV. This is the only good thing about it:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h0GaLYr_B88/TBhkxKYP6hI/AAAAAAAAEsg/t5RgSYjVCQA/s1600/dw.jpg

wta_zuperfann
Feb 18th, 2012, 01:33 AM
if I posted a picture of some gal like that ^ people would accuse me of being a sexist and pornographer

azdaja
Feb 20th, 2012, 09:52 AM
rugby may be on tv all the time in australia but in europe it's not very popular outside of the british isles and france and it's far behind football even there. and when i say rugby i mean union, league is even less known. i watched the leeds vs manly game in a pub and i think i was the only one in the room who knew what was going on. i know smaller leagues have been established in some countries, but super league is the only european league i can see on tv, so regardless of what australians think about its quality it's good to have it.

Invisible Fan
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Hopefully Canberra can have an improved year they were very disappointing last season. It was great to see them do well in 2010 - it reminded me of the glory days for the Raiders (1990s).

ranfurly
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:50 PM
NRL Starts soon! can't wait! real league!!

Dani12
Feb 21st, 2012, 01:11 AM
Dragons beat South Sydney 18-12 in the charity shield. Expecting Illawarra to be a factor this year.

Dani12
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:19 AM
Also just as a teaser for this season and to give azdaja a bit of a taste

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austennisfan
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:34 AM
I'm also a rugby league fan. I support the Titans, Broncos and of course Queensland. I really expect that the Warriors will go close to winning it this year and I also think the Knights will improve dramatically under the coaching of Wayne Bennett. Melbourne will also be up there as usual.

Yoncé
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:54 AM
I hate this sport. It's always on Australian TV. This is the only good thing about it:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h0GaLYr_B88/TBhkxKYP6hI/AAAAAAAAEsg/t5RgSYjVCQA/s1600/dw.jpg

Its only on TV all the time if you're in Queensland, NSW or ACT :lol: Victoria, SA and WA are all AFL mad.

And that;s one of the main reasons I watch it :drool:


Also just as a teaser for this season and to give azdaja a bit of a taste

FsFmEczmuAA

2lwJohRge5I

Why do the put games in Adelaide :facepalm: They don't even have a team and probably couldn't care less about NRL

Sam L
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:01 AM
Its only on TV all the time if you're in Queensland, NSW or ACT :lol: Victoria, SA and WA are all AFL mad.

And that;s one of the main reasons I watch it :drool:



I have no idea but yeah I wish they all played like this:

http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/icwales2/jan2009/7/1/1207070B-D252-8CA7-81D9FEC4FA80A8D4.jpg

Only then I'll watch. :drool:

azdaja
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:45 AM
don't we have a thread for pictures of sexy athletes or something?

Also just as a teaser for this season and to give azdaja a bit of a taste

FsFmEczmuAA

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thanks. btw, the nrl games are played at weekends, right?

Why do the put games in Adelaide :facepalm: They don't even have a team and probably couldn't care less about NRL
i'm guessing it's in order to promote the game. like the magic weekend in the super league.

Dani12
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:13 AM
Yes, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and one on Monday.

Thanos
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:52 PM
so this just become another porn thread :rolleyes:

Bismarck.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:09 PM
Oh dear, I've just seen the Hurricanes squad for the year in the Super 15. What a Godawful team.

azdaja
Feb 23rd, 2012, 02:54 PM
i might even watch a super 15 game this wekend even though i'm clueless about that competition. the thing i liked about the world cup in new zealand last year was that it provided some entertainment in the morning hours.

Dani12
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Odds for NRL Premiership.
$6 Wests Tigers
$8 Melbourne Storm
$8 Newcastle Knights
$9 Warriors
$11 Brisbane Broncos
$13 Canterbury-Bankstown
$13 Manly
$15 North Queensland Cowboys
$17 South Sydney
$17 St George Illawarra
$21 Parramatta
$21 Penrith
$21 Sydney Roosters
$26 Canberra
$26 Cronulla
$41 Gold Coast Titans

It's also worth noting that the finals format has changed, no more McIntyre system, back to double-chance for top 4.

azdaja
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:01 PM
i now only need to understand what that means :o

other than that:

England (Europe) - Super League
FT St Helens RL 32 - 34 Catalans Dragons

ranfurly
Feb 25th, 2012, 02:04 AM
Good win for Canterbury in the Super 15!

Yeah Boi!!!

azdaja
Feb 25th, 2012, 11:27 AM
i saw waratahs vs reds. a dramatic last second try gave reds the win. still, it may be just me, but i really prefer rugby union competitions between national teams, it's just not the same.

Dani12
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Stupid Chokatahs.

ranfurly
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:42 PM
And the Highlanders! pulling of a good victory against the Waikato Chiefs!

Yeah Boi!

azdaja
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Stupid Chokatahs.
that was hardly a choke. they barely managed to get the lead anyway. the friday's super league contained some epic choking from st hellens, though. they were 12 points in the lead at half-time, 18 midway through the second half, they were the favourites on paper as well. yet they lost.

azdaja
Feb 29th, 2012, 08:38 PM
so, the nrl starts in about 12 hours. i will be able to see the first games live only on saturday, though. looking forward to this.

Dani12
Mar 1st, 2012, 01:36 AM
This first game should be really interesting. Wayne Bennetts/Darius Boyds old club against their current club, Illawarra have been a powerhouse with Bennett over the last few years, so it'll be interesting to see if they can remain near the top. Also i'll be waiting to see what Bennett can do for Newcastle, who are the short priced favourite to win this game.

ranfurly
Mar 1st, 2012, 05:14 AM
Highlanders vs Crusaders this weekend in Dunedin!

YEA BOI!

Btw Roosters are apparently singing on Sonny Bill Williams back, good riddance, that fuckwit doesn't know if he's a mediocre Union Player or a "Championship" Boxer.

His games more credited to the other code anyway.

Dani12
Mar 1st, 2012, 01:06 PM
Epic opener, Dragons beat Newcastle 15-14. I'd back Soward in a golden point situation any day.

Also re SBW, as you said his game is much more more suited to league. A NZ team with SBW and Marshall could really give Australia a shake.

azdaja
Mar 1st, 2012, 02:50 PM
i didn't realise nrl uses a sudden death rule to determine a winner. super league games end in a draw after 80 minutes.

i actually caught some of the game on stream at work :oh: including the winning drop kick goal. and of course it makes sense to try a drop kick in a situation like that.

Bismarck.
Mar 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Highlanders vs Crusaders this weekend in Dunedin!

YEA BOI!

Btw Roosters are apparently singing on Sonny Bill Williams back, good riddance, that fuckwit doesn't know if he's a mediocre Union Player or a "Championship" Boxer.

His games more credited to the other code anyway.

There's always a lot of crap stirred at the start of the NRL season about players who could be switching codes to league and nearly always they're false. Admittedly, I wouldn't be surprised if Money Bill eventually goes back, but I think that NZRU will do all they can to stop that happening as he's such a crowd-puller.

Apparently there's rumours about Quade switching, too. :lol:

azdaja
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:09 AM
i'm watching north queensland vs gold coast right now. the errors cowboys have been making so far :facepalm:

Thanos
Mar 3rd, 2012, 01:04 PM
i'm watching north queensland vs gold coast right now. the errors cowboys have been making so far :facepalm:

sound similar to knights vs dragons match which was a knock on fest beside the close score.

Dani12
Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
Why some teams refuse to play wet weather rugby is beyond me. It seems simple, keep the ball under your arm, gain metres and complete sets. But no, teams still wants to throw the ball around..

Anyway, I have no idea why Gold Coast are tipped to be wooden spooners, they have a good team. They just didn't come together last year, they have a lot of potential if they can mesh.

azdaja
Mar 3rd, 2012, 07:47 PM
i may be the only one following the super league here, but after the bradford vs warrington game i gotta say: i don't know (yet) the name of that warrington player who should have been sent off if the refs had not been half-blind, but that **** is officially the first rugby league player on my shit list :rolleyes: throwing yourself elbow first on the player you have just brought to the ground is simply disgusting.

Dani12
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:06 PM
^ Thug behaviour seems to happen fairly often in rugby :( Topping my thug list for this round is Justin Hodges. Totally uncalled for, unecessary shove on a player that had nothing to do with the play.

Anyway first round of NRL is nearly over. Hard to tell which team will look to be heading the pack with the bad conditions this weekend. Brisbane to me looked pretty strong. The next few weeks will give us a better indication. Go away rain!

Also I would probably watch more Super league if it were available just 'cause I'm a rugby nutter, but the thing that annoys me about super league is that 30, 40+ scorelines seem like the norm...the defence is just woeful.

azdaja
Mar 5th, 2012, 11:44 AM
epic choke from rabbitohs. they had a 20:12 lead with just 3 minutes to go only to lose 20:24.

also, yesterday france and ireland played to a draw in 6 nations. epic drop kick fail prevented france from snatching a win.

^ Thug behaviour seems to happen fairly often in rugby :( Topping my thug list for this round is Justin Hodges. Totally uncalled for, unecessary shove on a player that had nothing to do with the play.
i think such behaviour should be sanctioned and sanctioned hard. as should any dangerous play.

Also I would probably watch more Super league if it were available just 'cause I'm a rugby nutter, but the thing that annoys me about super league is that 30, 40+ scorelines seem like the norm...the defence is just woeful.
well, you know rugby better than i do so i won't argue with that. my impression is that some of the teams are just useless (e.g. widnes losing 6:66 to huddersfield :help: ). most 30+ points games are blowouts involving 3 or 4 such teams.

Dani12
Mar 9th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Manly are proving that most of the time, pre-season form means nothing..I have to take back my previous critisisms of them. Played a very good match against New Zealand last week and putting in a tidy performance so far against Wests.

azdaja
Mar 10th, 2012, 07:12 PM
fighting spirit of bradford bulls gets them a 36 - 24 away win over hull kingston rovers in a very entertaing game. i'm really fine with this result, they deserved it.

azdaja
Mar 15th, 2012, 10:12 PM
omg, i've just realised i can watch the championship games online. and...

Featherstone Rovers 36 : 16 Leigh Centurions

at first i thouth omg, this is almost like touch rugby :oh: in the end it's more than that. but super league and nrl are high above it.

azdaja
Mar 16th, 2012, 10:35 PM
well, i don't know if this thread is gonna take off or not (depends on all the rugby fans on this board), but i just wanted to say before going out tonight, i like this huddersfield team. sure, castleford defence was shit tonight, you don't need to follow this sport for too long in order to understand it. still, this huddersfield team is the real deal.

Dani12
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:06 AM
well, i don't know if this thread is gonna take off or not (depends on all the rugby fans on this board), but i just wanted to say before going out tonight, i like this huddersfield team. sure, castleford defence was shit tonight, you don't need to follow this sport for too long in order to understand it. still, this huddersfield team is the real deal.

Luke O'Donell play for huddersfield. :hearts:

Maybe not, I'll continue to post if I have anything to say.

Also I hate to kick a team while they are down, but after Newcastle got beat by Brisbane, there is no way they will live up to their hype. Also Wests fans need to stop getting excited pre-season, they always dissapoint :lol:

azdaja
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:27 PM
o'donell didn't play yesterday, but another luke has been a star for huddersield, luke george.

bradford beat st helens today and the game featured a rare 8 points try. by bradford.

wales won the 6 nations with 100% record.

azdaja
Mar 19th, 2012, 11:43 AM
looking at Manly's other pre-season results, they lost 6-38 to Cronulla...it could be a tough year for them.
cronulla beat manly again, this time 17:14 :shrug: i was able to comfortably watch the last 10 minutes on stream and the finish was dramatic. i thought the last 2 manly tries were quite spectacular but they came too late in the end.

Huntress55
Mar 19th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Manly were awful the first half, they made so many errors. But the they really do play for the full 80 and the Sharks just got away with the win. Manly ran out of time.

Dani12
Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:22 AM
Oh Parra :facepalm: ...the first year I decide to not dislike you. Hopefully Hayne can save the day when he comes back from injury.

azdaja
Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:23 PM
6:39 is very much a widnes-like result.

Dani12
Mar 24th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Oh and in some rugby union news, Danny Cipriani...never dance again....please, for the love of god.

Huntress55
Mar 24th, 2012, 01:57 AM
I always love it when Parra loses.

But omg at Yow Yehs injury, just horrible

Dani12
Mar 24th, 2012, 03:13 AM
I always love it when Parra loses.

But omg at Yow Yehs injury, just horrible

Poor guy, I'm not his biggest fan but that one was just horrific. Hate to hear someone screamimng in pain. :sad:

Dani12
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:46 AM
More than happy to call Billy Slater the best player in the world right now.

azdaja
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:38 PM
can't comment on which teams are worth hating on, can't tell which players are among the best and i'm glad i didn't see that yow yeh's injury (read about it and it sounded horrible). but this was a huge rugby weekend. apart from regular league and union competitions there was also sevens world series. fiji beat new zealand in the final which i saw and thought it was very entertaining. the olympic games are reacher for a cool game from 2016 even though i wish a league-based competition would get as much recognition as well.

i got my friends into the game as well :oh: not just watching, but also playing touch rugby based on league rules this weekend for the first time :lol: it was fun.

the only bad thing was i missed all super league live action on tv this weekend.

Thanos
Mar 29th, 2012, 05:43 PM
i'm not a fan of parra but hindmarsh retirement this year is a loss for the game.

Dani12
Mar 30th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Melbourne making everyone look average. Only problems I can see for them is during State of origin time, with all of the big three likely in the Queensland side.

Huntress55
Mar 30th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Melbourne are just such a strong side, I think they'll be ok around Origin, they've still got good players. Although I guess it depends who they play around Origin time and if those sides are missing too many players.

Dani12
Mar 31st, 2012, 01:12 PM
Parra finally win, beat Manly 29-20 :oh:

I didn't see the whole game, but I imagine it isn't a total coincidence that this win coincides with Hayne's return. He projects such confidence and of course is a great player.

I'm totally surprised the Roosters beat NZ. I thought NZ were going to be very tough to beat this year, they are just so-so this year so far.

Also good 1 point win for Cronulla over Penrith, they have been the bottom feeders in the last few years so it is nice to see them getting some wins :)

azdaja
Mar 31st, 2012, 09:14 PM
yesterday i watched the warrington errorfest in the first half of their match against st helens and i thought that was pretty poor from them. having seen the disgraceful performance of wakefield against london broncos i have to take that back. at least warrington made errors because st helens put them under pressure and they had a decent second half while i'm not sure wakefield even really tried as they got thrashed 36:0 :facepalm:

the other tonight's result was catalans 76:6 widnes :spit:

Thanos
Apr 1st, 2012, 09:03 AM
what an exciting match souths vs tigers was. :lol: inglis hitting the ugliest field goal ever.

Dani12
Apr 1st, 2012, 09:34 AM
Always happy to see Wests lose. Although Souths aren't much better...

jimmy_the_greek
Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:03 PM
Fanatical Bulldogs supporter. Have been following them since the Age of 4. Can't wait to play the Bunnies this week:)

Thanos
Apr 6th, 2012, 11:26 AM
another great performance from inglis this week :yeah:.

HawkAussie
Apr 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Happy that South Sydney won their match because that is my favitoure team.

Huntress55
Apr 6th, 2012, 12:39 PM
another great performance from inglis this week :yeah:.

He played okay but I dont think he deserved MOM. Seriously this guy is so overhyped atm. He is a great player but he hasnt shown enough of that lately. He does maybe one or two great things a game, and then kind of just plays casual. Hes better than alot of players but compare him to Slater, now Slater is truly magnificent player. He's on fire atm.

Happy Broncos won, but the score should have been alot bigger. Credit to the Tigers for hanging in there.

azdaja
Apr 9th, 2012, 06:38 PM
i was away from home this easter weekend and i nearly missed all of the action. i still managed to catch st helens vs wigan game on friday as well as gold coast vs roosters on a crappy stream on saturday. i really am addicted to rugby league right now :lol:

huddersfield are still on top of super league but sky are not showing too many of their games. i don't approve of that.

HawkAussie
Apr 9th, 2012, 11:15 PM
The Ladder in the NRL
1. Melbourne Storm
2. Brisbane Broncos
3. Canterbury Bulldogs
4. Cronulla Sharks
5. Sydney Roosters
6. Canberra Raiders
7. Manly Sea Eagles
8. Newcastle Knights
9. North Queensland Cowboys
10. South Sydney Rabbitohs
11. St George Illawarra Dragons
12. New Zealand Warriors
13. Penrith Panthers
14. West Tigers
15. Gold Coast Titans
16. Paramatta Eels

azdaja
Apr 13th, 2012, 02:47 PM
in friday nrl games broncos beat raiders with ease and dragons beat newcastle knights. i don't know if anyone else saw the dragons vs newcastle game but i thought the decision to disallow that second half newcastle try was stupid, really.

Huntress55
Apr 14th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Great display by the Broncos, especially since we have a few players missing. Norman was excellent he really stood up with Wallace missing and Hunt did pretty well too. I mean its not like they were playing the Storm or anything but it was still a great win.

azdaja
Apr 14th, 2012, 11:32 AM
a question for followers of nrl - do players get sent off for dangerous tackles and such? in the manly vs gold coast game a manly player was put on report for a dangerous tackle and last weekend in super league a bradford player was sent off for a similar action :unsure:

ranfurly
Apr 14th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Crusaders got a win over top of the Table Stormers in the SUPER 14!

azdaja
Apr 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM
oh my, i've seen 2 nrl games today and then the challenge cup game between featherstone and castleford overshadows both of them because of the drama, emotion, fighting spirit and fans. featherstone upset castleford 23:16. i really love english rugby league for the entertainment.

Crusaders got a win over top of the Table Stormers in the SUPER 14!
it's super 15 nowadays, no?

ranfurly
Apr 15th, 2012, 01:02 AM
oh my, i've seen 2 nrl games today and then the challenge cup game between featherstone and castleford overshadows both of them because of the drama, emotion, fighting spirit and fans. featherstone upset castleford 23:16. i really love english rugby league for the entertainment.


it's super 15 nowadays, no?

Sorry, yeah it is, they added another RSA team, old habits :lol:

Dani12
Apr 15th, 2012, 01:08 AM
Sorry, yeah it is, they added another RSA team, old habits :lol:

Melbourne Rebels were the new team.

ranfurly
Apr 15th, 2012, 02:26 AM
Melbourne Rebels were the new team.

:wavey: oops! they were too! (Why did I think it was RSA who spouted a new team :confused:)

cheers for correcting! Looks liek I need to start watching more!

Lord Choc Ice
Apr 15th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Mmmm.
http://celebslists.com/images/david-williams-06.jpg

Oh, wrong thread :oh:

Dani12
Apr 15th, 2012, 09:07 AM
:wavey: oops! they were too! (Why did I think it was RSA who spouted a new team :confused:)

cheers for correcting! Looks liek I need to start watching more!

I think there is a team from RSA waiting to come in and be the 16th team.

By the way, my top 10 rugby league players in the world for the moment (no particular order.)

Billy Slater (AUS)
Benji Marshall (NZL)
Johnathan Thurston (AUS)
Cameron Smith (AUS)
Cooper Cronk (AUS)
Paul Gallen (AUS)
Greg Inglis (AUS)
Jarryd Hayne (AUS)
Sam Thiaday (AUS)
Matt Scott (AUS)

azdaja
Apr 19th, 2012, 09:28 PM
i just saw a championship game between halifax and leigh which leigh won, the first halifax defeat this season. it was fun but i can't choose what to see, i see games that are available, streams or tv :rolleyes: how can i decide which teams or players i like?

anyway, i understand that there is a test game between australia and new zealand this weekend. when?

Dani12
Apr 20th, 2012, 06:41 AM
In about 4 hours.

Dani12
Apr 20th, 2012, 09:23 AM
Australia d New Zealand 20-12

Good effort by NZ, they did better than they usually do. Just a bit more class and better decision making from Oz.

azdaja
Apr 20th, 2012, 03:28 PM
i saw your posts but couldn't reply coz i was busy at work and that's also why i gotta say - pfft :no: i hoped they would put the game on saturday when i can watch it. this way no test match and no nrl and i get no saturday morning rugby league :no: well, perhaps i will get to see some super 15 match instead.

Dani12
Apr 20th, 2012, 03:48 PM
City v Country is Sunday afternoon, not sure what time it'll be there :) and as I said, worth a watch.

azdaja
Apr 21st, 2012, 07:55 PM
Oh dear, I've just seen the Hurricanes squad for the year in the Super 15. What a Godawful team.
i saw them today and now i get it.

City v Country is Sunday afternoon, not sure what time it'll be there :) and as I said, worth a watch.
i will be off to a big birthday party which could last long, so i guess i won't be up early enough :oh: i don't really get the origin concept yet.

anyway, i just saw the super league game between wakefield and salford city which proved to be entertaining in the sense that salford were totally outplayed for most of the match and still nearly won or at least equalised literally in the last seconds (after scoring 2 tries in the last 5 minutes).

this sport needs to grow more internationally. that would bring more televised games.

Dani12
Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:14 AM
Not much to it, considered the pinnacle of the sport...the state of New South Wales vs the state of Queensland. Best of three game series :)

Dani12
Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:49 AM
City d. Country 24-22

:sad:

azdaja
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:29 PM
Not much to it, considered the pinnacle of the sport...the state of New South Wales vs the state of Queensland. Best of three game series :)
i understand origin games are big, it's just a little unusual when comared to other sports.

huddersfield remain on top of the super league table. also, i've just realised widnes conceded 30 points or more in all games this season, even in games they won :lol:

Huntress55
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
I cant wait until SOO! One of my fave times of the year :p

Invisible Fan
Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
I cant wait until SOO! One of my fave times of the year :p

Not surprising with Queensland winning the last 500 series :D

Dani12
Apr 23rd, 2012, 02:51 AM
On a different note, New South Wales won SOO under 20s! We'll take any win we can get :lol:

Dani12
May 14th, 2012, 07:56 AM
Michael Jennings going from second grade to NSW team...worried already :scared:

ranfurly
May 14th, 2012, 08:02 AM
urgh the Reds bet the Crusaders.

****s.

Dani12
May 14th, 2012, 11:03 AM
Rebels had a surprising win over a NZ team too. :)

azdaja
May 18th, 2012, 08:58 PM
well, i was travelling so i dunno what's been happening over past 3 weeks. but right now i'm watching the game huddersfield against wigan and it's been great so far. except that i really prefer the way huddersfield play and want them to win this. you could say that wigan are playing the more basic game tonight and taking full advantage of it. come on giants, this is still winnable :armed:

Dani12
May 23rd, 2012, 10:37 AM
Ohmygod...ohmygod, so excited. Come on NSW :scared:

Yoncé
May 23rd, 2012, 12:36 PM
Totally not about the game but the girl who sang the National Anthem was terrible! And QLD will again anyway :lol::o

Dani12
May 23rd, 2012, 12:56 PM
Well this game was stolen from NSW. Inglis knocked the ball on. Absolute joke. Video referee has some questions to answer. Queensland didn't win this game.

Epigone
May 23rd, 2012, 01:13 PM
:cheer: Queensland :cheer:

azdaja
May 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
welcome to the thread, epigone. and congratulations, i guess :p

Dani12
May 23rd, 2012, 02:33 PM
Meh...I guess bad referee calls are apart of the game. Anyway I actually thought NSW was the better team, congrats to QLD anyway...we'll get there one day.

Huntress55
May 23rd, 2012, 02:42 PM
From the first look I thought GI knocked the ball on, wouldnt matter anyways if the game played out as it was, still would have been 12-10. When they showed the replays thought I thought RF played at the ball, which dislodged it from GI which means he was well within his rights to recollect it and ground it. I mean RF was clearly kicking his foot out in hope of knocking the ball or GI(which would be illegal but I think it was obviously more at the ball) which means he did play at it. Yeah it was a crucial call but thats how it goes. ALso with the whole brawl thing I the NSW halfback also threw punches but didnt get in trouble and Lewis also came running in. However he didnt throw punches.

It was a good game though. NSW played well and got the ball rolling and then I felt QLD settled better. I really thought Tate should have got MOM. He went forwards when our forwards werent going anywhere, he also took some crucial bombs and made some great breaks.

Dani12
May 23rd, 2012, 03:52 PM
I think saying just because it was 12-10 it doesn't matter is a bit naive. Inglis gets the green light and QLD gets the ball back as opposed to Inglis getting no try and NSW getting the ball.

Also you saying RF was clearly kicking the ball has to be a joke right? His leg didn't swing at all and he was in a tackle motion. None of that adds up to a kicking action. It should have been a knock on, Greg Inglis lost it cold, any other time a limb coming into another player knocking the ball out of their hands is still a knock on, the attacking player needs to keep a grip on the ball, those are just the facts.

Also that penalty the QLD got before their second try was hilarious too. QLD did a similar tackle later in the match and nothing.

Anyway, I don't want to dwell or be sour grapes :lol: QLD won and no one can take that away from them, sometimes the better team loses.

Dani12
May 24th, 2012, 02:37 AM
:lol: Even the queensland camp admitting that they were lucky to get that try and that Jennings probably shouldn't have been sin binned.

Huntress55
May 24th, 2012, 07:10 AM
I think saying just because it was 12-10 it doesn't matter is a bit naive. Inglis gets the green light and QLD gets the ball back as opposed to Inglis getting no try and NSW getting the ball.

Also you saying RF was clearly kicking the ball has to be a joke right? His leg didn't swing at all and he was in a tackle motion. None of that adds up to a kicking action. It should have been a knock on, Greg Inglis lost it cold, any other time a limb coming into another player knocking the ball out of their hands is still a knock on, the attacking player needs to keep a grip on the ball, those are just the facts.

Also that penalty the QLD got before their second try was hilarious too. QLD did a similar tackle later in the match and nothing.

Anyway, I don't want to dwell or be sour grapes :lol: QLD won and no one can take that away from them, sometimes the better team loses.

SO RF stuck his foot out for the hell of it? Ok sure lets roll with that. Harrigan said it best in press ... RF was deemed to dislodge the ball with his foot it REBOUNDED (so no knocked on because GI didnt play at it) off GIs arm so the ball was live on the ground which means GI was within his rights to ground it. Doesnt matter if you agree thats the rules the refs went by. Both Mal and Cam pretty much said the same things too.

NSW tries came from sloppy attempts at taking kicks. Slater was not himself and made mistakes, NSW were lucky. QLDs first two tries were from great attacking plays. Although I thought some of the QLD players really need to pick up their act in the second game. Tate was awesome though, really thought he should have got MOM.

Bird penalty was ridiculous. That was a good hard tackle and should have been play on.

Oh and how about Hayne punching Thurston in the face? But then again its Hayne cant expect anything else. Not like it impacted the game but it was cheap from Hayne. He had a decent game though.
As for the fight. Jennings clearly came running in a threw a punch, didnt really need to do that. Happy he was binned but I could have lived with it if they had of just placed him on report or something.

I just hate that a good game was overshadowed by all this complaining. I hate it when QLD do it too. Im hoping game 2 is a game with great footy and thats all thats talked about.

Dani12
May 24th, 2012, 07:27 AM
Hahah. Yeah he did, he was running to make the tackle, you have to put one foot forward to run. Anyway, I'd be fine with ALL referee decisions just as long as they were consistent, I've seen millions of those situations given a no try.

Anyway, doesn't change the result. It is what it is. ;)

azdaja
May 26th, 2012, 04:39 PM
it's magic weekend in super league and i was looking forward to it because they were going to show so many games. but. i am watching warrington vs widnes and it's 40-0 for warrington after just 30 minutes, i mean wtf? :help: widnes are such a joke of a team, it's not even funny :o

Dani12
May 27th, 2012, 01:11 AM
I looked at widnes' team just to see what they were working with. I haven't seen any of them play apart from Ben Cross. But 68-4 is a really troubling score.

azdaja
May 27th, 2012, 10:57 AM
at the time i made my previous post it looked like they were going to lose 0-100 :tape: i know they are a new team in super league but still :facepalm: this is the downside of the magic weekend which is simply an extra round. st helens and wigan get to play each other and warrington win the jackpot by drawing widnes.

azdaja
May 27th, 2012, 08:09 PM
3 red cards in st helens vs wigan game given at once :facepalm: i can't believe some wigan players lost their cool when they were totally pwning st helens who were just dreadful (except a couple of players) and completely without confidence defensively :facepalm: dissappointing. otherwise magic weekend looked like something i might attend in the future.

azdaja
Jun 2nd, 2012, 11:23 AM
what a dramatic finish to the first half of bulldogs vs rabbitohs. i liked the 3 tries by bulldogs which were really a team effort with a lot of passing. i like that kind of rugby :)

Dani12
Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:31 PM
Bulldogs :dance: At the start of the thread I said I didn't have a favourite necessarily, just liked and non-liked teams...however if I chose one it'd be Canterbury. Krishnan Inu appears to be a good buy, however he's always been really inconsistent, next few weeks he might be terrible :o

azdaja
Jun 12th, 2012, 07:56 PM
right ahead of the next origin game.

i've been wondering wtf happened with huddersfield? they started the season so well and played some good games yet now they are on a 5 game losing streak :facepalm: i mean, ok, i mentioned luke george who had looked very good in attack previously and in the last 2 games i saw he didn't look so good defensively being directly responsible for holes which made some tries against them possible. but you can't put it down to just one person. it's just that he looked so good in the first few games i saw and not so good in the last ones. oh well.

Dani12
Jun 13th, 2012, 03:20 PM
NSW :) I didn't actually see the game though :lol: Just got back from overseas and was getting scores texted to me on the bus home!

azdaja
Jun 16th, 2012, 10:29 AM
sharks defeated warriors 20-19 in a dramatic finish. i thought warriors should have played it safe first and gone for a field goal in their last set but then they were so close to scoring a try.

but this is how i like my saturday mornings. get up and have a breakfast and coffee while watching a good nrl game. they should have a game at this time every saturday.

Dani12
Jul 20th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Fantastic game between Bulldogs and Manly. Barba is amazing.

Hugh Jackman is a Manly fan :spit:

Huntress55
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Hugh :(

In contrast it was a shite game between Titans and Broncos. Broncos played sooooo bad.

Dani12
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Hugh :(

In contrast it was a shite game between Titans and Broncos. Broncos played sooooo bad.

Naww spoilers :( :lol: Broncos/Titans is the delayed telecast here.

Good to see GC's resurgence though, the team is too good for how they were playing.

Huntress55
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Thats why I didnt say who won... I bag the Broncos when they play bad, win or lose because frankly I expect an awesome performance from them each week. :p

It was just a bad game in general really. So many errors from both teams.

Dani12
Jul 20th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Thats why I didnt say who won... I bag the Broncos when they play bad, win or lose because frankly I expect an awesome performance from them each week. :p

It was just a bad game in general really. So many errors from both teams.

Fair enough :) I always used to hate the Broncos, but I've warmed to them a little these last few years..much less meatheads like Tony Caroll, Shane Webcke and Gordan Tallis.

azdaja
Jul 21st, 2012, 08:14 PM
that bulldogs vs manly game must have been really good when this thread got bumped after a month of hibernation :p

there have been some other good games over the past few weeks, though. i feel disappointed with huddersfield since they seem to be losing almost every time. the only game i was able to see in recent weeks was the challenge cup last sunday and i can't say they were really and truely bad but there were some expensive errors and there was not that urgency and confidence that i saw earlier in the season. to be fair, i didn't see any other game during their "slump".

refs can be as bad and deciding in this sport as in association football, though :o

Invisible Fan
Jul 22nd, 2012, 07:29 AM
Raiders smashed the Sharks today :worship:

Dani12
Jul 22nd, 2012, 07:40 AM
Raiders have been so random this season, vey streaky. Good win one week, bad loss the next. Actually what am I saying, they're always like that.

Invisible Fan
Jul 22nd, 2012, 07:42 AM
They're making a late run at reaching the finals :)

azdaja
Jul 22nd, 2012, 11:58 AM
i saw raiders destroy storm a couple of weeks ago. it was a good game and it was surprising to see given their earlier results.

azdaja
Jul 28th, 2012, 10:36 AM
well, barba was good today for the bulldogs (again), scoring 3 tries and even though he kinda fucked it up on the second cowboys try. it was an entertaining game. it seems i can say that about every game the bulldogs play.

Dani12
Jul 28th, 2012, 11:11 AM
Whoops, missed the Bulldogs. Watching the olympics.

azdaja
Jul 28th, 2012, 12:24 PM
and the warriors are the biggest chokers of nrl :facepalm:

Dani12
Jul 28th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Good...:lick:

Ilikebigboobies
Jul 28th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Fuck Manly, the cheating fuckers who get everything given to them.

Ilikebigboobies
Jul 28th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Is there anyone here who used to post in my NRL thread about 5 years ago?

Ilikebigboobies
Jul 28th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Fair enough :) I always used to hate the Broncos, but I've warmed to them a little these last few years..much less meatheads like Tony Caroll, Shane Webcke and Gordan Tallis.

You are a meathead.

Dani12
Jul 28th, 2012, 01:29 PM
You are a meathead.

Alright :lol:

azdaja
Jul 28th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Fuck Manly, the cheating fuckers who get everything given to them.
well, manly did score a try on the back of a non-existant knock-on against the warriors. still, warriors have only themselves to blame for this loss. it was like last week against newcastle.

Ilikebigboobies
Jul 28th, 2012, 11:22 PM
well, manly did score a try on the back of a non-existant knock-on against the warriors. still, warriors have only themselves to blame for this loss. it was like last week against newcastle.

Manly must be, by far, the easiest team to support. When does a call EVER go agains them? Every little fifty/fifty, even every little 20/80 goes there way, EVERY time.

I know the Warriors should have won this one though. First team in history of NRL to blow 18-0 leads in consecutive weeks.

Origin fucked this year up more than ever. Both te Broncos and Storm were flying and Origin screwed them around. You look at a team like the Dogs and Rabbits who had 1 player out each and they have come through at the top. Hardly fair in my eyes. Those teams should be compensated for having, in the Broncos case, 7 players out in Game 3.

azdaja
Jul 29th, 2012, 05:42 PM
the northern rail cup (the secondary cup competition in england) final between halifax and featherstone was a highly entertaining affair decided with just 3 minutes to go. these teams can give super league sides a good fight and even beat some of them (well, featherstone beat castleford in the primary cup competiton). it was a very good game at this level.

edit: oh yeah, and if anyone's interested, halifax won 21-12.

azdaja
Aug 3rd, 2012, 09:57 PM
FT Wigan Warriors 48 - 10 Hull FC

now, do super league teams need some depth? it seems so :rolleyes:

but anyway. tomorrow we have the super rugby final and another bulldogs game at the same time. i will probably watcht the latter and check out the result of the other afterwards.

Thanos
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:51 AM
i hope south finally win the premiership their in such good form.

Huntress55
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Manly must be, by far, the easiest team to support. When does a call EVER go agains them? Every little fifty/fifty, even every little 20/80 goes there way, EVERY time.

I know the Warriors should have won this one though. First team in history of NRL to blow 18-0 leads in consecutive weeks.

Origin fucked this year up more than ever. Both te Broncos and Storm were flying and Origin screwed them around. You look at a team like the Dogs and Rabbits who had 1 player out each and they have come through at the top. Hardly fair in my eyes. Those teams should be compensated for having, in the Broncos case, 7 players out in Game 3.

Yep. We had alot of rep players this year, it sucked. But it was also injuries too. We've had a few backline players out. Last week we had Reed, Hodges, Copley & Hoffman (Ill leave Yow Yeh out because he's been gone all year really).

Broncos really have to wake up. It needs to start this week with the Raiders because we have a very tough few games leading into the finals (if we make it at this rate). Wallace & Norman have been solid all year, but these past few weeks they havent been, especially Wallace. I knew he was injured not long ago but if he's playing that means he's recovered.

azdaja
Aug 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM
FT St Helens RL 12 - 22 Warrington Wolves

truely bad early mistakes in each half from st helens make this possible. nevertheless it was a good game.

the bulldogs were great on saturday, really. the team to watch right now.

azdaja
Aug 11th, 2012, 06:57 PM
warrington destroyed wigan tonight. this was completely different from the game against st helens, wigan were simply outplayed on every front and every level and from the beginning. even though i was for some reason slightly inclined not to like warrington (probably because huddersfield had won my sympathies earlier in the season) they are probably the best team in super league.

benji marshall looked good for tigers earler today :yeah: and the eels vs the roosters game was entertaining.

why do they have to put the bulldogs vs the broncos on sunday? i want to see that game but i don't want to get up early on a sunday morning.

Dani12
Aug 12th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Barba for dally M medalist? He is going to be hard to beat.

Also I can't believe how badly the warriors have been this season, I thought they'd be thereabouts in the finals race after their performance last season, now they're completely out of the race.

azdaja
Aug 16th, 2012, 09:24 PM
FT Sheffield Eagles 28:28 Featherstone Rovers

it was an exciting game, so who gives a fuck that nrl players are much better :p

i'm thinking about excuses that could work for me at work so i can see the bulldogs vs the tigers game tomorrow.

azdaja
Aug 17th, 2012, 10:12 PM
FT London Broncos 62 - 18 Warrington Wolves

even though this is largely due to warrington playing with their b team it's still embarrassing.

the nrl games this weekend looked great. totally pissed off i was only able to catch little bits of them live.

Dani12
Aug 18th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Both games were separated by one point :eek: Bulldogs just have the belief at the moment. For some reason I still don't see them taking the premiership, only the minor.

Thanos
Aug 27th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Both games were separated by one point :eek: Bulldogs just have the belief at the moment. For some reason I still don't see them taking the premiership, only the minor.

yeah i think melbourne or manly will take it but i'm hoping south wins the premiership.

i can't wait till friday night football to see if the broncos get knocked out of the top 8. i can't remember brisbane ever missing out on finals footy.

Huntress55
Aug 27th, 2012, 05:26 PM
yeah i think melbourne or manly will take it but i'm hoping south wins the premiership.

i can't wait till friday night football to see if the broncos get knocked out of the top 8. i can't remember brisbane ever missing out on finals footy.

2010 :lol:

Storm to give the Tigers a beatdown.. and Broncos will narrowly beat Panthers.

Thanos
Aug 27th, 2012, 05:32 PM
2010 :lol:

Storm to give the Tigers a beatdown.. and Broncos will narrowly beat Panthers.

yeah i didn't watch nrl in 2010, i stop watching back in 06 and only started getting back into this year. the tigers are strange team... they should have beaten the bulldogs 2 weeks ago but get flogging against the roosters last week.

do you have any idea how the new final system works?

Huntress55
Aug 27th, 2012, 05:41 PM
1v4
2v3
5v8
6v7

Winners of top 4 clashes get a week off. Losers play the winners of bottom 4 clashes, with the other two teams being eliminated.
Winners of those matches play the the winners from first week... and then you're left with the two teams for the GF :)


Explains it pretty well http://www.rugbyleague.com.au/finals_series_620.jpg

azdaja
Aug 27th, 2012, 06:39 PM
the excitement of the end of the season begins.

super league has pretty much the same final structure except that the best placed team in the semifinals can choose the opponent.

in other news warrington won the callenge cup.

azdaja
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:25 PM
and the bulldogs win the minor premiership by thrashing the roosters.

Dani12
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:46 AM
:cheer: Go Dogs!

Huntress55
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Congrats to the Bulldogs :yeah: I always liked them.

Im just relieved the Broncos made it ... now to see who we play, Sharks or Cowboys!

azdaja
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:45 PM
oh dear, i've just seen the warroirs choked away another huge lead today :tape:

no matter what, i think the "minor" premiership is actually a huge success. in european football leagues that's always the biggest prize.

Huntress55
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:47 PM
Minor premiership is a huge deal imo... shows you were the best team in the regular season and that should only give you confidence going into the finals.

Thanos
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:29 PM
it's unlucky that both raiders and sharks can't be eliminated this week :sad:.

Dani12
Sep 4th, 2012, 01:40 PM
Ben Barba won the DallyM award! :yeah: I hope he continues like this, he is a star. Amazing to think that he didn't even respresent Queensland this year.

Thanos
Sep 7th, 2012, 12:55 PM
horrible match between manly and the dogs with so many errors and forward passes.

Huntress55
Sep 7th, 2012, 01:05 PM
Yeah that didnt really live up to expectations. There were some good moments though but alot of mistakes and it got a bit niggle at times too which I like as long as the footy doesnt suffer.

So Dogs get a week off now which Im still not entirely convinced is a good thing.

azdaja
Sep 8th, 2012, 08:08 PM
the big thing in super league is that wakefield got into the play-offs. only 8 weeks ago noone thought about that possibility.

brisbane broncos were the exact opposite of that in about the same time frame. well, they did get to the play-offs, but their loss today was not really a surprise anymore.

in tugby union news it's kinda good to see argentina in the rugby championship.

Thanos
Sep 9th, 2012, 03:50 AM
broncos and cowboys match resemble a touch footy game. while the storm showed their class above the rabbitohs at the moment.

with the injury concerns and suspensions looming for manly, i won't be surprised if north queensland springs the upset next weekend.

i think south will be too strong for either cronulla or canberra.

Thanos
Sep 14th, 2012, 12:46 PM
cowboys were robbed with two no trys allowed for manly, which made the difference.

azdaja
Sep 14th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Manly must be, by far, the easiest team to support. When does a call EVER go agains them? Every little fifty/fifty, even every little 20/80 goes there way, EVERY time.
i had to think about this post while watching manly vs north queensland. i really don't think manly should have been given any tries in the second half yet they got 2 out of 3.

Huntress55
Sep 15th, 2012, 06:24 AM
I cant believe they awarded that second try... Foran clearly knocked on. Whats worse is he's coming out saying he didnt touch it...

Thanos
Sep 16th, 2012, 10:37 AM
yes foran hand of god :rolleyes:

i'm excited about the rabbits vs bulldogs match... i think that be the better match than manly vs melbourne.

HawkAussie
Sep 16th, 2012, 11:23 AM
yes foran hand of god :rolleyes:

i'm excited about the rabbits vs bulldogs match... i think that be the better match than manly vs melbourne.

Exact same

But I am hoping for a Sea Eagles versus Rabbithos grand final

Huntress55
Sep 16th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Exact same

But I am hoping for a Sea Eagles versus Rabbithos grand final

I couldnt think of a worse GF :lol: cept maybe Eels...

I really want Bulldogs vs Storm.. and if only one of them make the GF Ill be cheering for them.

azdaja
Sep 16th, 2012, 07:52 PM
huddersfield lost to hull. i have no idea how a team that started so well could sink this low :facepalm: but i'm glad crabtree scored. as much as i hate his haircut he was really and truely the man of the match and that in spite of being on the losing side.

warrington should beat hull easily even though they really showed nerves in their last match.

Dani12
Sep 17th, 2012, 05:48 AM
God I hope the Bulldogs beat Rabbitohs :hysteric:

Thanos
Sep 21st, 2012, 12:49 PM
storm showing what a benefit a week off is. while manly look lethargic from the start and never improved.

Thanos
Sep 21st, 2012, 12:50 PM
God I hope the Bulldogs beat Rabbitohs :hysteric:

i don't want riots in my neighbourhood, so i don't want the bulldogs to win.

HawkAussie
Sep 21st, 2012, 01:00 PM
Come on Rabbithos. Please Win

azdaja
Sep 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
the bulldogs won. after a furious start by the bulldogs rabbitohs were dominant for the most part of the first half but it all changed towards the end of it.

in super league leeds beat the catalans yesterday :no: and since i'm also following the championship i might mention sheffield are surprise finalists and will play against featherstone for the title next sunday :yeah:

Dani12
Sep 22nd, 2012, 03:11 PM
Bulldogs :woohoo: Win the grand final like you should please. The big three will be a handful though :scared:

Huntress55
Sep 23rd, 2012, 12:32 PM
So happy its Storm vs Bulldogs. I like both teams so Im having difficulty deciding who to cheer for!

azdaja
Sep 28th, 2012, 07:06 PM
extraordinary weekend of rugby league is right ahead :cheer: it begins with 2 super league semifinals today and tomorrow, then culminates with the nrl final and then championship one and championship finals on sunday, all games will be televised and available on stream or on tv, depending on where you are.

they have this ad on the super league website and i think it's cool and fitting ahead of this weekend:

L2N3mFn5Pd0

azdaja
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:55 PM
FT Wigan Warriors 12 - 13 Leeds Rhinos

a very good game i have to say. some controversial decisions but at least they didn't decide it unlike the cowboys vs manly game. even though i feel catalans, rather than leeds, should have been here tonight.

azdaja
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:37 PM
i guess everybody who posts or reads here already knows that melbourne beat the bulldogs 14-4 and won nrl. i wanted bulldogs would win but they made some errors in bad positions and melbourne took advantage and deserved to win. the brawl after the bulldogs scored was embarrassing, though.

few people probably care about who won the championship but i do and i watched the grand final and sheffield won it beating featherstone 20-16. and i gotta say, the level may be lower than nrl or super league but the second sheffield try was terrific, one of the best i've seen this season with several short passes and offloads and a good run to finish it off :bowdown:

Huntress55
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:36 AM
Melbourne were too classy in the end..

I love abit of footy biff but whats with Graham biting Slaters ear.. that was just stupid.

Dani12
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:39 AM
The fight was embarassing. Slater needs to clean up his act trying to save tries, that one wasn't so bad but he does have a reputation of leading with the feet.

Was going for the Bulldogs but you have to give it to Melbourne, they were the classier team on the day...defence was amazing, full proof. Attack was crisper too. They didn't allow Cant. to weave their magic and Barba for the most part was nullified.

azdaja
Nov 24th, 2012, 06:50 PM
rugby fans still around?

i have just seen a test between france and samoa. what i don't like about rugby union is that a team can win so easily on penalties. i mean, this is rugby, i want to see players pushing hard for tries. yes, poor discipline should be punished but samoa scored 2 tries to 1 french (and that one was basically a gift) and that just doesn't seem right.

Bismarck.
Nov 25th, 2012, 12:14 AM
rugby fans still around?

i have just seen a test between france and samoa. what i don't like about rugby union is that a team can win so easily on penalties. i mean, this is rugby, i want to see players pushing hard for tries. yes, poor discipline should be punished but samoa scored 2 tries to 1 french (and that one was basically a gift) and that just doesn't seem right.

I see your point about penalties making up most of the points, although I think in Union, the players push for tries all they can but the sheer amount of traffic on the pitch makes it impossible to create consistent, clean opportunities to score them. I actually enjoy penalties as most of the time they break up the most monotonous patches of stalemated play and there's still that element of risk to them.

azdaja
Nov 25th, 2012, 09:46 AM
I see your point about penalties making up most of the points, although I think in Union, the players push for tries all they can but the sheer amount of traffic on the pitch makes it impossible to create consistent, clean opportunities to score them. I actually enjoy penalties as most of the time they break up the most monotonous patches of stalemated play and there's still that element of risk to them.
i don't know. i didn't grow up with rugby, so it's difficult for me to tell but i have a feeling that they award too many points for penalties and drop goals, like one point too many. i don't know if it would really make much difference but at least it would make it less likely to see a team scrape through on penalties while their opponents score tries. oh well, in every sport you get some sort of "injustice" :lol:

azdaja
Feb 2nd, 2013, 06:49 PM
hey rugby fans :wavey: if you are still around. or anyone who wants to join.

i've just seen the game between st helens and huddersfield. i hope huddersfield manage to play like this the whole season. it was a great game for them in the 40-4 demolition of st helens away from home. i just hope it won't be a good start and then a mess later in the season like last year.

6 nations is also on, might go out to watch italy vs france tomorrow.

Thanos
Feb 8th, 2013, 03:53 PM
i wonder how many of the bulldogs players are involved in the current drug scandal :oh:.

azdaja
Feb 8th, 2013, 06:13 PM
and i wonder how bad will this scandal affect the sport. i know other codes were involved too but for rugby league nrl is where it's at.

Dani12
Feb 23rd, 2013, 04:03 AM
Melbourne beat Leeds 18-14 in the World Cup Challenge :)

Thanos
Jun 4th, 2013, 10:00 AM
the media in sydney is hyping the state of origin yet queensland will probably win again :rolleyes:.