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NRL and all things Rugby League down under 2017

  • 02-01-2017 6:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Thought maybe a good place to post for the upcoming NRL season.

    This is the Warriors year!

    (more likely play like origin one week and pub team the next)

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Replying to this post from the 2016 thread
    Pablo escobarba just got a one year contract with the sharps , even though he will miss the next 4 months..... cannot literally wait for the season to start

    Not sure I'd have risked signing Barba again, good player but he's a bit of a Charlie. (;))

    Awesome nicknames you've given him though brandnewaward!

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    hahaha , if anyone is interested , theres a page on FB called NRL Sledging , Verbal Warfare. Its not for the faint hearted and the insults come hard and fast but its the whole point of the page , but Its seriously good fun plus they have live threads of the games if you cant get to watch it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Ben Barba gone to Toulon!

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Ben Barba gone to Toulon!

    I'd forgive him more for drug offenses than switching to Kick n Clap.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    its bizarre .... reckon the NRL was sitting on thence about registering his contract
    whos pumped for the 9's?????????


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    its bizarre .... reckon the NRL was sitting on thence about registering his contract
    whos pumped for the 9's?????????

    Home field advantage, Warriors a shoo-in. Or not. Should be good though.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    talks of the comp going to melbourne next year or 2019.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    talks of the comp going to melbourne next year or 2019.....

    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised really, money talks. It's a something and nothing tournament anyway, enjoyable watch, but people who reckon it's the future of the sport, comparing it to T20 in cricket are talking out of an orifice that isn't their mouth.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    cant wait for the weekend now , Funny feeling Canberra might take it on sunday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I saw some highlights of the quarter-finals. What an embarrassment for Broncos going out because Kahu failed to beat the shot clock with his kick at the end. Feel sorry for anyone who had a bet on them.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Pretty poor crowds for the Nines this year, think that's another nail in the coffin for keeping it in Auckland. Don't know why they can't just have it in different place each year, maybe some of non heartland venues that only get the occasional travelling NRL game.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    9 days.........
    was great to be at the charity shield on Sunday. Farah and Cook are going to be unstoppable this season. Souths will be in the top 4 , you heard it here first.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    9 days.........
    was great to be at the charity shield on Sunday. Farah and Cook are going to be unstoppable this season. Souths will be in the top 4 , you heard it here first.

    Who plays in the charity shield? Ah, Google tells me it's always Dragons and Souths.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    god king Reynolds out for a month with appendicitis......FML


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    god king Reynolds out for a month with appendicitis......FML

    Three weeks tops is my guess.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭brandnewaward


    as long as he's back for round 4 vs the Bondi latte sippers.....there's a lot riding on that game for me haha


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Not long to go now. :cool:

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Good win for the Broncos. I thought the momentum was looking to be with the Sharks but Milford turned it around.

    I was pleasantly surprised to hear Ray Warren back on commentary. I was sure he had retired last season.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Good win for the Broncos. I thought the momentum was looking to be with the Sharks but Milford turned it around.

    I was pleasantly surprised to hear Ray Warren back on commentary. I was sure he had retired last season.

    Sharks might struggle a bit this year, don't see them threatening top 4 this season. (bookmark this for when they walk it to the final!)

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Feisty game this morning so far, bulldogs asleep for the first 10 minutes, made a half of it after that. Looking forward to the second half, both teams have six minutes to negotiate with 12 men.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Grim conditions for the second half

    Great defence by Storm but god the Bulldogs run out of ideas when they get near the try line. And their kicking stinks.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Tigers handed out a drubbing to the Rabbits and Greg Inglis looks miles away from fit with that knee.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I caught the highlights. There was a great hit from Slammin Sam. Inglis should have been taken off with that leg.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    I caught the highlights. There was a great hit from Slammin Sam. Inglis should have been taken off with that leg.

    I couldn't really see the point in keeping him on either.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    This Cowboys Raiders game is a cracker.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 75,236 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    That finish was incredible!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Beasty wrote: »
    That finish was incredible!!

    I'm unamused, got as far as the Raiders "forward" pass then my signal went, all the other channels work fine apart from eir sports which is flipping annoying! Saw the finish on Twitter though, unusual way to win. Canberra played on the edge but thought they got a few bad calls today (apart from your man getting away with a punch)

    Edit: and now it's back, think it's mocking me. Ah well, time for Titans and Roosters.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Roosters starting like a train.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,898 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Wow, Roosters look very good, and Titans, very, very ordinary. 20 nil up with kick to come heading toward half-time.

    Edit: kicked it, 22 nil, 36 minutes on the clock.

    Edit 2: 28 nil at half-time, Titans need to try and win 2nd half for bit of pride, dismal defence so far.

    Oh well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 784 ✭✭✭kirk buttercup


    Roosters first half was brilliant . Cowboys Golden point win was incredible, I have never seen anything like that before


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