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  • 10-12-2017 5:07am
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭


    Last season's thread here: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057688003&page=12

    Will Castleford play as well as last season, and will they go the extra step this year.

    Hoping for another good London Broncos Season, maybe going the extra step to promotion and seeing the London Skolars keep improving yearly. Toronto Wolfpack will probably make quite light work of the Championship and I'm looking forward to seeing if any further expansion happens across the Atlantic, with talk of a second Canadian team or New York team, or more exciting (personally speaking) will the Irish team ever appear in National League Division One?

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



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Widnes new signing from PNG Kato Ottio has died aged 23. Not sure how he died, but very sad.

    http://www.widnesvikings.co.uk/article/53701/rest-in-peace-kato-ottio

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    That's terrible. I'm seeing reports that it was a "sudden health issue" in training.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Vikings have a crowdfunding page going for Kato's family, they've raised ten grand which is pretty remarkable considering he never even put their shirt on.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Season Kicks off this evening, televised game on $ky is Warrington v Leeds.

    Hopefully a good season beckons, and they decide the format of future seasons. I can't see why they couldn't expand the Super League by at least a couple of teams with a rejigged fixture list.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Leeds have another couple of impressive youngsters, some academy they must have. Good defence from the Rhinos tonight but the Wolves could have won that if they'd put chances away better.

    Results:
    Warrington 12 16 Leeds
    Hull FC 38 12 Huddersfield

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



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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I watched the Warrington/Leeds match. I thought it was a good opener to the season. The finale got quite good.

    Looking forward to seeing how Ben Barba gets on as the media seem to think he's the best bet for the Man of Steel award this year. I always enjoyed him in NRL.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Friday night games results.

    Salford battered by Wigan 12 - 40
    St. Helens hammered Castleford 46 - 6
    Hull KR on their return to the top flight lost at home to Wakefield 6 - 28

    Early to read much into things but the traditional big names have all had convincing wins.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Widnes look like they're on their way to decent win against Catalans.

    In the Championship Toronto have opened up a decent lead against Leigh Centurions after trailing by 12, they now lead 26 to 12.

    The London Broncos comfortable against Barrow Raiders this afternoon so far.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Liking the look of the Championship Table, can we end the season now please?

    IMG_20180205_181512.jpg

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Leeds v Hull KR today's TV game, kick off 7.45

    Other game this evening is Huddersfield v Warrington.

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



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    Defensive obstructions shouts are too harsh now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Defensive obstructions shouts are too harsh now.

    They are a long way off the sweet spot with a few infringement decisions. I dunno, officiating isn't improving imo.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Wakefield v Salford this evenings games on sky.

    Tomorrow morning it's Wigan v Hull FC in the game they've moved to Australia then the evening it's Catalans v St. Helens.

    Castleford v Widnes wraps up the round on Sunday.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Didn't really expect Catalan to get anything out of this evenings game, but they look very poor again this season.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    In the Championship Toronto could only draw with Barrow (playing on a ploughed field!), and the London Broncos made it 2 wins from 2.

    Freesports are going to start showing conference games too, so that's good news.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Didn't realise the Toronto game was televised. I was hoping to see Liam Kay as he impressed me at the World Cup.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Didn't realise the Toronto game was televised. I was hoping to see Liam Kay as he impressed me at the World Cup.

    Yeah Premier/ Eir Sports 2 have all the Toronto games, Broncos are playing them in two weeks.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Hull KR v Catalan tonight, both looking for their first win of the season.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Dragons are woeful.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Melbourne Storm vs Leeds Rhinos tomorrow morning at 9am our time in the World Club Challenge. Build up begins from 8.30am on Sky Sports Arena. Storm seem to be slight favourites from the odds I've seen.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Melbourne Storm vs Leeds Rhinos tomorrow morning at 9am our time in the World Club Challenge. Build up begins from 8.30am on Sky Sports Arena. Storm seem to be slight favourites from the odds I've seen.

    Yeah, it's a funny one, I think a match sharp Rhinos should be slight favourites over a pre season Storm but bookies normally know what they're doing. (I'm still having a euro or two on Rhinos.) Looking forward to it anyway. McDermott isn't happy about the two referee scenario, it'll be interesting to see how they officiate tomorrow.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    :pac: That's why the bookies make millions every year! Not much of a contest in the end.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Yeah I caught the highlights and after a promising start the gulf of class became evident. Storm look like they will be the team to beat this year once again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Yeah I caught the highlights and after a promising start the gulf of class became evident. Storm look like they will be the team to beat this year once again.

    Yeah, quality team unfortunately.

    Tonight's Super League result Warrington won at Widnes 18 - 10.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Hull gave it a good go against St. George, much better game.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Yeah Hull gave a good account of themselves. I was disappointed by Wigan's performance, Tom Davies aside.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Broncos top of the league in the Championship. Three wins from three, another good win today against Featherstone Rovers, huge game next week against Toronto Wolfpack, win that and that'll really set down a marker.

    4000 plus at the York v Bradford game in Championship One, pretty impressive.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    Zak Hardaker has been sacked by Castleford, after his failed drug test last year. Obviously not a model professional off the pitch either, but someone will take a chance on him.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/21/castleford-dismiss-zak-hardaker-failed-drugs-test-cocaine

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    If he goes to Wigan that will be controversial.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,994 ✭✭✭✭Tom Mann Centuria


    First v Second in the championship today @ 3pm. London Broncos v Toronto Wolfpack live on Eirsports 2/Premier Sports.

    Here's hoping London carry on their winning ways!

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



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