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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:31 am

So we should be, I don't think they've ever beaten us at Rugby League.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 am

England were far from convincing against a poor side, even though they won 36-6. Their next game against Papua New Guinea in the quarter final in Melbourne this coming Sunday morning will be a much tougher proposition than the French.

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Post by Earl_Lee_Dawes » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Pete, I don't disagree with you but a win is a win, and it was run out for some of the squad who are not first choice. We shall see what happens against stronger opposition.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Yes a win is a win, but I'd hope we'd have put up a far more convincing performance against a clearly weaker side. If we don't improve on Sunday, then there is a clear risk that we could be eliminated.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:37 am

Fiji spring the surprise of the tournament so far, as they knock New Zealand out at the quarter final stage 4-2. Bet that was a thriller, sounds more like a footie score than a rugby league score. The 3 semi finalists so far are Fiji, Tonga and Australia.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:21 am

Well a win is a win, but again we were far from convincing, as we beat Papua New Guinea 36-6. On to Tonga next weekend.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am

The semi-final is on Saturday morning 5am kick-off from Auckland against Tonga. Think I'll record it and watch it live a little later.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:38 am

England squeak past Tinga 20-18 in a far from convincing display. They face Australia in next weeks final.

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Post by Earl_Lee_Dawes » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:11 am

Pete, I wasn't watching them play Tinga but did see them comfortably beat Tonga apart from the last 5 minutes of madness. England are in the final, so cheer up you grumpy so and so!

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:17 am

Well definitely underwhelmed by the final, as Aussies win 6-0. Sounds more like a footie score than a rugby score. Not very exciting.

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Post by Beano » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Well definitely underwhelmed by the final, as Aussies win 6-0. Sounds more like a footie score than a rugby score. Not very exciting.
Eh?! The final was genuinely superb.

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Post by Earl_Lee_Dawes » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:12 pm

Beano, I don't believe Pete watched the game. I fact he can't have done just because of his 'not very exciting' comment.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:34 pm

I watched it as live. It was poor standard attacking wise.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:13 am

Great move to have the Championship game between Toronto and Toulouse on at the start of the magic weekend.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:05 pm

Well the Super League starts this week, with reigning champions Leeds visiting Warrington. I think the Championship will be exciting with the addition of the Toronto Wolfpack.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:00 pm

Bit of a shocker as Castleford get thumped by St Helens in the first round.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm

What a brave decision by Wigan to play a home game in Australia. It was fantastic to see Hull and Wigan take a superleague game to the other side of the world and to see the thousands and thousands of fans that made the trip over. Well done to Wigan on winning a close fought game in front of over 12000.

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Post by comeondarlo » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:56 pm

Rhinos v Cas, what a game. Almost loved every minute, even though we lost.

Shame Luke Gale is such a C@nt.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:30 am

Yeh COD watched the game and it was a great advertisement for RL. Crowd at Elland Road was tremendous. Big clash on Good Friday as St. Helens plays Wigan, can't wait for that one.

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Post by robsraiders » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:50 am

Classy Cas will be a force again this year, top 4 for defo and Luke Gale is God

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Post by robsraiders » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:51 am

Classy Cas will be a force again this year, top 4 for defo and Luke Gale is God

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Post by comeondarlo » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:52 pm

robsraiders wrote:Classy Cas will be a force again this year, top 4 for defo and Luke Gale is God
I can see why you think that but also think you’ll understand why I think like I do.

Yeh Cas weren’t as ‘pretty’ but they got the result.........just!
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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:19 pm

comeondarlo wrote:
robsraiders wrote:Classy Cas will be a force again this year, top 4 for defo and Luke Gale is God
I can’t see why you think that but also think you’ll understand why I think like I do.

Yeh Cas weren’t as ‘pretty’ but they got the result.........just!
I can't see Castleford dominating the Superleague like season, but a top 4 should not be beyond them. I see the top 4 as Wigan, St Helens, Leeds and Castleford.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by robsraiders » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:44 pm

Ugly win tonight by Cas an old fashioned mud bath v shaky wakey

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:49 am

Should be a better game this afternoon St Helens v Wigan.

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Post by robsraiders » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:55 am

And why would that be ?Last night conditions would have stopped any team playing good rugby !
Fancy Saints to win this

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:39 am

I was just saying that the weather was the winner on Thursday, stopped both teams playing. The St Helens v Wigan game wasn't a classic and St Helens deserved their win.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 am

Interesting to see Toulouse and Toronto are first and second in the Championship. I think whoever ends up in the bottom 4 in the Superleague, will have a real struggle to keep their Superleague status. Plus the London Bronco's could be another threat.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:08 pm

Great fight back by Wigan on Saturday at Catalan, as they keep the pressure on St Helens.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:20 pm

Massive game tonight between Wigan and Castleford for bragging rights tomorrow. :D

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