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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:06 am

They'll probably be even more confused when you said you were travelling down from Liverpool?

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Re: Rugby League

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 am

Ha! Everyone is.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:48 am

I'm quite jealous of the fact you attended that game, it looked a cracking day out down at Twickenham from the game on youtube.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:59 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:48 am
I'm quite jealous of the fact you attended that game, it looked a cracking day out down at Twickenham from the game on youtube.
Love going to "HQ" especially when England play Wales. Even better if I can catch some Max Boyce on the way.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:47 pm

I'm pretty sure the reason we were on the M6 was to watch Plymouth v Darlington at Wembley!

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:37 pm

Well, I have been arguing this for SL.
As Sky have broadcasting rights to the championship they must have agreed.

Lets hope they do for SL.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52940391

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:01 pm

Good to see that the Cook Island men's team will be based in Darlington at the Arena, they could have picked BM. :D

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:27 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Good to see that the Cook Island men's team will be based in Darlington at the Arena, they could have picked BM. :D
Where on earth did you find it? I searched high and low and all I could find was "Tees Valley".
I did say on a rugby site it would either be the arena or the Uni campus in Stockton.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 am

It was on BBC Look North, when they did an interview with the coach of DMP inside the ground.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:17 pm

Now the authorities are proposing to temporarily ban scrums, on the return of RL in August. Personally I think this is a step too far, as surely players in the SL will have passed a Coronavirus Test before being allowed to play. Not sure how games will be re-started either.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53005534

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Now the authorities are proposing to temporarily ban scrums, on the return of RL in August. Personally I think this is a step too far, as surely players in the SL will have passed a Coronavirus Test before being allowed to play. Not sure how games will be re-started either.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53005534
As I read it this is 1 of 3 changes but I did not get that it was temporary.
We have all complained about the silly "none scrum" as looking daft and being a waste of time that slows the game down.
Personally I would like to see all scrums contested as they still are in Union. I do not get it can be a health and safety issue for 1 code but not the other.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:32 pm

Duh, totally missed the first line !!!!!

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:49 pm

For me the RL scrums is far better than the RU version. I usually watch England when they play internationals, but the most annoying thing about watching RU for me is the scrums. They keep collapsing & sometimes they can take 3mins. The RL version is very quick, which suits the RL game. When they played the clash of the codes, the RU players said it was the speed to the RL game that they couldn't cope with & I think the RL version is even quicker now than it was in those days.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:22 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:49 pm
For me the RL scrums is far better than the RU version. I usually watch England when they play internationals, but the most annoying thing about watching RU for me is the scrums. They keep collapsing & sometimes they can take 3mins. The RL version is very quick, which suits the RL game. When they played the clash of the codes, the RU players said it was the speed to the RL game that they couldn't cope with & I think the RL version is even quicker now than it was in those days.
I simply believe that if not contesting scrums we may as well just start with a tap or heel.Either of which would be faster than the modern scrum. "Scrum half" is now a defunct position as well.
As to Union I go 4-5 times a season to Newcastle as well as Northampton and Leicester when visiting family and watch the internationals. I agree about the dropping of the scrum, but the cure is already there if ref's were quicker to penalise the offenders. You can normally see players dropping their shoulder if they are loosing grip and in danger of being pushed back to drop the scrum, do not let them do it 5-6 times before you give a penalty. every second time a side deliberately collapse then give the penalty. It would soon stop it happening so much. (Yet another modern thing that has got worse the last 10 years or so.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 am

Knew I had got it on my brain from somewhere.

Pete, this is what I had got wind of that made me think the no scrums was permanent.

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/r ... #gsc.tab=0

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Re: Rugby League

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:00 pm

That's remarkable an inspiration during these troubled times. He'll be able to walk onto the pitch at CP when you have your first home game. Thanks.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:05 pm

Hearing August 6th for re-start Pete.
No "loop" games so shortened season, and no promotion this year or league expanding to 14 to be decided, but certainly no relegation.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:00 pm

Hull KR & Toronto will be relieved that there's going to be no relegation.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:19 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Hull KR & Toronto will be relieved that there's going to be no relegation.
After the long break most of our injuries have cleared.(The 1 "good" to come from the virus), so I honestly expect us to get away from trouble on our own merits.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:29 pm

I think Toronto will pick up their form, especially once they get to play back in Toronto.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:29 pm
I think Toronto will pick up their form, especially once they get to play back in Toronto.
"IF"

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:59 pm

Bad news that the Championship & Division 1 can't decide on to whether to abandon the season or re-start it!! Apparently they are going to conduct a survey, well good luck with that.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53178539

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:39 pm

SL returns on the 2-8-20, with a bottom of the table clash between Hull KR & Toronto. 3 games to be played at a neutral ground, with a full round of fixtures a week later.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53196901

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:17 am

Great news for Wigan, that John Bateman is returning from the Canberra Raiders, were he has been a great success at the start of next season. It seems curious that there has been a steady trickle of especially Wigan players who have gone over to the NRL been a success, but then return to their original clubs.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:46 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:17 am
Great news for Wigan, that John Bateman is returning from the Canberra Raiders, were he has been a great success at the start of next season. It seems curious that there has been a steady trickle of especially Wigan players who have gone over to the NRL been a success, but then return to their original clubs.
Thank God Wigan run the RFL and do not have to worry about going over the cap season after season.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:37 am

Of course we abide by the rules, you're just jealous, haha.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:41 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:37 am
Of course we abide by the rules, you're just jealous, haha.
Yea, but rule number 1 is if Wigan break any rule change the rule so they are OK.

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Re: Rugby League

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:18 pm

I see Hull are causing problems over wages & it is threatening the start of SL at the start of August.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53314482

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Re: Rugby League

Post by EDJOHNS » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:46 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:18 pm
I see Hull are causing problems over wages & it is threatening the start of SL at the start of August.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/53314482
Hahahaha, what can I say that would not be taken as bias? All I know is that KR players all agreed a 30% reduction through to the end of the season, and that it was the players who said the end of the season not as was first muted by the club until August 1st. They did this because they were given the full facts and figures by our chairman in a sit down face to face. Perhaps other clubs have not given their players the full info.
While I laughed I am actually a bit shocked. Pearson is normally quite savvy about money. I have met him a few times as he runs a bar/restaurant jointly with our chairman in the city and I often go in for a meal before heading home and he is not 1 to throw the cash about if he can save on it.
1 thing I would say is that Dull have a number of players off contract at the end of the season and some of the bigger names have already said they are leaving, possibly Pearson is doing this as a sort of "sweetener" to try to change a few minds or so that others will sign new contracts.

I will also sound biased when I say I think we should forget relegation this year and re format with 14 clubs next season.(I would like to see us back up to 16 the season after), and run 2 not 3 professional leagues. I have said before, I think we will be fine as all bar 1 of our players are back, but it will certainly be hard on Toronto if they get relegated when they won't play 1 game in Canada and have been put in the position of having to change grounds for home games so often. I think that in 14 home games they are using a total of 7 different grounds, including 1 at Craven Park, which will be a "double header" so they can't even charge any sort of entrance and obviously will get nothing from bar/food sales while having to pay to use CP.).

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