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Rugby League 2021
« on: February 19, 2021, 05:16:27 PM »
Its hard to believe, even eighteen months ago, where we would be now. 

Yes of course I'm talking about Widnes playing Gavin Henson live on BBC.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 05:27:19 PM »
And yet, at Cas, something's never change. Long old season for us I think. We look in the early stages of a rebuild to me. The spine of Evalds, Richardson, Trueman and McShane looks strong (even if I'm not a fan of Richardson), the pack looks light on impact and power and the backline looks slow. Realistically, I am hoping for a top 6 finish and a cup run if we can get decent draws. Don't expect to enjoy watching much of it though...

More generally, expecting Saints and Wigan top 2, HKR, Leigh and Wakey bottom 3 - everyone else could pretty much finish anywhere depending on injuries.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 05:34:16 PM »
Always been a fan of McShane.  He had a good spell with us when we went up in 2012 and played a big part in getting us some wins in what was a bit of a crazy season - mostly got nobbed by 60+ points, the odd 40-point win, and beating Wigan 37-36, our first win that season in fact, after going 18 points behind twice in that game.

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 08:10:13 PM »
McShane played in what may be my favourite game ever when Leeds beat Manly in 2012 to win the World Club Challenge. He's become a bit of shithouse recently though. Still a cracking player, mind.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 11:35:31 AM »
Powell announced as leaving Cas at end of the season. Expected to be Wire bound. Lots of players also out of contract/retiring at the end of the year as well. Hopefully can have one last big season with the squad he's built before a complete changing of the guard next year. Though I do worry we won't replace him well. Playing in the Championship within 3 years of we don't.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 04:59:08 PM »
Anyone see the games on Sunday? I thought Henson made a few errors but kicked well, and generally looked in pretty good shape.  Widnes did ok but felt we allowed too many yards in defence.  Whitehaven next week will be a more realistic test.

Very impressed with Fev as well.

Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 05:46:06 PM »
I totally forgot to watch. Very annoyed when I realised. I've taken time off this weekend, so won't be making that mistake again.

Sad to hear of the passing of Jeff Grayshon. He was right at the end of his playing career when I started watching in '86, but I enjoyed what I saw. RIP Jeffasaurus.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2021, 06:17:12 PM »
BBC iPlayer coverage wasn't great, to put it mildly.  In both games they messed up the on-screen clock (admittedly there was a long stoppage due to injury in the Widnes game), but they couldn't get the Widnes score right either.  And then the feed totally went for a while in the Fev-Bradford game.  Dave Woods was doing his best to hide his annoyance, but it was obvious he was livid.

Might try some other sources next week.  I've heard the Widnes game is on Youtube, also I've heard OurLeague covers a lot but never tried it.

Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2021, 07:42:47 PM »
BBC iPlayer coverage wasn't great, to put it mildly.  In both games they messed up the on-screen clock (admittedly there was a long stoppage due to injury in the Widnes game), but they couldn't get the Widnes score right either.  And then the feed totally went for a while in the Fev-Bradford game.  Dave Woods was doing his best to hide his annoyance, but it was obvious he was livid.

Might try some other sources next week.  I've heard the Widnes game is on Youtube, also I've heard OurLeague covers a lot but never tried it.

I've had mixed results with ourleague. Some games, no problems, but the Huddersfield - Leeds friendly a week back was unwatchable for the first half.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 07:05:42 AM »
Poor Leigh. Imagine them back in the grounds having voted Tory.
And MP James Grundy is only famous for getting his cock out in a pub in Lowton.

Raiders v Warriors was a banger. Raiders all out on their arse after putting the points on the board.

Greg Inglis not fit for round one. Imagine.

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/sport/19184317.greg-inglis-miss-opening-super-league-game-2021/


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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2021, 09:52:00 AM »
Who else knew Wigan were going to come back as soon as Phil Clarke opened his mouth about Leigh not having the resources of Toronto?
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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2021, 10:06:33 AM »
I like that Leigh's coach looks like Smeagel pre-ring possession.

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2021, 07:21:54 PM »
A bit messy from Leeds but we got the points. Can't wait till we get some players back.

Absolute belter of a second game. Wish HKR could have finished the job.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2021, 07:25:56 PM »
McShane played in what may be my favourite game ever when Leeds beat Manly in 2012 to win the World Club Challenge. He's become a bit of shithouse recently though. Still a cracking player, mind.

I used to know him as a youngster socially, his family were shithouses but lad can ball.  Loads of that Parkside lot were. Chev walker included.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2021, 09:18:48 PM »
Poor Leigh.

Nah. Fuck 'em.

Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2021, 09:54:43 AM »
Now Luke Gale is injured. I don't know what's going on at Leeds but it's looking like the season is a write off just 2 games in. Saints will massacre us on Saturday.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2021, 01:05:31 AM »
Nice to see Clive Sullivan currently being honoured on the Google homepage.

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Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 06:01:35 PM »
JJB doesn't look well.

Re: Rugby League 2021
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2021, 08:04:18 PM »
Without the deserved sending off, I reckon we'd have taken Saints. Ah well. Much better viewing than I feared.

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