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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Sat May 06, 2017 4:16 am

http://previewrlif.dyndns.org/rankings

42 current Rugby League playing nations.

There is one country missing from that list..Georgia which boasts some 11,000 members and has appeared in World Cups in the past. It is also competing in the 2017 European Championships for a place at December's World Cup. I understand both former Eastern bloc countries, Romania and Bulgaria are also emerging in the game.
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Paddles » Sat May 06, 2017 5:36 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

As usual Katto you are way off the mark. :nono:
http://www.rlif.com/
http://www.rlif.com/article/8248/emergi ... or-sydney-


Shame to see PNG slipping all the way down to 15th. Surprised to see Canada up there. I'm aware of the development attempts in USA but wasn't aware of similar efforts in Canada.
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Paddles » Sat May 06, 2017 5:37 am

baggygreenmania wrote:http://previewrlif.dyndns.org/rankings

42 current Rugby League playing nations.

There is one country missing from that list..Georgia which boasts some 11,000 members and has appeared in World Cups in the past. It is also competing in the 2017 European Championships for a place at December's World Cup.


He's just going to counter with a list of teams that play in some intl AFL comp that even Australia does not participate in. He's stuffed at professional clubs with full time pros in Wales, England, NZ, Aus and France tho.
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Paddles » Sat May 06, 2017 5:41 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Hope those nongs at the NRL got the gist of what Cameron Smith was hinting at in his acceptance speech after the Kangaroo's belting of the Kiwis. It was plain as day that our 'Roos skippper was having a dig at the short preparation allowed for the Anzac Test. Wake up you knob heads at League Hqts and give international Rugby League Tests the respect they deserve.


Yeah - Mal wants the full works. He's keen full Kangaroo tours off season to England, and Kiwi (home and away). It is a nightmare for clubs and scheduling BUT Mal is a driving force to get more international football whether it be in or off season. Fox and nine will be keen on the increased off season games for more content, there's a lil gap between the NRL grandfinal and the Gabba test.
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Sat May 06, 2017 6:10 am

Paddles wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:Hope those nongs at the NRL got the gist of what Cameron Smith was hinting at in his acceptance speech after the Kangaroo's belting of the Kiwis. It was plain as day that our 'Roos skippper was having a dig at the short preparation allowed for the Anzac Test. Wake up you knob heads at League Hqts and give international Rugby League Tests the respect they deserve.


Yeah - Mal wants the full works. He's keen full Kangaroo tours off season to England, and Kiwi (home and away). It is a nightmare for clubs and scheduling BUT Mal is a driving force to get more international football whether it be in or off season. Fox and nine will be keen on the increased off season games for more content, there's a lil gap between the NRL grandfinal and the Gabba test.

If anyone can drive this it will be Mal. I can recall the full on Kangaroo tours of the past. They played England then a England 2nd 13 for the reserve members of the squad and then another test et al. When was the last time the Poms came here for a full on end of season tour? Seems a long time ago. The International body has to build on its good work with minnow countries and give them competition against some of the full member countries. The European RL is doing something like that with minnows being pitted against the likes of England and Ireland rep 13s.

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Paddles » Sat May 06, 2017 10:32 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Paddles wrote:
Yeah - Mal wants the full works. He's keen full Kangaroo tours off season to England, and Kiwi (home and away). It is a nightmare for clubs and scheduling BUT Mal is a driving force to get more international football whether it be in or off season. Fox and nine will be keen on the increased off season games for more content, there's a lil gap between the NRL grandfinal and the Gabba test.

If anyone can drive this it will be Mal. I can recall the full on Kangaroo tours of the past. They played England then a England 2nd 13 for the reserve members of the squad and then another test et al. When was the last time the Poms came here for a full on end of season tour? Seems a long time ago. The International body has to build on its good work with minnow countries and give them competition against some of the full member countries. The European RL is doing something like that with minnows being pitted against the likes of England and Ireland rep 13s.


Super League changed the England season amongst other things. It was losing ground to Rugby which went pro from 1995/6 when Fox went after both rugbies.

1994 was the last Ashes tour by Aus. Britain toured Australia mid season in 1992. 1993 and 1991 were mid year Test series between NZ and Aus. Britain used to tour NZ before the regular SL inspired tri series events. SL announced itself in 1995 and changes took effect well before 1997 commenced in Aus. Packer's fight only had teeth in Sydney with loyal NSWRL clubs, SL won England and northern hemisphere easy.

Theres no easy balance but I want more of the intl season mid year in Aus and not end of year. I have no issue with end of year tours by Kangaroos (or mid year by Kiwis and Roos). The main issue the NRL has if there are too many NRL club byes; the AFL gets more viewers. Thats why its mostly post season.

Im bloody impressed England is in Sydney to play Samoa right now.

By the way guess who broadcasts a lot of cricket in India? Fox owns Star Sports.
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Katto » Sat May 06, 2017 1:22 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

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I wonder what abuse I missed :lol:

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Mick180461 » Sat May 06, 2017 10:21 pm

Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

So what?

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun May 07, 2017 1:25 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

As usual Katto you are way off the mark. :nono: no abuse just plain undeniable facts.
http://www.rlif.com/
http://www.rlif.com/article/8248/emergi ... or-sydney-

http://previewrlif.dyndns.org/rankings
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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun May 07, 2017 1:26 am

baggygreenmania wrote:http://previewrlif.dyndns.org/rankings

42 current Rugby League playing nations.

There is one country missing from that list..Georgia which boasts some 11,000 members and has appeared in World Cups in the past. It is also competing in the 2017 European Championships for a place at December's World Cup. I understand both former Eastern bloc countries, Romania and Bulgaria are also emerging in the game.

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Katto » Mon May 08, 2017 3:54 am

Mick180461 wrote:
Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

So what?


in response to...
baggygreenmania wrote: How anyone can dispute which is the worlds best rugby league nation is beyond me. :bow:

So what

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Mick180461 » Mon May 08, 2017 4:10 am

Katto wrote:
Mick180461 wrote:So what?


in response to...
baggygreenmania wrote: How anyone can dispute which is the worlds best rugby league nation is beyond me. :bow:

So what

Yes you are Kota.

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Katto » Mon May 08, 2017 4:41 am

Mick180461 wrote:
Katto wrote:
in response to...

So what

Yes you are Kota.


boasting about being best in the world when barely one country takes the sport seriously

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Mick180461 » Mon May 08, 2017 4:54 am

Katto wrote:
Mick180461 wrote:Yes you are Kota.


boasting about being best in the world when barely one country takes the sport seriously

Being a total Wanker when noone takes you seriously Otak

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Katto » Mon May 08, 2017 5:23 am

Mick180461 wrote:
Katto wrote:
boasting about being best in the world when barely one country takes the sport seriously

Being a total Wanker when noone takes you seriously Otak


Your responses lack creativity much like the sport of throwball. :mrgreen:

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue May 09, 2017 5:31 am

Katto wrote:
Mick180461 wrote:Being a total Wanker when noone takes you seriously Otak


Your responses lack creativity much like the sport of throwball. :mrgreen:

Well Katto you obviously did not read those links I posted. So no point continuing this conversation.. Mick and I are off.. better things to do. :nana:

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Mick180461 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:44 pm

Katto wrote:lol its played in 2 states of Australia and 2 towns in England.
the Kiwis are just expats who chased the money. Its barely any more a world sport than AFL LOL

This is what I'm talking about Mods, not at all interested in Rugby League all he is interested in doing is de-railling the thread.

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby baggygreenmania » Fri May 19, 2017 2:13 am

Here here Mick. Dragons are resigned to losing Josh Dugan (Sharks) and Russell Packer (West Tigers). Will now provide room under the cap to retain Tim Lafai and Jason Nightingale who should be given the chance to play out his career as a one club man.

Had a chuckle over the details of Dugan's departure from the Red V. He left the Dragons partly for greed as he believed he was worth more money and partly because he wanted to play at full back whereas the Dragons hierachy wanted him at centre. It now appears that the Sharks want him at centre as well as Valentine Holmes appears to have full back sewn up. Suck eggs Mr Dugan.

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Re: Other Sports - NRL

Postby Mick180461 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:02 am

Great win last night Baggers.


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