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  1. moto748

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    I was surprised by the penalty try. Not because I didn't think it justified (under the laws, it was), but because you seldom see them given. The Kiwis had the better of nearly all the stats (made more metres, more tackle busts, fewer tackles, etc) except the score-board. Which tells you that England defended well, and NZ didn't make the most of their chances. I expect both sides to be better next week; I hope to go, Liverpool is only down the road.
     

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    Neutral refs mate, not like the continual shit dished out to the Kiwis.
     
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    Sutton is the ref on Sunday at Anfield. Ticket arrived in the post this morning.


    And, y'know, you say that, but if it was up to me, I'd have an Aussie ref for every England game if I could. But not Sutton, for preference! :)
     
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    Hate the NRL brought in a second logo.
     
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    Well done, England. Have only seen highlights. Could easily have been called a knockon for the last try, but given last week that was never going to happen.

    George Burgess is an absolute dog. Eye gouging is a weak, cowardly act on a defenceless player.
     
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    Well you had the neutral ref you wanted, AuckMel.

    I thought the gouge looked pretty bad. I don't see how he can talk his way out of that. But a well-deserved victory, and it has been nice to see the SL lads doing well; I find the "the only decent players England have are those from the NRL" narrative pretty annoying. So a series win without, allegedly,our two best players (Widdop and Sam B) is very pleasing.
     
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    4 week suspension. Should've been sent off.
     
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    Would like to see the NRL really come out and back the Titans as the 2nd SEQ team. Hopefully this is a start.
     
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    It's not often the NRL get one over the AFL, but in this instance I think they can. With the Suns pretty much starting again after failing to take advantage of all their draft picks and money advantages, Meninga is the perfect person to put at the Titans to at least get them on the front foot off the field..
     
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    Aussie refs don't send people off! Red cards are like hen's teeth in the NRL!
     
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    Agreed. Always seems to be talking about how we get a 2nd Brisbane team in the comp. It is probably a while off. But right now we have 2 SEQ teams that compete against each other rather than working together. The fixture is bad at times. They basically shouldn't play in Queensland on the same weekend. Anyways that's just 1 small thing I have noticed.

    Like you said hope Mal can come in and do some good.

    As a code, we should aim to be dominating SEQ. Make it hard for the AFL.
     
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    That's absolutely true. Very gutless, but in fairness to him he didn't have the video ref, like he did so adamantly last week, in his ear insisting foul play had occured.
     
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    Jordan Rapana gone until rd11 after injuring himself in the test.




    That's totally fine , it's not like he's our best player or anything............................................................
     
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    Yeah, let's just not bother with internationals in case players get injured...
     
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    Very moving scenes prior to the game yesterday, moto. Great job.
     
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    Yes, and of course there's been a bit more emphasis this year with it being the centenary. Unfortunately the game didn't really live up to the occasion. But the Kiwis played well, and certainly showed that you can't hope to match them without a full of proper props, as England tried to do. George Williams has weaknesses in his game, but he does at least offer a threat. Myler offered nothing, and Ratchford can feel pretty hard done by for not getting more game time.
     
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    Hope Rapana recovers OK, I always enjoy watching him play.
     
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    Where did i say we should never play internationals ??
     
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    They are very much an afterthought here to NRL club and Origin games. Very different to rugby union where internationals are seen as the pinnacle.
     
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    I've only watched the 1st half so far and you guys looked pretty sharp and probably should've been in front. Lucky for us Thaler got the boot. Kiwis did well to hang in and hit back in emphatic fashion. Looking forward to the 2nd half.
     
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    Yes, we were well in it at half-time.
     
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    Yes, sadly, that's true. Still, they are talking about a Kangaroo tour, so I suppose that's something.
     
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