Nrl 2018


#261

Good result - now get the job done Roosters!


#262

Concur.
Lay down, you bastards.


#263

It’ll be a cracker Wim but I think Roosters by 7.


#264

I’ll be more than happy to witness a procession.


#265

Either way?


#266

Sure, I don’t mind whether it’s Suli or the Fox that smashes them.


#267

If Cronk misses then I can’t see how the Roosters win. Storm. Is built for grand final rugby league.


#268

its open season now so you dont even have to raise your arms you can just run into blokes…everyone knows it was a shoulder charge and everyone knows cause it was slater he would get off…

if it was round 12 or some other bloke it would have been thrown out ina minute!


#269

Cry me a river. Been plenty of similar moves not charged at all. Was only charged because they hate the Storm


#270

The Storm hate is always so tasty.

It’s a poorly written rule.
There were several reasons why it could reasonably have been shown not to apply to this tackle.
Turns out it was the initial point of impact, which they found was Slater’s chest rather than his shoulder or upper arm, that they hung it on.
But there were plenty of others.

‘Wah wah wah everyone knows it was a shoulder charge.’

Eh. Not the way they wrote the rule, it wasn’t.


#271

seriously do you think he was going to tackle him last time i checked you had to use your arms…

oh go on tell me about the penrith player the nrl makes up its own rules…


#272

His arm was there enough to avoid suspension. I play rugby and there is no way I would consider that a shoulder charge. The player he bit didn’t think it was a shoulder charge and nor did the opposing coach.

The rule wasn’t brought in for that contact. It was brought in for front on hits that carry a serious injury risk. Suspending a player for that would be insanity.

I don’t need to talk about the Penrith player cos you are clearly aware of the precedent. Anyone thinking that action deserves suspension is being clouded by their hatred of Billy/Storm


#273

im just saying now that if someone is running through the line then you can just knock them over…

he didnt lift either of his arms and if you think his hand was trying to tackle him then you should know you dont tuck your elbow in to tackle someone…

its just another in a long line of farces that the NRL specialise in…


#274

He absolutely lifted his arm, and what’s more he lifted his arm Before contact was made.

As to tucking the other arm it was argued he did that for protection after the carrier changed direction into Slater and lifted his own elbow.


#275

Gosh…the pictures I saw…he lifted his arm.


#276

Haven’t lost one we’ve been to yet.
Hope we don’t start now.


#277

Great stuff, Wim.

I’m about to jump online & subscribe to the game.

Enjoy the live action.

And go Storm!!!


#278

Cooper Cronk just confirmed (is playing). Hope the Storm test that shoulder.


#279

Soooo, … that was Gang Of Youths eh?

…*shrugs * :expressionless:


#280

Going to be a cracker.