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Offline VillaZogmariner

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« on: June 16, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »
Tonight it's State of Origin II.

As much as I'd like NSW to beat Queensland I can't see it happening. Especially with what's happened this week with Andrew Johns and his racial outburst. (For those that are interested, but don't know click here)

For those of you that think SoO means nothing - watch below, you'll see a cracking replay from about 1 minute in.

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Offline Guy M

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 10:35:40 AM »
There's no substitute for pace in Rugby League!

Offline VillaZogmariner

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 01:02:14 PM »
There was a very good scrap in the first half tonight too, I'll post a vid whenever it makes it to YouTube.

Unsurprisingly Queensland romped home to make it 5 Origins on the bounce.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 05:46:54 PM »
Hull KR :)

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 05:55:00 PM »
Never liked League I have to say.

Too many stupid rules, too few men.

Offline TheTimVilla

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 06:11:59 PM »
I saw today's brawl; never seen a State of origin game before. A fella headbutted another, then punched him square on the nose. His punishment? He was 'on report', ie he played on! It was 10 0 at that stage. Good fun!

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 07:55:49 AM »
Quote from: "TheSandman"
Never liked League I have to say.

Too many stupid rules, too few men.


Same here.

I've always thought that the support play was terrible.

The only good memories I have of "The Northern Game" is watching Eddie Waring do games on BBC2 on Wednesday nights in the 70's. For some reason they only showed the second half of any game.

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 08:36:57 AM »
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I saw today's brawl; never seen a State of origin game before. A fella headbutted another, then punched him square on the nose. His punishment? He was 'on report', ie he played on! It was 10 0 at that stage. Good fun!


That was a disgrace. Any other NRL game and he'd have been off, but because it was the Origin he gets away with it.

I was more surprised though that Jarred Hayne* didn't start a scrap!


*He is the Rooney of Rugby League over here - fantastic talent, with the same sort of temper.

Offline VillaZogmariner

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 08:38:02 AM »
Last nights brawl

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 09:26:37 AM »
That is great doesn't even get sent off or sin binned haha!

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 10:45:05 AM »
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That is great doesn't even get sent off or sin binned haha!


WTF !?!.............. no one got sent off or binned. There was just a penalty and one bloke told "you've got to calm down".

1) the tackle deserved a sending off and a lengthy ban

2) the headbutt followed by the punch (whilst the other guys arms were being held) deserved the same as well.

And we moan about refereeing in football. The officials should be banned as well.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 11:02:37 AM »
The officials at the game ought to be ashamed of themselves!

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 11:26:52 AM »
Well the offending player got a 3 week ban for the tackle.

And no action taken over the headbutt!

That's twice in the past week or so a player has headbutted another and no action has been taken.

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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 11:59:22 AM »
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Well the offending player got a 3 week ban for the tackle.

And no action taken over the headbutt!

That's twice in the past week or so a player has headbutted another and no action has been taken.


A bloke on my local Rugby Union (ie proper Rugby) team got a year ban for a headbutt. Mind you, it was the Ref that he butted.

Just three weeks for the tackle seems a bit lenient.

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 07:02:11 PM »
SoO is brilliant. When I visitd Aus about 10years ago we were based in Brisbane and attended a mates BBQ. Darren Lockyer was there and a good bloke.
Go Maroons!