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Internationals

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    France 20 vs Wales 6

    Ireland 30 vs Scotland 18

    English 'Knights' 56 vs Ireland 4 (England Knights are a reserve team)

    Thailand also played Philliphines

    From what I can gather France will start a comp backed by some big Soccer Clubs there to run this time of the year.
    So don't be surprised in the future if players negotiate a contract to play in that comp (If I was a player I would be hitting up my manager to do so)
     
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    • eagleE

      eagleE Active Member

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      I would like to see guys "retire" out to bush footy. I think the ARLC should contract guys to play/coach in the bush when they can longer get contracts with a club. Guys that have retired this year like Colin Best, Jaiman Lowe, John Williams, Casey McGuire who might still have a few years to play, it would be good in helping the country league.
      I doubt France will ever be a power in the league world. Maybe our 2nd or 3rd tier guys might get a crack.
       
    • eagles2win

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      France were the last team we lost a series to.
      France use to belt us 60 years ago.
      When they get another SL team they'll become more competitive
       
    • Napper

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      Phillipines def Thailand 86-0
       
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      • Kiwi Eagle

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        World Cups and Tri Nations etc are still counted as a series. In 2005 for example NZ won 2 of the 3 games between the countries
         
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        • winnyason

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          Seems a very exciting prospect, hereing northern soccer clubs lensl strasberg, nantes, Paris and Lyon fc to be invovled plus traditional clubs toulouse, pernignan, avignon, carrasonne, lezignan and limoux.
           
        • eagles2win

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          England vs Wales this weekend (poms should do the boyos by 30).
          England 'knight' vs Scotland as well.

          Fiji and Italy might have good teams in next years World Cup:
          The Bati (Fiji) have apparently approached Koribete, Hayne, Petero and Tuquiri
          The Azzuri have got Craig Gower and are trying for Campese. If both Mini bro's and Laffrenchi play as well as Mauro and Falcone might make the Finals
           
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          • eagles2win

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            Something that's been annoying me Is this:
            Every year the RLEF(rugby league European federation) has tests already lined up at the end of the year.
            For years now Aus and NZ people have claimed they can beat test teams with a third string team - what I'm suggesting is back it up.
            Every year we and the kiwis send our 2nds on tour to the US, Canada, Jamaica and the PAC Islands (while those teams might get flogged - long term it's good for them - Union followers might know this : for a while NSW didn't play qld due to them not being strong enough. The qru kept sending teams to NZ to toughen them up and then the nswru changed it's mind
            Strengthening the code internationally will eventually get it more money.
            Think of it this way : Short term pain, Long term gain.
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            For me the number 1 ranked team in the world has to be earned that year and playing 2 tests a year doesn't warrant be called number 1 in the world.
            RLIF should make it a 5 test minimum for the year.
             
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            England 44 - 6 France

            Sam Tomkins equaled a record for England for tries scored
             

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