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Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:26 pm  
Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:

For all he got wrong, got to thank Powell for james harrison, he's a pearler.

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Indeed, but also thank the Leeds brains trust who would have been in pole position to sign him after he had a spell on loan there in 2020 but clearly didn't rate him as highly as Powell/Warrington did - as I'm sure you're aware, Powell tried to sign him in late 2020 when he was Cas coach, but Cas couldn't afford the transfer fee Fev wanted.

It's great that he's proving a success in SL as every fan at both Batley and Fev will tell you he's always looked a player who could do well at any level, and by common consent he's a top bloke too.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:35 pm  
3 things that stood out in last nights game :

- Vaughan's metres gained in the tackle, especially in the 2nd half.
- Powell's cameo.
- The bloke at the back of the East Stand that headed Thewlis's conversion back to the pitch. Impressive.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:56 pm  
How low can this game of ours sink ? It is now hamstrung with the ridiculous situation of losing players every week with dubious red cards for head contact. Players from already threadbare squads are being lost so how long will it be till fixtures have to be cancelled because clubs can't field teams ? How long will it be before defenders shirk tackles in case they give a penalty or get sent off?
The referees & players can tell when head contact is malicious & ,in the modern game ,incidents like that are few & far between ,but maybe headguards would help on all players to avoid the accidental contact that is being pinged so far this season. They won't need the ridiculous NFL crash helmets but more like the type amateur boxers wear with plenty of padding. Modification to tackling techniques & headgear should mean the game getting back to normal & the RL & clubs avoiding litigation.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:27 pm  
"NFL crash helmets" were introduced because of the number of fatalities each year sometimes as many as 39 in a season.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:33 pm  
Captain Hook wrote:
I think they are suggesting an RU style “blood gate” ie Currie had a bag of fake blood stashed in his shorts and at an opportune moment pulled it out and broke it above his eye to make it look like blood was gushing form a non existent wound…
given that the username suggests they are a child of Jacob Rees-Mogg anything is possible

Not saying there wasn't a gash to his face. He clutched his face as soon as it happened, and before he was tackled.
The tackle looked innocuous at the time, but he made sure the referee spotted it.

Rugby players have been known to play on with ruptured testicles. Currie would fall over if he stubbed his toe.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:33 pm  
Anyway, for Cas next week the only thing I’d change would be Crowther in for Holroyd. As others have said, Wrench needs to up his game in defence but that edge needs time to gel
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:24 pm  
Kevin Turvey wrote:
Anyway, for Cas next week the only thing I’d change would be Crowther in for Holroyd. As others have said, Wrench needs to up his game in defence but that edge needs time to gel


I agree about Wrench, but unfortunately he's the only creative centre we have. I hope he can sort his defence out, because his attack will be invaluable with only King or Ratchford available as centres.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:27 pm  
Septimius Severus wrote:
Not saying there wasn't a gash to his face. He clutched his face as soon as it happened, and before he was tackled.
The tackle looked innocuous at the time, but he made sure the referee spotted it.

Rugby players have been known to play on with ruptured testicles. Currie would fall over if he stubbed his toe.


I don't think this is the case at all. Watching the replay he doesn't seem at all bothered by Brown's tackle, he looks at the referee for guidance because he's got quite a lot of blood, and is unsure whether he'll be allowed to play on without getting patched up.
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:40 pm  
Fuzzy-Duck wrote:
. I’m still waiting for any tactical differences from last season.


Our big guys are taking the ball on the 1st n 2nd a lot more.

Support play looks better from the little we have seem, the Harrison try doesn't happen under Powell or price because there were very few support runners, they were too busy getting in position for the next ptb

Not the best conditions to be playing the rugby that ppl seem to be expecting on game 2 !! If this is the start and there's progression and consistency then it will be an improvement on last year
Re: Tonight’s match v Hull : Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:41 pm  
There was no reaction or animosity from Currie so i think he accepted it as an unfortunate accident.
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