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Post Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:42 pm
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OK no surprise at the result, or really at the way it panned out, the difference basically that Aus don't panic and make fewer errors, and we sadly panicked and kept coughing up the ball on the rare occasions we got to their end. And that damned ankle tap on Watkins :(

BUT but but ....

It made me very proud to see our lads Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Elliot Whitehead and John Bateman, giving the illustrious Aussies as good as they were getting. And a special mention to The Man (Some on here) Said Can't Play, Luke Gale, who after a sensational season with Cas, now more than matched it with the best in the world, and rose to the occasion mightily, doing the stuff he does best.

A bittersweet game, but the pain was eased by watching our lads, for me, at least.
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Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:00 am
Posted by Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:00 am
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We had a few other ex. academy players repping out there too didn't we?

Kopzcak, Addy and Roberts all played.

Not bad considering the downward spiral we've been on for the last decade.
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Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:39 am
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Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza wrote:
We had a few other ex. academy players repping out there too didn't we?

Kopzcak, Addy and Roberts all played.

Not bad considering the downward spiral we've been on for the last decade.


Also Ben Hellewell
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Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:06 pm
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And Brandan Wilkinson.
Re: Bulls at the World Cup
Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 am
Posted by Smack him Jimmy on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 am
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Ferocious Aardvark wrote:
OK no surprise at the result, or really at the way it panned out, the difference basically that Aus don't panic and make fewer errors, and we sadly panicked and kept coughing up the ball on the rare occasions we got to their end. And that damned ankle tap on Watkins :(

BUT but but ....

It made me very proud to see our lads Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Elliot Whitehead and John Bateman, giving the illustrious Aussies as good as they were getting. And a special mention to The Man (Some on here) Said Can't Play, Luke Gale, who after a sensational season with Cas, now more than matched it with the best in the world, and rose to the occasion mightily, doing the stuff he does best.

A bittersweet game, but the pain was eased by watching our lads, for me, at least.


Totally agree FA, seeing some of our ex-stars busting it up with the aussies was a good feeling (almost felt like the Bulls were still in their prime - rather than straggling in League 1).
Despite the result - I actually enjoyed watching it - our boys did us proud.
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Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:09 pm
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Smack him Jimmy wrote:
Totally agree FA, seeing some of our ex-stars busting it up with the aussies was a good feeling (almost felt like the Bulls were still in their prime - rather than straggling in League 1).
Despite the result - I actually enjoyed watching it - our boys did us proud.


I concur and I find it irritating that the big mouthed foghorn that is Garry Schofield, who never won any major honours really, starts immediately sounding off about how 'poor' we were. Such an easy position to say "we were sh!te against a sh!te Australian team"...sorry Garry but you just sound like a pleb getting high on the sound of your own voice. He can go suck farts for all I care. Roll on the next World Cup I say.
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Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:12 pm
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DrFeelgood wrote:
I concur and I find it irritating that the big mouthed foghorn that is Garry Schofield, who never won any major honours really, starts immediately sounding off about how 'poor' we were. Such an easy position to say "we were sh!te against a sh!te Australian team"...sorry Garry but you just sound like a pleb getting high on the sound of your own voice. He can go suck farts for all I care. Roll on the next World Cup I say.


Schofield has always been full of his own self importance. More often than not, the opinions he spouts turn out to be massively wrong and someone totally blows him out of the water, and yet for some reason League Express keep letting him have a column and people keep having him as part of podcasts. Personally I can't listen to any podcast with his fat mouth involved, and I skip his page in the paper every week.
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:58 am
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With Australia likely to be without Thurston, Smith, Cronk and Slater from now on I reckon we should be looking for series wins and to take the world number 1 spot in the next few years.

I know Australia have strength in depth with replacements often better than our first choice players. However, if you take them out of any team they’ll struggle to replace straight away.
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:08 am
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Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza wrote:
With Australia likely to be without Thurston, Smith, Cronk and Slater from now on I reckon we should be looking for series wins and to take the world number 1 spot in the next few years.

I know Australia have strength in depth with replacements often better than our first choice players. However, if you take them out of any team they’ll struggle to replace straight away.


problem being is they have a conveyor belt ready to take on the mantle. Ponga, Mitchell, Cleary (who I think has the potential to be their number 7 for years) and of course Munster and Trobejovic. Where as we have no one beneath Gale even now who could step up and take the 7 shirt. Really hope someone comes out of nowhere before the next world cup
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 am
Posted by Bullseye on Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 am
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DrFeelgood wrote:
I concur and I find it irritating that the big mouthed foghorn that is Garry Schofield, who never won any major honours really, starts immediately sounding off about how 'poor' we were. Such an easy position to say "we were sh!te against a sh!te Australian team"...sorry Garry but you just sound like a pleb getting high on the sound of your own voice. He can go suck farts for all I care. Roll on the next World Cup I say.


He can be a real "rent a quote" and his reaction to the defeat in the League Express was laughable. However, I like the fact that he doesn't toe the party line like almost every other RL journo.

He made a good point about how SL isn't preparing halfbacks for tests but he then didn't go on to offer any solutions other than getting former halfbacks working with the young lads. Is he angling for a job?

It's worth remembering that Schofield came no closer to winning a game that mattered against the Aussies than the England lads did in the WC final.
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