To my simplistic mind, it looked like Jake was just tasked with tackling his backside off, and almost covering AFB in defence- to allow for AFB to be on the field for plenty of minutes and strong with the ball.
Rumour has it that Ponga is in doubt for the match due to attending a mates funeral in NZ (this is via FB so take with a grain of salt).
Could negate us not having Turbo. Just let our forwards steamroll theirs and grind it out.
Because "5 mins to go" if the score was 50-0 wouldn't have the same impact. Using the score emphasises that the game was potentially still in the balance and not to slack off.
I think you see refs be more lenient in the last 5-10mins when the game is a foregone conclusion.
Apparently Tony Abbott was on 2GB this morning and mentioned that he has a special announcement about Brookvale Oval this afternoon at 3pm which the fans should be excited about.
Anyone else hear that?
Assume it's just re-confirming what we already know.
You are right.
So basic maths
Eels need to clear $570k
Watmough is on an estimated $750k/annum, of which we are 6 months through roughly i.e. $375k
Player would need to be promoted into top 25 at min of $80k i.e $40k for 6 months
Therefore $570k - $375k + $40k = $235k still left to clear.
My thoughts on that are:
1) Playing Parra before the deduction, you are playing a cheating team with motivation to make finals / hoping there is no penalty etc
2) Playing Parra after the deduction, you potentially are playing an unmotivated cheating team or a team that rests their stars etc -...
They should lose their points and not be able to accrue any for the rest of 2016.
Surely the NRL would want to avoid the sh!tstorm if the Eels won the comp as a result of a soft/no penalty.
Knowingly or naively, they have put together an illegal team just like Storm or Dogs - and as such, they...
This sounds dodgey - but one of the guys on the FB supercoach page always has the good oil and is usually on the money. Posted this:
UPDATE FROM MY SOURCE- both walker and matai have been ruled fit and will line up today against Souths... Jturbo is the only player who will not run out tonight...
Missing snake badly in defense. Need his communication and awareness from the back.
Lyon has no faith in williame and leaves him posted to try and shut down the sweeping plays early.....to no success.
Think we will see a much better side when snake is back.