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not that there's anything wrong with that seinfeld GIF by myLAB Box's anything wrong with that seinfeld GIF by myLAB Box

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Is anyone really "100 per cent interested in women"? Wouldn't leave much time for other interests. And judging by the photo of Nicho and his mate, I reckon he doth protest at least 12 per cent too much…
 
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After reading yet another article about 'cheese' smith and his waltz around the nrl, I was reminded of a few things:

1) DCE seemed to get pilloried in the media when he turned up at another club (albeit there was some hinting that he called the media to let them know)... yet Smith is hitting club after club, doing interview after interview and nothing negative is being said about his circus.

2) The nrl community went off about a leaked pic of a player who signed at another club (the kikau-gate), yet smith can talk about winning a premiership in a roosters jersey...and nothing negative is said about that.

3) Damn...I knew I was going to forget the third thing....
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oh yeah... everyone moves on pretty quickly from the cocaine story when you have some leet sporting skillz yo...!
 
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Marty is not, I repeat, not dead.

Sea Eagles star Marty Taupau was forced to angrily deny rumours that he was dead on social media last week.

A troll placed a post on twitter stating "All of these young sportsmen have recently died of sudden heart failure, all vaxxed."

She then posted photos of a dozen prominent sportsmen around the world - including Taupau.

The post created a Twitter feeding frenzy… until Taupau crash tackled the rumour.

"Psssst F*wit!," Taupau wrote with an emoji of a middle finger extended.

"Get your facts right before you write this sort of garbage #covidiot."


edit: - didn't think it needed a new thread
 
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Penrith Panthers legend Royce Simmons has confirmed the sad news he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Simmons, synonymous with the Panthers memorable 1991 grand final win over Canberra, revealed the news while declaring his plans to raise money for Dementia Australia by organising a charity walk of close to 300km from his home town of Goolagong to Penrith.

 
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Kitey doing some silly things

Almost unheard of.
This might be some sort of record.
Am I dreaming?
An NRL player who achieved fame as a Manly Sea Eagle, in trouble with cops... but the story shows him in other clubs' colours, not Manly's!

The story will probably be updated as soon as the editor sees this terrible mistake.
 
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True but Turbo has made Man everyone's favourite team or 2nd favourite team all of a sudden. And if that's not exactly true then it should be. LOL

Kitey always struck me as that super calm under pressure kind of guy. It may be viewed as minor, but Im still surprised. Kitey.

I guess in these covid times who knows. May be he has started following Qanon and decided why pay rego, tax's or co-operate with the cops. If the virus isn't fake he'll be dead any way, and if that doesn't take him, then the 5G rays will.
 
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NRL announced Covid protocols to get through an outbreak.
Teams can access 6 development players and players from their feeder club if "proven" Covid cases mean they can't put together a full side if hit by Covid.
They can access them from round 1, but it must be proven unavailable players have tested positive from Covid.
Wonder if the clubs using QRL sides have to have one nominated club as some place their players in more than one club.
 
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NRL announced Covid protocols to get through an outbreak.
Teams can access 6 development players and players from their feeder club if "proven" Covid cases mean they can't put together a full side if hit by Covid.
They can access them from round 1, but it must be proven unavailable players have tested positive from Covid.
Wonder if the clubs using QRL sides have to have one nominated club as some place their players in more than one club.
Seems reasonable
 
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Talk that the NRL are playing favourites again.

Latrell Mitchell's suspension to now allow for the All Star's exhibition match to count.
So one less match - 5 instead of 6
 
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Talk that the NRL are playing favourites again.

Latrell Mitchell's suspension to now allow for the All Star's exhibition match to count.
So one less match - 5 instead of 6
Posted in another thread but I think it is entirely reasonable
 
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Politis, Peponis quit NSWRL board over election dispute

The NSWRL is in tatters after the sudden resignation of two of the game’s most respected figures, director Nick Politis and chairman George Peponis, over a controversial boardroom stoush.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys has vowed to investigate the NSWRL board election if a complaint is made about the state’s decision to block Cronulla chief executive Dino Mezzatesta from running for a position.

The battle for power at the NSWRL has divided the organisation, with Mezzatesta blocked from running for election on the board because of an alleged conflict of interest.

Sources with knowledge of the situation say the incident has infuriated Peponis and Politis, who are believed to have resigned as a result of the treatment of Mezzatesta. The pair were also unhappy that Deborah Healy, the only female director on the NSWRL board, lost her position yesterday to William “Smiley” Johnstone as part of the rationalisation of the NSWRL and Country Rugby League boards following their amalgamation in 2019.

“I’m disappointed but I feel like I can leave the organisation having achieved a lot,” Peponis told the Herald after almost a decade in the top job.

“We have won three of the last four Origins. We amalgamated with the Country Rugby League to make one state body. We’ve grown female participation, introduced the women’s competition and built a centre of excellence that is the benchmark of sport in this country.

“I was only going to stay on for a couple more years anyway because I feel we have achieved what I wanted to achieve. I’m not leaving having not achieved anything.“

The NSWRL held its annual general meeting on Friday afternoon, with Geoff Gerard and Politis re-elected unopposed despite strong support for Mezzatesta to take a position. Politis later resigned, meaning there are now no representatives on the board who are directly affiliated with an NRL club.

“I don’t agree with the way they treated George and the way to whole election process went down,” Politis said.

“There’s still a question mark on whether what the board did was legally correct and whether they had the right to override the constitution.”

The boardroom battle could now spill over to the NRL, with V’landys expected to reconsider funding of the NSWRL if it is found it has not followed proper procedure.

“If someone complains to us, we’ll certainly investigate them,” V’landys said. “Corporate governance is paramount in any organisation. Any organisation that we fund, if someone complains about corporate governance of that organisation, we will investigate it. I’m not sure if we have the power over these organisations but we fund them.”

Mezzatesta nominated for the board on January 20, but the NSWRL waited until 48 hours out from voting to notify him that he was ineligible to run due to an alleged conflict of interest.

The NSWRL claims he is ineligible to run because he is a paid employee of an affiliated club. It’s understood Mezzatesta denies there is a conflict and has sought legal advice.

Sources with knowledge of the constitution said independent directors aren’t allowed to be employees of a club, however there is no such restrictions imposed on elected nominees.

The potential election of Mezzatesta could have spelt trouble for chief executive Dave Trodden, who is understood to have lost the support of Peponis and Politis.

The re-election of Gerard, however, is expected to safeguard Trodden’s future.

Sources with knowledge of Friday’s annual general meeting said Mezzatesta intervened when it was announced that he was ineligible.

He then asked the chair to note the events that took place from the day he nominated on January 20.

Peponis noted it and agreed to look into the matter further before returning to Mezzatesta with an answer.

When contacted by the Herald on Friday, Mezzatesta acknowledged the chair would look into the matter and was awaiting a response. He declined to comment on whether he would be taking legal action against the NSWRL.

“I’m not prepared to make any comments until such time when I know what the NSWRL position is,” he said.
 
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The Roosters have extended the contract of coach Trent Robinson by a whopping five years.

Robinson was signed to the end of season 2023, but the new deal ties him to the Bondi club until the end of 2028.

Robinson is already the longest serving coach in Roosters history, having taken the reins from Brian Smith in 2013.

 
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The Roosters have extended the contract of coach Trent Robinson by a whopping five years.

Robinson was signed to the end of season 2023, but the new deal ties him to the Bondi club until the end of 2028.

Robinson is already the longest serving coach in Roosters history, having taken the reins from Brian Smith in 2013.

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If John Schuster is fit and available, he should be playing.
Same with Andrew Davey, he is a solid defender, reads the flow of the game very well.
Are the Fainu boys available.
Is Josh Aloiai suspended?
Manly needed some mongrel against the Panthers' foul tactics in Rnd 1 2022.
Is Ben Trbojevic a worthy player to be on the team.?
Dylan Walker is still at Manly for 2022? He goes to the Warriors in 2023.
Will Des make a few changes for next week's game?
Des needs to get some 'legal' mongrel into the team.
The Refs that 'controlled' the Broncos v Rabbitohs Rnd1 game on 11/03/22, were penalising players for illegal play that the Panthers were allowed to 'get away with' against an under siege Manly team the night before.
I'm being objective with my observations.
Even teams / clubs that I despise deserve to get fair and correct decisions from Referees.
 
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