2018 World Club Challenge and Trial Matches

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  1. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    Anyone see the Leeds coach pre game interview.

    For mine he pretty much just said if Melbourne play crap we can win.

    Struck me a bit of a defeatist attitude.

    Probably true though.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That's the optimistic view.
    The realistic view is that Melbourne will win even if they play crap.
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Whatever happens I want cuthbo back in a knights jersey.
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    One place refs needs to fix up is this blocking the attacker from a kick when the attacker clearly takes a fall. Seriously Billy the wimp!!
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    sucks to see that Melbourne is still getting away with all that rubbish.
    also forward passes and holding onto the ball player for an eternity.
     
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    cowboyman Timana Tahu

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    Nice cheeky elbow to the was by Smith after he gets buried into the ground. I seriously hope karma comes his way by the time his career finishes. Sick of the sight of him.
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Cameron Smith is a grub. Gets hit with a great tackle and whinges. Typical from the cheaters. Hope he retires!
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Brodie croft gone short twice for 2 trys. Next time up quick and send him into la la land. Kid has skills though.
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    the season hasn't even started yet and the refs are already wrecking games.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I don't hate Smith but one thing I don't like about him is it seems like he thinks he's entitled to respect on the field. Fair enough you're the Australian captain, done everything in the game, but when you step out on the field no one owes you anything so don't whinge every time someone hits you hard.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Leeds may be the boss team in SL, but they would be botyom feeders in the nrl.
    Storm only played 20mins of clean footy and it was all they had to play.
    Did not look troubled in D either.
     
  12. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    Didn't help most of the time on the 5th tackle leeds would run it and get caught with the ball or get an ineffective kick away by a non half player. That's just not showing Melbourne respect.

    As for the Smith tackle, it was a penalty, he went below the horizontal. Poor character by Smith reacting how he did though. And again, the penalty for Slater chasing that kick was fair, the Leeds player ran in to his path and dropped the shoulder in to Billy. NRL players have learned to run in to their path but then make no movement to impede the attacking player directly. If he happens to run in to them so be it.
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Sorry I disagree with both penalties. Smith was barely lifted, rather driven into the turf. The Billy one also. I replayed it and the Leeds player didnt even make any eye contact with Billy at any stage during. Only after when Billy decides to "take a fall"

    The game has gone soft!
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    Dragons getting dominated
    Albert Kelly Scores
    hull 6-0 after 12
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    Dragons strike back
    with an easy Tim Lafai try
    6-6
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    try to Nightingale 10-6
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    Albert kelly steps around Sims to score his 2nd.
    Hull FC up 12-10
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    half time 12-10.
    Dragons look flat.
    Widdop &Hunt haven't really combined.
    Dufty seems to get man handled by the opposition.
    Dragons defence is all over the place.
    Even though its only a trial and each teams have about 10 reserves its not looking good for the Dragons.
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    Nanae scores
    14-12
     
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    krustykraz Shane Mackley

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    Nanae for his 2nd
    18-12
     

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