ESL ESL 2018

Discussion in 'Other Footy (ESL/NSW/Qld Cup)' started by Hardyman's Yugo, Dec 13, 2017.

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    PNG Skipper Darren Mead has signed for Catalans Dragons, full story here:
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    The RFL has a new President, Andy Burnham. He's the current Executive Mayor of the Greater Manchester Authority and a former government minister.
    He is very high profile, has got the ear of central government and is usually listened to. I think he'll do a good job.

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    Roll on 2018
     
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    Widnes player dies in training. RIP. Only 23, absolutely tragic
     
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    Very tragic- any info on what happened?
     
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    Nothing on the news yet. I'd assume heart but you never know.
    Widnes set up a donations page for his family which I thought was a nice gesture
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    Koukash has sold Salford to a new supporters consortium. Fingers crossed they can make it work.

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    Preview of the ESL season here, Link has been hidden. Please Register to view.
    This kicks off tomorrow night UK time, Friday morning NZ

    Salford are still waiting on the prognosis for Vatuvei's achilles injury
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    Interested to see how this works out, good concept in theory.
     
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    Didn't realise how similar all the colours of the Jerseys were :

    2 x Black/White
    2 x bluetiful/Yellow
    7 x Red/White (or very similar)
    1 x Orange
     
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    Never really looked at the photo closely until you mentioned it, but I think the daft sods have used last seasons. Leigh are front left, now replaced by Hull KR (also red and white mind!). Richie Myler is wearing a Catalans jersey but is now at Leeds. Michael Dobson of Salford has retired:confused:

    Peacock has gone for St Helens which is my tip
     
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    I might pay more attention to it this season. Feel like I know a few more of the players after the World Cup and we'll be seeing a lot of England again this year with the end of year series.
     
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    You'll be able to see the tries for free on here:
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    Also, check if you can hook up to BBC iplayer (not sure it's available yet in NZ, think they were rolling it out overseas at some point). If yes this keeps you up to date:
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    The ESL is normally on Sky here
     
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    Sam Tomkins to play in the halves- still feel that’s where he should have played for us
     
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    Haha or just used his money to buy Trent Hodkinson and somebody like Michael Gordon.
     
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    He started out at 6 when he first broke into the Wigan first team, I was surprised when they decided his future was at full back as he's weak on one to one defence
     
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    You don't need to tell any of us that
     
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    Watched the St Helens vs Castleford game today.

    Ben Barba absolutely killed it, so many good moments.

    Can't believe Ben Roberts is still playing, let alone been given the fullback position haha.
     
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    Saints looked very slick, especially in that first 15mins.
    Barbas one on one over the sideline to snuff out the break was pretty special