playdaball

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A major upset.

I love the commentators and the crowd too.

Not over yet, but where does this leave GB?

Maybe look at our Pacific neighbours for players?
 
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bruce

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I thought time was up
 

Hardyman's Yugo

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Everyone knows Bennett doesn’t care what people say or think so it wouldn’t surprise me if he talks himself out of a job in the coming days.
We’ll be OK, we’ve got Sinfield in charge and ‘he’s a winner’ apparently :banghead::banghead::banghead:
 

playdaball

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There’s a few. Laybutt, page, russell
All Qld Cup players - the 6 looked good, Laybutt. Page was the robust prop featured on YouTube a few years ago - ran from his goal line destroying defenders.

The commentators and fans refer to Page as the White Kumul. Imagine if they did the same to Ado-Carr, the Black Kangaroo ... funny
 
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gREVUS

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have people over and only got a brief look at the game, was surprised to see PNG doing so well, then to see this morning that they won. Wow GB is going to lose it. No way that Bennett keeps that job now.
 
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bruce

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Complete embarrassment.

Bennett is now out of contract. Out of touch with the needs of the job imho as well. I’d be looking for a coach who is closer to home, everyone knows the NRL based players are doing the business, we need someone who sees the upcoming talent in ESL
Bennett is one of the greatest coaches of all time.

He has made quite a difference to the England and GB sides. Truth is he just doesn't have the cattle. Rugby league is having to compete with union now for talent when once it was the other way around. I think it shows what a useless coach Kearney is when he needed Bennett to help him turn a very talented Kiwi side around.

Having said that the Kumuls at home are always a handful. They have beaten GB before, and the Kiwis. Also the GB side were not a bad side at all. The level of international football has improved out of sight, which was what Bennett always wanted, to his credit.

I thought it was a great spectacle, unless one was Pom.
 
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playdaball

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[QUOTE="bruce, post: 812750

Having said that the Kumuls at home are always a handful. They have beaten GB before, and the Kiwis.
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I spoke to an ex Kiwi this morning who was unaware of the result. He had a smile on his face when he heard than PNG won. His wife said, “ well now you’re not the only team to lose to PNG” . We all laughed and gave him crap about it. She was referring to the ‘86 result ... still a sore point with this player.
 

playdaball

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Bennett is one of the greatest coaches of all time.

He has made quite a difference to the England and GB sides. Truth is he just doesn't have the cattle. Rugby league is having to compete with union now for talent when once it was the other way around. I think it shows what a useless coach Kearney is when he needed Bennett to help him turn a very talented Kiwi side around.

Having said that the Kumuls at home are always a handful. They have beaten GB before, and the Kiwis. Also the GB side were not a bad side at all. The level of international football has improved out of sight, which was what Bennett always wanted, to his credit.

I thought it was a great spectacle, unless one was Pom.

The Poms are also better at home!
 

PNG Kiwi

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[QUOTE="bruce, post: 812750

Having said that the Kumuls at home are always a handful. They have beaten GB before, and the Kiwis.

I spoke to an ex Kiwi this morning who was unaware of the result. He had a smile on his face when he heard than PNG won. His wife said, “ well now you’re not the only team to lose to PNG” . We all laughed and gave him crap about it. She was referring to the ‘86 result ... still a sore point with this player.
[/QUOTE]
I vaguely remember that game never saw it live I was working in Kavieng at the time and got roasted by the Aussies in the area but I believe my wife's dad Gigmai actually played halfback for PNG that day.
Beating Great Britain yesterday was a surprise but not a shock as the Kumuls were on home soil and obviously use to weather conditions.

Any Warrior scouts there?
 

playdaball

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[QUOTE="PNG Kiwi, post: 812759, member:
Any Warrior scouts there?
[/QUOTE]

In a word ... NO!

Hopefully their scouts were watching the game on TV.

PNG only had 2-3 NRL/ESL players in their team so the majority would ‘kill’ for an opportunity to play NRL.
 

bruce

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[QUOTE="PNG Kiwi, post: 812759, member:
Any Warrior scouts there?

In a word ... NO!

Hopefully their scouts were watching the game on TV.

PNG only had 2-3 NRL/ESL players in their team so the majority would ‘kill’ for an opportunity to play NRL.
[/QUOTE]
In the position this club is in I think that is very telling. How can you expect they players to pull finger when management doesn't. Including the bloody jerseys.
 

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