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Would be a good pick up for someone like the Eels, solid player. I couldnt see how the Sharks could afford him.

I just cant see anyone wanting to go there though, the board is a wreck, there is un ease with the players, look like they will be wooden spooners again, their coach is a c*nt and even the players seem like dick heads (Allgood, Lussick, Sandow, Hayne).

Would be awesome to see Sterlo do a Gould and take them by the scruff of the neck.
 
Would be a good pick up for someone like the Eels, solid player. I couldnt see how the Sharks could afford him.

I just cant see anyone wanting to go there though, the board is a wreck, there is un ease with the players, look like they will be wooden spooners again, their coach is a c*nt and even the players seem like dick heads (Allgood, Lussick, Sandow, Hayne).

Would be awesome to see Sterlo do a Gould and take them by the scruff of the neck.
Parramatta remind of Souths before they signed Roy. Struggling to get players and when they do they're performances go downhill.

They're office is constantly changing and leaking to the media. The constant changes at board level due to politics and new boards being voted in makes you glad the Warriors are privately owned.
 
whats your guys take on the Sam Burgess squirrel grip suspension?
Should have been banned from the NRL and deported! Cowardly low life act IMO...

Apparently in 2002 an AFL player was suspended for 10 weeks for biting someones testicle. Teeth marks everything. That should have been life no matter what sport. Reminds me of Billy Connolly's' Ivan the Terrible' joke, look it up, hilarious
 
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It's a pity he inherited such a battle hardened team and will a top side for a few more years yet and with the age of Foran and Cherry-Evans (if he stays around at Manly) he has a halves pairing he can slot players around them.

Toovey acts like he's a top coach already.

Ricky Stuart and Geoff Toovey coached teams never lose the refs screwed them that week.
 

mt.wellington

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whats up with Furner getting the sack?
Canberra Raiders sack David Furner
August 20, 2013 - 5:01PM
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Raiders coach David Furner has been sacked. Photo: Colleen Petch

The Canberra Raiders have sacked coach David Furner, effective immediately.

The Raiders released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, announcing that assistant coach Andrew Dunemann will take over for the rest of the season.

''The Canberra Raiders Board of Directors has made a decision on the future of the club's head coaching role, deciding to terminate the contract of Raiders Coach David Furner effective immediately,'' the statement said.

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Andrew Dunemann will stand in as interim coach after Furner's sacking. Photo: Katherine Griffiths

''The board made the tough decision feeling the team's inconsistent performances were not reflective of the talent within the squad and have decided to pursue a different direction for the future of the club.

''The board noted the wonderful service over many years that David Furner has made to the club from his days as a player and more recently a coach and said he will leave his tenure at the club as one of the Raiders most loyal and respected figures.

''They noted the difficulty in the decision and said it was one of the saddest days in the clubs history.

''Andrew Dunemann will take over as Interim head coach for the remainder of the 2013 season.

''The board will take the time necessary to appoint the best head coach for the club."

Furner was under contract until the end of 2014.

He has become the first Raiders coach to be sacked in the club’s 31-year history.

Furner played 200 first-grade games for the Raiders and was a part of the club’s most recent premiership success in 1994.

He spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the Raiders before taking over the head coaching role in 2009.

Overall, his win-loss coaching record is 53 wins from 121 games.

Furner guided the Raiders to the finals in 2010 and 2012, bowing out at the semi-final stage in both years.

The Raiders are currently ninth on the table, but have lost their past three games.

Their 68-4 loss to the Melbourne Storm earlier this month was the greatest losing margin in the club’s history.

https://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league...avid-furner-20130820-2s90g.html#ixzz2cUj3o3L8
 

mt.wellington

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WTF! Some weird shit going on...

Ex-NRL player Anthony Watts accused of biting opponent's penis during Gold Coast match
Travis Meyn
Gold Coast Bulletin
September 02, 2013 12:00AM
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Referees speak with Anthony Watts during the Bycroft Cup rugby league preliminary final between the Tugun Seahawks and the Bilambil Jets.

RUGBY league officials are investigating allegations former NRL bad boy and Finks bikie associate Anthony Watts bit another player on the penis during a match on the Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Officials are understood to be reviewing video footage from the game after the opposing Bilambil player refused to make an official complaint after the preliminary final at Tugun.

In the latest incident involving the former North Queensland Cowboy and Sydney Rooster, the opposing player alerted match officials to the incident during a first-half melee of the Bycroft Cup game at Boyd Street by pulling down his shorts.

A number of players were involved in the melee, which was sparked by troubled Tugun player Anthony Watts pushing a Bilambil player.

The entire incident was placed on report in the 39th minute by the referee but the player who made the biting allegation later chose to not pursue claims with league officials.

Players have until 30 minutes after the game to lodge a written complaint.

However, the GCRL will review footage of the incident and has the power to lay charges if there is sufficient evidence which could lead to suspension ahead of Sunday's grand final between Tugun and Southport at Pizzey Park.

Officials will review video footage of the match to see if Anthony Watts, centre in blue, bit his opponent.

"The player hasn't wanted to follow through with the allegation but the league will be reviewing the incident,'' a GCRL spokesman said.

"The league's executive officials will have further discussions and follow the correct procedure.''

Bilambil officials and spectators were fuming at half-time after the incident and it is understood the club supports the GCRL reviewing the footage.

The Queensland Rugby League, governing body of GCRL, could also be consulted in the reviewing process.

A large police contingent was present at Boyd Street as the southern rivals waged a heated battle for a spot in the grand final in front of 1000 spectators.

Because no official report was lodged after the game, the GCRL will be relying on video footage if charges are to be laid.

Only one camera is used to record Bycroft Cup games, meaning it will be difficult for conclusive evidence to be found without a supporting statement.

Tugun won the game 31-10 and will face minor premiers Southport in the grand final.

Earlier this year, Watts told The Sunday Mail he had given up on an NRL return after the death of his father.

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