Rugby

19 Apr 19
Lime Lava

It’s a long weekend with Easter arriving but there’s no breaks for the Super Rugby teams or the TVNZ sports buffs picking winners from the contests! How it works: TVNZ sports buffs will chip in their picks for matches involving New Zealand sides each round … Via limelavamix

19 Apr 19
Infotainment Factory

// Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns has given his take on the debate over whether rugby league should welcome back controversial rugby union star Israel Folau. Folau had a successful NRL career from 2007-2010, playing almost 100 games for the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm, with five State of Origin appearances for Queensland and eight caps […]

19 Apr 19
The Sun
JAKE Connor knows he will be called every name under the sun but the keyboard warriors will get the same reaction, hysterical laughter. The Hull FC star knows he can enrage opposing supporters with his mouthy antics and the wind-up merchant will certainly know when he is on the wrong side of them today when Hull KR head to the west side of the city. Hull FC star Jake Connor admits he sometimes agrees with what’s said about him on social media But no matter what is written about him on social media – and he has seen the lot – he will still keep the smile on his face and sometimes agree! “I take it all with a pinch of salt,” said 24-year-old Connor, who returned from a knee injury for Saturday’s 31-30 Golden Point extra time win at Catalans. “It’s water off a duck’s back. I just shrug my it off. “I have a Twitter account and read some of the things that are said about me and just laugh thinking, ‘Fair play.’ It doesn’t really bother me, “Sometimes it’s like, ‘Fair enough, they’re telling the truth.’ It depends what mood I’m in but I’m sure I’ll be in the mood to wind a few people up today. “Hull derbies are mental, that’s the only way to describe it. The fans hate each other, the clubs hate each other – let’s get it on. Jake Connor (right) has impressed in an England shirt “I haven’t played in a proper derby at home, the last one was a pre-season friendly so I was definitely back for KR but I needed the Catalans game to blow away a few cobwebs. “Winning by Golden Point would be great but winning by 60 points would be better for us!” Warrington boss Steve Price hopes his men bounce back from the loss at St Helens by beating Salford today (Fri), saying: “There’s a few bruised egos you could say, which I expect after the performance we dished up. I’m looking for a big response, that’s for sure.” While Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary is not buying into the fact that Leeds are rooted to the bottom of Super League before today’s crunch clash. The England man said: “Leeds are a quality team and even though they’ve been losing, their attacking threat is there, it’s clear to see. if we take them lightly, we’ll lose.” [article-rail-curated title=”TOP RUGBY LEAGUE STORIES” selected_posts=”8886771,8886676,8872438,8860341,8847121,8846984″ /]
19 Apr 19
Essentialaids

Following knee surgery, Lisa required various pieces of rehab equipment on her way to recovery. While skiing in France, she was dismounting a chair-lift when a child crashed into her. The child was skiing at high speed, knocking Lisa from her feet. Lisa did not see the approaching child so did not have the chance […]

19 Apr 19

BY DAN In a wonderful piece for Today’s Tale, Sam Perry did an excellent job of ‘trendspotting’, pointing out that the era of the block play was perhaps on its way out. Before we get going. Read the piece. Please. I’ll wait here. What’s the block play? Well as Sam aptly describes it:  “This play, […]