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Rastor
Jun 2, 2001



Smorgasbord posted:

Any word on why FuiFui MoiMoi and Dave Taylor's contracts were torn up just before the season? Details have been scant down here.

All three men who were cut from the Toronto Wolfpack have found new homes:

Fuifui Moimoi joined Bradford & Bingley RFC (Rugby Union)
Dave Taylor signed a two-year deal with Central Queensland Capras
Ryan Bailey signed with Workington Town

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Dirty Frank
Jul 8, 2004



Rastor posted:

All three men who were cut from the Toronto Wolfpack have found new homes:

Fuifui Moimoi joined Bradford & Bingley RFC (Rugby Union)
Dave Taylor signed a two-year deal with Central Queensland Capras
Ryan Bailey signed with Workington Town

two nobodies and a powerhouse then. I saw we'd signed Bailey and figure it was another bailey. come on Town!

Dirty Frank
Jul 8, 2004



westwood had a shite game there, very gallenesque at the end aswell. gg Leeds

Dirty Frank
Jul 8, 2004



Rastor posted:

All three men who were cut from the Toronto Wolfpack have found new homes:

Fuifui Moimoi joined Bradford & Bingley RFC (Rugby Union)
Dave Taylor signed a two-year deal with Central Queensland Capras
Ryan Bailey signed with Workington Town

I forgot you're the yank! for context Workington Town are the greatest team to ever grace sport with their presence. Bailey has obviously sold his soul to the devil in order to play in the blue V

Byolante
Mar 23, 2008

by Cyrano4747


Vagabundo posted:

Who were we supposed to hate in the Super League again?

we all hate leeds scum

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



Rastor posted:

I definitely enjoy the drunken bitter humor but it doesn't hurt to highlight some positive aspects. I stumbled on this article recently:
http://intheloose.com/2014/03/04/10-reasons-rugby-better-football/

stopped reading at "the fans" as actually we're all terrible cunts

e:

Vagabundo posted:

Who were we supposed to hate in the Super League again?

Wigan. gently caress Wigan.

Kaglicious
Mar 31, 2011


Byolante posted:

we all hate leeds scum

What is this nonsense?

Puckish Rogue posted:

Wigan. gently caress Wigan.

This is the correct answer.

e: Good to see Castleford getting mauled by St Helens 22-0 only 30 minutes in :allears:

Kaglicious fucked around with this message at 20:25 on Feb 2, 2018

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



i mean, gently caress st helens too, naturally, but mostly gently caress wigan

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



if i had to think of the nrl equivalent of super league teams, whilst drunk, i'd say that leeds are the storm except no one cares if anyone cheats in super league so leeds are like 100% full power melbourne

sydney are wigan because, let me be clear here, gently caress WIGAN.

umm st helens are manly i guess as no one else has success in super league because bradford are now part of yorkshire folklore and mythology has no place in the modern rugby league game.

tigers are tigers because convenience.

we have no raiders equivalent because hahahahahahaha

Thinking
Jan 22, 2009



speaking of superleague, big props to ben barba for dispelling the illusion that washed up NRL stars can fall over backwards into the english comp five years past their prime and destroy teams solo

also bryce cartwright is now a titan

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

cpaf posted:

speaking of superleague, big props to ben barba for dispelling the illusion that washed up NRL stars can fall over backwards into the english comp five years past their prime and destroy teams solo

also bryce cartwright is now a titan

Watched the game. Good to see stupidity and Tigers is globalised.

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006

:eyepop:


iajanus posted:

How dare you question the integrity of our wonderful foundation club, the mighty Roosters. For shame.

gently caress this positive poo poo is hard, it's leaking into my posting. I apologise, you wonderful people.

I look forward to an OP that also puts the loveable Manly Sea Eagles in a more positive light. :angel:

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Fanatic posted:

I look forward to an OP that also puts the loveable Manly Sea Eagles in a more positive light. :angel:

They have the sexiest coach

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006

:eyepop:


Smorgasbord posted:

They have the sexiest coach

That's a good start. And any words used in a sentence with Manly that start with an 'F' or a 'C' should only be terms of endearment. :3:

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



leave manly out of the next op

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



oh how wonderful, my computer ate my entire op for the new thread so i've started from scratch.

this is helping my mood

(although I've had some new ideas about making it extra positive and fun so idk maybe this was a good thing)

Jono C
Mar 28, 2007

Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL


gently caress positive. We're all borderline suicidal here. Except for Roosters fans who are too busy trying to figure out how to sneak into the local primary school without the cops finding out.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



Jono C posted:

gently caress positive. We're all borderline suicidal here. Except for Roosters fans who are too busy trying to figure out how to sneak into the local primary school without the cops finding out.

I promised that it'll be an uplifting and wonderful thread for us to enjoy.

I may slip some things in that are a little more harsh, if you look carefully.

Maybe.

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



remember not to include manly

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006

:eyepop:


Puckish Rogue posted:

remember not to include manly

MODS!!

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008





Lipstick Apathy

Puckish Rogue posted:

remember not to include manly
have to include them purely to talk poo poo about them

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



bowmore posted:

have to include them purely to talk poo poo about them

I've already written their section and I will have you know I've been extremely complimentary of their rich history.

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



nice, I see what you did there.

Rastor
Jun 2, 2001



Is anybody excited about the 2018 World Club Challenge match tomorrow (Friday) between the Melbourne Storm and Leeds Rhinos?

It's going to be 5am in my time zone but my cat usually wakes me up at that time anyway...

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



i like the storm and hate the Rhinos yet am still not excited.

it's kind of like international rugby league: inconsequential

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



It's like any Storm game - they'll win and nobody will care and a few years later we'll find out they cheated.

I'm not bitter.

Rastor
Jun 2, 2001



Puckish Rogue posted:

i like the storm and hate the Rhinos yet am still not excited.

it's kind of like international rugby league: inconsequential

What if I root for the Rhinos, then we can internet fight

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



iajanus posted:

It's like any Storm game - they'll win and nobody will care and a few years later we'll find out they cheated.

I'm not bitter.

you have to get over this "winning" thing.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



Puckish Rogue posted:

you have to get over this "winning" thing.

What part of "lifelong tigers fan" makes you think I have any care about winning anything?

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

iajanus posted:

What part of "lifelong tigers fan" makes you think I have any care about winning anything?

We had some time in the sun.

Then normal service resumed.

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



Rastor posted:

What if I root for the Rhinos, then we can internet fight

sounds good. Here's a list of famous Leeds Rhinos televised games:

Here's a list of well known Leeds Rhinos players according to the general English public:

Here's a list of proven salary cap breaches by the Melbourne Storm since, i don't loving know, 2016?:

Here's the contents of Keith Senior's skull:

Here's a list of international honours won by Danny McGuire:

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



currently sourcing pictures for the op and using the search term "TEAMNAME Wonderful" produces some odd results...

Rastor
Jun 2, 2001



The Storm were founded in 1997

Leeds was already a team in 1897


The Storm won the Premiership in 2012 and 2017

Leeds Rhinos were league champions in 2012 and 2017
And 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



Rastor posted:

The Storm were founded in 1997

Leeds was already a team in 1897


The Storm won the Premiership in 2012 and 2017

Leeds Rhinos were league champions in 2012 and 2017
And 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015

To be fair, nobody in the NRL won the premiership in 2007 or 2009 so it's a little harsh on them for missing those.

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008






Rastor posted:

The Storm were founded in 1997

Leeds was already a team in 1897


The Storm won the Premiership in 2012 and 2017

Leeds Rhinos were league champions in 2012 and 2017
And 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015

I'm sure some team won the autism open tiddlywinks championship those years, too, but let's compare like for like, hmmm?

Fake e: I am kidding.

Jono C
Mar 28, 2007

Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL


Meanwhile at Wests, Cleary has taken the Oprah Winfrey approach to choosing the captain. You get to be captain! And you get to be captain! Everyone's a captain!

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



Look at least there's less chance our whole cohort of captains will leave mid season

Kaglicious
Mar 31, 2011


I'm a rhinos season ticket holder and the general feeling I've gathered is we're all suspecting to get slaughtered tomorrow morning.

I'll just take us not getting humiliated to be honest.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT



8 more teams to write descriptions of and the OP is finished and I can gently caress off being positive about life

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Rastor
Jun 2, 2001



Thanks for doing the OP iajanus, especially since you had to do it twice

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