Monday, February 19, 2007

Eels win trial against Sharks

The Eels won against The Sharks in a trial match played in Parkes 36-14

Parramatta Try Scorers
Mark Riddell, Zeb Taia, Blake Green, Etu Uaisele, Michael Lett, Krisnan Inu, Feleti Mateo
Sharks Try Scorers
Kearney, Nielsen, Stephenson

Parramatta Goal Scorers
Mark Riddell (2), Krisnan Inu (2)
Sharks Goal Scorers

There is a bit of controversy over trials at the moment after the Roosters lost Chris Flannery for an extended period with a broken leg in a trial on Saturday. The coaches say that the players need a pre-season run but then strangely don't field them. As you can see from the list of scorers for both sides above that most of the players weren't regular first graders anyway. I don't get it? If I was a country resident hoping to see some big names I'd be pissed off too.

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Rugby League is almost upon us.

Ahhh... my favourite time of the year is almost upon us. Rugby League season. My beloved Eels have a bunch of new, young folk coming through and a brand new coach so top 8 is the best I'm hoping for this year. I'm not yet convinced about Finch either but I'll bite my tongue until I see him paired with Smith.

A couple of rule changes I would have like to have seen were, first, to get rid of the mongrel "Golden Point" and second to get rid of the dreaded "Double Movement".

The golden point is just plain crap. It puts our game down to the level of soccer with its' ridiculous Penalty Shootouts. Sometimes a draw is an honourable result. The only exeption might be in a Grand Final and then I'd rather a "Golden Try".

The double movement is also wrong. In my opinion, if you can reach out and get the ball over the line and ground it then it's a try. Simple as that. It's moronic that it gets you a penalty and not a try.

Whaddya reckon?