Archives for "August, 2009"

Posted by Dave on 31st August 2009

Bank holiday Monday Mastermind Quiz XX – Warrington Wolves

I know not the entire world is on bank holiday but most of England is so enjoy it and spend your evening doing this quiz – dedicated to the Challenge Cup winning Warrington Wolves – congratulations!

1. Who's current Warrington players CV?
(1999 – present)
Newcastle Knights – Canterbury Bulldogs – North Queensland Cowboys – Warrington Wolves

2. Name the Warrington Mascot
who is it

3. Look at them all happy, but who are they? (1 point each)
name the players

What was the name of Warrington's old ground, before they moved to the Halliwell Jones Stadium?

The last time Warrington won the Challenge cup before Saturday was 1974, how many times how they now won it?

An easy one – what is the teams nickname? (And I don't mean the wolves)


Click "click for more" for the answers, 8 points up for grabs – good luck!


Posted by Dave on 27th August 2009

Toughest nuts in league – The final – Noel Kelly v Les Davidson

So then who's the toughest in NRL history? Go on get voting,8659,25988887-23214,00.html

Posted by Dave on 26th August 2009

Monday er Midweek Mastermind Quiz XIX

Well server issues seem to be resolved so if you managed to name all the NRL teams (what you didn’t? really?) here’s this weeks monday mastermind quiz just a tad late and challanged cup themed ahead of this weekends final.

1. Who were the first winners of the cup in the 1896 -1897 season?

2. What is the attendance record for a challange cup final? (ok +-5000)
(Bonus point for each of the teams)

3. Which Non Super League club got the furthest in this years competition?

4. Name the five teams who have won the trophy the most times – 1 point for each.

5. Last years final – name the teams (2 points up for grabs)
name the teams

6. Last one – name this bloke
who is it

13 points to get – click to get the answers – good luck!

Posted by Dave on 25th August 2009

Name the teams of the NRL

Few server problems meant I didn't get the quiz up yesterday but it'll be up tomorrow. In the meantime head over to sporcle and play name the NRL teams, just click the link below.

Posted by Dave on 20th August 2009

Tipping Baby NRL 2009 Round 23

Well approaching the business end of the season and Tipping Baby is still going strong 5 out of 8 last week and this weeks tips after the click .


Saturday, 15 August 2009
Brisbane v Penrith
Canberra v St George/Illawarra
Cronulla v Wests
Newcastle v Melbourne
North Queensland v Canterbury
Parramatta v New Zealand Warriors
South Sydney v Gold Coast
Sydney v Manly

Friday, 21 August 2009
St George/Illawarra v Brisbane
Wests v Parramatta

Saturday, 22 August 2009
Newcastle v North Queensland
Penrith v South Sydney

Sunday, 23 August 2009
Gold Coast v Cronulla
Melbourne v Manly
New Zealand Warriors v Canberra

Monday, 24 August 2009
Canterbury v Sydney

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Posted by Dave on 19th August 2009

Don’t rely on a team full of Aussies – but is it cheating?

At least that's what some around Celtic Crusaders will be saying, in fact it's what some people have been telling us for years.  Celtic are having 6 players deported due to a breach of visa rules.

"The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says visas used to bring the Australians to the Bridgend-based club were invalid."

The Crusaders are now left 6 players down for the run in to the end of the season and are no doubt glad of the franchise system having eliminated the spectre of relegation (not that it would have mattered in their first season).
But if its found that they knew about the irregularities or had anything to do with it they could face criminal prosecution.

To my question though, would it be classed as cheating? If it is then what happens within the game? Can other clubs appeal against losses to the Crusaders? We could end up with a rugby league Carlos Tevez type affair.

Posted by Dave on 14th August 2009

Toughest nuts in league – semi final

what are you doing here? Get voting on by Clicking here

Arthur Beetson v Les Davidson
Bob Cooper v Noel Kelly

Posted by Dave on 13th August 2009

Tipping Baby NRL 2009 Round 23

Sadly not a great outing for Tipping baby last week with ony 2 correct, and it all looked so good on Saturday morning! Still better luck this week.

Friday, 07 August 2009
Melbourne v North Queensland
Penrith v St George/Illawarra

Saturday, 08 August 2009
Canterbury v Canberra
Manly v South Sydney

Sunday, 09 August 2009
New Zealand Warriors v Gold Coast
Parramatta v Newcastle
Sydney v Wests

Monday, 10 August 2009
Brisbane v Cronulla


Posted by Dave on 12th August 2009

The Rugby highground

For quite a while rugby in general, not just league has prided itself on discipline and often looked down on the likes of football for their on field diving and disrespect of referees or for the violence of fans on the terraces.
But given recent events can we still be allowed to maintain a moral high ground? I'm not so sure and it is mainly players off-field antics that are bringing the game down, but they are still ambassadors of the game and should be acting better.

So do we need to clean up the sport? I think yes, players need educating on what should and shouldn't be acceptable. I think a blanket alcohol ban is ridiculous though, these are grown men we are talking about not high school children. We should treat them as such and merely make sure they know what is and isn't acceptable as behaviour, drunk or otherwise.

Posted by Dave on 11th August 2009

Challenge Cup weekend

Yes I got to watch some Rugby Leauge thanks to the joys of the BBC. Whilst the Aussies were causing more trouble down under the BBC were bringing us coverage of the toungue twisting Warrington Wolves versus Wigan Warriors in Widnes and Saints versus Huddersfield in Warrington.

As I was back in Widnes for the weekend the Warrington game was a little strange as I heard the crowd before things happened, so everytime a break was made I'd already heard the cheers for the try – sounds strange.
The games though were good with Warrington and Wigan battling out a great game as Warrington marched to the final for the first time in over a decade and signalled their complete turn around from their poor start.

The weekend surely belonged to Huddersfield though who ended Saints 3 year grip on the trophy with a great performance at Warrington.

And well I've not much more to say, what a useless post – I'm just glad I got to watch some rugby!