Archives for "October, 2009"

Posted by Dave on 9th October 2009

Grand Final Quiz

Well it’s the Super League Grand Final tomorrow and as Matt Gidley, Tony Puletua and Chris Flannery bid to add a Super League Grand Final win to their NRL grand final wins here’s a little teaser from todays paper that you can test your mates on before the game.

So far there are 10 players to win Grand Finals in both the NRL and Super League so come on, name them and who they won with.
Answers after the click.


Posted by Dave on 5th October 2009

Well done Barrow

Barrow won the Championship playoff final yesterday in Warrington beating Halifax 26 – 18 and well done to them. Once upon a time it would have meant promotion but no longer.

Still watching Halifax lose reminded me of this ridiculous campaign from earlier in the season
Whilst I wouldn’t want to gloat it’s good to see people spouting these ridiculous ideas getting proof of why they were ridiculous ideas in the first place. That said there’s always room for a daft suggestion or two in Rugby League, club call anyone?

Posted by Dave on 4th October 2009

Melbourne Storm to victory and Leeds club call as expected.

Look at that, headline writing like you’d get in the Daily Star. But literary genius aside there was some good rugby played this weekend and I’ll probably watch it all again on the Super League Show in a bit.

Down under Melbourne attoned for last years hammering by taking their third NRL title with a 23-16 win over Paramatta and I can’t really say much. Since the whole Setanta thing I don’t even know what channel the NRL is on over here and since I support the Warriors their poor performance this season has sucked a little of the interest out for me. Also the possible fact that last season I was in New Zealand and this season I’m not, that probably had an effect.
Still from what I’ve read it was a good game with Paramatta staging a late push but it’s rare you’ll find someone to bet against Melbourne in a Grand Final even after last years defeat.

In this hemispehere we had the play off semi finals in which Leeds got to play their pick of Catalan Dragons and Saints faced up to Wigan and well that went pretty much as expected. Leeds probably got a tougher game than they were expecting but they won and Saints had a tough run against Wigan but also won, which unusally gives us a Saints Leeds grand final, again. It would be nice if someone else could contest this at some point but yet again some came close but couldn’t quite make it. As for the actual grand final, hmmm my money would probably go on Leeds for another victory.