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Posted by Dave on 21st May 2010

Super League Picks Round 15

A 4 out of 7 last week, but come on who saw Salford beating St Helens!?

But on to this week, a tough clash between Leeds and Bradford is probably the pick of the games, and my picks look like this.

St Helens v Hull KR: St Helens by 22

Catalans Dragons v Salford City Reds: Catalans Dragons by 6

Crusaders RL v Wigan Warriors: Wigan Warriors by 10

Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos: Bradford Bulls by 6

Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants: Warrington Wolves by 24

Castleford Tigers v Hull FC: Castleford Tigers by 12

Wakefield Wildcats v Harlequins RL: Wakefield Wildcats by 12

Posted by Dave on 17th May 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXVIII

The quiz is fortnightly now, I'll try and keep that rate up!

1. Who's playing CV?

(2001- present)

St George Illawara – Wests Tigers – Wakefield – Bradford Bulls – Wakefield

2. Names the teams

3. Which NRL stadium is this?

4. Which county has the largest representation in the Super League?

5. How many players can a Championship or Championship 1 club have on loan or dual registered?

6. Which NRL club is nicknamed "The Mountain Men"?

7 points up for grabs ladies and gents, answers after the click and scroll.

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Posted by Dave on 3rd May 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXVII – Magic Weekend

Well I hope you all enjoyed the magic weekend, this weeks quiz (the first for a few weeks I know) is all about it so brush off your hangovers and give it a good bank holiday go. Post your scores in the comments!


1. Where was the first Magic weekend held?

2. Who was the only player to get a hat trick of tries this weekend?

3. Name the teams from this weekends games. (1 point for each)

4. Warrington collected a record points haul at the weekend over Salford – how many points?

5. In the first magic weekend the fixtures were loosely based on derby games. Who did Huddersfield play?

6. Which fixture has been played the most times on a magic weekend?


Answers after the click.

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Posted by Dave on 1st April 2010

Everybody wants to be Ellery Hanley

Here's your Ellery Hanley wannabe for this week, nice and easy I think.


The last one was of course Andy Farrell (picture:

Posted by Dave on 29th March 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXVI – The Wigan edition

So there was no quiz last week because, well just because. But it is back and this week it's all about current Super League table toppers Wigan.

1. Who's playing CV?

(1987 – 2001)

Widnes – Easts Roosters – St. George – Wigan – London Broncos – Easts Roosters – Salford City Reds)

2. Who's this Wigan Legend?

3. Who's the missing sponsor?

4. Where did Wigan play their home games before moving to the JJB stadium?

5. Wigan hold the record for consecutive Challenge cup wins, but how many times did they win it on the trot? – It started in the 1987/88 season.

6. Wigan have a massive history of winning stuff, but which player has won the most trophies with them? (bonus point if you can tell me how many)

So 7 points up for grabs – how did you do? Answer below and leave your scores in the comments!

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Posted by Dave on 15th March 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXV

A little later than usual due to some server problems, no theme this week – just some general rugby questions.

1. Who's playing CV?

(1999 – Present)

Newcastle Knights – Paramatta Eels – NSW Waratahs (Union) – Paramatta Eels

2. Who's the chap in this grainy black and white image?

3. Which Super League ground is this?

4. Millom RLFC are the oldest amateur rugby club in the world, formed in 1873 which UK county are they from? 

5.Keith Senior has been playing forever and amassed the most Super League tries ever, but who holds the record for tries in a season? (Bonus point – how many?)

6. The equivalent record for tries in a season in the NRL is tied at 25 between Nathan Blacklock and who?


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Posted by Dave on 10th March 2010

Everybody wants to be Ellery Hanley

A little later in the day than usual. In the spirit of cross-codeism carried from the Monday Quiz, here's a cross coder kicking a goal in that kicking sport of Union. (click for a larger image)

Last week we did of course have Billy Slater of the Melbourne Storm (image from

Posted by Dave on 8th March 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXIV – The Union Quiz

It's Monday, it's quiz time. This week with Gareth Thomas making the switch from Union we're going to have some league/union based questions to test you.

1. Which cross code player's CV is this?

(1989 – 2002)

Bridgend FC – Widnes – Manly Sea Eagles – Sale FC – Bridgend FC

2. Who's this lovely a chap? A from Welsh Rugby Union international and Wigan player.

3. Name the two teams in this 1996 cross code game.

4. What year did Rugby Union turn professional?

5. What year did London Broncos move to share a ground and name with Harlequins Rugby Union?

6. Plenty of players have stepped across the League/Union divide but what other footballing code have top level rugby league players converted to?

(a little cryptic, but this means players who have converted from the top flight of league to the top flight of another footballing code. I'm sure there's plenty of ex-players playing Sunday League in various other games but they don't count)


Right chaps and chapettes 7 points up for grabs, scores in the comments!

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Posted by Dave on 3rd March 2010

Everybody wants to be Ellery Hanley

See not a Leeds player this week, not even British and in spite of Ellery's head proving too big to fit on the photo I've done some magic and sorted it out. So who wants to be Ellery Hanley this week? (you can click it for a larger picture)

Last weeks answer was of course Rob Burrow

Picture from here –

Posted by Dave on 1st March 2010

Monday Mastermind Quiz XXIII – Melbourne Storm

As the reason for this going up late (but still on Monday) is due to the Storm beating Leeds in the World Club Challenge game I thought why not do a quiz themed on the new World club champions.

1. Who's playing CV?

(1999 – present)

Canberra Raiders – Sydney Roosters – Parramata Eels – Melbourne Storm

2. Who's this?

(click to see a bigger picture – and a clue he was named captain of the Storm's team of the decade) 

No name the teams this week

3. How many premierships have the Storm won?

4. What year were the Melbourne Storm founded?

5. What are the two the most popular sports in the city of Melbourne?

6. Including their new home at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium how many grounds have the Storm used as home stadia? (Point if you can name each)

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