Super League

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by GKDonkey, May 27, 2017.

  1. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    I don't know if we already have a thread for this but who cares.
    Matt Parcell scored a hat trick last night
    And Greg Eden has a got a hat trick of hat tricks, 3 hat tricks in the last 3 games
  2. I think the Eden hat trucks illustrates the quality of the comp.
  3. Wolfie

    Wolfie State of Origin Rep

    Thing is with Super league, its very open and very attack minded compared to the NRL. They dont seem to have the focus on defence like over here.
  4. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    I don't care if you think Super League is a lower level, You really have to appreciate this from Greg Eden

    Who is the leading try-scorer in rugby league this year?

    Well obviously in the NRL it is Canberra’s Jordan Rapana who has posted 14 tries in 14 games this season.

    But if you haven’t caught up with the Super League season lately, let me tell you about Greg Eden at Castleford.

    What an endorsement for UK players coming to Australia to further their skills. Eden played a lot of Intrust Super Cup last year but managed to nab one try in his six NRL appearances with the Broncos.

    Wind the clock forward and, after his latest five-try haul at the weekend, Eden has taken his Super League tally to 30 tries in 18 games. He is on course for a record-breaking season. 40 tries is the number to beat.

    If you include a recent Challenge Cup fixture, Eden has five hat-tricks in his last six games. Wow!
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  5. CaptainHook

    CaptainHook NRL Player

    I think it illustrates how boring the NRL is compared to the English Super League.

    I'm not so sure there is an emphasis on attacking football over there. I just think their match officials have a tighter control on the game.

    There's liberal use of the sin bin for illegal tackles and foul play. Here we have blatant shoulder charges "put on report." Yeah that's cracking down on the problem and a few minutes later a grown man will be binned for slapping.

    IMO, defense is the only part of the game where we have our noses in front - because we've let the wrestle blight our game for a decade.

    Compare that to our comp with a recent bout that Sharks Storm game the other day? That was quality. A quality grub-a-thon. May the scummiest team who takes advantage of a weak-willed ref win.
  6. Accept

    Accept NRL Player

    The standard might be a bit lower but the ESL is run much better than the NRL. I tune into it every opportunity I get. It is a good comp.
  7. Tom

    Tom State of Origin Rep


    No HIA in SL? How was he able to stay on the field? Must be hard to tell if Greg Bird is concussed or not.
  8. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
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  9. Morkel


    #Atheism ;)
  10. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    Greg Eden suffered a potential season ending shoulder injury
  11. Tom

    Tom State of Origin Rep

    Not super league but this happened in April in the French competition. Guy got a lifetime ban, obviously.

  12. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    And NRL players get one match bans for touching referees..
    They don't police that rule anymore, I've seen heaps of ref touches lately
  13. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    Anger Management Issues are us
  14. I see both made the 2017 Super League Dream Team...for whatever thats worth

    Good to see Parcell doing well. I'd like to see if we could entice him back here.....?

    Hmmm....a dummy half who can attack AND defend. Sounds nice.
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  15. Cult3

    Cult3 State of Origin Captain

    It's funny. Soon people will talk about how Greg Eden failed over here and how successful Parcell has been in the same sentence.
  16. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    There seems to be a pretty big difference between English backs and forwards. The latter are actually often good in comparrison.
  17. Mitchell_Broncos

    Mitchell_Broncos NRL Player


    Leeds won.
  18. Sproj


    Thanks for the spoiler alert there.
  19. Cult3

    Cult3 State of Origin Captain

    Not sure if the Super League games have been great so far this year or I'm just really missing the footy and will settle for anything at this point
  20. mitch222

    mitch222 State of Origin Rep

    I just watched that Blake Austin tackle on Tomkins. I didn't really see anything in it but the angle was pretty crap.

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