Episode 22 Super League Show


Episode 22

Damian Johnson introduces action from Super League XVII. Including St Helens v Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and Catalan Dragons v London Broncos.


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Good evening. Thanks for taking a break from the Olympics it enjoyed

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the best action in Round 22 of the Super League. The play-offs are

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looming and all of the contenders are looking to go faster, Higher,

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stronger. I am joined by two men who have won plenty of medals. Ian

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Millward and Jamie Peacock, MBE. Jamie was in action last night as

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the Rhinos looked to extend their Andy Raleigh is going to search for

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the line. Has he got the ball down? The referee once a second look.

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Double movement, that is the question. Is that all one movement?

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The video referee has to decide. It's given. Wakefield have the

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perfect start. Deservedly so, they has. Step back, on the inside. The

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past two web. Created by Ryan Hall. The referee wants to look at a

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obstruction. Hall takes the Inside path. Ward is ahead of him. That

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looks like the wrong defensive is ahead of Ryan Hall. The tackle

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is made, it looks like the wrong decision. The ball continues, the

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try was scored. No try, penalty his pace like? Four, five in

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pursuit. He's not going to goal of the way, but there might be a man

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who could. Kallum Watkins. Look at that full pace. Kallum Watkins,

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with a Leeds drive. He was denied a moment ago by the video referee.

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youngster. He knew he was not going to go the distance, so he looked

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for support. Kallum Watkins is flying. No chance that the

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Wakefield defence is going to stop his Watt to the try-line. -- his

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himself towards the try-line. Kevin Sinfield and two others were unable

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to stop him. A second for Wakefield. They have a bit of comfort in the

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Well, they are shielding their eyes to see what has happened. Boy, are

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is out there. Hall, with the catch. A simple try for Leeds. A look of

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consternation on Richard Agar's face. Not surprising. Well taken by

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 48 seconds

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defenders around him. A terrific They still have a chance. They will

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score. Danny Washbrook. What was he that way would surely have been a

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score. He thought it was opportunity lost. But it was not.

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Wakefield try! Surely, this is the one that wins it. A little surge

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across the line. Andy Raleigh, sleeve, Leeds. You would still give

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them a chance of getting back in to the game. Three tries, they need to

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score. Here they come. Sinfield, with a kick to the corner. Hall has

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done it again. A hat-trick, this time along the ground. The same

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method, Kevin Sinfield with the kick. Superbly weighted. He knows

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that these are desperate moments clock down, at the least. There

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will be looking for a repeat set up. It's been missed, and scored.

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Scored by Dean Collis. That will be the match-winner. Five minutes to

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go. A3 score margin again. Danny Collins has -- Dean Collis has won

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Wakefield are looking to finish with a flourish. Here comes Peter

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keep him out. That fact does not hit the whitewash. This will be a

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try. On a night when he has been tormented at the other end, it is

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Peter Fox that will get the final word. Wakefield will celebrate a

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Not many people predicted that. What went wrong for Leeds?

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Wakefield played too well for us. We started poorly and gave us too

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much to do in the second half. I don't want to take anything away

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from Wakefield, they were the better side. Did you sense they

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were really pumped for the game against the big city rivals? It's

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always difficult. They are on a bit of a roll. They turned over

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Huddersfield the week before. They have almost turned themselves into

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like a top aide sighed. They thoroughly deserved it and we

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didn't play well. How do you explain a result like that?

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Wakefield had been playing well. They had a great win against

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Huddersfield. They blew a couple of opportunities and dropped it over

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the try-line a couple of times. I liked the way that they had

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composure to finish it off. They had a high completion rate and

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their kicking game was a lot stronger. Sykes and Smith gave them

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a clinical kicking game. They were the better team and they played

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very well this year. I think Richard Agar deserves a lot of

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credit. He had to put a team in late, but he put an experienced

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team with some good players together. Another influential

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player, Kyle Wood? It a great example of a player that had to go

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back to the championship, learned some of his trade, come back up and

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get some opportunities. There are a lot of good players in the

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championship that could get opportunities. He's got speed, he

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creates some doubt around the ruck area. He creates doubt amongst

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Jamie's team-mates. He brings a kicking game from dummy half. He

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brings a long kicking game. He's a player that will grow in confidence

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the more he gets to play. They had their best player out. He was out

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with a broken jaw. But if that gives him confidence, he will

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handle it well. For Leeds, it looks like a mirror image of last season.

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You have to come from outside the top four to make a Grand Final?

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disappointing thing is that if we had beat them, it was in our hands

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to get into the top four, if we won every game we had left. Now we have

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to look at what other teams do. We're going to have to do it from

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outside that four. We have to get on with it, like last year. Richard

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-- Richard Descartes -- Richard Agar? Sometimes you have to start

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from scratch again. New owners, the people involved, fresher approach.

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More of an outside looking in approach. Looking to see what we

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need, organisation. They bought well, they played well, they had

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confidence. It's a hard place to go to. It's one of the few grounds

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where it is still the original dressing room. Jamie is laughing.

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He is probably the only one that can fit into it. His mates have to

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be outside! We play them on Sunday in a local derby. One game each. We

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will have to play well to be in it. The ongoing crisis at Bradford

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rumbles on. There are potential saviours in the wings. As if they

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didn't have enough trouble, they went to high-flying Warrington.

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They were on the end of a real hiding. 50 points? Warrington is a

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tough place to got the best of times, never mind the Troubles they

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have of the pitch. I think the players and coaches deserve credit

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for the way they had been playing. We went the week before and they

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came back in the second half. They held back and got 20 points in the

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second half. They showed some spirit. They have shown spirit of

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occasion. Can you sense in their body language that they have

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player, not sure where the club will be at or who you will be

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playing for next year. Give them the best job they could do. They

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have had positive results. They have beaten Wigan. To go to

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Warrington, it was a bit too much for them. Mick Potter is working

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for free. It's a bit of a brotherhood, coaching. You must

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have sympathy? You do have an alliance to your players. He's done

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a fantastic job. I don't think anybody could understand what he is

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experiencing. All of the turmoil, the blokes not knowing if they are

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going to get paid, have they got a team next year? I think they have

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handled it well, the players, touching staff. He has led that by

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being the leader of the pack. But understand that his coaching at the

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moment for nothing. The reason he does that is probably because he

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loved coaching and rugby league. There comes a time when he needs to

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move on and the club need to move on with some decisions. The six

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points deduction takes them out of the play-offs. That is probably the

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only hope that the players have of a focus. If we can win games, we

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can make the play-offs. They have gone quite a few years without

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making the play-offs. It would be very hard in coming weeks, for the

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players. Warrington look pretty challenging ahead of the Cup final?

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There are good side. They got a great coach and a lot of superstar

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players. We've got a challenge to beat them. Four tries for Stefan

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Ratchford. Looking terrific? Looking at that ability, with no

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injuries, they can rotate the squat with the Challenge Cup in mind, the

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Super League, hopefully a Grand Final at Old Trafford. In key areas,

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they are very strong. They have Michael Weiner and, Richard Myler.

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You've got O'Brien, a lot of players. A lot of players that we

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call the backbone of the team. They are very good in that area. They

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play in an enterprising way. The great thing for Jamie's team, Leeds

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are playing well. They are playing at this stage better than they were

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last year. Warrington were playing just as good when they were winning

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Warrington's win with them within three points of Wigan. They got off

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to a flying start? Three tries in We made a couple of poor defensive

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decisions. The players showed their commitment. We went into the game

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with one half, I thought, what night will we have here when he got

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hurt. There was a lot of will to work with each other. They created

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a few opportunities the Cas players. We didn't have the cutting edge to

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We didn't have the cutting edge to finish off with. It On half time

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there was a controversial penalty. Second-half there was nip and tuck

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with both teams. Their quality and more cutting edge and execution got

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them some late tries. I was please pleased with the attitude of our

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players. Sean was disappointed that they sort of went into like a phase

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there in the second-half, they weren't up tempo. I noticed things

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about their game, they could have played quicker. Maybe they were

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looking at the score board and not respecting playing for 80 minutes.

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Almost basketball moves there. Is he contender for Man of Steel?

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Definitely. A standout player. He does things that no other players

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can do. He is a tough little player. A word about Danny. He announced

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his retirement at the end of the season. How big a miss and what has

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his contribution been? He started in 1996. He was a Cas guy. It a

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great breeding area. Went to lon doe don Broncos. He is a good role

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model. He want to get him to spend more time with our juniors. He has

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more time with our juniors. He has a couple more games left to go.

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This time last year, Sean Long was facing up to retirement after a

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series of injuries took their toll. But following the sale of Matty

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Smith to Wigan, the colourful and charismatic Salford assistant coach

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is to make a comeback for the City Reds and he can't wait to get back

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in action again. # Now, I'm back to let you know, I

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can really shake them down can really shake them down

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# Do you love me # I can really move

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# Do you love me # I'm in the groove... #

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Sean Long won every honour in the game in a glittering playing career.

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Last he he hung up his boots to become Salford's assistant coach.

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The City Reds are short of cover, she on stand by. I miss Super

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League. It's fast and quick. I played it since it started, I

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wouldn't mind playing again. I'll put my hand up and if need be and

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put my hand up and if need be and called upon I will play. He has

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achieved everything there is in the game. He has the experience. In

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training he is fantastic. To have him on the field will be great.

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It's a good thing he decided to put his boots on. He has not lost. It

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he can still do. It He talks the game and wants to play. He has his

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fitness about him. You don't lose your rugby mind. It's other parts

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of your body that goes. He may be keen to play again, but he has made

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a big impression as a coach with the Reds winning praise for their

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attacking play. We are playing to our strengths. We have lads who are

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skilful players. We are trying to force them to use the ball. When

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they get tired they stick it under their jumper and taking the ball in.

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I'm trying to get them to do player, player and see what happens. They

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have been great. He has done a great job. That is obvious in our

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attack this year. He has handled that. We are scoring points.

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Everyone feels comfortable. He has been great for the team.

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telling the boys to do a bit off the cuff and call it ad-lib footie.

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Sometimes it doesn't come off. If they practice it in training it

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will come off in the game. I let them do what they want. That is why

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they like me, I think. Basically everything about our attack came

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from Sean Long. It's really good. We roll with the punches together.

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He comes up with ideas, I come up with ideas, whether that is attack

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or defence. That is the role of assistant coach. He is doing a good

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job at it. I will have the crack all the time. He is not as bad at

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what people see on the camera. He is a bit grumpy at times. Good

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bloke. He knows his stuff. I learnt a lot with him. Phil did ten years

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as an assistant. Maybe I have to do towards. That I am willing to do.

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That I'm still learning. The man management and controlling the team.

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I'm just coaching at the moment. That will come in time. I want to

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improve as a coach and do my best for Salford. Since we filmed that,

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Mark Sneed has broken his leg. He may see some action. Do you fear

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for him? Is it the right thing? will be able to do. It he is tough

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mentally, they will be able to do. It he will have the skills. Whether

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he can do it week-to-week with his body, that will be the question.

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Only he can answer. That he will lift the team when he does play.

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You coached him for many years. You knew he would take that move into

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coaching? He is very smart. A good operator in regard to his

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perception on the game. A great game sense. He wanted to dissect

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the game. Great to coach. He could carry out instructions and take it

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to the next dimension by looking at the opposition and seeing what

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needed to be adjusted. They don't see the person who has a great

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thought for the game and great ideas and a great way I think he

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could coach. He will end up a very, very good coach. I think he should

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keep coaching. I'm not sure he needs to come back and play. I

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think he is doing a good job. I hope he doesn't play. He has been

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one of the great players of Super League era. I think he could turn

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into a very good coach. You have been warned. Salford were one of

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Sean's former clubs Hull FC on Sunday. The black and whites were

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buoyed by last week's victory in Hull Derby and picked up another

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two points. They are coming into two points. They are coming into

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form again? They are. They had the Derby win the previous week. They

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had disruptions with injuries also. When they look Matty Smith it took

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away a lot of their fluency. They have a good tile style. They play

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similar to the West Tigers. They use ball movement. Both teams were

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good with the ball. They showed greenness in their defence and

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attitude at the moment. Have Salford threft too late? A little

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bit late now. They played well this year. They have improved their

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attack a lot. We found them a very difficult side it play against, as

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have a lot of other teams as well. Salford struggle to keep hold of

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their players? It is. There is conjector about Daniel Holdsworth.

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That is the issue. They have gone to a new stadium. It hasn't

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fulfilled the finances they wanted to bring in with regard to the

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crowds. They have to cut their cloth to what they can afford. Luke

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Patton is retiring. A couple of other players haven't been offered

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contract. They will have to look for recruits. There is some

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interesting times at Salford. Difficult players to place there,

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isn't there? Spot on. Hull level with you on points? We slipped 7

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last night.we could have done with being two in front of them. Hull

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have been good this year. When you get to the squad numbers 38 and 39

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you show the injuries we have had throughout the year. Four points

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clear in eighth, Widnes gave them a fright? Widnes have been tremendous.

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They won me over and deserve their place in Super League. They have a

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great owner, great coach. The players play with great spirit.

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They have come together late and play with spirit. They deserve

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their place in Super League. threw some youngsters in there?

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made changes because he had to make them. They looked flat in that

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Derby game. Widnes are at the stage where Hull were since they came

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back in the Super League. They are good at home Widnes. They are hard

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to beat their. The surface is not a normal surface, it's artificial. I

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think the young fresh guys are good for Hull KR. Widnes continued how

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they were playing at home over the last month. Do Widnes have to find

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their fleet? They will. You have to get the players used to week in

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week training. Players getting used to new team-mates and new surface.

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It takes transition period. Is it fancyful to suggest they might make

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the top eight the next season? is what Super League should be

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about. We start the season hoping your team can make the eight. They

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bought Kevin Brown. Danny Tickle may go there. They are getting a

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lot of confidence at the back end of the season. They keep on picking

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up points? They have been unlucky with injuries. If they kept their

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full squad out they would have been higher up the table. They are doing

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as well so far. Victories for both Hull sides piled the pressure on

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Huddersfield whose play-off hopes seem to be rapidly disappearing.

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The Giants travelled to St Helens on Sunday evening where they have

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never won in the Super Leagueer ya. At the end of round one Hull looked

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to be real contenders there was talk of a grand final place. Then

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head coach announced he would move move to St Helens. Things began to

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move to St Helens. Things began to After a run of seven defeats in

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eight games, Brown departed ahead of schedule. His former right-hand

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man has the test of rediscovering man has the test of rediscovering

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Huddersfield defence was cut to ribbons. They have the numbers here.

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Tommy make inson, what a finish that might -- Tommy Makinson, what

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a finish that might be. They need a replay. What a try! Confirmation,

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five minutes played, Saints have one two. Jonny Lomax on the end of

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it. Another score for St Helens and well-executed here between Lomax

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and Flannery. Here's Roby. He seems to be at the start of everything

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for St Helens, doesn't he? Roby is back again. His motor is running

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well. The kick is not the best, sliced high. There are still

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opportunities here. It is taken well by Wellens. Foot down by

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Francis Meli. It's another for St Helens. It's looking a little easy.

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I'm not sure the kick was intended to drop where it did. Wellens made

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the most of. It once they had it, St Helens quick to promote it wide

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and Meli quick to score. Roby. It has been dropped here. It has,

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knocked on. A mistake has given Huddersfield the possession. A poor

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catch, wasn't, it by Frankie. What about this for a first play. Brough

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with a kick behind the line. Taken by George. Huddersfield closing in

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and crashing over. Keith Mason, the former Saint, is the man who scores

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the try. This is brave stuff for a team supposedly lacking in

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confidence. First play kick by Brough. Having got as close as that,

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they were not going to waste the We got to the half-hour mark and St

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Helens are looking for another. Lance Hohaia is enjoying himself at

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the moment. That is one of the reasons why. The referee is having

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a look at this. The Grandin is OK. Nothing wrong with that. St Helens

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McCarthy-Scarsbrooke. He forces his way over, on the last tackle.

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Huddersfield defender is there in numbers, but not strong enough.

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Worry for Paul Anderson, the new the business. A jagged bounce. It's

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going to be a try. Scott Grix touches down. Simply had to be

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therein the end, to make that score. That is the boot of Danny Brough

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again. He picked his spot superbly. No one within 10 metres was able to

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He could keep it alive. The referee says there was a high shot. A

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penalty for Saints. Six more tackles to hammer the slime. --

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on my crush's face. By another St puts the foot down and he goes to

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score himself. Very often, the creator and the architect. This

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time, the finisher. They have a look at this again. Was there an

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obstruction? That is the question. There is no doubting the sublime

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skills of James Roby. Having got through, his pace was electric. The

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side. Too easy for Paul Wellens. Huddersfield, losing heart. A very

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simple try, despite the slip. Another win for St Helens, another

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disheartening defeat for Another rough night for

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Huddersfield. Nathan Brown has gone, their coaching staff are leaving,

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something's wrong? Sport is about habits. They have got into some

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habits now that are spiralling. The amount of points they are conceding,

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you wouldn't imagine that in the first half of the season. It's a

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chain of events. The coach going, the skipper going to Widnes, next

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year. The way that they want to play, they probably have become a

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bit Lateral. They lost their toughness. Jimmy Kebe probably talk

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about that, without being critical of opposing players. They haven't

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had that cutting edge and that tough mentality for a long time.

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They are probably in a situation where they get behind, you start to

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think, here we go again. Nathan had a great time. That is the right

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time for Paul to come in and stamp his authority. Probably to play a

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bit like how he used to play, tough, charge the ball into them, be

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uncompromising. Do you point the finger at the players? Could they

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have done more to stop the rot? There is some blame in their four

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players. It's a big game. It's a snowball, rolling, when you get the

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lack of confidence. They are only one game away from getting that

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back. I think Paul is the man to do that for them. He's gone about it

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the right way. Hopefully a win will come for them. Some of their

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players are trying really hard but things aren't happening. I feel

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sorry for some of them because they are trying hard. And yet, on the

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night, Saints were running red hot. Lance Hohaia, fantastic? There will

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always get you around the ruck area. He's been in great form. He's

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played in numerous positions, fullback, stand-off, hook area.

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With imports as well, not all of them shine straight away. It takes

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your while to bed into the culture, new team-mates, new competition.

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It's usually at the beck end -- back end when you find that. The

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style of play, the way they can score points, that makes it harder

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for Huddersfield. Also, when you are on the back foot, you concede

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some points. You are still trying but things are not happening. I

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like the way the Saints are playing at the moment. They are playing

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with a smile on their face. The style of play is really good. They

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are a real contender for Super League. It's always competitive,

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always dramatic and demands high levels of skill and concentration.

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Yes, egg chasing is heading for a thrilling climax. London Broncos

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are taking up the challenge. This week, the London Broncos take

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the a Tasered challenge. They have to jump, duck and weave around this

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course in the quickest time possible whilst holding a giant egg

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and spoon. The three heroes... Kevin Dixon, we get. Lamont Bryant,

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utility. Oskar Thomas, half bank. Jamaica for the Olympics, let's go!

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Well, you are not going to get a gold medal for disco dancing. Prawn

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sandwiches at the ready. Usain Bolt in the background. Remember, they

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are trying to get as low a time as possible. The idea is to keep the

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egg honour the spoon. Here comes Oskar Thomas. Carefully does it.

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Over the bar. Not the quickest lad. He is at least keeping his eye on

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the egg. Slowly around the obstacles. He has let it spill.

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Comeback, Sam. You can't do that. I'm not sure that it in the rules

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of the game. Lamont Bryant, looking to finish things off. A skipping

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action. Around the sticks as well. London is not going to win it, just

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in case you were worried. He's not going Teevan finished the course.

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He doesn't make it to the end. A cake in frustration. 48.7 p to is

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the time. I don't think that Usain Bolt has any thing to worry about.

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They find themselves in 9th position. They are not dribbling

:37:51.:38:01.
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Well, it looks like Leeds Rhinos can end up with a wooden spoon. We

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caught up with their coach before the trip to Catalan Dragons.

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The future of the club is clear. The owner is investing up the

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levels competitive with everybody else. That intent is clear. The

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reason I am here is that the intent has not been delivered. The first

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day we need to work on is that everybody has good habits. There

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doesn't seem to be a real problem with liking it Shadow Hand Mara,

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teamwork. There is good agility and energy. We have got some good

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playmakers that can make some good decisions. We have never walk into

:38:43.:38:46.

something that is not saveable. It is saveable it just needs pointing

:38:46.:38:51.

the right direction. London looks to be going the right direction

:38:51.:38:55.

with a much-improved performance in pegging on. Toby Club opened up the

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scoring. The scores were level as the inside man was found. For the

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Broncos, with a renewed sense of confidence, they exposed the team

:39:06.:39:12.

once more. Weeldon was allowed to drive at the back line. Controversy

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followed when a try was ruled out for obstruction on the London

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defence. That was much to the defence and of -- annoyance of the

:39:24.:39:28.

home fans. Glenn Fisher went over the post to level the scores at 12-

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12. In a closely contested second half, it was a piece of individual

:39:33.:39:36.

brilliance that proved the difference between the sides. The

:39:36.:39:42.

Bronco defence was breached by a series of smart passes. Millard's a

:39:42.:39:46.

superb solo effort saw him dance past five players to score, we did

:39:46.:39:53.

not of the video referee. -- with the Lord or the video referee. Then

:39:53.:39:58.

a drop goal in the last five minutes. Much more encouraging for

:39:58.:40:08.
:40:08.:40:37.

Now, with just over three weeks to go until the Challenge Cup final,

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the RFL are still seeking your opinion on which one Rugby League

:40:42.:40:46.

Legend should be honoured with a statue at Wembley. Here is a look

:40:46.:40:56.
:40:56.:40:56.

at the latest candidate, Billy The ball moves out, Ashton has

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Boston. Boston, another left corner! The crowd loved this.

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man I shows is the one and only rugby league living legend, Billy

:41:07.:41:17.
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Magnificent women. Occasional centre. -- When a man. He scored a

:41:19.:41:27.

lot of tries in his career. 405 for Wigan stands as a record. A career

:41:27.:41:37.
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As a legend, still reveal a -- revered. He had a great swathe and

:41:40.:41:45.

sidestep. He had an aggression which was particularly fearsome

:41:45.:41:54.

when faced against Australians. He was the first black Briton to play

:41:54.:41:59.

up on a tour in Australia. 1962, you were involved. Can you remember

:41:59.:42:03.

much about it? I think it was the greatest set of players I have ever

:42:03.:42:06.

played with. I thought it was a great side. They were brilliant,

:42:06.:42:10.

they could fight, they could play rugby if they wanted to play rugby.

:42:10.:42:17.

He had an aura at Wembley. He was a crowd pleaser of a highest order.

:42:17.:42:27.
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Wembley is a glamour place. I would give up anything to play at Wembley.

:42:28.:42:32.

Each time you walk out, no matter how meat tends to play there, it is

:42:32.:42:39.

a great feeling. There are thousands of people, it's great.

:42:39.:42:47.

Since his playing days, he was always open for supporters to have

:42:47.:42:51.

a pint with him and trapped about the great game. There is a special

:42:51.:42:55.

rapport between rugby fans across the world and Billy Boston. This

:42:55.:43:02.

guy should be remembered in a Billy Boston, one of the true

:43:02.:43:12.
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greats. Here are some more for your Talking of the Challenge Cup,

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unfinished business at the end of the month. Next month, should I say.

:43:20.:43:24.

We are looking forward to it as a team. Last year, we stumbled into

:43:24.:43:28.

the Challenge Cup final. We want to go into the final would form.

:43:28.:43:33.

quickly, you know all about Wigan and Saints derbies. Wakefield and

:43:33.:43:38.

Castleford next? One each this season. We have some injury

:43:38.:43:42.

problems and they are playing well. Derby's, the form doesn't count, it

:43:42.:43:48.

is on the day. The emotion might get us through. A big thank-you

:43:48.:43:51.

Damian Johnson introduces all the action and analysis from Super League XVII as St Helens host Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos travel to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Catalan Dragons meet London Broncos.


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