Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Michael Courtne » Sat, 28 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



> >Geez!!  Those pommies are ***y useless at everything - even Gladiators!

> I'm gutted. I always wanted to boast to my mates that we were a good
> Gladiators nation! Ah well...

> At the risk of starting the biggest online war ever,we weren't too bad
> at getting rid of all our convicts a couple of hundred years ago. :)

Yeah those convicts have managed to beat England in,

Rugby League
Cricket
Tennis
Commonwealth Games (hmm convicts that take home almost half of the gold
medals              on offer)
Olympic Games ( <cough>, 1 gold medal.. <cough>)

 
 
 

Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:00:00

* Saturday, 28th September 1996

   GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.

        Just caught this result in passing on the news. No scoring details
or anything but it was a very even match (obviously) and only poor kicking
cost the locals. I know PNG is a difficult place to play at the best of
times but still not good signs for the tourists with a tough kiwi series
coming up.

Catchya round, Leigh

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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Caleb Joliff » Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> * Saturday, 28th September 1996

>    GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.

>    Just caught this result in passing on the news. No scoring details
> or anything but it was a very even match (obviously) and only poor kicking
> cost the locals. I know PNG is a difficult place to play at the best of
> times but still not good signs for the tourists with a tough kiwi series
> coming up.

Does this mean Great Britain are getting worse or that PNG has suddenly
found some hidden talent?  You might expect a similar score-line in a
sevens match, but I am assuming this was a test.

What's going on with the poms?  Anyone?

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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Paul McNall » Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Does this mean Great Britain are getting worse or that PNG has suddenly
>found some hidden talent?  You might expect a similar score-line in a
>sevens match, but I am assuming this was a test.

>What's going on with the poms?  Anyone?

Apparantly, and I am in no way using this as an excuse, the weather was
a bit warm....so much so that both teams agreed a rule change allowing
them to make unlimited subs....

Would you believe the Lions made *26* changes during the game!

At least it wasn't a farce!

What's the problem..surely we've played in PNG before without any grief,
although I guess it is later in the year than usual.

Paul
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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by John Lancast » Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:00:00

On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 15:10:48 +0100, Paul McNally

Quote:

>>Apparantly, and I am in no way using this as an excuse, the weather was
>>a bit warm...

Paul, hate to sound obvious, but when you come back from your grand
tour, I think you will realise its always warm around that area. Thats
why the people look like they do !

John

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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Matthew Etherid » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00

:    GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.

Geez!!  Those pommies are ***y useless at everything - even Gladiators!
:)

Meth.

 
 
 

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Post by John Hull » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Since Sky aren't covering the tour until it gets to NZ, and since the BBC
will only mention League when they can trumpet another "convert" to
kick'n'clap, there was no coverage here in the UK. All we learnt was that
GB were 30-20 with 8 mins left.

Excuses? 1. This was a very inexperienced Lions team. 2. It was missing
Connelly and Robinson, both "banned" from touring by the ARL, and both
playing Union; and Newlove, injured. 3. These players have been playing
since August '95 without a break.

The real situation? Our game is still a decade behind yours on the field.
Probably more than that in terms of defence.

John



Quote:

> > * Saturday, 28th September 1996

> >    GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.
> Does this mean Great Britain are getting worse or that PNG has suddenly
> found some hidden talent?  
> What's going on with the poms?  Anyone?

 
 
 

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Post by Leigh Gillespi » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > * Saturday, 28th September 1996

> >    GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.

> >       Just caught this result in passing on the news. No scoring details
> > or anything but it was a very even match (obviously) and only poor kicking
> > cost the locals. I know PNG is a difficult place to play at the best of
> > times but still not good signs for the tourists with a tough kiwi series
> > coming up.

> Does this mean Great Britain are getting worse or that PNG has suddenly
> found some hidden talent?  You might expect a similar score-line in a
> sevens match, but I am assuming this was a test.

> What's going on with the poms?  Anyone?

        It's a mixture of an understrength touring side due to ARL
loyalist withdrawals and the strongest test side that PNG has ever
fielded. According channel seven's Brisbane news six of the PNG players
have ARL or English RL experience (eg. Adrian Lam).
        Someone else mentioned the heat factor as another reason and I'd
be inclined to agree. If you compare PNG performances at home to any of
their away matches there has usually been a vast difference. The only
decent away performance I can remember from them in recent years was a
test match against Australia played in Townsville which is actually closer
to Port Moresby then it is to Brisbane anyway. It's pretty warm place
compared to the southern centres where all the Australian team members
were based.
        Still, even with those excuses, as I said not good signs when they
come to play the Kiwis.

Catchya round, Leigh

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Post by Mugwu » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>> Does this mean Great Britain are getting worse or that PNG has suddenly
>> found some hidden talent?  You might expect a similar score-line in a
>> sevens match, but I am assuming this was a test.

>> What's going on with the poms?  Anyone?

>        It's a mixture of an understrength touring side due to ARL
>loyalist withdrawals and the strongest test side that PNG has ever
>fielded. According channel seven's Brisbane news six of the PNG players
>have ARL or English RL experience (eg. Adrian Lam).
>        Someone else mentioned the heat factor as another reason and I'd
>be inclined to agree. If you compare PNG performances at home to any of
>their away matches there has usually been a vast difference. The only
>decent away performance I can remember from them in recent years was a
>test match against Australia played in Townsville which is actually closer
>to Port Moresby then it is to Brisbane anyway. It's pretty warm place
>compared to the southern centres where all the Australian team members
>were based.
>        Still, even with those excuses, as I said not good signs when they
>come to play the Kiwis.

I wouldn't be too worried, the last time GB went on a tour to NZ we lost
to PNG and then went on to completely outclass the Kiwi's with an extremely
young and inexperienced side.

PNG are certainly a lot stronger these days and when your playing all your
home matches at 5000ft in temperatures of 30 odd degrees with extremely
high humidity you certainly have the edge on the opposition.

Most of the British lads are extemely tired having played non-stop rugby
for 12 months and IMO they did very well under the circumstances.

The Kiwi's are in for one hell of a hard series.

Mugwump.

Quote:
>Catchya round, Leigh

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Post by Paul McNall » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Paul, hate to sound obvious, but when you come back from your grand
>tour, I think you will realise its always warm around that area. Thats
>why the people look like they do !

I've got me shorts packed!

Thing is though we've played out there before without using 26
substitutions!

(You wouldn't believe how many retries I just had at spelling
substitutions! - I hate Sunday mornings!

Paul
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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Paul McNall » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Geez!!  Those pommies are ***y useless at everything - even Gladiators!

I'm gutted. I always wanted to boast to my mates that we were a good
Gladiators nation! Ah well...

At the risk of starting the biggest online war ever,we weren't too bad
at getting rid of all our convicts a couple of hundred years ago. :)

Happy Christmas!

Paul
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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Paul McNall » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Yeah those convicts have managed to beat England in,

>Rugby League
>Cricket
>Tennis
>Commonwealth Games (hmm convicts that take home almost half of the gold
>medals                     on offer)
>Olympic Games ( <cough>, 1 gold medal.. <cough>)

I had a feeling it was a matter of time before someone gobbled up that
bait!! :)

Paul

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    |\---/ >

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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Paul McNall » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Commonwealth Games (hmm convicts that take home almost half of the gold
>medals                     on offer)

Proably nicked 'em :)

Right I'm stopping now cos I'm coming over in 6 weeks...

Paul
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Lions Tour - GB vs PNG Result

Post by Mike Roger » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> * Saturday, 28th September 1996

>    GREAT BRITAIN 32 def PAPUA NEW GUINEA 30 at some place in PNG.

I have the squads that played and a summary of the scoring and
a few quotes on the tour we site.  It also includes details of
the PNG players with ARL / English RL experience.  It is
at

 http://www.activated-carbon.com/wigan/international/96/0928.html

also the home page is at

  http://www.activated-carbon.com/wigan/international/96/tour.html

Mike
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Post by Mugwu » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



>>Yeah those convicts have managed to beat England in,

>>Rugby League
>>Cricket
>>Tennis
>>Commonwealth Games (hmm convicts that take home almost half of the gold
>>medals                     on offer)
>>Olympic Games ( <cough>, 1 gold medal.. <cough>)

>I had a feeling it was a matter of time before someone gobbled up that
>bait!! :)

>Paul

Well we may have had our downers of late but we still have good old
Nick Faldo who just loves to wring the necks of Aussie "Chokers".

Damon Hill?

I also belive the English RU side slapped you boys down in the last
world cup - this is particularly satisfying as our RU side IS crap!

And there's always good old football (the real football, you know
the biggest game in the world) can't seem to remember any Aussie
soccer teams of note :)

Mugwump

    !!    |-------------------------------------------|    !!

   !!!!   |Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside, England    |   !!!!
  /    \  |-------------------------------------------|  /    \
 ( O||O ) |"I think it's time for you boys to share my| ( O||O )
 (  /\  ) |last taste of the true black meat - flesh  | (  /\  )
  (/##\)  |of the giant aquatic Brazilian Centipede"  |  (/##\)