: : >
: : > >Shaun Edwards was awarded the Order of the British Empire
: : >
: : > But, (non-biased head on) why Shaun Edwards. Thinks of sending of in
: : > test match and recent racist occurence. Oh, I forgot, he's a christian
: : > ;-)
: : >
: : From what I saw of the sending off incident I don't think that
: : it was intentional - he aint that stupid.
: : The racist slur was probably (flame suit on) one of the unnecessary
: : Oz gamesmanship ploys. Shaun said himself that his girlfriend was
: : coloured and he had no need to say anything.
: : Don't know if he is C of E tho. If he isn't perhaps QEII will take
: : it back :-)
: Catholic, definately catholic, my grandma's friend remembers him as an
: altar boy!!!
: : He just might have received it for services to the game but I could
: : be wrong.
: : These views are totally non-biased, i do not even support Wigan !
: : --
: Should be a great battle between Edwards and Goulding on saturday, I can't
: wait. All this talk of Warrington/Leeds/Wigan youngsters, everybody seems
: to have missed the best crop of the lot Hayes, Arnold, Northey, Haig, Booth
: Cunningham, Prescott, Waring plus all the others who played on boxing day.
: Does anyone know if O'Loughlin is any relation to Kevin and Keiron?
: When you add to that Joynt, Matutia, Busby, Gibbs, Hammond and you know who!
: then I reckon Saints are the team to challenge Wigan come superleague. If
: they have a weakness it's that the're probably still short of a top class
: I thought Hammond was outstanding on Sky against Warrington, good to see so
: many good young stand offs being produced, Harris, Tyrer (brilliant against
: Wigan) and Dean Lawford at Sheffield, not to mention Nigel Wright. Must be
: the largest number of British born Stand-offs playing in the top division
: for many years. Can only be good for GB, cos we've really struggled for a
: world class stand-off since Tony Myler. It's the position from which Aus
: have controlled Test matches over the years, Lewis, Kenny, Daley and Fittler.
: All we need now is a decent fullback and couple of props, Lee Penny has been
: playing well and I thought Broadbent looked excellent against Wigan (does he
: always play this well?). Anybody seen any promising young props lately?
: Although I'm a Wigan fan (on a temporary secondment to London Broncos, while
: I'm living down south), I must admit that the games needs Saints to win on