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2006 Rugby League Tri Nations

bad gambler
10-04-2006, 12:57 PM
Australia to win at $1.20 is value

Mr Flamboyant
10-04-2006, 02:07 PM
Australia to win at $1.20 is value

New Zealand must be extremely threadbare for the above to be true .. ? This is always a torrid mission for Australia and with a handful of Broncos players (Broncos = :aparty: :rolls: :spit: :rocker:) likely to be in the side it'll be even tougher ..

What does the Kiwi side look like..?

bad gambler
10-04-2006, 02:07 PM
AUSTRALIAN TRI NATIONS SQUAD
Shaun Berrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
Tonie Carroll (Brisbane Broncos)
Petero Civoniceva (Brisbane Broncos)
Mark Gasnier (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)
Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels)
Justin Hodges (Brisbane Broncos)
Ben Hornby (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Karmichael Hunt (Brisbane Broncos)
Greg Inglis (Melbourne Storm)
Matt King (Melbourne Storm)
Brent Kite (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Darren Lockyer, captain (Brisbane Broncos)
Jamie Lyon (St Helens)
Willie Mason (The Bulldogs)
Luke O'Donnell (North Queensland Cowboys)
Mark O'Meley (The Bulldogs)
Andrew Ryan (The Bulldogs)
Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
Brent Tate (Brisbane Broncos)
Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)
Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
Anthony Tupou (Sydney Roosters)

Coach: Ricky Stuart

bad gambler
10-04-2006, 02:09 PM
NEW ZEALAND TRI NATIONS SQUAD
Roy Asotasi (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Adam Blair (Melbourne Storm)
Jason Cayless (St Helens),
Nathan Cayless (Parramatta Eels)
David Fa'alogo (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Awen Guttenbeil (NZ Warriors)
Dene Halatau (Wests Tigers)
Shontayne Hape (Bradford Bulls)
Stacey Jones (Les Catalan Dragons)
David Kidwell (Melbourne Storm)
Epalahame Lauaki (NZ Warriors)
Simon Mannering (NZ Warriors)
Steve Matai (Manly Sea Eagles),
Frank Pritchard (Penrith Panthers),
Tony Puletua (Penrith Panthers),
Jerome Ropati (NZ Warriors),
Iosia Soliola (Sydney City Roosters),
David Solomona (Wakefield Wildcats),
Motu Tony (Hull FC),
Tame Tupou (Brisbane Broncos),
Manu Vatuvei (NZ Warriors),
Nigel Vagana (Cronulla Sharks),
Brent Webb (NZ Warriors),
Ruben Wiki (NZ Warriors)

Coach: Brian McClennan

bad gambler
10-04-2006, 02:11 PM
Two very strong squads announced

Now we wait for Great Britain :lol: Any team with Paul Deacon as their halfback is screwed.

_asdf_
10-05-2006, 11:21 AM
Australia to win at $1.20 is value

SportingOdds have Australia at 1.33. I guess most British bookmakers will have similar odds.

xcrap
10-10-2006, 01:09 PM
i think kiwis have a strong chance to win this weekend

dave nz
10-10-2006, 01:24 PM
i think kiwis have a strong chance to win this weekend

:eek:

xcrap
10-10-2006, 01:31 PM
stacey jones is back so it will give them yje direction they need, vagana with him in the havles , same halves combo that won the tri nations..

half the aus team played the gf so there will still be that hang over, plus they have had a long season(lockyer for one has had a big season and long one, playing too much footy imo),broncos, storm, doggies all went deep into the finals which most of the aus players are from.

played in NZ.

wait to see the odds they have out for nZ

bad gambler
10-10-2006, 01:34 PM
Simon Mannering is playing lock on Saturday....rofl

I'd be waiting until the SL players join the squad before backing the Kiwis.

dave nz
10-10-2006, 01:53 PM
Odds are with the NZTAB :

Aussie 1.28

NZ 3.40

13+ is paying 1.95, so the line will be around the 10.5-12.5 mark.

Pretty predictable stuff. I will be backing Australia either parlaying them SU or at the line. Will be far keener to take them at the line if the weather is good.

andrew057
10-10-2006, 02:28 PM
Australian team named today.

Karmichael Hunt
Matt King
Mark Gasnier
Justin Hodges
Greg Inglis
Darren Lockyer (c)
Johnathan Thurston
Willie Mason
Cameron Smith
Petero Civoniceva
Luke O’Donnell
Nathan Hindmarsh
Reni Maitua
Interchange
Mark O’Meley
Shaun Berrigan
Andrew Ryan
Brent Kite


Surprisingly, Ricky got the team pretty right imo. Im glad Hunt is at fullback, and also glad he found run on positions for both Inglis and Hodges. I prefer Thurston at halfback over Hornby. Matuia adds some nice aggression, will be good to see.

But how the fuck Brent Kite was picked over Thaiday is beyond me.

dave nz
10-10-2006, 02:37 PM
I've always rated Thurston, but I thought this season was probably his poorest. If he can't produce the goods in this kind of company then serious questions will be asked. I would have rathered Hornby personally. Otherwise happy with the team.

dave nz
10-10-2006, 02:39 PM
Kiwis :

Kiwis: 1.Brent Webb, 2.Tame Tupou, 3.Iosia Soliola, 4.Steve Matai, 5.Manu Vatuvei, 6.Nigel Vagana, 7.Stacey Jones, 8.Ruben Wiki, 9.Dene Halatau, 10.Roy Asotasi, 11.David Kidwell, 12.Tony Puletua, 13.Simon Mannering. Interchange: Jerome Ropati, Nathan Cayless, Adam Blair and Frank Pritchard.

good_gambler
10-10-2006, 03:29 PM
Thurston had a good start... then injury fu*ked him up.

Rumours where going around the club also - INVOLVING HIM. :shrug:

I think he'll just want to write this season off...

andrew057
10-10-2006, 05:00 PM
Agreed GG about Thurston, and in SOOIII he had possibly one of the best individual performances Ive seen. He single handily turned that game around, very impressive.

From what I hear, Hornby and Thurston were rated evenly by Stuart going into the PNG game and by all reports Thurston had a very strong game which gave him the nod.

sports freak
10-11-2006, 08:28 AM
Thats one hell of a talented Kangaroos outfit,Brett Webb is in the side when Carrol's in the Aus team damn the man has GUTS!!!

dave nz
10-24-2006, 12:47 PM
Eyeing up my first bet on this tournament for this weekend NZ v GB.

Will post it probably on gameday (saturday) If I go with it.

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 01:40 AM
Good luck Dave.

I like the Kiwis -8.5, and the unders.

:handshake

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 12:51 PM
For those of you who wish to know the weather conditions for Saturday night - http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=christchurch

dave nz
10-28-2006, 04:10 AM
One tonight :




Great Britain +10.5 over NZ---------------2 units









gl

dave

sports freak
10-28-2006, 06:10 AM
Good luck Dave.

I like the Kiwis -8.5, and the unders.

:handshake

Unders?? whats the total??

its.like.that
10-28-2006, 07:17 AM
Unders?? whats the total??

It's only come up at 41.5

I was hoping for 46.5

:sad:

dave nz
10-28-2006, 01:24 PM
One tonight :




Great Britain +10.5 over NZ---------------2 units









gl

dave


Winner :cool:

dave nz
10-28-2006, 01:25 PM
Hard to go past the Aussies next week when they play GB. Esp if they name their strongest side and the weather is good. Expecting a huge line but will still probably take it.

its.like.that
10-28-2006, 01:27 PM
Winner :cool:

You are one lucky mofo.

;)

dave nz
10-28-2006, 01:36 PM
You are one lucky mofo.

;)

Don't believe in luck ;)

There are reasons behind everything that happens. Luck does not exist. :cool:

its.like.that
10-28-2006, 02:39 PM
Don't believe in luck ;)

There are reasons behind everything that happens. Luck does not exist. :cool:

:lol:

So the reason behind you winning that bet, is that you get an extra $50 to go and spend on beer? :p

dave nz
10-29-2006, 05:18 AM
:lol:

So the reason behind you winning that bet, is that you get an extra $50 to go and spend on beer? :p


More like $500 and I'm not much of a drinker these days ;)

I am a qualified fitness consultant, may explain that.

sports freak
10-29-2006, 07:45 AM
It's only come up at 41.5

I was hoping for 46.5

:sad:

Couldnt agree more,if only we knew the ground was abit greasy!!

dave nz
11-03-2006, 12:57 PM
Hey BG or other Sydney siders.....

Could u give us a weather update an hour or two from kickoff tomorrow night before Aus v GB ?

Mr Flamboyant
11-03-2006, 03:35 PM
I am a qualified fitness consultant, may explain that.

Man are there some questions I'd like to ask YOU!! :wavey:

dave nz
11-04-2006, 12:27 AM
How is the weather boys ?

sports freak
11-04-2006, 12:47 AM
How is the weather boys ?

Would be nice to know :) what do you think of the line Dave?? -16.5pts is abit high with the Kangaroos pretty much expected to be in the Final,especially if the weather is no good,any greasy conditions is all good for the Brits!!!

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Still light drizzle, I live pretty close to the ground

dave nz
11-04-2006, 01:21 AM
SF Don't back GB, they are rubbish. Like Australia at the line but the weather is putting me off so a small bet looks in order.

sports freak
11-04-2006, 01:44 AM
SF Don't back GB, they are rubbish. Like Australia at the line but the weather is putting me off so a small bet looks in order.

Thanks Dave n BG!!!

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 09:55 AM
Second half betting:

Australia to cover -8

good luck

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 10:55 AM
Second half betting:

Australia to cover -8

good luck

lost

Probably the worst Australian performance I've seen in a while - bit of cockiness as well I think, but GB played well and deserved winners tonight

Makes it interesting now, all the pressure on the Kiwis

dave nz
11-04-2006, 11:11 AM
Makes it interesting now, all the pressure on the Kiwis


Nope, with Australia tanking that game it means NZ can't make the final, as they were docked two points. Smart move by Australia but hardly in the spirit of the game.

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Nope, with Australia tanking that game it means NZ can't make the final, as they were docked two points. Smart move by Australia but hardly in the spirit of the game.

Not true..

When Kiwis beat GB next week and then Australia beat GB the week after it goes to points difference (or H2h?)

Either way the other finalist is far from being decided

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 11:26 AM
BF have have the Kiwis at 5's to win the Tri Nations, going to see what a fixed book offers - might have a small punt on them this far out as all the value will be gone by 2 weeks time

dave nz
11-04-2006, 11:28 AM
Not true..

When Kiwis beat GB next week and then Australia beat GB the week after it goes to points difference (or H2h?)

Either way the other finalist is far from being decided

To be honest I hadn't looked into it myself. But heard in the media here that the loss means we are now out. Will be interested who is right.

dave nz
11-04-2006, 11:30 AM
I'll be interested to see the lines for next week, I'll be all over the Kiwis if I like the price.

bad gambler
11-04-2006, 11:41 AM
I'm not sure what is worse, me losing money on this tonight or knowing the fact that I am going to get crap from my pommy mates until Australia plays GB again

I don't even want to consider the possibilty of Australia not regaining the Ashes in the cricket this summer

dave nz
11-04-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm not sure what is worse, me losing money on this tonight or knowing the fact that I am going to get crap from my pommy mates until Australia plays GB again

I don't even want to consider the possibilty of Australia not regaining the Ashes in the cricket this summer

Unlike many other Kiwis I cheer for NZ and Australian teams if I have no money on the game that is. Pom teams would be right at the bottom of my list lol

That last Ashes was brutal for me I had a big parlay where the first 2 legs cashed all I needed was Australia to retain the Ashes for a huge payout :mad: I hedged a little when things were grim but still cut a loss and the loss of what would have been a big payout.

Mr Flamboyant
11-10-2006, 09:49 AM
All signs point to New Zealand tomorrow night .. They must win to stay in the hunt for a final spot .. They've had two weeks to stew over the Nathan Fien saga that put them in this position .. I see them as "banker" material to win but at $1.45 who really cares ..? They should have won ats three weeks ago when the line was -10.5 and in this spot I think they'll come out angry and swamp the Brits ..

dave nz
11-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Kiwis ML for me to beat Great Britain tonight. Not playing that kind of juice straight, parlayed it in with a golf bet which won so have them -115 instead of -200.

Go the Kiwis......

Mr Flamboyant
11-10-2006, 11:26 AM
Overlooked that option .. Kiwis + Wollongong (NBL) or Perth or something like that for me ..

dave nz
11-11-2006, 12:08 AM
Weather update :

Wet all week in Wellington but has cleared the last two days and is fine today. The stadium has very good drainage so provided the weather stays as it is now the game will be played in very good conditions. Gotta suit the Kiwis more IMO.

bad gambler
11-11-2006, 06:06 AM
Kiwis are going to kill 'em - been very impressed with how they have improved and too much ahs been made to the GB's win last week. Add to the fact that Kiwis will be desperate to win, can't see anything but....


NZ to cover -4 v Great Britain - $1.80

First time in a while I'm cheering on the Kiwis but similar to Dave when it comes to the Poms I'd cheer on just about anyone who plays them.

good luck

bad gambler
11-11-2006, 06:10 AM
Got to love how the UK books have quoted NZ as 2-3 point favs (with a bit more juice hence the reason I didn't take it) - who are they kidding, Kiwis and Australia are clearly the best teams in the world

dave nz
11-11-2006, 06:20 AM
Weather is good windy but good.....

dave nz
11-11-2006, 06:22 AM
BG I got the Kiwis ML 1.65 parlayed with a UK book. Pretty damn good price if u ask me. Goodluck!

Straby
11-11-2006, 08:02 AM
Really good fun to listen to poms commentators:

"Raynor......tryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...surely this will be given"
"Yep, no problem with that"
after 24 replays....
"Hey, did he lose control of the ball?"
"Nahhhhhh, no way, this will be given!!"
no try, 20m restart...
"HOW ON EARTH IS THIS NOT A TRY!"

:lol:

dave nz
11-11-2006, 08:51 AM
Kiwis ML for me to beat Great Britain tonight. Not playing that kind of juice straight, parlayed it in with a golf bet which won so have them -115 instead of -200.

Go the Kiwis......


I didn't want any kind of jinx by saying so before the game, but I was on that big time.

WINNER :cool:

bad gambler
11-11-2006, 09:09 AM
NZ to cover -4 v Great Britain - $1.80





I'll make sure those homers in England who held up the line for most of the week by backing Great Britain are on my Christmas card list :lol:

Oh and if you think that was messy, wait till next week :eek:

xcrap
11-15-2006, 06:28 AM
anyone backing GB at the line against aussies,? 16 points start is pretty good :D

bad gambler
11-15-2006, 06:41 AM
anyone backing GB at the line against aussies,? 16 points start is pretty good :D

Not when they are going to lose by 30+ (provided the weather is ok)

GB are done, the whole Long fiasco seals the deal

Mr Flamboyant
11-15-2006, 06:44 AM
Not when they are going to lose by 30+ (provided the weather is ok)

GB are done, the whole Long fiasco seals the deal

YA F#CKEN WHAT??!! Australia -16.5?? In this spot, STACKS ON!

xcrap
11-15-2006, 07:31 AM
yeah maybe, but aussies this series havent really been dominating, been struggling to put sides away and nearly lost the 2nd match against NZ.

but in saying that the game will be at brisbane so maybe the brisbane players might feel at home playing there :)

i can see aussies winning but maybe by 12 points

dave nz
11-15-2006, 11:27 AM
Or maybe they will tank it, to almost make them a lock to win the title :D

dave nz
11-15-2006, 11:27 AM
Seriously though if the weather is good Aussie - the handicap almost looks too good to be true.

bad gambler
11-18-2006, 11:54 AM
Stunning final try by the Aussies to seal a 33-10 win

Next week should be a good final, interesting to see how many points the Kiwis will be getting

xcrap
11-24-2006, 12:17 PM
any tips for tomorrows game?

under 40? going to be a tight and low scoring contest with both side having good defence :)

bad gambler
11-24-2006, 12:29 PM
any tips for tomorrows game?

under 40? going to be a tight and low scoring contest with both side having good defence :)

seems like a reasonable bet

Mr Flamboyant
11-25-2006, 11:08 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssss!!!!!

xcrap
11-25-2006, 11:09 AM
oh man what a game!! BEST GAME OF THE YEAR

and i won my under 40 bet :D, cant get any better.

Mr Flamboyant
11-25-2006, 11:26 AM
Good stuff X .. Under was a good play in a game like this ..

bad gambler
11-25-2006, 11:36 AM
Just came back from the game - cracking game and great way to end the season

Same about the ref though, what a clown

dave nz
11-26-2006, 06:43 AM
Was a quality game best I've seen in awhile in league. Was on the Kiwis +10.5. For those who have not heard 3 annouced their retirement for International league today :


http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/417227/901645