Vale James Ackerman

Condolences to the Ackerman family

#putoutyourfooty - Photo by Mrs TGOS - CC-BY-SA-2.0

#putoutyourfooty – Photo by Mrs TGOS – CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Butler McDermott Lawyers Trust Account has been opened with the Bank of Queensland for Ackerman’s family: BSB 124001 Account 11500777 Reference 151181.

The wider discussion

And on a separate and related note from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:

I have heard comments in recent years, that the fitness levels of the players, combined with the distance that they’re separated (attack from defence) means that this type of high speed collision death was inevitable.

Does Rugby League need to do something regarding these high speed collisions or was this just a freak accident…

So now we have a death from Cricket, and a death from Rugby League…

ABC had the following to say on the issue.

TGOS will keep it brief this week as follows.

NRL Tips Round 16

Broncos vs Knights – Broncos (Broncos are selectively resting players but Knights are riddled with injury, suspension, early departures and other miscellaneous mayhem. Seriously on the slide)

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles – Rabbitohs (Sea Eagles are crawling back into form as players slowly make their way back from injury. Rabbitohs yet to really hit their straps. Ironically, Souths were 9-5 heading into Round 16 last year so only one less win this year. Seems like chalk and cheese but they finished so strong last season)

Warriors vs Raiders – Warriors (Warriors generally have the wood on Raiders and can’t see anything to change that scenario. Should be a high scoring match though)

Cowboys vs Sharks – Cowboys (Sharks nearly jagged a win against the Cows in the correlative fixture last year with a very young side and no JT this time around. This will be very close but Cows seem to be finding a way to win every week)

Eels vs Dragons – Dragons (Dragons to hit back. Eels to continue to revel in disarray)

Roosters vs Titans – Roosters (Roosters should win this in a canter)

Tigers vs Panthers – Tigers (I’m pumping for the Tigers in the battle of the West but it will be dreadfully close. Farah is the tipping point)

Bulldogs vs Storm – Bulldogs (Storm will struggle with only 1 third of the big 3. Rumour has it Cooper Cronk might be available for this one. That might swing the balance back)

Last week

5/7

Season so far

68/110

Current Position

5,337 of 216,655

NRL Fantasy Round 16

Trades

Cameron Smith (Storm) for James Segeyaro (Panthers) – It is a bit of a poisoned chalice being selected at Hooker in my Superteam. 3 injured in 3 consecutive weeks. Nathan Peats, Kierran Moseley and now James Segeyaro. I transferred Mitch Rein in only to have him take the early guilty plea and miss a match. Finally, settled on Cam Smith. He will be unavailable next week but there just wasn’t any other viable options.

Starting Team

Cameron Smith (Storm), Martin Taupau (Tigers), George Burgess (Rabbitohs), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Tohu Harris (Storm), Ethan Lowe (Cowboys), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Shaun Johnson (Warriors), Jack Bird (Sharks), Iosia Soliola (Raiders), Euan Aitken (Dragons), Semi Radradra (Eels) and Lachlan Coote (Cowboys)

Bench

Chris Grevsmuhl (Rabbitohs), Mitch Moses (Tigers), Solomone Kata (Warriors) and Mitchell Aubusson (Roosters)

Balance of the squad

Kierran Moseley (Titans), Richard Fa’aoso (Eels), Sam Lisone (Warriors), Manu Ma’u (Eels), Dene Halatau (Tigers), Jackson Hastings (Roosters), Edrick Lee (Raiders) and Delouise Hoeter (Tigers)

Last week

707

Season so far

11,754

Current Position

4,265 of 113,382

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode on Wednesday, 1 July 2015 titled ‘7 Things the NBL must do to rule the Universe’

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