Props? Loose Man? It’s all a bit of a myth now isn’t it. They are middles. Middle units in the middle of the park playing Up the Middle.
Every week in this blog we’ll bring you the world of Rugby League as it happens, Monday to Sunday, with the aim of grasping your attention, your bites and your vocal cords – after all that’s what we (especially if you’re a Cas fan) do best.
W/C 12/02/2018 – Last updated: 18/02
Sunday – Leagues Club
Panthers Penrith. The biggest leagues club in the NRL.
Sunday – Panthers Stadium
A little visit to Penrith. The home of the mighty Panthers.
Sunday – Player Review
For our individual player reviews, click here
Saturday – Five Things
Watts, Kelly and Hadley outstanding, plus fans on the agenda in latest Five Things column. To view, click here
Saturday – Defeat but no disgrace
What an effort from Hull FC in going down by just six points to St George Illawarra Dragons. Click here for our review of the action.
Thursday – Sydney, stop it 🙈
Wednesday – Manly
Wednesday – Manu speaks
Former Hull FC back rower Willie Manu says he played the best rugby of his career at Hull FC.
Speaking to the official website he said. “The people of Hull and the players at the time welcomed me with open arms and I think if you’re happy off the field, you’ll be happy on the field.
“The six years I spent at Hull FC I would have to consider as the best of my career.”
Wednesday – Dragons name squad
Dragons 24-man squad to face Hull FC (alphabetical order):
Leeson Ah Mau
Gareth Widdop (c)
Tuesday – Training
A decent experience for Hull FC, who trained with Sydney Roosters ahead of Saturdays showdown with St George, with a number of fans in attendance.
Tuesday – Boys in Sydney
Tuesday – Message from Tag
Speaking on his Instagram account, Taylor said, “Well it’s been a crazy last few days and still recovering in hospital after surgery.
“Thanks everyone for the messages and big thanks to all the staff at Wollongong hospital who have been brilliant and continue to look after me.
“Last mention for all you black and whites who travelled and showed once again you’re the best in business! Gutted about result and my situation but can’t wait to be back out there.”
Tuesday -Noggers is back
Monday – Hooker dilemma
Dean Hadley or Jez Litten. Who will replace Danny Houghton in the hooker role?
See our thoughts here
Monday – Noggers is back
We’re all aware of Hull FC’s injury crisis right now, and they’ve now got reinforcements from an unlikely source, with Newcastle Knights allowing Curtis Naughton to play against St George on Saturday.
Once a Black and White, always a Black and White. Yes Noggers..
Monday – St George training
Not a bad way to spend a Monday morning..
Monday – Up the Dragons
Just two Pommies chilling in Aus..
Monday – Australia recap
Monday – Why Up the Middle?
One confused FC Forum listener (yes he was of a red and white persuasion), got a little puzzled to the term ‘Middle’ or ‘Middles’ when used in context with Rugby League.
A Middle is your middle unit, which consists of your props, hooker and loose forward. They play through, and defend, in the middle of the field, hence the term middle.
Like counting the number of tries Tom Briscoe scored at Wembley, it’s a pretty simple equation, and considering the East Hull outfits association with the Middle version of the 8s, you would assume they could grasp it.