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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Roy Slaven & HG Nelson Commentary Highlights from Australian Kangaroos v PNG Kumuls in 2010 Four Nations

FOUR NATIONS 
RUGBY LEAGUE
2010
Highlights from the Roy Slaven & HG Nelson Call of the Australian Kangaroos v PNG Kumuls in Four Nations for Triple M - October 24, 2010.
Roy & HG returned to their rightful place as the best colour commentators in the business, when they called the Four Nations clash between the Australian Kangaroos and the PNG  Kumuls from Parramatta Stadium for Triple M on Sunday October 24, 2010.

You can get your hands on the full podcast via this link on iTunes and I recommend you start downloading it now before reading the Best Highlights of the Call below.

The Roy & HG Experience is best served in Podcast form as syncing up the TV to the radio when the lads were calling from a studio saw the 3 second delay just too annoying to sit through.


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Below are the Highlights from Roy & HG's Call along with In-Game Notes Tweeted on The NRL Tweet and collated here.

Pre-Match:
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#NRL HG Nelson "I'm joined on the sideline by a man who is virtually nude, save a big gourd round the donger, Roy Slaven." #royandhg 

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#NRL Roy Slaven "I think the time is always right for Rugby League" ... "The weather gods have smiled on us today HG" #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Took Rampaging Roy Slaven way too long to mention the mighty Lithgow Shamrocks! Pull your finger out Roy! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL PNG Rugby League just isn't the same without Bruce Mamando... although Jessie Joe Parker is their Great Name Hope! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL PNG War Dance time.... best packed scrum of the 2010 Season. #4nations #royandhg

1st Half:

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#NRL Roy Slaven "If I was the New Guineans HG, as soon as I received the ball I'd be kicking it straight back." #royandhg


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#NRL Australia pressing... Lockyer cross kick hits post and Slater will score. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Another piggy back penalty... unfortunately the pig farmer David Loko didn't give it away. #4nations #royandhg


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#NRL Roy Slaven "Keep your trousers on Myles! No wiping here son!" #royandhg

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#NRL Tuqiri gets upended... keep it clean lads but I love the enthusiasm and something tells me Wayne Pearce does too. #4nations #royandhg


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#NRL Roy Slaven "They did force his head into the turf, so I suppose technically it was illegal tackle, but gee it was good." #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven on Yere's tackle on Lockyer "He just head-butted his scrotum!" #royandhg #4nations

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#NRL Wally Lewis Medical Report: "We feared Lockyer may have done his knee... turns out he was just winded." #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "I tell you what the Australians don't like being punched in the head do they?" #royandhg #4nations

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#NRL Cronk scores from a long Smith kick... PNG Fullback Tongia has a barry and kicks it back infield for Cronk. TRY! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Chalk up the first Try Assist of the afternoon for the Kumuls. Australia 16-0 kick to come. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "And the Kumuls dropped it, that seems to be the new Gene style, whenever you've got the ball drop the thing"#royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven on the Stanley Gene 'drop the ball' game plan: "I don't agree with that philosophy, I think it's wrong." #royandhg

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#NRL Another gift from PNG... Riyong drops his bundle, ok the ball, and Tonga gets an early Christmas present. Aust 20-0 #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL There is one part of PNG celebrating the constant Australian tries... the PNG Tourism Department - get an ad every try. #4nations#royandhg

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#NRL Roy "Watmough you clown!" HG "Here he comes, now we've got some entertainment ahead of us, Watmough will do something stupid" #royandhg

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#NRL Hey there was something new... Paul Gallen runs the ball with a four man overlap. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "I tell ya what when you see 20 Kumuls in a tackle it looks great doesn't it?" #royandhg

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#NRL Billy Slater just submitted his audition tape for General Hospital he's got a pass like that in him every so often. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Might be way off but I see a bit of Steve Roach in Tom Learoyd-Lahrs. Anyone else see it? #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "Held means 'Keep Going' in Pidgin" #royandhg

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#NRL Yere loads up on Tate! #Noonestalkingtate! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL How about the bo-peep by Anthony Watmough? What a cat! Was worried about getting hit instead of scoring the try! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Halftime at Parramatta. Australia 26 lead PNG 0. Australia pretty ordinary, Kumuls hitting & dropping everything! #4nations #royandhg

2nd Half:
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#NRL Roy Slaven on PNG's Halftime Talk: "Who wants to have a go at Watmough? Everyone stood up with both hands in the air."#royandhg

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#NRL Whichever Kumul gets the first PNG Try will be a National Hero & Highlights staple for the rest of his life. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "That's Watmough at his best... going backwards." No love for the Turnstile from #royandhg

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#NRL Don't get this representative obsession with Luke Lewis as a edge runner... he's superb in a roving role at lock. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL I'm enjoying this refereeing performance... he's being consistent. Oh for an NRL game refereed this way. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL HG Nelson after Watmough gives away a penalty in 2nd half; "I take it all back, beautiful refereeing by the New Zealander"#royandhg

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#NRL Sensing a Cronk-Slater mid-field chip soon... #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Or indeed a Slater pass to no-one down the blind-side...#4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy & HG reflect on PNG holding Aust scoreless for 15 mins of 2nd half "The legend will become we held them for 15 years"#royandhg

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#NRL Willie Tonga... Butcher of Baghdad. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Loving these last ditch tackles by the Kumuls... shame they didn't wrap the ball up then. Lockyer scores. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL That's Darren Lockyer's 34th Try for Australia, breaks Ken Irvine's long standing record for Kangaroos. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven on Lockyer breaking Irvine's Try Record "Kenny Irvine scored 33 tries at Test level but that was only in 1 match"#royandhg

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#NRL HG Nelson on Australia v PNG as a spectacle: "It was so good until the referees turned up." #royandhg #4nations

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#NRL Roy Slaven doesn't let up on the Turnstile. "There's Watmough HG, he even looks stupid sitting down doesn't he?"#royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven on winning margin "I said before we came on air HG, if PNG could keep the Australians to under 200, I'd be happy"#royandhg

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#NRL The score might be 38-0 but the Kumuls have made a bunch of try-savers near the line. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven "You know something is wrong with the Kangaroos when Gallen is the playmaker!" Cronulla fans can relate Roy. #royandhg

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#NRL HG Nelson reacts to another PNG high shot "See kids this is how you do it, see a head ... WOOSHKA! Headhunting Kumuls style" #royandhg

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#NRL Roy & HG discuss Thaiday's involvement "Thaiday's been whisper quiet. He's a ghost, turned up to get the cheque & then left."#royandhg

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#NRL Fight time! C'mon lads throw a few! There's Third Man Thaiday! #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven on Lote Tuqiri's positioning "I don't know where Tuqiri was HG, he changed his postal address for a little while"#royandhg

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#NRL Roy Slaven with 1 minute left "A lot these Kumuls will be thinking this is Game 1, we might meet these blokes in the Final"#royandhg

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#NRL The Kumuls will hold Australia to 42 points... they've hit like there is no tomorrow and good luck to them. #4nations #royandhg

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#NRL Full Time: Australia 42 (Tonga 2, Slater, Tate, Cronk, Morris, Smith, Lockyer Tries; Smith 5/8 Goals) defeated PNG 0. #4nations

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#NRL If you haven't heard the @TripleM_NRL Podcast yet grab #royandhg calling Australia v PNG in #4nations via http://bit.ly/RoyandHGPodcast

So make sure you get a copy of the Podcast and enjoy Roy & HG trumpet the cause of the Mighty Kumuls!

CHECK OUT OUR 2010 FOUR NATIONS PAGE

Australia 42 def. PNG 0
Sunday, 24th October 2010
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, AUS
4.00pm (AUS), 6.00pm (NZ), 6.00am (UK)
KANGAROOS TEAM: B Slater, B Morris, B Tate, W Tonga, L Tuqiri, D Lockyer (c), C Cronk, N Myles, C Smith, P Civoniceva, L Lewis, S Thaiday, P Gallen. Bench: D Shillington, T Learoyd-Lahrs, A Watmough, K Gidley, D Boyd, M Scott.
KUMULS TEAM: R Tongia, M Mark, J-J Parker, E Yere, E Riyong, G Nami, D Aiye, M Aizue, B John, G Moni, R Griffin, D Loko, P Aiton (c). Bench: C Wabo, N Kolo, J Kuike, L Marabe, P Tongap, A Haija, R Kambo.
RESULT:
AUSTRALIA 42 (W Tonga 2, B Slater, B Tate, C Cronk, B Morris, C Smith, D Lockyer Tries; C Smith 5/8 Goals) defeated PNG 0 on Sunday October 24.

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