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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2010, 10:12:53 PM »
I quite like Rugby League - less scrums than rugby union meaning less fat blokes and more athletes.

I still think it suffers from the rule that when you score the opposition have to kick-off meaning you regain possession and can score again, leading to many one-sided games. Would prefer it if, like the NFL, the scoring team had the kick-off.

I "support" the Catalan Dragons in that they always used to be shit so I started looking out for their results out of sympathy. They seemed to have improved but have now gone back to being shit again. Still, in the Cup Semi-Finals so you never know.

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2010, 12:55:33 PM »
St. Helens

Nothing else needs to be said.

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2010, 01:26:36 PM »
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I quite like Rugby League - less scrums than rugby union meaning less fat blokes and more athletes.


Hey, us fat blokes need sport as well. We can't all play midfield for Man City and England

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2010, 09:52:01 PM »
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Quote from: "cdvillafan"
I quite like Rugby League - less scrums than rugby union meaning less fat blokes and more athletes.


Hey, us fat blokes need sport as well. We can't all play midfield for Man City and England


Darts?

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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2010, 08:42:00 AM »
I'm not a rugby fan, but a mate is a big League fan (well, he supports Leigh) and has sold me the code's virtues.  I do now occasionally watch it and have to say much prefer it to the forward attrition/kick-fest that Union too often becomes.

Not coincidentally, the same mate played Union throughout his twenties and most of his thirties.  He said that he tried amateur League for a couple of seasons, but Sunday afternoons on some grim Lancashire playing field being continually hit hard by a psychopathic brickee or miner (those were the days) were not ideal preparation for a Monday morning in a primary school classroom!

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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010, 12:23:33 PM »
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SoO is brilliant. When I visitd Aus about 10years ago we were based in Brisbane and attended a mates BBQ. Darren Lockyer was there and a good bloke.
Go Maroons!


I got myself a ticket for Origin III which is next week. I can't wait!

I went to my first NRL game last Friday (St George Dragons v West Tigers) was a quality night.

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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2010, 12:51:33 PM »
League is a better game than Union. Scrums are awful. And Rugby League has too many bizarre rules.

Having said that Union is more exciting internationally as more countries play it.

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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2010, 05:11:09 AM »
Well not as brutal as the first two Origin games last night, but it was good. Shame NSW blew it at the end though.

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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2010, 05:30:03 AM »
If you thought Johnny Wilkinson pissed around when kicking, check this guy out. The fantastic Jamie Soward of St George Dragons...

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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2010, 01:46:08 PM »
My Catalans won at St Helens... could still make the play-offs! (next season)

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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 11:13:56 AM »
For those that don't quite know who Jarryd Hayne is, and why he is possibly one of the best Rugby League players around at the moment, watch this try from the weekend. He covered 100m in around 13 secs.

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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2010, 01:42:54 AM »
When are they going to decide on who gets admitted to Super League for the next 'franchising' period?

I think it's about time they stuck a Midlands team in there...

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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2010, 08:48:05 PM »
And the mighty Batley Bulldogs won the Northern Rail cup at Bloomfield Road on Sunday beating Widnes 25 - 24 with the winning try scored in the 78th minute!

"Oh what a time we had in Blackpool"

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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2010, 01:09:35 AM »
Come on the Wolves!

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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2010, 09:41:45 AM »
Jaryd Hayne is a horribly over rated player.  Dips in and out of games when it suits, does nothing during Origin.  Typical NSW press darling.

I know i'm biased, but if you really want to see whose the Daddy when it comes to exciting players check out Greg Inglis and Billy Slater from the mighty Maroons.