Author Topic: Rugby League  (Read 2550 times)

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #25 on: 27 March, 2021, 11:36:08 am »
@Steph, I can see the value of an inclusive sport played in schools, not sure about the pro level though.  While my first introduction to rugby was union, I am less interested in watching a sport where half the team can’t run for the whole match because they’re too pie retentive, they generally lack the basic skill of “not dropping the ball in the pass” and significant viewing time is spent kicking the ball back and forth up the pitch, or with all the forwards in a big pile waiting for the ref to award a penalty (at random?). 
I have little time to watch sports these days so only occasionally will watch union highlights.  The moment I realised I was no longer interested in watching union was ~ 15 years ago when watching France in the 6 nations I figured I could pop of and quickly fettle the bike ... I never came back to the match.
That said, a GOOD union match is a thing of beauty; just for me, on average, league matches will be better than union.

Proper split allegiances today in the KR v Catalan game.  If Ryan Hall has still got it KR could be in for a hell of a season.  Leigh impressed yesterday, suspect this is the usual Wigan underperforming at the start of the season and the new team out to prove themselves.
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

Re: Rugby League
« Reply #26 on: 28 March, 2021, 02:09:37 pm »
Just watching the Swinton v Oldham cup match.  It's really noticeable how much like ordinary humans the players look in comparison to the Union players in the 6-nations, who have to have their kit sprayed on.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #27 on: 28 March, 2021, 04:11:38 pm »
To be fair they're semi-pros (at best). 
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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #28 on: 28 March, 2021, 05:47:38 pm »
That'll do for me!  Do you thing the Union pros actually eat the money?!

Re: Rugby League
« Reply #29 on: 30 March, 2021, 03:20:13 pm »
If Ryan Hall has still got it KR could be in for a hell of a season.

He was lacklustre - at best - for Sydney Roosters last season, a shame he didn't return to the mighty Rhinos but I can see why neither party would want that.

Re: Rugby League
« Reply #30 on: 30 March, 2021, 05:42:24 pm »
How's he doing his hair, these days?

Re: Rugby League
« Reply #31 on: 01 April, 2021, 05:11:34 pm »
It's pretty normal looking, must have mellowed a bit with age

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« Reply #32 on: 01 April, 2021, 07:14:37 pm »
I've just remembered - hairdressers (or in Ryan's case panel-beaters) are shut, aren't they?  And it's usually a bit obvious when he's had an appointment!

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #33 on: 08 April, 2021, 10:39:59 am »
James Roby gets an England call-up?  Isn’t he a million years old (in rl player years).
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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #34 on: 08 April, 2021, 07:20:43 pm »
He's 35, Cameron Smith retired from international duty at 33 and he was better...

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #35 on: 09 April, 2021, 11:43:58 am »
I see Clive Sullivan is commemorated in today's google doodle. It would have been his 78th birthday today.
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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #36 on: 09 April, 2021, 11:59:56 am »
I see Clive Sullivan is commemorated in today's google doodle. It would have been his 78th birthday today.
He died so young.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #37 on: 09 April, 2021, 06:49:34 pm »
HT HKR up 16 points on Cas.  Unexpected.
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #38 on: 09 April, 2021, 10:59:08 pm »
Close, but no cigar.  Never in doubt.
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #39 on: 14 May, 2021, 11:55:18 pm »
Last round of CC.  Very good indeed.
Not used to the reset rule, it makes it even faster, I like.

Not as impressed with decisions in the Cas game, felt Salford got away with slowing the ptb at a level where Cas were being penalised.  Also, the two yellows...  But what a finish!
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Re: Rugby League
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 07:44:16 am »
A new element re: set restart has cropped up in the NRL - deliberate repeat infringements at the start of sets to give you forwards a chance to get back onside. They're showing yellow cards like it went out of fashion...