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I preferred playing League cos it's less chaotic and easier to know your role and participate fullytest recordings wrote:Seen Leeds Rhinos a few times. Still think union's better
but for the same reason Union's usually better to watch cos it's less predictable and depends more on a team effort.
Union defence has been improved over the last few decades or so by League defence coaches being used
(I think first by SA Stormers)
so there's not the discepancy in technique anymore...League tackling used to be much harder than Union's
Union's also adopted League's chip kicks and corner kicks more
and guys like Kurtley Beale have brought Joey John's banana kicks into Union
whereas League in Oz has long used NZ place kick coaches.
Both games can be pretty boring though.
League needs imaginative skilled halves to avoid 6-tackle-sets-then-kick marathons.
State of Origin rarely descends into this bash and barge monotony.
And Union needs referees keeping the flow going without allowing Crusaders-like cheating
(blocking opponents, lying on the ball, diving into mauls etc)
nor holding up scrum outcomes for boring minutes with totally random penalties.
There's s'posed to be a match between rep league & union teams in Britain later this year...should be interesting.
during quarter time breaks, particularly in little country towns,
everybody goes out onto the field and surrounds their team,
listens to the coaches instructions in silence,
then traipse off to watch the impact.
In League, the mob'd be giving the team gratuitous advice and fighting each other
and in Union the reserve graders would be so pissed by then, they wouldn't make it out to the middle.
And Rules players are sooo fit...like physically fit, stamina and all that.
I suppose both sets of fans argue who has the faster game but I could think of nothing worse then line-outs, repeated kicks at goals and kicks in play. There's just no structure to the game at all.
Of course, each to their own....and I am a Northerner!
basically cos League's more one on one
If some big bopper runs over yu in League you're pissweak
in Union, you've got more backup from loose forwards.
Lock. loved it. first person there in the fights haha.sd5 wrote:good guess Nev...breakaway in U, lock in L...best posies for tackling eh?
what about you...rangey fullback?
ehbrums1 wrote:no its him
http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Rugby-No ... s-20140408
who've finally come good.
Prob going to league test tonight
and, particularly if it's really cold, wet & windy,
(so Sydneysiders won't go & Wello fans will dominate)
to Tahs/Cans tomorrow.
Same venue, the old Sports Ground a la Allianz.
Didn't get to League...proceeded as I expected with beautiful backline moves winning it for Roos.
Did get to Union...Tahs made a good start but then stopped tackling & started fumbling...Falau is NOT the god the Sydney press makes out.
But then, after the crowd had laughed and shaken its heads, a miracle happened...
NSW kept running the ball (Hooper was brilliant but they all had a go)
Conrad Smith & Hurricane outside backs began worrying
and the Tahs came from behind and won!
Would be a worthy grand final.
Eagles are doing OK lately
but need to beat Canada regularly with cohesive forward play
to go the next step imo
if you mean League,
yeah, you'd be slaughtered
even if you put on a top gridiron team
not for lack of skills or strength but lack of stamina
did you see the London Sevens final...fitness won against guile
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