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OT Rugby League World Cup Final
Cill Dara (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 09:26
I have tried to get into this code, but it is just so dull!

England have it all to play for, as the arrogant Aussies have only scored once.

Still not a great game to watch!



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Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
cjm. (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 09:38
Agreed, far too little variation in plays. However, I will watch it if at a loose end, like I am now.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
TheRealBigEasy (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 09:48
At least they don't aimlessly kick the ball away.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
Despriarno (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 10:22
Quote:
TheRealBigEasy
At least they don't aimlessly kick the ball away.


They also dont waste a lot of time with reset scrums

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
cjm. (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 10:37
Quote:
Despriarno
Quote:
TheRealBigEasy
At least they don't aimlessly kick the ball away.


They also dont waste a lot of time with reset scrums

Because they don't actually scrum I guess....

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
Horticbm (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 16:47
I lived in Ashton-In-Makerfield (Posh Wigan)...when Wigan RLFC play at home the town comes to a standstill, I have never seen such following for a club, its immense, when Wigan football play at home noone bats an eyelid.

I agree league is a dull, "look at me I am macho" game, played on the M62 Corridor..and should stay up there

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
waltham (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 18:26
Well, as one who grew up in Widnes and played both codes I still very occasionally watch a bit of league and enjoy matches like this one. Interesting that a couple of locals (footie types) were really impressed with the semi final ... in their words, riveting stuff. They don't say that much about Union...Hard luck England.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
PV (IP Logged)
03 December, 2017 13:49
Played and followed both codes. The final wasn’t a great spectacle, the semi against Tonga was.

Both sides were out on their feet with 15 to go which shows how atttritonal it was.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
The Sligo Rover (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 23:00
I am not a great Rugby League fan, although I have to admit it is fast and when it is good, well it is good (not very often in my opinion). I find it boring that after five tackles it is then hoof it. I have to laugh at those 'up north' who refer to Union as "kick and clap".
Well RL fans your game is "five and hoof it". They are very different games.
I wish Union could/would adopt rolling subs or interchanges like our League colleagues.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
Griff (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 09:16
I've always said a poor game of league is still watchable - not something you can say for union. The flip-side, though, is that a great game of league doesn't come close to a great game of union.

The final was fascinating but two really good sides always stifle the scoring and make it really tight. It would've been a real battle if England had managed to match the score late-on - although I think the Aussies would still have won it, they're such a good team.

You can't say anyone left anything in the tank, though.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
waltham (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 08:36
Agreed re rolling subs. Given the current debates around player burn out and welfare in Union, maybe this would offer a partial solution. Could mean larger matchday squads needed though.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
TheRealBigEasy (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 08:57
So, players go off for a spell, so they can re-energise and then come back on hitting even harder and faster. Can't see that being too good for player welfare.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
DrV'sHairyCraic (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 09:35
It'll turn the game into a farce!

Just imagine that England get to the RWC final and every time they attack, the have Ford at 10 & then swap him for Farrell on every defensive run. And then back again.

Or swap a decent scrumaging hooker for a good lineout thrower whenever they have a line out.

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
bisach (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 13:03
Doesn't Rugby League have a limit to the number of "interchanges" a team can make in a game?

 
Re: OT Rugby League World Cup Final
GHA (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 14:33
4 subs, 12 interchanges


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