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Old 13.08.2007, 19:23
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We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

Well I did a quick search and not found anything at all on this fine sport.

Any fans out there? Having been raised in the Rugby Heartland that is the 5 towns area of Yorkshire, boasting teams such as Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers and Wakefield Trinity (I refuse to call them Wildcats) I'm a big fan of this.

Got a couple of friends who play professionally and semi-professionally, I never had the physical capability for it though (e.g. I got the s**t kicked out of me, and was too small to tackle anything )

I follow the teams who my mates play for, but have no real burning affiliation to any particular team - except that I hate Wigan, who are after all the Man Utd of Rugby League and therefore only have "glory" fans.

So, anyone out there into their Rugby League? And more importantly, do any of the "usual suspects" of the Lion, Nelsons, Paddy's etc show the live games on Sky?!
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Re: We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

those tags will be real useful next time someone searches the forum for "proper northern rugby"

lol

I'm into union.
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Old 13.08.2007, 22:55
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Just like in the foopball I follow Leeds - old habits die hard.

I'm not a rugby snob though - both league and union float my boat.
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Rugby - England's Real Passion.

Excelent!
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Old 14.08.2007, 09:47
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Re: We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

I can happily watch it, but never go out of my way for it. I always thought it seemed like a giant game of rugby 7's, but for guys who can only count to 5.
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Old 14.08.2007, 09:56
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Exceedingly funny.
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Old 14.08.2007, 09:59
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Re: We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

Remember a few years back the league winners of the RFU played the winners of the RFL twice, once using each code? Do I remember rightly that the RFL beat the RFU both times? I think that was back when the RFU was associated with overweight public school types but still ......
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Old 14.08.2007, 14:20
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So, anyone out there into their Rugby League?
Born and raised in Argentina, so I do try to follow the league as often as possible. Not that they EVER show a UAR game down here, but I Slingbox as much as possible when the timing allows. More often than not the games are Fridays and Saturdays at way past midnight.
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Old 14.08.2007, 14:45
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Re: We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

Being a fellow northerner and a Leeds Rhinos fan I also grew up surrounded by rugby league.

Will happily watch either league or union but can't for the life of me follow the rules of union. Maybe its my dumb northern brain struggling to cope with the complexities of all those rules..... Then again most professional players don't know all the rules for line outs, scrums, penalties etc in union so what hope has a supporter got of ever understanding them!
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Re: We all love Rugby League (the REAL rugby...)

I used to play for Alan Old (brother of Wikipedia reference-linkChris_Old) so have to say Union.

I also have to say that England for the RWC in France is a good bet at 18s right now
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I also have to say that England for the RWC in France is a good bet at 18s right now
they obviously think so too Lob ...

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I stump up for St Helens Don't go out of my way though.
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