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#1 Grey Beard

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:47 PM

I watched the Australia England RU international this morning. i have to ask why RU keeps recruiting players from RL hoping they will make the grade. Shontayne Hape looks like another to add to the (in)glorious list - Andy Farrell, Henry Paul, Lesley Vainikolo, Iestyn Harris et al who all failed to make the cross over. I exempt Jason Robinson from this list but can't think of any others.
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#2 Eagleraider

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:03 PM

and how many of those are actually English ? rolleyes.gif

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:22 PM

I don't fooking care, it is a krap game to watch anyway.......And..The players to move over are not true to the RL Family....In other words they are Bustards.......
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:13 AM

QUOTE (Eagleraider @ Jun 13 2010, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and how many of those are actually English ? rolleyes.gif


Andy Farrell is. There again maybe not as he is a Lancashire hot pot lol.

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#5 Grey Beard

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Jun 13 2010, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't fooking care, it is a krap game to watch anyway.......And..The players to move over are not true to the RL Family....In other words they are Bustards.......


A wee bit harsh there methinks. I enjoyed, many years ago now, playing both codes, admitttedly at Extra B team level (at that level in those days, many RL teams were full of A.N. Others cos we weren't allowed by the RFU to play both codes) and still enjoy watching both codes today. Admittedly if your remarks are aimed at England's RU team I would be inclined to agree with you. Their performances recently have been truly turgid (or do I mean ###### like?).

In the meantime I shall continue to support the Eagles and in winter toddle up to watch Sheffield Tigers, provided I can remember where I have put my Arctic clothing lol.

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#6 Eagleraider

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

The good old BBC Radio 5 Live announced that England had had a relatively poor day, with a really bad football result, Hamilton only just getting pole for the GP and in Rugby England beaten by Australia..... not a mention that it was Union OR that England had in fact stuffed the French at Leigh in Rugby League....


Is it not about time that the RFL got their publicity and promotional marketing organised and made sure that the media a) know a match is on; cool.gif make sure that the media is updated regularly during the course of the games and c) makes sure the result, the scorers etc get passed to ALL the media outlets, especially to mobs like the BBC.

Makes you realise how little the RFL does to promote the wonderful game



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#7 Griff

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:29 PM

Iestyn Harris and Jason Robinson are English.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (Griff @ Jun 14 2010, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Iestyn Harris and Jason Robinson are English.


isn't he welsh then - Iestyn not Jason?

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE (wings beneath my feet @ Jun 14 2010, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
isn't he welsh then - Iestyn not Jason?


Not by birth.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:20 PM

Born in Oldham in the summer of 1976....He is a Lanky Taffy!!!!
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#11 Grey Beard

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Jun 14 2010, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Born in Oldham in the summer of 1976....He is a Lanky Taffy!!!!


A double whammy then, poor lad tongue.gif

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#12 Grey Beard

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:00 AM

Have a read of this.............

http://www.sportingo...e-converts-dont

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#13 Griff

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 01:18 PM

What a ###### article! It asks the question why RL players don't do well in RU and then never gives the answer!
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