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#1 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

http://crusadersrfl....cle.php?id=2226

#2 Cofi

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (Pen-Y-Bont Crusader @ Jul 24 2010, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


This is positive stuff. The future's bright...

#3 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:05 PM

In true Rugby League stylee we can't have a positive without a negative so...

Its not a good sign when St Helens youth are losing to a school from Brisbane.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

Cracking result.

#5 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:04 PM

They were playing lads a year younger. plus it was a high school vs a scholarship, hardly fair. Im sure the result would have been different had it been a welsh school u 15s playing the aussies or a touring NRL u 16s side. Why do people feel the need to try and big the "outpost" clubs up and make them out to be doing better than they are? Last year Crusaders got loads of good press for winning the u 18s youth league despite it been full of amateur clubs, had been other SL acadameys they would have got no where near the top of the table. Lets not kid ourselves its going to be a long time before we see a good number of Welsh born/trained youngsters in SL. Dont get me wrong im all for expansion and would love to see the game take off in the likes of Wales and France but this is hardly an achievement in my eyes.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They were playing lads a year younger. plus it was a high school vs a scholarship, hardly fair. Im sure the result would have been different had it been a welsh school u 15s playing the aussies or a touring NRL u 16s side. Why do people feel the need to try and big the "outpost" clubs up and make them out to be doing better than they are? Last year Crusaders got loads of good press for winning the u 18s youth league despite it been full of amateur clubs, had been other SL acadameys they would have got no where near the top of the table. Lets not kid ourselves its going to be a long time before we see a good number of Welsh born/trained youngsters in SL. Dont get me wrong im all for expansion and would love to see the game take off in the likes of Wales and France but this is hardly an achievement in my eyes.

When you go to weddings are you the one that shouts out that it will end in divorce, tells kids parties that the future is ###### and that their new kitten will die before they do?

Of course they are accentuating the positive, there are plenty of people willing to say that there is no future for rl in Wales and they shouldn't be bothering!
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#7 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:31 PM

I just dont think they should be trying to pass a victory over a school team a year younger than them as a success.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:45 PM



Nothing wrong with the youth set ups in Wales, they'll have some cracking players in a couple of years


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#9 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:03 PM

in 2 years time i bet you can still count the players that have come through welsh development systems on one hand

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:05 PM

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in 2 years time i bet you can still count the players that have come through welsh development systems on one hand

2 years is hardly long enough to have large amounts of players coming through a new system, jeez just be happy for the lads will you.
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#11 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jul 24 2010, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 years is hardly long enough to have large amounts of players coming through a new system, jeez just be happy for the lads will you.

What theyv done is nothing to be proud of, they should be beating younger high school teams, so what if their australian.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What theyv done is nothing to be proud of, they should be beating younger high school teams, so what if their australian.

Do you know the ages of the crusaders u16's , how many may have qualified for 15's, maybe both teams were the same age group?
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#13 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jul 24 2010, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you know the ages of the crusaders u16's , how many may have qualified for 15's, maybe both teams were the same age group?

Yes i do it was the under 16s scholarship. There is also a 13s 14s and 15s scholarship. So no they werent the same age group.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes i do it was the under 16s scholarship. There is also a 13s 14s and 15s scholarship. So no they werent the same age group.

ok thanks for that, now consider this, the Aussie school kids will probably have played RL from the age of 6, most of the Welsh lads are probably quite new to RL, is that still not a good result?
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#15 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jul 24 2010, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ok thanks for that, now consider this, the Aussie school kids will probably have played RL from the age of 6, most of the Welsh lads are probably quite new to RL, is that still not a good result?

Not in my book no. some of These Welsh lads are future super league and International players.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not in my book no. some of These Welsh lads are future super league and International players.

And the Aussie kids aren't future NRL or Test players then?
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#17 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jul 24 2010, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And the Aussie kids aren't future NRL or Test players then?

Theyl be more future pros in the crusaders line up as its a scholarship side whereas the high school side may have some players attached to clubs as well, we dont know how many, if any

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Theyl be more future pros in the crusaders line up as its a scholarship side whereas the high school side may have some players attached to clubs as well, we dont know how many, if any


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#19 BringBacktheBiff

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 24 2010, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Im not knocking the crusaders boys, im just saying its a game they should have expected to win so why do people feel the need to bull the welsh up. If it was a Wakefield or Bradford 16s team for instance there wouldnt have even been a thread for it.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 24 2010, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im not knocking the crusaders boys, im just saying its a game they should have expected to win so why do people feel the need to bull the welsh up. If it was a Wakefield or Bradford 16s team for instance there wouldnt have even been a thread for it.


What was the result of the Crusaders U15's 20 years ago?