2. The forwards in RL? They dont seem to do much different than the backs, how do you life long supporters differentiate between both?
1. No point, it's a relic of the method of re-starting play, that by rights shoud simply be a tap ball. It remains because people do not like change, even those who favour it won't go too far.
2. RL Forwards, Paleeasina, Crabtree, Griffin, Fielden, Morley.
RL Backs, Riley, Burrow, Eastmond, Brough, Myler.
They clearly are NOT the same.