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is Wigan v St helens still the biggest game in Club Rugby?


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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:16 PM

with Wigan again on the rise after reaching this years Grand Final, and St Healens always there or there abouts, are the clubs games between this 2 sides still the biggest games in club Rugby in Gt Britain?

Edited by The Future is League, 29 September 2010 - 08:34 PM.


#2 TheDuke

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:18 PM

hull derby for me

i always like leeds v wigan matches

#3 MrPosh

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:23 PM

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#4 1976PMJwires

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:36 PM

of course it is.

add up all the league titles and challenge cups and the rivalry NO other derby / game / city / county game can come close in the 100+ years......end of. full stop.

#5 Hannibal

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:59 PM

Without a doubt.

Club Rugby's biggest game.

#6 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 29 2010, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Without a doubt.

Club Rugby's biggest game.


Thought Sale Sharks v London Irish had trademarked that one.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (Jerry the Berry @ Sep 29 2010, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thought Sale Sharks v London Irish had trademarked that one.

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Edited by The Future is League, 29 September 2010 - 09:56 PM.


#8 Wendall

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

I think it is (even as a Wire).

Wigan on the rise is good for the game, them winning everything is not.

Fans get complacent after success, look at Bradford.

You need that hunger as a fan to keep you going and Wigan and Wire have that at the moment, a loyal, hungry fanbase.



#9 HappyDave

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:51 PM

Keep it to the Cross-code. laugh.gif
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:15 PM

easy the biggest.
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#11 Doghead

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:52 PM

interesting little snippet, make of it what you will.
After the Saints v Hudersfield game, Lord Derby who was at the game said his family have only ever gave their name to two sporting events, one was a horse race, the other was the first time the St Helens played Wigan.
Was this the first ever Derby.

#12 dallymessenger

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:46 AM

st helens new ground, wigan with a strong team, these clubs are only going to get stronger.

it will add to these derbies with wigan a much stronger team now

when i watched it wigan beating saints was a major upset

the hull derby is brilliant but its one big club, one small club

#13 Old Frightful

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:24 AM

Nope.

Doubt there'll be many there on Saturday. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (Doghead @ Sep 30 2010, 12:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
interesting little snippet, make of it what you will.
After the Saints v Hudersfield game, Lord Derby who was at the game said his family have only ever gave their name to two sporting events, one was a horse race, the other was the first time the St Helens played Wigan.
Was this the first ever Derby.


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#15 EastLondonMike

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:52 AM

yep, fully agree.. without a doubt.

funnily in the latest issue of the sky sports magazine it gives its 'top ten' sports rivals. naturally RL is omitted.. but the hulk hogan/sgt. slaughter rivalry is in (phew!), and so is the gloucester/bath rivalry..

wigan/saints is the biggest game in team sports in the UK outside of football.

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#16 Hannibal

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE (EastLondonMike @ Sep 30 2010, 08:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yep, fully agree.. without a doubt.

funnily in the latest issue of the sky sports magazine it gives its 'top ten' sports rivals. naturally RL is omitted.. but the hulk hogan/sgt. slaughter rivalry is in (phew!), and so is the gloucester/bath rivalry..

wigan/saints is the biggest game in team sports in the UK outside of football.

Gloucester V Bath??

16K capacity at Gloucester, and they only got 3/4 of that for one of the world's biggest sporting rivalries last year.

It's becoming a joke, but not a very funny one.

#17 Brigg Rover

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:06 AM

No and it never was.

#18 Hannibal

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (Brigg Rover @ Sep 30 2010, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No and it never was.

No, of course not.

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#19 Steve May

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 30 2010, 09:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gloucester V Bath??

16K capacity at Gloucester, and they only got 3/4 of that for one of the world's biggest sporting rivalries last year.

It's becoming a joke, but not a very funny one.


That's not club rugby though, it's rugby union. Different sport innit.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Doghead @ Sep 30 2010, 12:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
interesting little snippet, make of it what you will.
After the Saints v Hudersfield game, Lord Derby who was at the game said his family have only ever gave their name to two sporting events, one was a horse race, the other was the first time the St Helens played Wigan.
Was this the first ever Derby.

Odd, is he forgetting about the French RL's Lord Derby Cup?




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