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


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#21 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (dallymessenger @ Sep 30 2010, 06:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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


At the moment there is not much in Rovers and Saints, despite Saints having far more on the pitch success

Wigan V Saints is RL's second biggest rivalry after the Hul derby, but is not what I would call a derby because they have completely different accents - a bit like Liverpool and Man U.

Leeds V Bradford was never anywhere near these two. Afterall Leeds derby is with Hunslet/Bramley

I can see Widnes V Wire catching up next year with both having decent stadia - perhaps even Cru V Widnes ph34r.gif

#22 Wendall

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:39 PM

If the Grand Final was Wire v Wigan it would have sold out by now.



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Posted 30 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Sep 30 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the Grand Final was Wire v Wigan it would have sold out by now.


Maybe but its not so unlucky.... Wigans done all they can but just hope saints do sell out
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#24 Saint Billinge

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Sep 30 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the Grand Final was Wire v Wigan it would have sold out by now.


Yes, indeed! It's obvious all this success rolling in for Wire is reflected in a huge following. cool.gif When you have won a dozen trophies it may start to dwindle. happy.gif

For mine, Wigan/Saints is the biggest derby. And I'm not biased. rolleyes.gif

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#25 Padge

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

The Wigan Saints games are a nationally known Derby and attract national interest. Most people outside of the heartlands don't even know there are two Hull clubs, they just know Eddie Waring sounded funny when he said Hull Kingston Rovers.


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#26 Saint Billinge

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (Padge @ Sep 30 2010, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Wigan Saints games are a nationally known Derby and attract national interest. Most people outside of the heartlands don't even know there are two Hull clubs, they just know Eddie Waring sounded funny when he said Hull Kingston Rovers.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (Saint Billinge @ Sep 30 2010, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, indeed! It's obvious all this success rolling in for Wire is reflected in a huge following. cool.gif When you have won a dozen trophies it may start to dwindle. happy.gif

For mine, Wigan/Saints is the biggest derby. And I'm not biased. rolleyes.gif


I don't know but there is some element of truth in your beliefs. Speaking to a Saints fan at work and he was saying how much he was looking forward to watching it on Sky!! When I said why you not going he replied that he had been 3 years running and then I said you lost all 3!! He just said oh well I have a stagg doo the week after!

Thats a typical St Helenseer!!! biggrin.gif



#28 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Sep 30 2010, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know but there is some element of truth in your beliefs. Speaking to a Saints fan at work and he was saying how much he was looking forward to watching it on Sky!! When I said why you not going he replied that he had been 3 years running and then I said you lost all 3!! He just said oh well I have a stagg doo the week after!

Thats a typical St Helenseer!!! biggrin.gif

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#29 Saint Billinge

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Sep 30 2010, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sometimes you just don't get it do you Wendy!


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#30 Old Frightful

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (Padge @ Sep 30 2010, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most people outside of the heartlands don't even know there are two Hull clubs

Eh?!?

Waddya mean two?

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#31 Padge

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (Old Frightful @ Sep 30 2010, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh?!?

Waddya mean two?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Sep 30 2010, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At the moment there is not much in Rovers and Saints, despite Saints having far more on the pitch success

Wigan V Saints is RL's second biggest rivalry after the Hul derby, but is not what I would call a derby because they have completely different accents - a bit like Liverpool and Man U.

Leeds V Bradford was never anywhere near these two. Afterall Leeds derby is with Hunslet/Bramley

I can see Widnes V Wire catching up next year with both having decent stadia - perhaps even Cru V Widnes ph34r.gif


Is Widnes v Wire acceptable on the accent front as a proper derby? laugh.gif

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#33 Riversiderontour

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (Old Frightful @ Sep 30 2010, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh?!?

Waddya mean two?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE (Steve May @ Sep 30 2010, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's not club rugby though, it's rugby union. Different sport innit.


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