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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

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#2 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

One of the frequently overlooked "benefits" of the glory years at Wigan was the propensity for the players to have children very young, mostly boys. In a perfect world we could have teams replacing themselves by family members seamlessly.

#3 Chariots

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Offiahs boys are playing Union in London, wonder how good they are ?

#4 Futtocks

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

Talking of second-generation talent, Emosi Koloto's son Fred is an American Football player.

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#5 Gav Wilson

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

Wouldn't mind seeing Owen Farrell give League a crack at some point in his career too...
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#6 Scubby

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Wouldn't mind seeing Owen Farrell give League a crack at some point in his career too...

From what I have seen he isn't really anything special. The overwhelming reliance on kicking helps hide other weaker areas of his game. Perhaps Andy Farrell saw this and thought the structure of union would see him go on to a higher level.

#7 John Rhino

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

One of the frequently overlooked "benefits" of the glory years at Wigan was the propensity for the players to have children very young, mostly boys. In a perfect world we could have teams replacing themselves by family members seamlessly.


32 year olds being replaced with 17/18 year olds maybe cutting it a bit fine!

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#8 Futtocks

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

Rugby League, more than most sports, is a game where you get dynasties or multiple brothers (or cousins with the same surnames). It is partially down to the geographically small area where players have traditionally come from, but there's something about seeing a familiar name after many years that I rather like... and it gives Ray French something to talk about during a Challenge Cup tie. ;)

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