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#1 juliancaine

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

http://www.rugbyleag...ns/players.html By no means a comprehensive list but some of the names brought happy memories back.

#2 lionsfanusa

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

The oldest was born in 1959.
That's not old!
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#3 Blue Monkey

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

Looking at this, I'm really annoyed by the apparent sole usage of Australasian terms when naming the positions in RL.

Five-Eighth (Stand-off), Half Back (Scrum-half), Lock (Loose forward).
And to make things worse when you go through anything British thesed days such as players' heights and weights are overwhelmingly given in metric (centimetres/kilograms) instead of the traditional British Imperial (stones & pounds/feet & inches).
Why oh why is this the case? Haven't the people involved got the guts to stand up to this Southern Hemisphere juggernaut?

#4 lionsfanusa

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Looking at this, I'm really annoyed by the apparent sole usage of Australasian terms when naming the positions in RL.

Five-Eighth (Stand-off), Half Back (Scrum-half), Lock (Loose forward).
And to make things worse when you go through anything British thesed days such as players' heights and weights are overwhelmingly given in metric (centimetres/kilograms) instead of the traditional British Imperial (stones & pounds/feet & inches).
Why oh why is this the case? Haven't the people involved got the guts to stand up to this Southern Hemisphere juggernaut?


If you go to the home page I think you will see the website originates in Sydney. Most of the collaborators appear to be Aussies.
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#5 PaulT

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Looking at this, I'm really annoyed by the apparent sole usage of Australasian terms when naming the positions in RL.

Five-Eighth (Stand-off), Half Back (Scrum-half), Lock (Loose forward).
And to make things worse when you go through anything British thesed days such as players' heights and weights are overwhelmingly given in metric (centimetres/kilograms) instead of the traditional British Imperial (stones & pounds/feet & inches).
Why oh why is this the case? Haven't the people involved got the guts to stand up to this Southern Hemisphere juggernaut?


Keith, the website is Australian!

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#6 Blue Monkey

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Keith, the website is Australian!


OK, fair enough, but I'm still right about the rest aren't I?
And for Geoff's benefit, whatever you say about the Yanks, they still use 'old money' terms like us, miles, Fahrenheit, gallons (US), pounds (not stones) and inches, feet and yards etc.

#7 lionsfanusa

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

OK, fair enough, but I'm still right about the rest aren't I?
And for Geoff's benefit, whatever you say about the Yanks, they still use 'old money' terms like us, miles, Fahrenheit, gallons (US), pounds (not stones) and inches, feet and yards etc.


We do! Now I'm going to drive the 2 miles to my office because the temperature is -8F and I'd get frost bite if I walked!
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