Less than 24 hours into the new season and we have this old chestnut again. No wonder our game struggles to market itself when its own fans do it down at every opportunity. In this case, the opportunity didn't even exist and had to be contrived.
With more respect than the post deserves, in union a side which is tiring gets plenty of time for rest and recuperation; in league they don't. As they tire, they have to make more and more tackles, so they get more and more tired. It's a vicious circle and it's hard to break out of. In union, they only have to wait a minute or two for the next scrum, lineout or ruck and they can all have a breather for a minute or so. That's one reason why union is so boring.
Thats a very good summation on Union, like it a lot. Last night's match; well, I too thought that for threequarters of the match it was exactly that, until the dropped ball that resulted in leeds getting a scrum in the second half, I also thought that Hull were even beginning to look the better side and looked the team most likely to score for most of that first twenty minutes of the second half.
But once the stalemate was broken, Hull like so many times last year went totally out of it and could no longer cope.
Which is why I thought that Tony XIIIs description of a very distinct difference between onion and League was a very accurate one indeed.