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#21 joe elliot

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

I don't want it to turn into all out fight but is it a coincidence that there is just as many views for rugby league fights as there is rugby league hits on YouTube.
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#22 southstand loiner

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

theres always a bit of biff lkely to happen in a contact sport and as long as it does not get back to the old days of thugby league then no problem the things i object to are the cheap shots like attacks to the head disguised as shoulder charges . the odd punch thrown i can live with .

the fans like to see a bit of it as can be proven whenever a yorkshire team takes on a team from the dark side and theres a bit of biff thats when the chants of yorkshire yorkshire yorkshire go up
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#23 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

The existing fans might like but what about those that we might like to recruit?

I must admit that I also enjoy it but I wish that I did not. Rugby is a tough enough game when it is played by the rules without throwing punches. I know that a bit f that is inevitable given the nature of the game but it should not be encouraged.

#24 southstand loiner

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

The existing fans might like but what about those that we might like to recruit?

I must admit that I also enjoy it but I wish that I did not. Rugby is a tough enough game when it is played by the rules without throwing punches. I know that a bit f that is inevitable given the nature of the game but it should not be encouraged.


im not encouraging it but i understand that in a contact sport especially one as physical as rugby league then its bound to happen unless we change the game to tag rugby .
if you want to see players especially forwards who by the nature of the game have to dominate there opponent by force as thats what good hard tackling really is then of course theres going to be a reaction from time to time after all we dont want to watch touch and pass do we ?.
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#25 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

im not encouraging it but i understand that in a contact sport especially one as physical as rugby league then its bound to happen unless we change the game to tag rugby .
if you want to see players especially forwards who by the nature of the game have to dominate there opponent by force as thats what good hard tackling really is then of course theres going to be a reaction from time to time after all we dont want to watch touch and pass do we ?.


No, I agree that the referees need to bear this in mind but rugby league shouldn't be ice hockey.

I remember a quote from an NHL official satyrising the attitude that he objected to within his sport thus "I went to a fight today and a hockey game broke out".

#26 brooza

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

The existing fans might like but what about those that we might like to recruit?

There's a girl just moved into my house share, a young slip of a thing, never seen a game of rugby in her life. She watched the Warrington/Catalans game and loved the hits and the fight that broke out. She's not got a clue of the rules yet, but she likes the tackles and the players' thighs. The rules will come in time.
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