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#41 Severus

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I notice Stevo regularly uses the terms 'Rugby League Football' to refer to the sport also the ball. Is this a new thing or has he always done it. TBH I don't think RL will gain from dropping the word Rugby from its name. Its simple enough to say you are a rugby supporter and then clarify if someone asks league or proper rugby union ;).
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#42 Just Browny

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

I quite often refer to 'rugby league football'.

Then again, I quite often call for the drop goal or something different, maybe the little chip over the top.

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#43 Amber Avenger

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

The Aussie called it "footy" as far as I know. Only NZers call it league (a term which I find derogatory).


I listen to a fair bit of Australian radio, and it's frequently referred to as 'League' there, as well as 'footy'

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#44 Bulliac

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I notice Stevo regularly uses the terms 'Rugby League Football' to refer to the sport also the ball. Is this a new thing or has he always done it. TBH I don't think RL will gain from dropping the word Rugby from its name. Its simple enough to say you are a rugby supporter and then clarify if someone asks league or proper rugby union ;).

Stevo has always done it, though no-one really knows why. He talks continually of "the rugby league football", when he could have just said "ball", or "rugby ball". Never heard him say, "the rugby league football ball boy", as yet, but there is time...
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#45 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

What difference does it make??? Really


it matters when there is confusion between rugby league and rugby union.

This can occur deliberately and malevolently: less I think these days, but that's purely my imnpression. This is especially annoying when rugby league's achievements and merits are either ignored or misreprestented as being a festure of rugby union.
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It can also occur through ignorance or laziness




Otherwise as you suggest it makes no difference.

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#46 Gosman

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

On the name issue it might interest some that Canadian Football, (similar but different to American Football), used to be also know as Rugby. Indeed it was governed in the country by the Canadian Rugby Union. It was only in the the 1960's that it changed it's name.

#47 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

I notice Stevo regularly uses the terms 'Rugby League Football' to refer to the sport also the ball. Is this a new thing or has he always done it. TBH I don't think RL will gain from dropping the word Rugby from its name. Its simple enough to say you are a rugby supporter and then clarify if someone asks league or proper rugby union ;).

Woah, woah, woah. I got there first rah rah! :P

"Proper rugby" is my term. The full name is "proper rugby, none of that union ####".

(apologies to the nice union peeps on TRL, but they probably won't read this anyway!)


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#48 Johnoco

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:05 AM

On the name issue it might interest some that Canadian Football, (similar but different to American Football), used to be also know as Rugby. Indeed it was governed in the country by the Canadian Rugby Union. It was only in the the 1960's that it changed it's name.

Now that, I didn't know.

#49 Big Picture

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

On the name issue it might interest some that Canadian Football, (similar but different to American Football), used to be also know as Rugby. Indeed it was governed in the country by the Canadian Rugby Union. It was only in the the 1960's that it changed it's name.

100 years ago it wasn't just called Rugby, it was Rugby ― but not Rugby Union. The Canadian Rugby Football that Earl Grey donated the Grey Cup for in 1909 was rugby football that had no rucks, no mauls, no fair catches, no throw-ins and even no scrums. Instead it had an early form of play-the-ball, a sin-bin rule, a 3-yard restraining area (later 5) for offside members of the kicking team on kicks in general play and the rouge that applied (and still does today) on kicks in general play that go in-goal. The parallels to RL are the main reason I came to like RL so much: to all intents and purposes it's an improved version of that uniquely Canadian game. Football fans in Canada don't know it, but the distinctive Canadian rules in today's so-called Canadian football were all created for rugby football and have little point in the US-style game that Canadians know today.

#50 kioli

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Now that is interesting

#51 Kenny Bania

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

I was at a members' meeting at Hemel Stags last night and they showed some of the fixture cards that are being distributed locally.

On those, they've gone for referring to 'Pro Rugby'. Thinking being (I believe) that it's important people in the area appreciate Hemel Stags are a (semi) pro club and not just a pub team and also acknowledging that referring explicitly to rugby league could be a barrier to some people.

#52 Harrigan

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Seriously, who actually gives a damn?!

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#53 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Billy Slater tweeted yesterday to say goodbye and thanked everyone for the welcome they were given etc,and he also said "you people certainly love League"
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#54 HappyDave

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Seriously, who actually gives a damn?!


Lots of people. I still think its an insult to TGG.
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#55 longboard

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Lots of people. I still think its an insult to TGG.


Why?

#56 THE RED ROOSTER

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

In the antipodes Rugby League is indeed called League to distiguish it from Rugby (Union). Although it should be said that when Rugby League Week dropped the "Rugby" part of the title a backlash from fans forced the weekly to repent.

In the deep south of the UK most people refer to "Rugby" without being aware that there are two separate codes in existence. That said to call the game league in the UK would cause confusion with the Football League.

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#57 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

In the antipodes Rugby League is indeed called League to distiguish it from Rugby (Union). Although it should be said that when Rugby League Week dropped the "Rugby" part of the title a backlash from fans forced the weekly to repent.

In the deep south of the UK most people refer to "Rugby" without being aware that there are two separate codes in existence. That said to call the game league in the UK would cause confusion with the Football League.


Why do they need to distinguish from RU if RL us so much bigger?

#58 kioli

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

Why do they need to distinguish from RU if RL us so much bigger?

Perhaps you should read the thread.

#59 Just to be clear

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Why do they need to distinguish from RU if RL us so much bigger?


Just to be clear, do you think they should have a footy section, a footy section and a footy section, then leave it to readers to guess which one is for the AFL, rugby union, and rugby league instead?

#60 gingerjon

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

Now that, I didn't know.


That means that you must have me on ignore.

And for that I am offended.
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