I come from a non-sporting family and, for a long time, had no interest in playing or watching sport. Any sport.
I played a bit of Rugby Union at public school and, for one term, Rugby League at the state school I attended after that. Didn't enjoy either. RU on the playing fields of Cambridge, where the icy wind blasts across the flat landscape and freezes your bones is no fun unless you're a bit odd in the noggin. As for RL, the fact that the two school gorillas were in the same school house - not the one I was in - may have been a factor!
Then, mid-teens, I started to enjoy watching sport, and seeing a Challenge Cup tie (Wigan v Widnes) just caught me and I've never stopped watching Rugby League since. The comparison between Rugby League and what the TV/radio/newspapers told me was the pinnacle of 'Rugby' (the England RU team) was so blindingly obvious, it was unbelievable.
Edited by Futtocks, 04 April 2013 - 08:58 AM.
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