What could you possibly seek to gain by 'borrowing' a brand synonymous with an institution that spent 100 years trying to systematically crush us other than ridicule and negative comparisons?
Did the doomed Harlequins RL folly teach us nothing?
Rugby League should be celebrating its own proud heritage, not fawning pathetically over someone else's!
The Exiles would've seemed like far less of a contrivance had someone at the RFL had the sense to make the obvious link with the proud history of Other Nationalities games. A few tweaks to the kit, a couple of grainy VTs/interviews with past ON stars and a bit more reverence to our own past and the Exiles would've had (and still could have much more lustre).
We are rugby league!
they dont have to be called the barbarians, in fact they shouldn't be. It's the concept that's worth adopting IMHO
oh and the barbarians were founded before the split they are part of our history as well
Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 15 June 2013 - 04:00 PM.