I thought I would post a general thread about the game of Rugby League.
As a youngster i would stay up till the early hours of the morning to watch the Kangaroos and Emus play Ashes series against Great Britain and midweek club sides.
As I got older we would have late BBQ's to watch these same games, they were classics, 82 and 86 tours.
Kangaroo tours were eagerly anticipated and watching the Emus play some of the Club teams were just as good, Terry Lamb playing in nearly every game on tour, Greg Alexander showing his somersault over the try line in nearly every game he played.
The Test game has dropped away dramatically since those days and much of that has to do with GB/Englands inability to compete or win a series, the Oz fans have looked inwards and put SOO as the pinnacle of the game, mate against mate, best against best. That should not have happened but the poor record of GB/England in the last 40 years has been a key factor in the rise and dominance of SOO.
Old Mate in the other thread is right, Rugby League will be Oz, NZ and some Pacific Island Nations going forward.
ESL is a basket case heading for the Abyss.
I wish it wasn't.
Edited by AndyCapp, 11 July 2013 - 12:15 PM.