Seeing as Rugby Union has the post-season 'Premiership Rugby [Union] 7s' series, it got me thinking: Some of you may remember the RFL had the 'Rugby League Nines' series last season (or the season before) during the season on a Thursday night? Which wasn't very well publicised? Well, I don't know a lot about it living down South but I guess they dropped it due to poor crowds as it was on a Thursday night during the regular season?
Well, why doesn't the RFL try-out a short 3 - 4 venue Rugby League 9s series 'post-season' for either Championship squads, or Academy squads (if they still exist), or U23s/U21s/U20s?
I've played Rugby Union 7s but to me there's too much space for speedy Backs with great feet to exploit. Whereas the Rugby League 9s footage I've seen on YouTube looks really entertaining, in my opinion.
I realise it's not a popular format but I think the RFL should explore it more. Especially in the post-season prior to the off-season.
If you mention RU, please try to avoid being overly critical and try to avoid talking about it too much in this thread. This is about Rugby League 9s. Try to avoid getting it moved to the cross-code forum. Thanks.
I also like the querky-ness of the coloured balls. Arf!
Edited by HappyDave, 06 August 2013 - 11:44 AM.