If SL clubs were exposed to the same level of intensity as the NRL,I'm sure our top 3 would give very good accounts of themselves.i don't buy into the Aussie "supermen" myth that many fall for.
Then why keep on repeating that same theme each time a thread mentions anything to do with the Nrl as opposed to S/L, or for that matter, whenever comparisons are made concerning anything at all to do with S/Hemi players at all?
There is, on my part absolutely no regard towards Antipodeans being rated anywhere close to being supermen when they enter onto a R/L field to play. What is apparent especially to anyone willing to take off their blinkers, is that in the NRL the game has been taken a very fair level beyond what S/L, in the main, is capable of producing, that is on a regular (weekly?) basis.
You may state that so many of them come here and do not always perform any better than our own, or even do worse!
What I do contend is, that is evidently correct in a good deal of cases but is that as much to do with the poorer less accepted standards of our competition as a whole, as much as it is those players that do not fit in. The system they are accustomed to is nowhere to be seen and they struggle to adapt to the new?
Over there no one keeps their place on reputation and the tenor of play is such that everyone is much mopre part of a unit. They do seem to take the concept of the whole being better than individuals more seriously, why, I cannot say but watching their NRL as I do I find these are items that seem to matter more there, than here and that taking our very top lads out of the equasion ( who are equally as SUPER as any NRL supermen too) our teams are made up more of less than capable players who would not be entertained in the NRL at all.
There have been more poor games in the NRL this season, with that I would agree, yet even in a good deal of those there is often less easy scoring and they also seem to maintain more determination within the games than we have here. I personally have grown so disenchanted with the S/L ( not alone at all in that either) That I will not be paying ssky for it next season and will take only the NRL from P/Ship, I will go to the pub and watch the games worthwhile in S/L and going off this season's games those will probably be few and far between.