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#1 Historical value

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

World cup, great games, great crowds, and in winter. Doesn't that tell you something.
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#2 redbeckroad

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

I don't think October and November were the part of "winter season" that people had a problem with.



#3 Sandspine

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Nope. Its a world cup for christ sake. Summer, winter, Autumn or Spring it would still have been packed out.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

FIFA World Cup, great crowds, great games, summer.

 

Does it tell you something? Yes, as with the RLWC it is played OFF season.


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#6 ehbandit

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:56 PM

I am a fan of winter rugby, but, come on this is desperate!

#7 shun

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

im just a fan of rugby! could not give two flying ######s when its played, as long as it played!


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#8 Bomballey

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:30 AM

I've got rosy memories of winter rugby but even though the WC has been played in Oct & Nov (autumn) hasn't the weather had a negative effect on almost every game so far?
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#9 boxhead

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:14 AM

Agreed Bomballey.

Every other game has been played in poor conditions that have not sold the game as a spectacle that it can be.

Surely pitches that are dry and had the grass cut lets the backs get some speed and show their wares is what you would like to see.

 

The Fiji V Oz game was not great to watch because it was played in a cyclone and the teams could not display the talents they have at their disposal under those conditions, they ended up playing a conservative mistake riddled game.


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#10 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:46 AM

Oh dear.



#11 Padge

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:48 AM

Awwwwwwww bless him, there's one left.

 

Who woke him up by the way.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

Great tournament so far, but I'm starting to forget what its like to watch a game in the dry so you can keep your switch back!


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#13 Mistress_Marlowe

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

No, you can keep your romanticised, nostalgic memories. summer rugby all the way for me.

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#14 Bob8

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

On Saturday, we played Denmark's first game in wintery conditions rather than summer.  It was just rain and a couple of months months from mid-winter.  Still, the rugby was compromised, the crowd attendence was down and takings per person were down as they did not stay as long to eat and drink. 

 

The players were more appreciated by the spectators than ever, but the consensous was that playing in winter was an interesting experiment that did not work and we are sticking to a summer season from now on.


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#15 Dave T

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:02 AM

I do hope that RLWC grows to a level that we will have the tournament in mid-season in 8-12 years.

 

It genuinely takes away from the spectacle that is RL and ruins the day out as a whole when it is really bad. We've actually been quite lucky so far, but we all know what happened in 2000!

 

They would only really need to play it in mid-season when it is here and France.



#16 boxhead

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:20 AM

I do hope that RLWC grows to a level that we will have the tournament in mid-season in 8-12 years.

 

It genuinely takes away from the spectacle that is RL and ruins the day out as a whole when it is really bad. We've actually been quite lucky so far, but we all know what happened in 2000!

 

They would only really need to play it in mid-season when it is here and France.

 

 

I agree but I can not imagine the NRL being put on hold for five weeks mid season.

I doubt the Clubs would want to play without there main players and the NRL media contracts would be an issue.

 

One of the best features of when England played in the winter was the amount of Australian players that joined English Clubs to play year round and the Tours that could be held with split seasons.



#17 Dave T

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

I agree but I can not imagine the NRL being put on hold for five weeks mid season.
I doubt the Clubs would want to play without there main players and the NRL media contracts would be an issue.

One of the best features of when England played in the winter was the amount of Australian players that joined English Clubs to play year round and the Tours that could be held with split seasons.

We need to change our mindset. This would only be required one year in 8 or 12. of course teams could play on using squad members like Union.

#18 boxhead

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:11 AM

We need to change our mindset. This would only be required one year in 8 or 12. of course teams could play on using squad members like Union.

 

 

I guess you are right, its a tough thing to work out with the game in the SH and NH on such different paths.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

If you want winter rugby, cross the equator.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

I don't know what the fuss is about, since it changed to summer I haven't seen one game and I'm not interested in getting involved again, but that's

the way it is, but I've no intentions of coming on here moaning about it, just do your own thing.


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