To C H Calthrop, when I was a kid you were very fortunate if you got to play any Rugby League as there not many local clubs to mention (like there are today) and there was not a team at school to join (although they did Rugby Union in small doses).
Things have changed for example. Another example of that is ... In the 1970s no men I knew would got to a disco and have a dance because you had to act like a hard-nut and just stand at the side with a cigarette in your hand. Nowadays, it perfectly acceptable for lads to have a dance and one of the best ways to have fun. In fact, if you don't dance then you'll be outcast and not be able to fit in with the social crowd.
Its a different world socially now - the hard-nuts are all dying out along with the cave-men. Rugby is evolving too to attract a different social class and needs to be able to accomodate everyone as much as possible to enable the game to keep growing.
Edited highlights to I was a 70's stereotype but i saw the light does not an argument make.
I dare say the "dance" scene is changing every couple of years but one thing that never changes is that men go to clubs because women are in them. The essential truth. And people follow RL because it is a full blood full contact sport played by professional, skillful athletes. The discussion around RL like the frippery of your club scene may change but the essential truth does not. There has to be a level of understanding and maturity that goes along with this sort of sport and extends to everyone involved including all types of fans. RL is a tough big boys game played with lots of testosterone. Understanding should stop and is finish with red and yellow cards. Politically correct social mores about quality and character have no place as an addendum.
I would have taken your point more seriously apart from the insulting way you dismiss people while at the same time stating "accommodate everyone"..