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Member Since 02 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2014 03:20 PM

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In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

07 November 2014 - 06:04 AM

Taking the views of players who have played both games (who should have a better idea than most) the main difference between the sports seems to be that Rugby League is much more physical and greater intensity for shorter periods of time but Rugby Union requires a greater degree of awareness and thinking on the spot about what is going on. In Rugby Union someone like SBW would play in multiple positions across the field (e.g. he scored his second try against the US out on the right wing) whereas in Rugby League his positional play is far more restricted.


If I were you I'd stick to what you think you know.. It is patently obvious you haven't grasped the nuances of League judging by your post.  Just saying, like.......

In Topic: Sports personality of the year

07 October 2014 - 02:42 PM

He's not a non-person to me.  HTH.


Yes, we've got your message.  


You don't like Union stuff on a League forum.  


You don't really care for a League hero.  


Yes, we've got your message.  


Have you finished?  


Somehow I think not!

In Topic: NRL final

07 October 2014 - 11:11 AM

They seem to be thinking inside or outside centre but looking at Bath's two centres at the moment not sure who he would replace, second rower or 8 I would think more suitable. Centre never really worked for Farrell either despite him being fast tracked to an England place which I also guess they will have mind for Burgess.


It'll have to be inside centre doing a similar job as Scott Gibbs did when he returned from Saint Helens.  


His effectiveness will depend on the quality of ball he receives from his halves as he hits the line.  Long wide balls won't be of use to him as he's quick but without a true centres speed.


Part of me wants him to succeed at his new sport but I just think his contribution will be limited particularly at international level where the better teams (England included) generally play a forward dominated game.  


I'll be waiting for some sharp eyed photographer to snap him yawning during a match.


That said, he'll recharge his batteries over the three years which will be good for Souths and England/GB.

In Topic: 6 p.m starts?

03 October 2014 - 09:30 PM

Just read in tonights mail the club are looking at a 6 p.m. start on a Saturday night. It is obvious no one at the club checked out the shift system which the yard is trying to force upon its workforce which if they are successful will result in  some people working until 6:05pm on a Saturday night and missing the first fifteen minutes of the match or worse deciding not to go. May I suggest 6:30 would be a better time


I replied to a post in another thread about this last week with a tongue-cheek remark about getting your union to get onto the same shift pattern as us at Kimberly Clark.  


It is the best of all shift patterns.  We only work two nights shifts on any day (including Saturdays) every ten weeks.  Its a no-brainer.  Plus, we work a 'mate for mate' handover system where we let each other off whenever we want between 5.00 and 6.00 (day and night) which means I'll be at Craven Park well before 6,00pm.  By the way we work twelve hour shifts: 6.00 - 6.00, days and nights.


Get on it folks.


Anyone that wants a copy of the shift pattern, the PM me. 


26 September 2014 - 06:29 PM

Not if the BAE staff have anything to do with it this shift pattern is totally hated


Get your union to negotiate a way of getting onto the Kimberly Clark shift pattern.  Definitely the best there is!  :tongue: