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The real Mac

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

06 November 2014 - 12:00 AM

I played union at school in northern ireland and had never heard of rugby league until I was something like 23/24 years old.

I watched a few challenge cup matches on BBC, initially without a clue about what was going on. What got me hooked on league, was the way that Wigan, saints etc would pass the ball 8 or 9 times before a break in play. In union, the crowd applauded if they strung two passes together. League simplified play to good passing, good tackling, good attacking, scary aggression, non stop play.

I have always found union boring ever since. And I know it, understand it, get all the subtleties and nuances, but it is just too slow and repetitive.

Ravenhill, home of ulster RU, remains my favourite rugby crowd, and a fantastic match day experience, but there is no sport on this planet like rugby league. I love it.

In Topic: 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

02 November 2014 - 09:15 PM

Because the refs are always Australian. That was a try.

In Topic: 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

02 November 2014 - 09:15 PM

I wouldn't care if the ref and vr were from Wigan. Here in Australia we generally don't have the English paranoia about the referees' origins.

In Topic: 25/10/14 - 4N - Australia v New Zealand (TV: Premier Sports 9.30am)

25 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

Worst Aussie performance ever. I thought they were dire. A shadow of their previous teams. England can win this.

In Topic: Cults and NFL

05 October 2014 - 11:44 PM

In RU, when the final whistle blows, it's the crowd who give thanks to God.