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Middleton Bull

Member Since 04 May 2004
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In Topic: National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Yesterday, 07:59 PM

That's the way I see it too. RU is looking after its own interests...WOW how dare they!

I've yet to see a Union attack myself (im referring to modern day obviously).

MB what discrimination? I've read about a kid at a RU school who wanted to play League...that's up to him to move schools.

Again, you are completely missing the point.  There have been many examples posted on this very forum where schoolboys have been told (nay, threatened) that they cannot play in the school union team if they play Rugby outside school.  That is the sort of pervasive discrimination to which I refer, that seeps down from Twickers .  As CHC says, why should a pupil have to move schools because the school hierarchy practices prejudice and discrimination.  Surely, it is those in charge who should leave the school and be replaced by more diverse and forward thinking people.


In Topic: National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Yesterday, 04:44 PM

It is odd that some people think a rival would not do everything they can to flourish and compete, the whole ideal of upholding the Corinthian Spirit of sport is sweet but in the modern world of competitive sport is somewhat outdated.

 

For decades RL fans were demanding that RU go openly professional, now that we have and are competing as a professional organisation they complain because we are rather good at it.

 

I think there is a common misconception on here that RU is trying to attack RL; quite the opposite, it is working to promote itself.

Nobody in Rugby was ever demanding that union go openly professional.  It was always openly professional................ unless you had a connection with Rugby.  Rugby might have demanded that union go "honestly" professional.  See the difference?

 

Nobody in Rugby is now complaining  about union's "honest" professionalism.  What people in Rugby do complain about is union's devious, underhand and distasteful acts to undermine Rugby.  It was ever thus, even before "honest" professionalism. 

 

Rugby has always been the underdog because it has never had the support of the establishment, the sycophantic media and the vast wealth enjoyed by union.  Arrogant posts like yours, riding on the back of union's privileged position, just reinforce the fact that the Corinthian spirit, to which you refer, is dead in union.  Moreover, it never existed.  How can a sport built on arrogance and prejudice ever aspire to Corinthian values? :ph34r:


In Topic: National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Yesterday, 03:54 PM

Which reports? If you have read the same one's as I have the discrimination is self evident.

In Topic: National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Yesterday, 02:01 PM

DC, you are missing the point on the school issue. It is not the fact that there are union only schools, it is the way they have discriminated and continue to discriminate against rugby and pro-actively stop its inclusion by threat and intimidation.

In Topic: National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Yesterday, 12:50 PM

 I appreciate that there is competition, but the way it is out on here makes it sound like the guys at the RFU are cackling and saying 'lets steal the ruffians names!'

 

 

 

If they are anything like their predecessor, Dudley Wood, then that is exactly what they will be doing.  If only it just stopped at that.