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In Topic: "I'm back because I love and missed the game" - Sonny Bill Williams

27 November 2014 - 09:54 PM

Okay who here believes that playing for the All Blacks would be pretty special in terms of any sporting teams you could possibly play for? 


They are one of the iconic teams in world sport with a win ratio across over a 100 years which makes for pretty impressive reading. They have a great team culture and a style of play which encourages a full range of skills of individual players which seems to be generally entertaining to watch and I believe to play. 


Anyone disagree that a top class sports person wouldn't enjoy being involved with that?

In Topic: "I'm back because I love and missed the game" - Sonny Bill Williams

24 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

To be fair the comments he made seem to be specifically related to playing for the All Blacks. I don't think there is many sporting fans of any sport that wouldn't acknowledge that being part of that team would be special.

In Topic: Attitude

16 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

I'm sure England RL would genuinely think they could beat Australia if they were facing Australia's '2nd' team like Scotland were doing yesterday with the All Blacks.


Unfortunately international RL doesn't often offer such luxuries.



Wasn't the Australian team in the Four Nations essentially their second string team?

In Topic: Should they be worried?

10 November 2014 - 12:28 AM

There is a big difference between the two codes in this area. The clubs in Australian Rugby League are the main drivers for the game. They are the ones that have been looking to pick up talent from the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. This does not happen in Rugby Union. It explains why most of the Pacific Islanders in New Zealand Rugby Union have been born there or at least learnt the game from a very early age there.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

08 November 2014 - 05:29 AM

Have you seen players like Brodie Retallick? He plays in a very specialist position but in pure all round Rugby playing skills is one of the best in the All Blacks.