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Gosman

Member Since 19 May 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2015 01:20 AM
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In Topic: Well you said you wanted tries...

21 March 2015 - 07:03 PM

Amazing. People here complain when most of the points in Rugby Union cone from penalties because it means the game is boring and restrictive. Then they complain when there are lots of tries because it means the game is boring and indicative of no defensive abilities. I think it is only indicative that people who prefer Rugby League like Rugby League over Rugby Union. There is no objective measure of a games attractiveness here.

In Topic: Outstanding RU Individual Displays.

22 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

I suspect you don't watch much Rugby Union as it seems to be just as prone to individuals having a major influence on the game as Rugby League.

Dan Carter against the Lions in the second test of 2005 is a good example of that. There have also been a number of significant impacts by individual players during games by other All Blacks more recently. Ben Smith and Julian Savea spring to mind.

In Topic: Converting to League

02 February 2015 - 06:22 PM

mathew ridge made the kiwis debut against gb with half a dozen nrl games behind him

 

Not even sure he had even half a dozen under his belt. I seem to recall he had around three. However to be honest the reason he was called up was mainly because of his goal kicking prowess as the Kiwis lost the second test against GB due to their goal kicking.


In Topic: America

26 January 2015 - 03:55 AM

RU has been trying to sell itself to the USA for over a century. The Americans have (wisely) not taken kindly to that particular pig in a poke, however many times they have been offered it.

 

The downside is that it has coloured their opinion of RL too, as most of them don't know there's a difference.

 

They seemed to have done reasonably well with the one off match between the USA and All Blacks.

 

http://worldsoccerta...ls-game-on-nbc/