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Gosman

Member Since 19 May 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2014 02:34 AM
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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.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

07 November 2014 - 09:37 PM

You didn't really read that article did you. He was discussing SBW play back in the NRL where he was given a far more roving role than other players in Rugby League. He stated he found the general tactics in Rugby Union to be less prescriptive of where you played across the field. If you disagree with him perhaps you would explain where he is wrong.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

07 November 2014 - 09:06 PM

Don't just take my word for it. Here is what a coach who has been involved with both games has to say.

http://www.smithyspe...acking-freedom/

Care to address the points on positional play he raises?