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In Topic: Union vs League commentators

26 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

This difference in attitude that is mentioned here could be down to the different cultural background of the two codes. The referee in Union is almost seen as sacrosanct...a headmaster type figure. England captain Chris Robshaw had the audacity to question the ref who then responded to the pupil with a..."Christopher".
It's not just commentators who accept their decisions and move on with the game, it's players, coaches etc...very very rarely do you hear a coach or player bemoan the ref after the game (or even during it..."yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir". The ref in Union is given an almost untouchable status that few other sports afford. All of this is likely connected to the public school aspect of Union with the pupils obedience to their teacher/headmaster part of the etiquette. State school sports (where ruffians are not so obedient to authority) tend to speak out more and voice their displeasure at any perceived injustice. Only last week I heard an ubiquitous football chant being used by a RL crowd..."the referees a wa#ker". RU is quite repressed at times.

could be worse they could have called him a banker

In Topic: Crowdwatch week 6

24 March 2015 - 03:16 PM

And are the season ticket books more expensive this year to cover these games??

no they are the same

In Topic: Crowdwatch week 6

23 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

your problem with the super 8's is that we have already given them away for free.

the full set of games are part of the season ticket books

In Topic: Will Rugby Union ever have any popularity in the north of England?

15 March 2015 - 09:25 AM

Just another bitter twisted attack on rugby league with so many digs at clubs and stadiums. The rugby union people In Warrington all watch the Wire because that's their team.

In Topic: Kevin Penny for England?

14 March 2015 - 07:00 AM

Presumably, he's keeping Rhys Evans out. If so, he's got to be worth a place in the training camp. Unfortunately for him, England are pretty well off for wingers.
 I uh
What England really need is a dominant loose forward.  I think Joel Tomkins could do the job really well.

Evans is recovering from surgery and would be pushing Russell for a spot