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#3240889 Time to sort out scrums

Posted by johnh1 on 29 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

And in the great game that is on the forum, Cas v Widnes from 1998? The scrums are a complete mess. Let's never return to those days of contested scrums.

#3240513 Time to sort out scrums

Posted by johnh1 on 28 November 2015 - 02:37 PM

I'm not trying to get into cross-code trouble here but I think it's relevant. I went to Northampton v Gloucester last night with a friend who supports the home side. The scrums often had to be re-set and almost always ended in a penalty. It was a dire aspect for me. If our scrums headed back in this direction it would be an awful move. I'm telling you things you all already knew I guess, but I thought i'd throw it in. He's coming to a Hull KR game next season.

That is or has been a cross code subject, but I think that it is very relevant here. Any change to our rules, or interpretation of the rules, to make scrums competitive, will take us back to the type of situation they have in Union, where the point of a scrum is to win a penalty, and not to get on with the game.
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#3240415 Castleford Vs Widnes 1989

Posted by johnh1 on 28 November 2015 - 09:41 AM

Will watch it later, but looks like 2 cracking teams. Full house as well by the look of it. It will be interesting to see what the scrums are like given the thread about scrums at the moment. Thanks for posting it.

#3237080 Time to sort out scrums

Posted by johnh1 on 20 November 2015 - 01:02 PM

Unbelievable. Scrums in League are a method of restarting the game. Nothing more. Why people want to go back to shoving, pushing, resetting, penalties for 'foot up', 'not binding' and 'feeeeeeding' is beyond me. They are fine as they are. Just get on with the game.

#3235430 Not a single try scored by an Engalnd back in 3 games.

Posted by johnh1 on 17 November 2015 - 01:48 PM

This thread is unbelievable. We have just beaten the World Champions. They were missing key players. So were we. But we won. What more do some people on here want. Maybe we should just play France every time. I was at Wigan and in awful conditions the team played superb rugby. Why can't people just get behind them, say well done guys and bring on the four nations next year? Imagine what would happen if the rah rahs beat The All Blacks.

#3233942 14 Nov: 3rd Test - England v New Zealand (Wigan, KO 1pm) Match Thread

Posted by johnh1 on 14 November 2015 - 05:08 PM

It was a ###### game and series.
If most here can not see that, its ok.
It could have been two park teams playing each other.
The standard was average at best.

I think you have made your point. I travelled from Gran Canaria to watch it. Great game. Best game in the world. Well done a England. How far did you travel to watch it Allora?

#3224756 Have BBC started marketing yet?

Posted by johnh1 on 01 November 2015 - 09:04 AM

I have just put a complaint on the BBC complaints site. Let's bombard them.

#3224510 Your international highs and lows

Posted by johnh1 on 31 October 2015 - 08:25 PM

Highlight. No doubt about it. Jiffy's try at Wembley against the Aussies in 1994? Scored right in the corner where I was sitting.

Lowest. Shaun Johnson's try last year.

#3216663 First Home Games

Posted by johnh1 on 18 October 2015 - 04:11 PM

Toughly start for Salford by the sound of it. Hull away and Saints at home. Two games we never win.

#3212693 I Love Rugby League

Posted by johnh1 on 11 October 2015 - 07:30 PM

It is truly The Greatest Game. We all know it. It's been a huge part of my life. I hope we can sell out three Test matches against NZ next month. For my part, I'm travelling from Gran Canaria for the third test. I hope we have won the series by then, but if it's a decider, that's fine by me.

#3207627 Manchester Rangers

Posted by johnh1 on 04 October 2015 - 06:21 PM

TRY OF THE WEEK Manchester Rangers v Rochdale Cobras. 3rd of October 2015

Two great tries there.

#3206615 So was it all worth it?

Posted by johnh1 on 03 October 2015 - 06:24 PM

Well I think it has been a great concept. It has given 4 championship sides the chance of promotion. Just because it hasn't happened this year doesn't mean it will never happen. I think I'm right in saying that for quite a few years, the Grand final was contested by the top two teams. Then, Leeds had the temerity to win it from fifth place. Even that got criticised by some on here.

You will never please everyone all the time.

#3201193 Low Grand Final Ticket Sales?

Posted by johnh1 on 26 September 2015 - 10:45 PM

Crikey, 'highlights' of England/Wales is on. Just shows what a kickathon this game really is. Absolutely dreadful.

#3199834 24 Sept: Super 8s - St Helens v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by johnh1 on 24 September 2015 - 09:13 PM

Yes, he overly utilises that phrase.

I missed most of the first half. Within the first 2 minutes of the second half, Stevo had said 'stanza', 'utilise', 'outfit' and 'offload'. He has to go. I find him tiresome, boring, loud and far too opinionated, as well as a stereotype. There must be someone far better.

#3192785 13 Sept: Qualifiers - Salford Red Devils v Sheffield Eagles KO 5pm

Posted by johnh1 on 13 September 2015 - 05:30 PM

I'm a Salford fan and it's times like this that I wish I wasn't! Nervous times