Correct...hence my complaint about the constant give and goes in Union (its especially bad at the end of the game when it's done to waste time). However this break in play in comparison to the play the ball in league is the lesser of two evils from my point of view. The play the ball is an unrelenting constant thoughout the game. While its undoubtedly true there are breaks of play in Union (and many much longer than League) there are also far longer periods of continuous unbroken play in Union. This is exemplified when Union is played properly (such as last weekend when the six nations teams had a eureka moment and started to run with the ball). The play pause play pause feeling I get with league I have never got with Union. Again as I have said, this is just me..my old man disagrees.
Your old man is right.