Yorkshire Knight

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  1. Yorkshire Knight

    ‘Sky Sports Rugby’

    So they have one channel for two different sports? Why stop there, add NFL while they’re at it as well. For posters who want a seperate identity from union, it sure is mind boggling to see this as a good thing. It also says a lot when you think that the only way to exposure is combining with union
  2. Yorkshire Knight

    2025 World Cup - Not in US

    All you had to do was read social media at the time to see that. There was even an article circulating about the issue of heritage players. The sport has being going down the heritage route for a while yet those same nations are hardly experiencing growth which you could rave about, How do you expect to attract new followers when existing ones don’t even hold the international level in the highest regard, which like I said, is probably down to perception? Aussies didn’t even bother to attend the World Cup
  3. Yorkshire Knight

    2025 World Cup - Not in US

    So you say but it was a big talking point and one of main criticisms of the last World Cup. You’re naive if you think people don’t care. And when there are more heritage players than citizens then it becomes more worrying. I remember seeing a stat that Australia, England and NZ accounted for around 70% of players at the last World Cup. Growing the game doesn’t constitute filling teams with a bunch of Aussies. That’s the complete opposite of growth. It does nothing for the game
  4. Yorkshire Knight

    2025 World Cup - Not in US

    Feeling and actually being are two different things. If you want to change public perception, filing teams with Aussies is not going to help because as it stands, most people don’t hold the international level in high regard
  5. Yorkshire Knight

    2025 World Cup - Not in US

    Mascord would fit in well on this forum with all his pie in the sky drivel
  6. Unless it has been proven that union is behind this, it’s probably best not to let hatred for the sport fuel baseless accusations and speculation
  7. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    You're obviously refusing to understand my point while also shifting the goal posts. It was never about rugby forwards playing in a union backline. I'm saying they wouldn't be able to do what you union forwards do due to the technical requirements. I'm comparing like for like. But I'll leave it there as I'm already being accused of being a troll just for having a different opinion
  8. Yorkshire Knight

    The Culture Wars

    That's not surprising. I think political correctness is definitely a white American liberal thing more than anything else
  9. Union must've forced them to use the union calculator when they worked out the union attendance
  10. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    But my point is you're limiting union players when you only focus on those aspects. Yes tackling, running, endurance etc are part of both games but those won't be the only focus for union players especially forwards as each position requires a specific skillset or attributes. Tackling and running are also part of American Football yet not every player will be doing that because just like union, it's a position specific game. Does that make them inferior? Absolutely not! The NFL has some of the best athletes in the world. You saying rugby forwards wouldn't translate well to union due to rules while ignoring the technical skills required is an attempt to make the game seem less skillful. Try any of the All Blacks forward pack or even the South Africans who had a forward that ran the 100 in 10.9 seconds.
  11. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    That is a good point but the comparison was like for like
  12. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    Scrums and lineouts involve skill believe it or not. The rules wouldn't even need to come into play. They would get pushed off their own scrum possession, get their lineouts stolen, counter rucked etc. Union props spend years perfecting their craft which is why most peak late 20s or early 30s. Yes but those 11 tackles would generally be accompanied by other stats. Can't really compare the two games. How many steals to rugby forwards make, how many rucks do they clear, how many counter rucks? When one game is more focused on the running and tackling part then of course you'd expect players to have greater numbers in those areas
  13. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    Really? So they could hack in the scrums and lineouts? The very fatties that posters here like to deride would destroy any rugby forward in a scrum
  14. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    I feel assertions made about the athleticism of union forwards is always based on props or England union forwards
  15. Yorkshire Knight

    Where are RLs Huge Athletes

    And you could say the same about rugby forwards in union