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Is this ball going to be used in the world cup?

If it was I bet it would be quickly changed if/when the aussies whinged.

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Is this ball going to be used in the world cup?

If it was I bet it would be quickly changed if/when the aussies whinged.

Steeden ball for the World Cup.

It seems that the RFL don't let the players trial the ball until a deal has been done with the supplier,which is very odd,you would think player input would be important.

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oh great that's going to disadvanatge us further in the world cup then.

Not that the Aussies need any help that is.

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Steeden ball for the World Cup.

It seems that the RFL don't let the players trial the ball until a deal has been done with the supplier,which is very odd,you would think player input would be important.

Given its them who play with it, you'd think it should be vital that they are consulted. Unfortunately a ball is not just a ball and can really affect the quality of play.

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Given its them who play with it, you'd think it should be vital that they are consulted. Unfortunately a ball is not just a ball and can really affect the quality of play.

As the players are now finding out.

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oh great that's going to disadvanatge us further in the world cup then.

Not that the Aussies need any help that is.

Surely it would help us?

Once England players get used to how much of a grip they need to have on the Rhino balls, they'll never drop a Steeden ball in the RLWC

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Its a bad work man that blames his tools.

Players from every club are saying the ball isn't fit for use.

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Its a bad work man that blames his tools.

that saying assumes the quality of the tools doesn't effect the quality of the product. In some instances that probably is true, but for a spectator sport anything that could harm the quality of the product should be addressed by something more than a sound bite from days gone by.

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Has it got a different grip to the ones they use in Rugby Union? As surely it should be the same as the Celtic League ball other than the shape?

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Does anyone know what Greg Eden is whiny about as surely they must have exactly the same grip as the tried and tested Rugby Union balls? Is he just making excuses early? :huh:

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Does anyone know what Greg Eden is whiny about as surely they must have exactly the same grip as the tried and tested Rugby Union balls? Is he just making excuses early? :huh:

It's not just Eden being "whiny",quite a few players have complained about the ball.

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A poor decision made by blokes who never played the game.

I understand the need for commercial partners but to force elite athletes to use inferior equipment, especially something as VITAL as the ball, so that you can secure a few quid is absolutely moronic.

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It's not just Eden being "whiny",quite a few players have complained about the ball.

Like whom? How comes the Celtic League RU players have no problem with Think balls?...

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Like whom? How comes the Celtic League RU players have no problem with Think balls?...

Leon Price for one,quite a few of the Leigh and Wigan players after the recent friendly,similarly Cas and Hull players after their recent game.Maybe RL players are more particular about the ball they use,after all,it's all about handling.

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you'd think it would be pretty easy to replicate a ball like the Steedan's.. Which if i remember rightly we'll be using in the World cup, and not the rhino balls.

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if you want to know why rhino got the deal, just check out the directors

Who are the directors?

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Leon Price for one,quite a few of the Leigh and Wigan players after the recent friendly,similarly Cas and Hull players after their recent game.Maybe RL players are more particular about the ball they use,after all,it's all about handling.

What a crock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OhNnc1kbVc

They appear to be able to catch it. If you're a professional Rugby player you should be able to catch a ball no matter what the quality of the grip is.

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Its a bad work man that blames his tools.

This.

Also: "rugby league players moan" is as normal as it being a bit dark outside on January mornings.

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What a crock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OhNnc1kbVc

They appear to be able to catch it. If you're a professional Rugby player you should be able to catch a ball no matter what the quality of the grip is.

Really,I used the Rhino ball on Saturday and can confirm it's nowhere near as good as the Steeden ball,it's less grippy and lighter but what do i know.

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Really,I used the Rhino ball on Saturday and can confirm it's nowhere near as good as the Steeden ball,it's less grippy and lighter but what do i know.

Exactly. What does it matter if they're a bit lighter due to a different bladder design or have less grip? If Price complained about the grip to pre-Steeden players like Robbie Hunter-Paul or Sean Long they'd probably laugh at him and ask if the '90s were 'knock-on fests' and tell him to,work on his catching. ;-) Support British business, stuff the Aussies. ;-)

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