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Worrying SL score margins

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Well we've had two opening SL games, both of which were high score margins. This is not good for RL.

We'll probably see close score margins in the Six Nations to make matters worse. People will forgive the fact that the games will be boring.

Is it time to start looking at ways of making scores closer e.g. by reducing to 10m rule? Even if it is at the cost of a more open game...

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I'm assuming this is a ######-take?........otherwise, give over you big tart

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Anyone who ever thought the Wigan and Salford game would produce anything other than a big margin given the off season Salford have had must be short of a brain. It was a given that Wigan would get a boost to their points difference. Hull were a let down though but maybe not all that unexpected given that they were largely a 60 minute team last season as well. However, two games does not a season make.

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Chuff me. Having your star man ruled out 20mins before the big kick-off can't have helped.

When we start the season and the first couple of matches are tight, it's all even up. When they're not, its a disaster.

Calm Down and Carry On.

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Premier League Football had two games in their first round this season which were :-

Fulham 5 Norwich 0

QPR 0 Swansea 5

I don't remember people screaming in the streets that the Premier League is doomed.

Get a sense of reality.

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92 - 93 RL Season Round 1

Wakefield 10 - Halifax 30

Leigh 12 - Warrington 30

Sheffield 6 - Wigan 46

Good ol' P&R never anything but tight games :rolleyes::lol:

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The Wigan score was inevitable, Leeds score not so much of a blow out. You just wait until Sunday and Broncos 60 point win over Widnes.

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It's a complete farce. I blame the RFL.

Totally agree. Nigel Wood hasn;t been spending enough time on defensive drills at Salford.

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He just wants attention.

Maybe that can be arranged? :D

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Rugby League is about running rugby and tries if you want to watch a borefest watch Union where the same scrum can be in the same corner for a fifth of the game.

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Get a grip. Leeds Hull was 6 points in it for 3 quarters of the game. It was an entertaining game better than any football game I've been forced to watch in the last few months.

I thought I'd enjoy the day you posted something which wasn't about p and r lobby, but guess I was wrong.

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92 - 93 RL Season Round 1

Wakefield 10 - Halifax 30

Leigh 12 - Warrington 30

Sheffield 6 - Wigan 46

Good ol' P&R never anything but tight games :rolleyes::lol:

With all SL clubs supposedly on a level pegging we should be seeing games becoming closer with very few large margins. In fact it is going the other way. This needs addressing. I'm a big fan of close games even if they are low scoring.

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Rugby League is about running rugby and tries if you want to watch a borefest watch Union where the same scrum can be in the same corner for a fifth of the game.

But RL should also be about closely fought contests otherwise it also becomes a borefest

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But RL should also be about closely fought contests otherwise it also becomes a borefest

The nature of our game will always see blow outs if one team finds a weak link in their opposition and I'd sooner see a borefest of tries than re-formed scrums that will end with a penalty.

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But RL should also be about closely fought contests otherwise it also becomes a borefest

You thought the Leeds/Hull game last night was a borefest? It was the best standard for an opening game of the season that I have seen in some time. Yes, Leeds won by 30 in the end, but the game was in the balance for 3/4 of it. I was thoroughly entertained, and I know you can say that is easy to say being a Leeds fan, but even at 6-6 I was thinking how good of a contest it had been.

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Less than 24 hours into the new season and we have this old chestnut again. No wonder our game struggles to market itself when its own fans do it down at every opportunity. In this case, the opportunity didn't even exist and had to be contrived.

With more respect than the post deserves, in union a side which is tiring gets plenty of time for rest and recuperation; in league they don't. As they tire, they have to make more and more tackles, so they get more and more tired. It's a vicious circle and it's hard to break out of. In union, they only have to wait a minute or two for the next scrum, lineout or ruck and they can all have a breather for a minute or so. That's one reason why union is so boring.

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But RL should also be about closely fought contests otherwise it also becomes a borefest

i like tight games but lets not forget some low scoring games have been total rubbish

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i like tight games but lets not forget some low scoring games have been total rubbish

Exactly! It's not the quantity of points that matters, it's the quality of the game.

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Given that we're discussing the relative closeness and interest of Super League and the 6N can this be moved to Cross-Code where it belongs.

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