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what made you "choose rl"?

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You are not the only one with a small blush about posting problems in the last few days.

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You are not the only one with a small blush about posting problems in the last few days.

But I only registered an hour ago

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Welcome back.

Never been on here before , i have however posted ' occaisionally ' B)  on RLfans :lol:

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Both parents were RL fans, and went to Belle Vue and a few CC finals before I was born.  When at primary school, played touch rugby when around 8 years old.  The middle school I went to (Flanshaw St Michaels) was mainly a RL school, with footy a close 2nd.  Played for the school team for all years I was there, and went to Belle Vue whenever possible.

When I moved to high school, RL was non existent (as was most other sport to be honest), so stopped playing (didn't think to join a local team). Played pub rugby for a few years later on, until I screwed up my ankle.

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About 5 years ago I moved from Leeds to Hertfordshire, and typical Yorkshire stubbornness made me decide to "keep my nothernness" and watch RL. It also helped that Leeds United were in the 3rd division and Rhinos were champions!

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Dad taking me up to the Mount from a very early age, finally confirmed a life sentence to the sport by playing rl at that fine institution St John Fishers in Dewsbury where rl was the only subject of any importance.

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Despite very few people my age being openly interested in RL in Newton-le-Willows when i was a kid, my dad used to take me to Wilderspool and I completely fell in love with the game. The passion, the hits, the noise, the smells, I Ioved it all.

 

I have been watching live Cricket (England and Lancashire), live football (Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd), RU (Scotland)  and none of these come close to gripping me like Rugby League.

 

Strangely the only thing that has even given me a slight buzz anything like RL was watching last year's olympics, Celtic v Barcelona at Parkhead, or sitting in the pub watching City win the Premier League last year - but these were very special occasions.

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I grew up in Nottingham, so another non-heartlander here. Also got to agree with the post about 1990s ashes series being a big draw, well it worked for me.

My Dad's Welsh, and so I grew watching the ru internationals on the telly. I knew that I was meant to like rugby, and that I "supported" Wales, but never really understood large parts of the game.

We never played rugby at school, and I’ve never been much good at teams sport. I've got no co-ordination for catching or kicking balls, and generally more enjoy outdoor activities type sports: hillwalking, cycling etc. One year my scout group did a night-hike, and so we all had to stay in and not do anything one Saturday afternoon ahead of the walk. By a bizarre chance, that afternoon was the first ashes test at Wembley in 1994. I liked it 'cos it was rugby, but only the 'fun to watch' bits of rugby, just so muck skill, speed and excitement Jonathan Davies'(who of course I knew from following Welsh ru) try was a major plus point, still watch it on the youtube sometimes. It turned out that a lot of the other scouts had watched the game too, so we were all talking about it during the hike, but maybe I had the bug a bit bigger than most.

I carried on just watching on telly, then moved to Newcastle for uni just as they were getting a SL team at Gateshead: great I though, can watch some live games now too. I was gutted when the club were moved away (I never actually got to watch Thunder Mk. I), but really liked the way the fans rallied round to create Thunder Mk.. II. I ended up watching them nearly every match (home and away) for my uni days, but then moved to Scotland for work so I’m back to just telly and the odd big match (Magic weekend, internationals etc). these days.

Hmmm was that how I chose RL, or my life story?

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