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  1. 3 hours ago, Eddie said:

    To be fair, while he is a living legend for what he’s done over the last year, and as a player in fact, I’d prefer someone not currently involved with Union presenting the RL programme. 

    Yes, I know what you mean Ideologically speaking but.... it's how many Leicester fans (and other Rah Rahs) might make a point to watch the game just because of Kevin? Impossible to know of course never mind how many will stick but the point stands. Just hoping we don't get a whistle Fest. Getting quite giddy about it all tbh.

  2. 2 hours ago, Damien said:

    I saw a couple yesterday and I wasn't even watching channel 4 really, just flicking. I know it's the norm for other sports but it really is great to see as it's very rare for RL to get such treatment. The frequency seems almost strange as a RL fan!

    I was actively watching out for it and I still found it 'strange' to see it on the TV. Probably will next time as well!

  3. 2 hours ago, ELBOWSEYE said:

    So what did he play at school, and with a name like that in Widnes he played league, plenty of juniors played both but if they signed from the union they received a bigger signing on fee. If you lived here in the RL towns you saw that all the time. Most ru clubs in rl towns were filled with rl players who liked the social side. And Wikipedia doesn't cover all aspects of peoples careers. 

    There's a thing. When I was a kid one of the Dinner Ladies lived adjacent the school wall. Her son played  for GB RL. I was taught RU and NEVER RL. This in the heartlands of RL. We have to be careful, by rights I am a product of the RU Family. Yeah, Ok then....

  4. 9 minutes ago, Live after death said:

    Saw him in Pub Saturday, still lives in K town or there about. I’m sure ge be also appreciates people remember him for the Second test and not the 94 Old Trafford Second test, had a mare that day.

    I remember a match at Wheldon Rd when he lost Cas the match. Close match but he let a ball bounce- Try. Got to a ball, knock on- Try. Missed tackle- try. Nothing criminally bad but FB is an unforgiving position on a bad day. 

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  5. We were stood just where he dived across the line. A nearby lLoiner suggested that GB Fullback spot was pretty much sown up. As Lee Crooks lined up the touchline conversion the South Stand chanted 'You Fat ####. You Fat.....'. The kick went over and my mate turned round and said ' Yeah, but he's not bad for a Fat #### though.....'. Much disgruntlement in the South Stand.

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  6. 4 hours ago, Dunbar said:

    That simply isn't true.

    We may not get the attraction (although I enjoy some parts of the sport) but the fact remains... people who watch Rugby Union enjoy watching Rugby Union. 

    To assume that people attend the sport despite the fact they don't enjoy it is very naive.

    I've always thought that RU was a victory of hype over content. No naivety involved. 

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  7. 3 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

    That ‘94 test was my first live experience of GB.

    What a game and performance.

    Foolishly I thought it would alway be like that!  Haha

    This got me thinking, the first Aussie game I saw was 2nd Test Lang Park Brisbane 1988. 32-2  if I remember and I'm tempted to say every game seemed like that since.  Ok things cheered up a bit for the 3rd Test but still.....

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  8. Me and spouse are as dozy as they come but no hint of problems either in Marseille or the darkling back streets of Naples. Basically the main drags are fine though smoking weed seems to be compulsory between Gare St Charles and the Harbour. Ok there are lots of young black lads hanging around. Trouble? Non! Nothing. Really liked Marseille, even the family of local rats entertained us. Historically....drone... blab .... I could go on.....

  9. 43 minutes ago, Saint 1 said:

    7-8 metre offside means defence goes back less far, spends proportionately longer per tackle already back, set and waiting to come forward, and therefore has greater line speed. 

    So a 1 metre offside results in higher collision speeds and consequently higher risk of damage.  Maybe 50m offside is the answer. 

  10. Grim Stuff. In order to mitigate this how does 7-8 metre offside with 12 players sound? 

    Less collision speed but more desperate flailing arms?

    Noting that RL has two stories on the BBC UK page I'm just hoping that RL doesn't become the sacrificial lamb that allows Boxing and RU to carry on. 

    Yes this whole thing is horrid but if boxing is allowable then ....

  11. 8 minutes ago, JonM said:

    Seeing quite a lot of French fans posting about the crazy atmosphere at the game, so I think it was just the Sky coverage - although you could hear the Fev fans just fine.

    I was going to ask a silly question- no sound on in the pub and people mentioning how flat it all was. Are the attendees just on a curious freeby?  Sounds much better hearing reports of a good time. Hoping so anyway. 

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