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Does amateur RL have an image problem?  

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Does amateur RL have an image problem?  

About 1hr 16min on the video.  


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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The report itself is totally misleading.

It says " .... the Langworthy number 3, who had been struck moments earlier ........"

Yet, the Langworthy number 3 (in red) had caused the initial incident by picking up a tackled players and then dumping him back onto the ground and which then caused a reaction from his opponent and the brawl.

Furthermore, if the referee originally called the two players towards him just to talk to them, what had the Chorley player (in white) then done to deserve to be sent off ? Nothing as far as I could see.

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no, it doesn't have a bad image, far less than amateur soccer IMO.

no.3 starts proceedings off with a swinging arm to a tackled player already on the ground and it progresses on from there.

TRL describing it as a 'King hit' I find unpalatable, call it for what it is a disgusting assault, acts like that should always get reported to police and police should always prosecute to the fullest of the law.

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4 minutes ago, RL does what Sky says said:

The report itself is totally misleading.

It says " .... the Langworthy number 3, who had been struck moments earlier ........"

Yet, the Langworthy number 3 (in red) had caused the initial incident by picking up a tackled players and then dumping him back onto the ground and which then caused a reaction from his opponent and the brawl.

It was more than that, he swung in with his fist to the player on the ground just before he picked him up, no wonder he got twotted afterwards, just a dirty @@@@ house

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Now, I don’t watch much amateur rugby at all, the only time I do is if I’m up North, so I may not be the best person to answer this but I’ve never seen anything of the sort in amateur games I’ve seen. 

However, is this an isolated incident? I can’t say I’ve seen any news about similar incidents in amateur rugby league. Whether it’s going unreported because cameras aren’t there, I don’t know but this doesn’t seem standard practice in amateur rugby league and appears to be a damaging headline from a designated rugby league newspaper, which is sad. 

 

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1 minute ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Now, I don’t watch much amateur rugby at all, the only time I do is if I’m up North, so I may not be the best person to answer this but I’ve never seen anything of the sort in amateur games I’ve seen. 

However, is this an isolated incident? I can’t say I’ve seen any news about similar incidents in amateur rugby league. Whether it’s going unreported because cameras aren’t there, I don’t know but this doesn’t seem standard practice in amateur rugby league and appears to be a damaging headline from a designated rugby league newspaper, which is sad. 

Discipline in Amateur RL has certainly improved to as it used to be many years ago but there are still occasional moments such as this and which wouldn't usually be seen on the professional field - apart from Ben Flower in the Grand Final - because the games are recorded in some form and incidents can be seen later.

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15 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Now, I don’t watch much amateur rugby at all, the only time I do is if I’m up North, so I may not be the best person to answer this but I’ve never seen anything of the sort in amateur games I’ve seen. 

However, is this an isolated incident? I can’t say I’ve seen any news about similar incidents in amateur rugby league. Whether it’s going unreported because cameras aren’t there, I don’t know but this doesn’t seem standard practice in amateur rugby league and appears to be a damaging headline from a designated rugby league newspaper, which is sad. 

 

You do get the occasional act of thuggery but thankfully it's pretty rare these days,the only major incident I've witnessed was in our home NCL game a couple of seasons ago when a Mayfield player knocked out one of ours from behind,he was sent off and suspended for the rest of the season.

So in answer to the original post I would say no,amateur RL dosent have a problem

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The game is tough enough without that, I always played with the rule, I'll get my chance to even things up. Tough but fairly, always left it upto the opposition to decide if there wanted to react and take it further then I'd oblige 

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Swinging arm on a tackled players then the cheapest of cheap shots on a player not even looking, what a hardman...NOT! I hope he gets the most severe punishment.

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I watch quite a lot of amateur rugby league and this is very rare, certainly compared to the standards of previous decades.

The top amateur leagues have very good players and is a very good standard, some younger age groups have some troubles but nothing like it was

So I don't say no the modern amateur game doesn't have an image problem, these are isolated incidents and should be harshly punished to discourage future repeats

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Cheap shot from a coward.

Well done to the Langworthy lads who showed concern for the player on the ground. I just wish they also told the number 3 he is not welcome in the club any more.

Playing North West Counties in the 1980's & 90's this type of incident is typical of a local nutter looking to play the sport to just spoil for a fight.

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Very rare nowadays to see all out fighting in amateur RL. That said, there does seem to be a divide - NCL barely ever see any incidents of this kind but the regional leagues seem to have far more (in relative terms) of this kind of thing. The Pennine League up until probably 2 seasons was still full of a lot of intimidating, spoiling for a fight 'village' teams. Thankfully, the worst of them seems to have folded and/or been kicked out of the league system. 

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17 hours ago, Denton Rovers RLFC said:

no, it doesn't have a bad image, far less than amateur soccer IMO.

no.3 starts proceedings off with a swinging arm to a tackled player already on the ground and it progresses on from there.

TRL describing it as a 'King hit' I find unpalatable, call it for what it is a disgusting assault, acts like that should always get reported to police and police should always prosecute to the fullest of the law.

I didn’t know you used the term “king hit” in the UK. In Australia they are also called a “coward punch”. 

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3 hours ago, Copa said:

I didn’t know you used the term “king hit” in the UK. In Australia they are also called a “coward punch”. 

quite, typical copy cat nonsense, I thought it originated in USA as I've heard it used there a lot, 'dog shot' is another I've heard from Aus, either way it's the type of assault that should get you a couple of months at her majesty's pleasure.

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Langworthy 3 got what he deserved for mine.

The main issue for me is our media making it to be far worse than it was. For me it wasn't a cheap shot to start with. the 3 was thowing them about looking for it and was confronting again so got one!

To have the media highlighting a now very minimal part of a sport in professional and amateur decline is a total disgrace.

How many parents considering taking or already having kids in the system will look at their highlighted tweet and say I arent having my kid involved with that.

If it was like the Fryston Keighley incident previosuly fair enough. But that is a down right attempt for views and clicks and is more disgusting and disgraceful than what occurred on the pitch for me

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Disgusting shocking incident . I’m all for eye to eye , toe to toe biff but that’s not two guys having a go  it’s a cowardly assault . On the street you’re in deep after that and just coz you’re on a sports pitch should be no difference 

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A sickening incident though, in my experience of watching ARL, increasingly rare. A thug like this should be given a life ban from any involvement in the sport.

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16 hours ago, thepimp007 said:

Langworthy 3 got what he deserved for mine.

The main issue for me is our media making it to be far worse than it was. For me it wasn't a cheap shot to start with. the 3 was thowing them about looking for it and was confronting again so got one!

To have the media highlighting a now very minimal part of a sport in professional and amateur decline is a total disgrace.

How many parents considering taking or already having kids in the system will look at their highlighted tweet and say I arent having my kid involved with that.

If it was like the Fryston Keighley incident previosuly fair enough. But that is a down right attempt for views and clicks and is more disgusting and disgraceful than what occurred on the pitch for me

Find it a bit odd that the part of this you call a disgrace is the media coverage of it? How can the media make this look worse than it was? And yes, it's exactly assaults like this which make me worry about my own sons playing. 

I'm seriously questioning whether you saw the full incident as you talk about '3 got what he deserved' - well no not really, he barely had a hand laid on him. It's the sucker punch 3 puts on the number 5 Chorley player after the brawl we're all talking about. 

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I've seen some bad stuff and some teams are spiteful but that's next level. 

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On 09/10/2019 at 10:29, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Very rare nowadays to see all out fighting in amateur RL. That said, there does seem to be a divide - NCL barely ever see any incidents of this kind but the regional leagues seem to have far more (in relative terms) of this kind of thing. The Pennine League up until probably 2 seasons was still full of a lot of intimidating, spoiling for a fight 'village' teams. Thankfully, the worst of them seems to have folded and/or been kicked out of the league system. 

This is my experience of the regional leagues. The majority of teams are fine but there's a couple who you know are constantly spoiling for a fight, with not much seemingly done about them. 

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The Langworthy hardman got sine die with a right to appeal after 2 years, I personally have no sympathy.

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