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28 minutes ago, Rupert Prince said:

Whats your idea then?  Just moan?

Based on a 12 team League I would have 24 (max) games with 2 Magics... one at the start of the season and one as Round24. The first based on last seasons positions and the last based on positions half way.

Play the Origin(s) roughly half way, or after the Cup Final.  (and we could play a charity game against France before the Cup Final but not selecting any Finalists)   Or one third in or two thirds in... whatever suits.

24 Rounds max, no matter what number of teams.  If 14plus have a 6 team play-off as now using Macintire System.

How many more suggestions do you want?  Or should we all just shrivell up and die?

Pardon, I thought the OP was JM2010. I was just playing, knowing he said he stepped out.

No, I’m all for less meaningful games @Rupert Prince and more meaningful ones. 12 team league, I would go the old classic top 5, but that’s another discussion.

Keen on an inter Euro rep match mid season too. I thought my Owls v Pups is daring.

I’m pretty much agreeing with your season concept, if not the exactly.

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Potential line ups

NW

 

Tomkins

Makinson

King 

Watkins

Charnley

Ratchford

Lomax

Hill

Roby 

Lees

Farrell 

Currie

Knowles

 

Yorkshire and Humber

 

Evalds

McGillvary

Newman

Wardle

Johnstone

Connor

Gale

Watts

Clarke

Walmsley

Bateman

Smithies

C. Smith

 

Draft players

McMeeken, Sarginson, Griffin, McCarthy Scarsbrook, Clubb

 

Probably missed some and others might prefer different players. Think it would be a good game though

 

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4 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Pardon, I thought the OP was JM2010. I was just playing, knowing he said he stepped out.

No, I’m all for less meaningful games @Rupert Prince and more meaningful ones. 12 team league, I would go the old classic top 5, but that’s another discussion.

Keen on an inter Euro rep match mid season too. I thought my Owls v Pups is daring.

I’m pretty much agreeing with your season concept, if not the exactly.

I was taking a break!! 😁

I wasn't the OP I was just saying how I think it should work if this game was to happen

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1 hour ago, Sports Prophet said:

So why keep playing Hull v Salford 3 times a season if you’re planning to reduce the season and add in reps?

I mean rather then watching Hull V Salford 3 times...should have made that clearer..

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3 minutes ago, boris74 said:

I mean rather then watching Hull V Salford 3 times...should have made that clearer..

Sorry, just realised you mean “than”, not “then”.

Yes, I agree mate. Throw in a potential cup tie and semi/final between them. The fixture loses all exclusivity playing that many times a season.

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1 hour ago, Sports Prophet said:

Or Catholics v Protestants? Has that ever been done in the UK before?

One could wear blue and the other green and white hoops, and it could be a double header somewhere random, like Glasgow. 

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How about blond and ginger hair v brown and black hair? Anyone who’s gone prematurely grey would be left out, play it at Wembley. 

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1 hour ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Because nobody wants to see England absolutely dick an inferior nation, like France. The average tonking we’ve give them over the last six games has been by 42 points. They’re a joke and we learn less than nothing playing them. 

Let’s hope Australia don’t feel the same about playing England,it’s been a long 25yrs since the last win.

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3 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Let’s hope Australia don’t feel the same about playing England,it’s been a long 25yrs since the last win.

Go check the average scorelines of the games. Average of a 12 point winning margin over the last six compared with a 42 point average over the French Fancies.

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1 hour ago, Sports Prophet said:

Or Catholics v Protestants? Has that ever been done in the UK before?

You’d have to get rid of the no punch rule !

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1 minute ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Go check the average scorelines of the games. Average of a 12 point winning margin over the last six compared with a 42 point average over the French Fancies.

But still an embarrassing 25 yrs since a victory 

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1 hour ago, JM2010 said:

That's the official name of the region

We don't always take notice of the Government, do we ?

They think Middlesbrough's in the North East so clearly they know nothing about Yorkshire.

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32 minutes ago, Eddie said:

One could wear blue and the other green and white hoops, and it could be a double header somewhere random, like Glasgow. 

Nah. Surely it wouldn’t catch on in Glasgow. They don’t play league there really. It would need to be in the heartlands somewhere.

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4 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Fitting

So why play them if it’s a forgone conclusion? What help does that give England when aiming to win a World Cup (as per Wane’s comments)?

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7 minutes ago, Hela Wigmen said:

So why play them if it’s a forgone conclusion? What help does that give England when aiming to win a World Cup (as per Wane’s comments)?

“Fitting” was just tongue in cheek anyway.

As per @Davo5 said. Don’t expect to play Australia with that attitude.

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21 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

But still an embarrassing 25 yrs since a victory 

And lets face it, that is the only stat that counts. 

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2 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

“Fitting” was just tongue in cheek anyway.

As per @Davo5 said. Don’t expect to play Australia with that attitude.

Bit different comparing Tier One v Tier Two with Tier One v Tier One but yeah, great. 

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58 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

But still an embarrassing 25 yrs since a victory 

We have beaten Australia, and we have beaten them consecutively.  Not in the same series!

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The problem with trying to replicate origin in this country is that Yorkshire and Lancashire don’t hate each other. 
 

Yeah we have a lot of banter but not much else,  we have a lot in common, we share  common “northerness” 

Qld and NSW on the other hand really hate each other, Queensland can point to years of being treat as poor relations  by the Sydney  elite, who they refer to as “cockroaches” while Sydneysiders look down on Queenslanders as “banana benders” 

It just doesn’t work here 

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38 minutes ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Bit different comparing Tier One v Tier Two with Tier One v Tier One but yeah, great. 

Doesn’t matter what name tier someone has given it, the point is that Australia v England is almost as much of a mismatch as France v England, as the results bear out. I think we should play France at least every couple of years, to give the England team a run out together and also to help France (decent crowd over there, exposure, experience for them etc). It’s our only serious option really, the Exiles is a ###### idea and there is little chance of S Hemisphere teams coming over regularly. 

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Just now, Eddie said:

Doesn’t matter what name tier someone has given it, the point is that Australia v England is almost as much of a mismatch as France v England, as the results bear out. I think we should play France at least every couple of years, to give the England team a run out together and also to help France (decent crowd over there, exposure, experience for them etc). It’s our only serious option really, the Exiles is a ###### idea and there is little chance of S Hemisphere teams coming over regularly. 

It’s not as much of a mismatch, the results and winning margin confirm as much.

England Rugby League are not here to help the game grow. They’re here to win tournaments. 

The Exiles indeed is a rubbish idea. 

 

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