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3 minutes ago, barnyia said:

Going to the mid season test between Australia and great britain in 2002/ 2003 where we lost with a lot of points. It's not going to the game that i regret but getting tickets surrounded by aussies and being heckled all game. Plus  having to watch those blokes on the side of the field do push ups for every point australia scored every time they scored for some sponsorship thing. This ended up being more interesting than the game at the end. 

I regret watching that game in a Bar in Magaluf , could have been sunbathing by the pool instead 😉

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My biggest regret is not being exposed to the game until I was in my 20's. If I had played ''little league'' I would have had at least 10 years more fun out of the game (and been a much better pl

Now there's a sentence you don't hear very often.....

I did go to the Wigan-Sheffield cup final and wished I hadn't.

If only my parents had moved to Widnes sooner. Could be gone Wembley a few more times, seen them win even more cups galore, and beat the Aussies!

Still, mustn't grumble.😁

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I don’t class this as a regret but a missed opportunity.  Last season coincided with our 30th wedding anniversary.  So the wife and I planned to fly from Adelaide to spend a few days in Hawaii then fly onto Toronto for a long weekend to watch Cas play there and meet up with my brother and mates from the UK and then back to Hawaii.

The only plus in all this is that we hadn’t booked anything before COVID took hold.

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The only thing I regret is not getting into this game sooner. I've missed out.

Better late than never though. I optimistically carried over my 2020 CC final tickets to this year and there's still hope that it could happen.

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I regret not training and working harder at the game when I was younger.

Years after I stopped playing one of my old coaches said “ you’d have been a good player if you weren’t so lazy”

The game’s changed, these days we take those young lads to one side and explain what they can achieve 

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Turning down an offer from the Broncos to manage their Academy teams. I preferred to stay with South London Storm! 

I moved south a couple of years after Carlisle RL were formed so I didn't get to see them play as often as I would have liked. 

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14 hours ago, THE RED ROOSTER said:

Never going on the field after the game in 2005 when London Broncos left Griffin Park. there was supposed to be a photograph of everyone, Players, Coaches and Fans post the last home game before becoming Quins RL taken on the field.

In retrospect, that was the day the dream died..☹️

I think that's right up there with a Trinity Tales musical ending that one.

I have more general regrets and I could list about ten

But first and foremost is not appreciating fully what I was watching and being privvy to, for far too long. TGG the label told me and I wasn't always listening.

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13 hours ago, Rupert Prince said:

I did go to the Wigan-Sheffield cup final and wished I hadn't.

Me too...only I took a dozen southern colleagues with me, too.

 

Biggest regret is not being any good when I was young. I was a useless prop forward.

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Four legs good - two legs bad

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32 minutes ago, JohnM said:

 

Biggest regret is not being any good when I was young. I was a useless prop forward.

Me n'all.... I always gave my best, never went hiding and frequently got battered. My best was pretty useless but I don't particularly regret it. I enjoyed every game I played.

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15 hours ago, barnyia said:

Going to the mid season test between Australia and great britain in 2002/ 2003 where we lost with a lot of points. It's not going to the game that i regret but getting tickets surrounded by aussies and being heckled all game. Plus  having to watch those blokes on the side of the field do push ups for every point australia scored every time they scored for some sponsorship thing. This ended up being more interesting than the game at the end. 

Went to that game with such high hopes, I was really looking forward to seeing Keiron Cunningham who was going to lead the great British revival, I think he went off after 20 minutes and the Aussies were running riot.

I left at half time, I`m not interested in thrashings no matter who`s doing the thrashing. I can remember feeling quite despondent about the state of international Rugby League.

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Our school had a red hot side going through High School that won 4 State Cups at various age groups, the coach asked me once if I wanted to have a run with them and I said no thanks , I didn`t have the self belief ,ah well that`s life.

I see it in my youngest I know he`d make a good half back but he lacks the same confidence in himself. Anyway he`s studying to be a doctor now and I suggested that he might be the Kangaroos team doctor one day, I`d be so stoked, he said he will think about it.

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From a playing perspective, I guess the regret is that I took up the game a little bit too late.  I was 15 when I started and I was a decent enough player but all of my contemporaries were already in the system from 11 or 12 and so had been scouted by the pro teams or in their systems by the time I was 17 and any good.  Still I really enjoyed playing through to under 19's in Wigan and then at University so no big regrets.

As a fan.  I loved the Great Britain tours to Australia.  Getting up early to watch the test matches live on the BBC and now watching the old videos on YouTube.  Now I am in a position to be able to enjoy a trip down under to follow a tour in Australia they are pretty much a thing of the past.  Maybe if there is a big World Cup in Australia that looks like it will get the investment it deserves I will make the trip. 

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23 minutes ago, EssexRL said:

Being born and bought up in West Berkshire. Not exactly handy for a game of league. 

I was brought up in Bradford and RL still passed me by until I was 30 so it’s no guarantee.

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On 23/01/2021 at 18:17, creditwhereitsdews said:

Not going to England v Tonga in Auckland at 2017 World Cup, when I was in Brisbane. Everyone I've met who went said it was their greatest ever RL exprience.

It was absolutely phenomenal. I don't think I hold any regrets at all, and I will never forget that game 👍

 

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Being a stocky little so&so at 12  playing on an under 13's team scoring 3 try's in first game, coach thinking I was too good and moving me to under 15's never scoring again all year and getting knocked out into the bargain!

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