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13 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

... as a punchline to a joke in a Milton Jones radio comedy, for example.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001883m

It's four minutes in, if anyone is put off by the prospect of having to listen to it all, to find the quip. 

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Completely unrelated to Milton Jones but every time I see a new country taking up the game or I read about the game being played in places like Nigeria, Brazil and Jamaica, it baffles me that the global reach for the game is what it is. 

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Many years ago 1984/5 saw a game taking place in a park in Barcelona, unfortunately we were driving but it was definitely league 

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Me and a mate went to visit a friend in Washington DC a few years ago and ended up playing touch rugby on a Saturday morning close to the Washington monument. Most of the Americans didn't realise there were 2 codes of rugby, but we soon educated them as to which one they were playing.

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1 hour ago, Cumbrian Fanatic said:

Me and a mate went to visit a friend in Washington DC a few years ago and ended up playing touch rugby on a Saturday morning close to the Washington monument. Most of the Americans didn't realise there were 2 codes of rugby, but we soon educated them as to which one they were playing.

Keep up the good work.

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On BBC Breakfast just a few mins ago.

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On 17/06/2022 at 20:32, Cumbrian Fanatic said:

Me and a mate went to visit a friend in Washington DC a few years ago and ended up playing touch rugby on a Saturday morning close to the Washington monument. Most of the Americans didn't realise there were 2 codes of rugby, but we soon educated them as to which one they were playing.

Those Americans now spend time reminiscing about the time they played Rugby with 2 Aussies who didn't even know the correct Rugby rules...

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I'm not sure about Rugby League in strange places but I have one for strange places in Rugby League. 

Widnes.

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1 hour ago, Mr Frisky said:

Those Americans now spend time reminiscing about the time they played Rugby with 2 Aussies who didn't even know the correct Rugby rules...

Most Americans I've met think I'm Scottish, my mates from London but he likes to use Cumbrian phrases (mainly to confuse other Londoners) so they might have thought he was an Aussie.

If I remember correctly, there was an Aussie there, there was certainly an Argentinian

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One strange place where rugby league should be played but isn't: The Operational Rules Tribunal.

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