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Starts today.....yippee.....proper rugby :clapp: :clape:
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Regardless of which you prefer, rugby league is League and rugby union is Rugby ;-)
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Enjoy the League and go the Rhinos
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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:14 am Regardless of which you prefer, rugby league is League and rugby union is Rugby ;-)
Union has become far to stop start in recent years, I prefer the more physical nature of league and the pace of the game.
Rhinos squad has improved, hopefully they manage to cope up the middle with physical stuff.
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RU guys are generally reckoned to be the fittest athletes on earth and one of the reasons is their mauls and the fact that their scrums are real, not just a joke and a tap-in. Having said that, RL is often a less messy game, with no mauls and sprawling scrums, so make of it what you will.
For the record, my Debbie always did prefer RL.

Me - I played RU at school (prop or lock forward) and it is a hard sport - you need great fitness and strength, but it doesn't always make for an attractive game. At its best there is no better feeling than scoring a try or stopping the other lot with a well-timed tackle, but I have to admit the RL game is a less messy overall game.

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Mick Jones shoulder wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:36 am Union has become far to stop start in recent years, I prefer the more physical nature of league and the pace of the game.
Rhinos squad has improved, hopefully they manage to cope up the middle with physical stuff.
I used to prefer watching Union - probably because that was the rugby sport in South Africa where I grew up.

But I now enjoy it a lots less and prefer watching League.
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Overall I'm with you Harry
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Norm wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:27 am Overall I'm with you Harry
They are both good to watch, but Union confuses me nowadays. Scrums really piss me off nowadays. Too many times the scrum half just stands there waiting for an infringement that will lead to a penalty rather than feeding the scrum. There should be a time limit for the feed.
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Born in Headingley, Rugby League was the first live sport I watched as a kid back in 1961, a regular attendee during the early noughties, had a season-ticket for one year.

Looking forward to the new season

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Being a Wakefield lass, I'm hoping my beloved Wakey Trinity can have a decent season this year :rugby: ....they've struggled of late
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whiteswan wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:35 am Being a Wakefield lass, I'm hoping my beloved Wakey Trinity can have a decent season this year :rugby: ....they've struggled of late
Lets hope so :tup:

You're up early Swannie :)
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I played RL and fortunately retired the last year of the 5 yard rule at play-the-ball. When it moved 10 yards it became truly brutal.
Sam Burgess who played both codes at International level said that League took him somewhere else physically compared to Union.
Both games are tough in their own ways but I much more enjoy watching the non stop element of League over Union.
Really looking forward to the Rugby World Cup and watching some at Elland Road in the Autumn.
Both semifinals of the Woman's RL World Cup are going to be played on the same day at the new York City and York Knights stadium where I live, so can't wait to see those games.
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Prisoner37 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:18 am I played RL and fortunately retired the last year of the 5 yard rule at play-the-ball. When it moved 10 yards it became truly brutal.
Sam Burgess who played both codes at International level said that League took him somewhere else physically compared to Union.
Both games are tough in their own ways but I much more enjoy watching the non stop element of League over Union.
Really looking forward to the Rugby World Cup and watching some at Elland Road in the Autumn.
Both semifinals of the Woman's RL World Cup are going to be played on the same day at the new York City and York Knights stadium where I live, so can't wait to see those games.
Who did you play for Prisoner?
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1964white wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:06 pm Who did you play for Prisoner?
Played amateur, mostly for Punch Bowl from York, playing in Division 1 of the West Yorkshire League back then - happy days!
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Prisoner37 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:33 pm Played amateur, mostly for Punch Bowl from York, playing in Division 1 of the West Yorkshire League back then - happy days!
Nice one :rugby:

I use to play rugby upto a 9yo, then we moved to Armley where I caught the football bug back in 1963
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1964white wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:40 am

You're up early Swannie :)
Cheeky :lol:
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Wakey v Leeds tomorrow 3.00 PM :shock:

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Played for Hunslet upto 18 years old then joined the Army converted to union never looked back ... :rugby:
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I knew someone who played for Hunslet Smudge but that would have been late 1980's...

I was really miffed when Hunslet played at Elland Road, they camped out down the far end of the west car park near to the grounds men's store room. I think it was the fact that when I went to games I wanted to see the Leeds Utd badge everywhere NOT the Hunslet badge! Also, they wrecked our pitch....
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whiteswan wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:10 pm I knew someone who played for Hunslet Smudge but that would have been late 1980's...

I was really miffed when Hunslet played at Elland Road, they camped out down the far end of the west car park near to the grounds men's store room. I think it was the fact that when I went to games I wanted to see the Leeds Utd badge everywhere NOT the Hunslet badge! Also, they wrecked our pitch....
Way after my time Swannie...I agree should never have played at ER, also way after my time
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