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Penrose Warrior

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Matt Lodge trying to make himself into a hero wanting a fight with Gallen with all the money going to charity. Gallen response is worth a read haha

Am I the only one who thinks there is a massive hypocrisy about the (correct) protection of the head in rugby and league, and the glorification of boxing as a post-career sport?

As league, we banned shoulder charges, went harder on head-high contact, we get massively over-the-top suspensions like Dale Finucane's accidental contact to try and protect the head. We've seen the damage it's done to ex-players, that CTE is a real, horrible thing.

Yet the media, the fans want to hype a sport where you intentionally try to cause brain injuries.

I don't get it.

I hate boxing. I like the discipline, the training, that's all magic. But sometimes I think we've got so captured by the gladiatorial nature of boxing, the history and all that, and we don't step back and think oh f**k, this is literally a sport where you win by bashing a guy's brain into his skull to render him (or her) unconscious. That's literally the goal, a goal that is celebrated. OK, 50 years ago we didn't know the repercussions. We sure as f**k do now, but we continue to glorify it, and anyone who speaks against is a 'snowflake'. UFC is even worse shit.
 

Rich102

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The Salford v St Helens semi was a nostalgic watch.
Many of the Ex-Warrior juniors playing.
Elijah Taylor, Bell whose first name eludes me at the moment, Konnie.
 

Beavers Headgear

First Grade
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Hurrell and Paasi pick up the winners medal

Hurrell hard case dancing and signing his own song at the end of his interview, scored a very strong try as well with 4-5 guys hanging off him
 

Beavers Headgear

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John Kirwan says that the Roosters have a contract sitting in front of RTS at the moment

Hard to see it happening

Tedesco
Suaalii
Manu
RTS
Tupou
Keary
Walker

Shit that would be a backline
 

JJ

Immortal
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John Kirwan says that the Roosters have a contract sitting in front of RTS at the moment

Hard to see it happening

Tedesco
Suaalii
Manu
RTS
Tupou
Keary
Walker

Shit that would be a backline
Why do you say 'hard'? Clearly salary cap will be fine...

RTS is like the 7th pick centre for the All Blacks, 4-5 injured and they still played Barrett ahead of him - surely he wants to play footy of some form? Not saying he won't make it - but probably still the case that Lennart Brown, Goodhew, Havilii, Ioane, Tupaea, Barrett at least are all ahead of him
 
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