1. Round 9 Edition OUT NOW:

    The Round 9 issue of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine and NRL match programme for is out now!

    This week Andrew Ferguson shares an incredible piece detailing the birthplaces of rugby league and its clubs in Sydney. As always, we have the full program for the coming weekend's action across NRL, NSWRL and QRL with a wrap-up of the weekend just gone.

    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 9 - READ NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Rugby Union General Discussion and Views

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by The Fanatical Rooster, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. The Fanatical Rooster

    The Fanatical Rooster Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2019
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    208
    I thought I would set up a general news, views and discussion thread in this section, as there does not appear to be one (in recent times, at least). Even though I am a league tragic, I still like and follow the game of rugby. I am a fan of the following teams: Wallabies, NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs (of course!), Gordon RFC, Beecroft Rugby Club and, in the UK, the Bristol Bears.

    Your news, views and contributing discussion points are appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
    Dark Corner likes this.
  2. Matua

    Matua Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,273
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Most Kiwis in the provinces grow up liking both games (I played rugby on Sat and league on Sun for a number of years) so I've never got the have to hate one of you like the other. Although I hate Origin.

    I follow the Magpies (Hawkes Bay), the ABs, and the Chiefs. Warriors and Kiwis in the league.
     
  3. The Fanatical Rooster

    The Fanatical Rooster Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2019
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    208
    Sorry mate, who are the ABs?
     
  4. Matua

    Matua Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,273
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    The team that regularly beat the Wallabies like they're a redhead step child. :D
     
    blue bags likes this.
  5. The Fanatical Rooster

    The Fanatical Rooster Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2019
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    208
    Yes, sorry, a bit slow on the uptake today! :)
     
    Matua likes this.
  6. Manurewa_Marlins

    Manurewa_Marlins Bench

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,839
    Likes Received:
    114
    I grew up playing league, played a couple seasons of union as I went to a reputable school where we were expected to do so, went back to league right afterwards though. I like watching both, prefer league but can get behind a good game of union. Super Rugby doesnt do it for me though.

    League: Broncos, Warriors, Kiwis.
    Union: Counties, Chiefs, ABs.
     
    axl rose likes this.
  7. T-Boon

    T-Boon Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    12,679
    Likes Received:
    5,273
    Did people know that rugby was trialling a 50:22 rule?
    Any feed back on how that went?
     
  8. The Fanatical Rooster

    The Fanatical Rooster Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2019
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    208
    No idea T-Boon, sorry mate.

    I am have gone off the Super Rugby quite a bit this season. The Waratahs are going like busteds and there is uncertainty around the future broadcasting arrangements. I actually look forward to the Sydney Shute Shield competition but, again, I am not sure what is happening in terms of the broadcasting situation. 7Two used to do it, so I don't know about this season. I follow Easts and Gordon in that, so hopefully I will get to a game or two (pending the Coronavirus situation of course).
     
    axl rose likes this.
  9. axl rose

    axl rose Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    4,825
    Likes Received:
    4,701
    Watched it regularly back in the early 00's. Good style of play and the Waratahs would regularly get 30,000 at games.

    Too many teams, the talent spread thin? idk. The wheels fell off somewhere.
     
    Dark Corner likes this.
  10. Dark Corner

    Dark Corner Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    106
    Just watched on record the 1st round Auckland Blues v Wellington Hurricanes in the Aotearoa comp and really enjoyed it with big crowd and the despite the referee blowing his whistle it still didn't stop the running game and some great tries as well and hardly a scrum in sight.
     
    axl rose and blue bags like this.
  11. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    28,667
    Likes Received:
    3,399
    RIP the great Andy Haden today - 69, too young... huge, and controversial, figure on and off the field
     
  12. Styles clash

    Styles clash Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    416


    Crusaders New Zealand champions
     
  13. Welsh RL & RU watcher

    Welsh RL & RU watcher Juniors

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2019
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    61
    David Moffett. 14-a-side rugby. Have you read about it today? Him and E Rodriquez.
     
  14. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    140,704
    Likes Received:
    7,130
  15. Dark Corner

    Dark Corner Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    106
    Saw that but i'm one of the few who thinks a merger but or a coming together again would help both sports.
     
  16. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    140,704
    Likes Received:
    7,130
    never gonna happen
     
    Welsh RL & RU watcher likes this.
  17. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    29,945
    Likes Received:
    5,298
    One of the greats. Just a monster at the breakdown. Amazing that we got to see both McCaw and Pocock running around.
     
  18. T-Boon

    T-Boon Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    12,679
    Likes Received:
    5,273
    I'd like to see RL punt scrums but steal line outs.
    Does rugby have some sort of copyright of line outs?
     
  19. Dark Corner

    Dark Corner Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    106
    I think with the whole world in a so called reset then its prime time to get the codes together as Union is struggling so bad in Australia and League has to compete with AFL and the massive playing numbers of Soccer plus the Super League and Guinness Premiership plus club below are struggling big time.
    Union definitely needs to change the laws and keep the line outs just get rid of the pointless scrums and be joy to see Wigan play Bath and co instead the same teams every year and that and same seeing Whitehaven play teams like Bedford and Cornish Pirates.
     
  20. Welsh RL & RU watcher

    Welsh RL & RU watcher Juniors

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2019
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    61
    I've thought about it, and no IMO. One, it massively favours some cultures over others, two, it causes more rolling mauls, three, when the breeze is up, it makes a mockery of them as we saw in Llanelli last Saturday. Have a 7 on 7 play instead if line-outs.
     

Share This Page