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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

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    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.
     
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  2. Matua

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    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.
     
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    Sorry mate, who are the ABs?
     
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    The team that regularly beat the Wallabies like they're a redhead step child. :D
     
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    Yes, sorry, a bit slow on the uptake today! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Did people know that rugby was trialling a 50:22 rule?
    Any feed back on how that went?
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    RIP the great Andy Haden today - 69, too young... huge, and controversial, figure on and off the field
     

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