Rugby Union General Discussion and Views

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

  1. The Fanatical Rooster

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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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