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Created by windsurftom 4 months ago, 9 Jun 2018
windsurftom
NSW, 210 posts
9 Jun 2018 10:49PM
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Anyone watch the Rugby tonight at Lang Park?

The Wallabies made the Irish side look very ordinary - and the Irish side is the best it has been maybe ever.

Would be good to see Rugby make a comeback in Australia

Craig66
NSW, 1461 posts
10 Jun 2018 9:34AM
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I just watched the replay of aus v Ireland at suncorp, must have been a different game to Lang park as the Irish played bloody tough good rugby and can hold their heads high.

PS, never knew the game ever left Australia in the first place

Shifu
QLD, 864 posts
11 Jun 2018 1:36PM
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Trouble with Union is it's dull as dishwater to watch; especially to people in eastern states who have been benefiting from the far more exciting Rugby League for decades.

Chris_M
1639 posts
11 Jun 2018 3:56PM
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LOL!!!!

Captain_Morg
TAS, 630 posts
11 Jun 2018 7:33PM
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Highlights of Game

Paradox
QLD, 670 posts
15 Jun 2018 9:11AM
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Shifu said..
Trouble with Union is it's dull as dishwater to watch; especially to people in eastern states who have been benefiting from the far more exciting Rugby League for decades.


The simplicity of League certainly appeals to the masses. Get the ball, run, get tackled. Repeat 5 more times and kick. Easy to understand, easy to play and easy to watch.

Whilst I understand it can be hard to grasp the complexity of the Rugby game for some, anyone who thinks that game against Ireland was dull needs to perhaps look at upping their dosage of Retalin.

Shifu
QLD, 864 posts
16 Jun 2018 8:27PM
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^^^ Haha! As opposed to get the ball, get tackled, lose the ball, arcane penaty, kick, rinse, repeat until the game is decided on penalty kicks!

Buster fin
WA, 1737 posts
16 Jun 2018 8:03PM
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At least the ball isn't round.

windsurftom
NSW, 210 posts
17 Jun 2018 6:00AM
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Great performance by the Irish in Melbourne. The Aussies didn't front up like they did in Brisbane.

Big game in Sydney to decide the series.

I reckon Ireland will pull it off

windsurftom
NSW, 210 posts
17 Jun 2018 6:05AM
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Paradox said..

Shifu said..
Trouble with Union is it's dull as dishwater to watch; especially to people in eastern states who have been benefiting from the far more exciting Rugby League for decades.



The simplicity of League certainly appeals to the masses. Get the ball, run, get tackled. Repeat 5 more times and kick. Easy to understand, easy to play and easy to watch.

Whilst I understand it can be hard to grasp the complexity of the Rugby game for some, anyone who thinks that game against Ireland was dull needs to perhaps look at upping their dosage of Retalin.


Couldn't agree more. When I moved to Aus I got into NRL and picked Manly as my side. It is exciting because it is fast and there is alot of action, but it is also bloody repetitive. Rugby has so much more variation to the game, the kicking game more nuanced and intelligent players make a massive difference.
The Poms lost again today so a good day for me all round

rockmagnet
QLD, 1057 posts
17 Jun 2018 7:51AM
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Buster fin said..
At least the ball isn't round.


If you are criticising soccer or football as it is known to the rest of the world, you are criticising one of the most skilful and greatest game of all.
Except for Australian soccer , it sucks .

Buster fin
WA, 1737 posts
17 Jun 2018 6:25AM
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Drama, ballet and sports don't mix.

Except on a soccer pitch.

Unhook3d
464 posts
17 Jun 2018 8:24AM
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rockmagnet said..

Buster fin said..
At least the ball isn't round.



If you are criticising soccer or football as it is known to the rest of the world, you are criticising one of the most skilful and greatest game of all.
Except for Australian soccer , it sucks .


I just don't understand w soccer supporters watch a game for 80mins or however long for the result to be a nil all draw? Serious? They should make the goals twice the width, then the game would be a spectacle.

djt91184
QLD, 1189 posts
17 Jun 2018 10:48AM
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rockmagnet said..

Buster fin said..
At least the ball isn't round.



If you are criticising soccer or football as it is known to the rest of the world, you are criticising one of the most skilful and greatest game of all.
Except for Australian soccer , it sucks .


All posts on here are pretty good except yours, it sucks.

rockmagnet
QLD, 1057 posts
17 Jun 2018 5:32PM
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djt91184 said..

rockmagnet said..


Buster fin said..
At least the ball isn't round.




If you are criticising soccer or football as it is known to the rest of the world, you are criticising one of the most skilful and greatest game of all.
Except for Australian soccer , it sucks .



All posts on here are pretty good except yours, it sucks.


Oooh! This is like being on Heavy Weather! I've missed this.

windsurftom
NSW, 210 posts
24 Jun 2018 12:07AM
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Not the best series decider I have ever seen. The rugby didnt quite flow, it could have went either way but Ireland squeezed home.
Best crowds at the rugby that Australia had seen for a few years. Maybe Ireland should come every other year?

Chris_M
1639 posts
24 Jun 2018 7:17AM
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Cheika maintaining composure as usual....

How he reckons Folau was in the clear after that mid air tackle is beyond logic

Main
QLD, 1083 posts
30 Jun 2018 7:57AM
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Unfortunately rugby is a dying game killed by the people administering it.

Everything about it Is slowly being destroyed.

The rules, the application of the rules, the spectacle, video umpire.... even at a junior level it's been destroyed. Rugby schools with 7 teams per grade are now struggling to field two while basketball and soccer are flooded with players - some up to 8 teams per grade.

With the states all but calling GPS schools the "official pathway" to play professionally they have destroyed the rugby culture of these schools and ruined the historical club pathway system which is where the pathway should be. By pushing any potential stars through GPS schools on scholarships (at the expense of kids training for years in hope to make their school 1st XV) all these idiots have done is made a small pond for the league clubs to fish from and give rookie contracts to secure players - all on the ARU dime.
Meanwhile the students are turning away from rugby to pursue other sports because they know they will get replaced by scholarships come grade 12. And the lesson to the kids is ????

and let's not forget the flood of Polynesians into east coast junior rugby with questionable dates of birth looking like adults running around amongst the 10 year olds - holy crap !!! No wonder mommy prefers her kid playing soccer !!

Main
QLD, 1083 posts
30 Jun 2018 7:57AM
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Unfortunately rugby is a dying game killed by the people administering it.

Everything about it Is slowly being destroyed.

The rules, the application of the rules, the spectacle, video umpire.... even at a junior level it's been destroyed. Rugby schools with 7 teams per grade are now struggling to field two while basketball and soccer are flooded with players - some up to 8 teams per grade.

With the states all but calling GPS schools the "official pathway" to play professionally they have destroyed the rugby culture of these schools and ruined the historical club pathway system which is where the pathway should be. By pushing any potential stars through GPS schools on scholarships (at the expense of kids training for years in hope to make their school 1st XV) all these idiots have done is made a small pond for the league clubs to fish from and give rookie contracts to secure players - all on the ARU dime.
Meanwhile the students are turning away from rugby to pursue other sports because they know they will get replaced by scholarships come grade 12. And the lesson to the kids is ????

and let's not forget the flood of Polynesians into east coast junior rugby with questionable dates of birth looking like adults running around amongst the 10 year olds - holy crap !!! No wonder mommy prefers her kid playing soccer !!

japie
QLD, 4406 posts
30 Jun 2018 10:50AM
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That only applies to Australian rugby Union although the South African administration appears to be in the same league. The ARU could not have done a better job at screwing things up had that been their actual goal.

It is sad to see too. Gone from the strength they enjoyed 18 years ago. Now the team looks like a Pacific representation side which is also sad for the likes of Fiji where they cannot compete to keep players at home.

Come me to think of it if they could pretty much all of the international sides would lose players. Australia would be reduced to Sevens!

Main
QLD, 1083 posts
1 Jul 2018 7:47AM
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Losing vast numbers at the junior level means there's less left to choose from at a senior level.

QRU allows kids to be selected for qld and Australian schools teams that have already signed NRL contracts. Could this be the stupidest thing an official could ever do ????

rockmagnet
QLD, 1057 posts
1 Jul 2018 10:38AM
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japie said..
That only applies to Australian rugby Union although the South African administration appears to be in the same league. The ARU could not have done a better job at screwing things up had that been their actual goal.

It is sad to see too. Gone from the strength they enjoyed 18 years ago. Now the team looks like a Pacific representation side which is also sad for the likes of Fiji where they cannot compete to keep players at home.

Come me to think of it if they could pretty much all of the international sides would lose players. Australia would be reduced to Sevens!


It's pity that the powers that be have not signed a deal with free to air instead of pay tv.It would strengthen the game and gather a following.
AFL and NRL have their pick of games on the weekend but I would rather watch good game of union but really don't want Foxtel just for that

japie
QLD, 4406 posts
1 Jul 2018 3:13PM
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rockmagnet said..

japie said..
That only applies to Australian rugby Union although the South African administration appears to be in the same league. The ARU could not have done a better job at screwing things up had that been their actual goal.

It is sad to see too. Gone from the strength they enjoyed 18 years ago. Now the team looks like a Pacific representation side which is also sad for the likes of Fiji where they cannot compete to keep players at home.

Come me to think of it if they could pretty much all of the international sides would lose players. Australia would be reduced to Sevens!



It's pity that the powers that be have not signed a deal with free to air instead of pay tv.It would strengthen the game and gather a following.
AFL and NRL have their pick of games on the weekend but I would rather watch good game of union but really don't want Foxtel just for that


I used to watch Super 12s religiously but haven't watched a game now for probably four years. It's got so convoluted.

The New Zealand Rugby Union, and Australian Rules, found a winning formula to promote themselves and simply repeat.

The ARU found a losing formula and simply repeat. It's consistent!



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