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29-10-2017, 15:07   #1
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General Rugby Discussion II

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29-10-2017, 15:10   #2
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Savea to Quins rumour quashed fairly quickly!

EDIT: First!

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Savea to Quins rumour quashed fairly quickly!
Was it you who started it?
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As someone who doesn't follow the world of rugby league too closely..
Is the fact Lebanon beat France in the world cup a real big shock...or are France really rubbish?
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As someone who doesn't follow the world of rugby league too closely..
Is the fact Lebanon beat France in the world cup a real big shock...or are France really rubbish?
Lebanon are a team of NRL based aussies i think.


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29-10-2017, 18:26   #6
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Ireland had a good win against a supposedly better Italian team. Only 4 Irish born guys in the squad though. International rugby league is a farce. 3/4 teams and the rest made up of players not good enough for those teams

Mirco Bergamasco is in the Italy squad actually, as is Terry Campese who is the nephew of a David.

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Rugby league isn't recognized as a sport, unlike pole dancing and foot golf

http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/r...24-gz70n4.html
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Unsurprisingly Rugby 18 is meant to be dog****.
http://www.gamesradar.com/rugby-18-review/
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Unsurprisingly Rugby 18 is meant to be dog****.
http://www.gamesradar.com/rugby-18-review/
Well, I, for one am shocked.




The review, is a great read though. all it's missing is a line saying "Stuart Barnes rates this 10/10 ... for Exeter fans".

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As someone who doesn't follow the world of rugby league too closely..
Is the fact Lebanon beat France in the world cup a real big shock...or are France really rubbish?
To my understanding in rugby league there are three main countries with professional teams.

Australia, New Zealand and England. New Zealand have a team in the NRLand a decent domestic set up.

Then there is a big gap to the second tier that is France. This is a country with a professional team (mainly staffed by foreign players).

Then all other countries rely on a mix of domestic amateurs one or two foreign based professionals and a majority that is granny rule imports.

Unlike rugby union playing international rugby doesn't lock you into that country. For this world cup new zealand have been gutted by a lot of their squad making themselves available for Samoa Tonga Fiji or PNG. They still have the quality and the easy group so should qualify top of their group and be seeded in the qf.

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^^^^
That's a pretty accurate summary. International rugby league is a joke.

The highest level of RL is State of Origin.
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SA 400m runner wayde van niekirk did his ACL playing a game of celebrity touch rugby. Will miss the commonweatlh games
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Oh no, not the Commonwealth Games!
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Bundi Aki?
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