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Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:43 pm  
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Once we get rid of nations as in the glory days of the Roman Empire all this will become a bit meaningless.

The quality of RL on the field is what matters. We should be embracing diversity not going back to some draconian dark age when RL was a predominantly white-anglo heterosexual sport played by the likes of Lee Crooks who drank more pints of ale than made tackles or scored points on a matchday.

Antipodeans of all shapes sizes and colours make SL what it is - the greatest RL competition in the world. So what if Palleaseena, Solomona, and Eatswood are too fat for the NRL, so what if Tupou, Toopi and Leuluai broithers aren't deemed good enough for the NRL, so what if Menzies, Morrison and Buderus are too old, so what if Wellens, PLatt and Mathers are too slow and can't tackle or catch, they make SL more entertaining and THAT is what counts

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Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:04 pm  
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Ancient Provocateur wrote:
Once we get rid of nations as in the glory days of the Roman Empire all this will become a bit meaningless.

The quality of RL on the field is what matters. We should be embracing diversity not going back to some draconian dark age when RL was a predominantly white-anglo heterosexual sport played by the likes of Lee Crooks who drank more pints of ale than made tackles or scored points on a matchday.

Antipodeans of all shapes sizes and colours make SL what it is - the greatest RL competition in the world. So what if Palleaseena, Solomona, and Eatswood are too fat for the NRL, so what if Tupou, Toopi and Leuluai broithers aren't deemed good enough for the NRL, so what if Menzies, Morrison and Buderus are too old, so what if Wellens, PLatt and Mathers are too slow and can't tackle or catch, they make SL more entertaining and THAT is what counts

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... nothing to do with the post I've just had a letter from the CSA but I was almost in tears none the less.
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:39 am  

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The figures in that table are even worse when you cut Quins out. TBH I think you're being a bit oversensisitve seeing it as an attack on the Bulls in particular.

FWIW every club could do better. Leeds this year seem to have set aside two threequarter spots for English lads (probably Lee Smith plus one other) but you could certainly question the need for Buderus - yes he's a quality player but we won the Championship with the 'inferior' Diskin, plus signed up McShane to a long deal. You could also question Eastwood's signing - again holding out one forward spot for an English player. Or Leuluai for that matter.

By far the saddest comparison in the whole table is Wigan - incredible to remember just how many QUALITY youngsters they used to develop and bring through to international level. Then you look at their first choice back division and it's laughable - full of imports but no real quality at all.
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