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You are. Union is not an inferior game, you just do not like it. By bitter, I mean that whenever there is a great game of league, union people do not leap onto boards to post how poor it was. Not sure why you feel you have to

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And by the way the 'RU legend' was nowhere near good enough for union


Yet he was capped 8 times by England RU :ASK:
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Alda wrote:
You are. Union is not an inferior game, you just do not like it. By bitter, I mean that whenever there is a great game of league, union people do not leap onto boards to post how poor it was. Not sure why you feel you have to


Union is an inferior game by a long way. If Union people saw a great game of League they'd love it instead of the garbage that they watch instead.
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Yet he was capped 8 times by England RU :ASK:


That was in the days when if a halibut had played league the RFU would cap it. Not nearly as much crossover now, and those that do take a lot more time to succeed.

I have seen a fair bit of league, but find it all a bit samey. I am not going to sart claiming league is inferior, but then I don't have a huge chip sitting on my shoulder.

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How bitter do you guys get? Great game, astonishing result. Something else, if England RL beat the Australians, no one would even notice

What's bitter about my statement? Is there anything in it that is untrue? 2 tries scored by foreigners; Brad Barrit, South African, moved to England in 2008 aged 22. Manu Tuilagi, born Samoa, moved to England initially illegally aged 13, 5 brothers all played for Samoa. Chris Ashton, former Wigan RL and England RL player. Moved to Union aged 20. Owen Farrell's father was a Rugby League legend; Debuted age just 17, GB debut aged 18, youngest ever GB captain at 21. Won every honour in the game including Golden boot.

All sounds about right to me. As I said, very impressive, make of that what you will.
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All true, but why try to pick holes in what was a great result and a great game. If you don't like union, don't watch it

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I'm getting reminded of the great Dutoni when I look at a certain poster on this thread. :)

Outstanding stuff from England. The pack was massive, Launchbury and Corbisiero in particular, but as mentioned previously we were much better for not having Flood involved. Was impressed by Farrell and he will rightly get the plaudits (although how he has been nominated for POTY is beyond me) but was equally good to see Burns in there too. We have two young talented tens now who can be competing for the shirt for a decade. Would be a huge mistake to ever pick Flood again.
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SFW wrote:
I'm getting reminded of the great Dutoni when I look at a certain poster on this thread. :)

Outstanding stuff from England. The pack was massive, Launchbury and Corbisiero in particular, but as mentioned previously we were much better for not having Flood involved. Was impressed by Farrell and he will rightly get the plaudits (although how he has been nominated for POTY is beyond me) but was equally good to see Burns in there too. We have two young talented tens now who can be competing for the shirt for a decade. Would be a huge mistake to ever pick Flood again.


What did Farrell do apart from kick penalty goals and drop a goal when he had an advantage and running options right and left. His first instinct was to kick even though he would have come back for the penalty already awarded if he had launched a running attack. There bhave been great Rugby Union stand offs and I can think of Jonathan Davies, Watkins, Carter, Spencer, Ella and even back to my youth Sharpe but Farrell. Please tell me what he has got that has you drooling so.
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