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Wigan v Hull challenge cup final

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by globaleagle, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi ladels and gentlespoons,

    I channel surfed across the last 20 mins of this game, and was interested to notice the following:

    It took 15 mins before the ref blew a whistle (75th min mark).
    1 ref.
    No constant whining from the players about decisions.
    No captains running up to question the refs to slow down plays
    No diving
    No staying down once tackled to get a video replay penalty
    No cannonball tackles
    No storm/souths style of play (chicken wings, grapples, etc)
    No refs or touchies looking to blow penalties - rather looking to let the game flow.

    By the end, not only was I impressed with the game but I was kinda embarrassed about the state of the nrl in general.

    I think we all miss the game of rugby league as we knew it, but it seems to live...in the ESL.
     
  2. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Sad ,but I was thinking along them lines ,when I watched a game a few weeks back !!
     
  3. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    The one referee makes all the difference…
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    ^ That and I think everyone's willingness not to mull over every second of the game in slo-mo, and then having the media do a beat-up about any mistakes.

    And of course the game played in the correct spirit.

    We look like whiny bubs in comparisons (not us Manly fans...just everyone else.)
     

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