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Allstars or 9's

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Seen this on LU with many posters agreeing that the Allstars concept may be dying a slow death.
    For those that are asking what are 9's basically the same as 7's but with 9 players.
    So my question is this why not an Indigenious 9 side and get the best of both worlds?

    They could set it up like this:

    1-16 NRL teams
    Indigenious
    Maori
    Islanders(Fijians, Tongans, Samoans etc)
    Affilated States (Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, NT)

    If it becomes really successful then invite the Northern Hemisphere teams in
     
  2. King

    King Active Member

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    I loved the world 7's.
    How good would our 9's team be.
    My 9's team.

    Snake
    Gift
    Foran
    Watmough
    Matai
    T-Rex
    Lyon
    DCE
    Lussick
     
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  3. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    I suppot the ll stars games. I used to attend all the old 7's games. I think this is the way to go in the future with greater exposure of the League. A 7's or 9's would be a great weekend for any sports fan.
     
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  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    7s > 9s

    7s team writes itself though

    Snake
    Wolf
    Lyon
    Matai
    DCE
    Foran
    T Rex

    9s include Watmough and Oldfield

    Allstars is a boring concept based on racism
     
  5. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    I have seen footage of the 7s and i think it is awesome, Could alternate between hosting it in QLD and NSW each year as well as NZ or VIC (if interest existed).

    My oldman told me some teams didn't take the 7s seriously though back in the day and just threw up nobody teams as they didn't want to risk their high profile players, would need to stop this from happening for it to be truly successful.
     
  6. King

    King Active Member

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    No gifty, your kidding!!!
     
  7. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Game would be to fast for him today, its not a knock he just isn't that fast
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Kiwi eagle

    a question why wouldnt you have DCE in your nines side?

    His ability to dummy and run the ball would be insane in 9s
     
  9. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    Shane :D ...
     
  10. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    How so?? Does that mean the WC is also a racist concept?? Olympics test matches etc...
     
  11. Normie

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    I remember oh so well that the 7's was sponsored by Coke and Manly won it being sponsored by Pepsi!
     
  12. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    Always enjoyed the 7's, beats me why it was ever axed, good way to prepare some younger players and good way for them to get on the radar before the season too. generally a game for the smaller / faster type player so less high impact chance of injury and you dont need to field all your stars, they could make a great weekend in the pre-season, fri / sat all your rounds of the 7's, sunday all the finals as a curtain raiser to the all stars game, players picked in that obviously don't play in 7's. incorporate a few additional novelties like sprint races, goal kicking comps and whatever else works for entertainment and i'm sure would attract great crowds and TV audience too. no reason can't have both the all stars and a 7's comp, with a big name sponsor on board im sure clubs would enjoy chance to play for some additional prize money for the ol' bank account.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Eh ? lol

    I have an old video around somewhere of the 1994 Sevens that we won, was a **** hot side, from memory it was

    Ridge
    Moore
    Hill
    Elsegood
    Oljenik
    Toovey
    Menzies
    Cunnigham and a couple of others
     
  14. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    You must be related to a aboriginal to play for one team and have no aboriginal in you for the other

    So essentially its aboriginals vs the world,stupid concept as we're supposedly one nation
     
  15. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbTtA0A8YAQ

    What a side
     
  16. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, I remember that too.
     
  17. Meeha

    Meeha New Member

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    The more footy, the better
     
  18. hairylittlehobbit

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    I've always thought the bottom 8 teams that dont make the finals should play a 7's or 9's comp as a warm for each game or when there isnt any footy on.
     
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  19. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I went to nearly every 7s tournament. I lost my voice cheering "CLIFFY" for two days straight, even when they weren't playing. The Sevens died because clubs wouldn't support it and the days themselves were becoming a little unruly towards the end. Too many people drinking for 2 days and by the end there was that many pitch invasions and people trying to steal the corner posts it was getting a bit beyond a joke.

    Still though, I wouldn't mind seeing it resurrected. I remember watching the 9s in Super League. Didn't like the concept but maybe that's because of the teams involved.
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Used to love the 7's

    I remember Hoskings I think it was came to our school once and someone asked him why he wasn't in the 7's he burst out laughing and said he was too fat and too slow hahahahaha

    I remember the US getting flogged all the time and in one game, they just basically switched to NFL and threw a massive pass from like halfway to right near the posts
     

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