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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our club's current abundance of hookers, combined with the fact they don't actually 'hook' in scrums anymore, got me thinking (always dangerous).

    I've decided we need a completely new name for this position.

    Quarterback? That's my suggestion.
     
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  2. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    We really only have 2 hookers, Ballin and hodges won't play again
     
  3. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its fair to call Api & Parcell quality hookers.
    I feel for Ballin who has been the ultimate clubman & unsung hero, but a big part of the struggle in Manlys attack has been that explosive thrust in the ruck & we now have it.
    Hodges best chance of game time in 2016 is the 9's....& that's a ?
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    How about 3/8?
     
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  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    3/8???
    Does not have much of a ring to it...
    But at least you took the topic for what it was.
    Seriously, 'hooker'????
    Out of date, irrelevant, anachronistic, poor connotations for no good reason.
    Therefore, this is not a joke thread, but a serious question.
    It's one of, if not the, most important position in rugby league.
    What should this position be called as the game moves (sluggishly forward) into the 21st century?
     
  6. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    ^ Don't we already just call them the dummy half? I know it's also used to mean any player who assumes the dummy half role on any given play, but a specialist dummy half is just that. Isn't it?
     
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  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are right, the dummy half duty is the only thing that remains of the traditional hooking role.

    But think about it.

    "Dummy half".

    We want our most talented player to aspire to be a dummy?

    Ridiculous.

    I love the tradition of the sport, but as to nomenclature it's time for change and we may as well come up with the new name because sure as eggs someone will.
     
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Technically correct.
     
  9. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Of course the term "hooker" is out of date, anachronistic and antiquated. It is dificult to find a more contemporary, in-vogue or modern label for a hooker. The term is indeed antediluvian, superannuated, timeworn, outdated and archaic, but that is to be expected. It is the oldest profession in the world.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe in these PC times the number 9 should be called the Sex Worker
     
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  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Instead of hooker, we could call it "Escort"
     
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  12. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Scrum half sounds better than Night Crawler.
     
  13. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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    NRL.com asked Sattler for his appraisal of the Jets ready to take off in 2016.

    Matt Parcell (Sea Eagles)

    Good judges have touted Parcell as a future Queensland No.9 but with Matt Ballin and Apisai Koroisau also at the club a spot in the Manly 17 for Round 1 is by no means guaranteed. Lightning quick out of dummy-half, Parcell scored a record five tries for Ipswich in their Elimination Final win over Easts and was Man of the Match in the Jets' State Championship win over Newcastle.

    Sattler says: "What I love about Matty is his speed, his vision, his evasive skills and his engine. If the game went for a week he'd still be running at the same speed. I think he is quite potentially the next Origin hooker after Cameron Smith retires."
     
  14. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    lol - Escort should only be used for the pricey and classy ones. The cheap and average have a whole list of other names.
    Commentary box - Terrible news for Manly. The Escort's gone down so they have to resort to one of the Ho-s.:D
     
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  15. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Distribution coordinator? hmm not an exactly roll off the tongue name
     
  16. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good concept, but maybe we just dumb it down to "Dealer" ??
     
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  17. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So Hodges would still be a hooker then?
     
  18. The Who

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    Hooker = Logistics handler, whose prime job is distribution.
     
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  19. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Happy to write off Hodges chances but not so Matty Ballin. Guys don't play 200 NRL games by accident.
     
  20. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Distributor

    [Defn: a device in a petrol engine for passing electric current to each spark plug in turn]
     
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