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The Aussie Spirit

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not League related but interesting nontheless. Taken from Cricinfo after the Aussie Cricket win:

    The matchwinning-shot sparks off huge celebrations in the dressing room. Ricky Ponting and his men now run on to the field to celebrate with Martyn and Watson. This was the only cup that they had not laid their hands on. The wait is over now.

    West Indies collapsed sensationally - calypso collapso as they say - after a dream start and Australia, after a stutter at the start, reached the paltry target without much fuss. Not for nothing they are the best team in the world. They must have been shocked when the West Indies openers carpet bombed them but recovered quickly to display the much-famed Australianism.

    John Arlott had written about it in 1948 at the end of a successful tour of England by Don Bradman's men. ""Australianism," wrote Arlott, "means single-minded determination to win - to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them. It means where the 'impossible' is within the realm of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe that they can do it - and who have succeeded often enough to make us wonder if anything is impossible to them. It means they have never lost a match - particularly a Test match - until the last run is scored or their last wicket down."

    Not much has changed in these 60 years. They are still the best.

    Will we be able to say this about the Aussie League side?
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Australia are not alone in having that spirit.
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    It was a good win - that spirit has been developing at manly in 06, although not to that level we competed for 80 minutes in most games, something thats been missing for the last decade
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Please move this to the general section.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Read the last sentence Mr Benchmark (who works in a bank!!!)

    It is league related!!! (a bit) :lie: :blaugh:
     
  6. earl

    earl Active Member

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    Exa


    Yeah, look at the all-blacks at the moment. Unstoppable and they know it.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Can you re-type your 1st sentence again.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Spending too much time at MSE and too much time listening to Rockers.
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Spending too much time at MSE and too much time listening to Rockers.
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    Kenneth?
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    And not all Australians have that spirit either
     

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