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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-casualty-ward-112-players-enough-to-fill-up-almost-half-the-nrl-currently-unavailable/story-fnh23umc-1227046630647

    I wonder if the rule changes and increased pace of the game is leading to more injuries. To add to that I think there have probably been more injuries as a result of gang tackles than there ever were for shoulder charges
     
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  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Look at the size of the average player now. Years ago players like 2V could play the game. Now 1/2s are 90kg and the back three can be 100kg each.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not really there are still a few midgets in the game, like Soward
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its the wrestle, twisting joints past their natural extension :mad:
    The length of time that Refs subjectively take to call 'held', just encourages the wrestle :dodgy:
     
  5. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    The hysteria over shoulder charges and even a punch is such a beat up, and yet we have these type of moves which are

    1) rubbish for the game
    2) causing more injuries than ever before
     
  6. Denno

    Denno Active Member

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    Hes not a midget he's a troll
     
  7. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Totally agree but there are a lot more 100kg plus players, and this over a game and then a season equals much bigger collisions, more frequently than ever before. A lot more injuries is sure to follow. Add to that the wrestling and it's injuries all round.
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    And Soward would be 90kgs for sure.
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That's just his arse. The rest of him weighs an extra 10kg.
     
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  9. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Hobbit ? :p
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All the 1000s of topics that have been posted here, I can't believe no-one ever thought of this thread title before.
     
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  11. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I want Soward to do a Gilbert Gottfried impersonation.
     
  12. Denno

    Denno Active Member

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    how much do you think Foran weighs surely no more than 85 kilos..?
     
  13. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Not sure. But the real question is whether he weighs more or less than either fat or muscle.
     
  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Foz is listed at 89kg
     
  15. hairylittlehobbit

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    Soward is listed as 89kg too.

    Heres the list of lightest players - http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/rugby-league/players/heaviest-lightest/
     
  16. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Panthers website has him at 93kg but they probably weigh the 6 shooters.
     

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