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Wigan v Hull challenge cup final

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

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 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 2016 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 Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 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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