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Super League inferior to NRL - Hanley

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eelcatcher, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. eelcatcher

    eelcatcher Active Member

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    Former Great Britain captain Ellery Hanley on Friday savaged the quality of domestic rugby league in England and said until it was up to scratch the national team would continue to fail against Australia.

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  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Ellery had just realized something the rest of us have known for years. Maybe he is still feeling the effects of that Terry Lamb forearm.
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    Next thing we'll read that NZ rugby is of a higher standard than the Australian variety. Who would have thought it?
  4. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 /0
    Yes, or that teams go out to try and win every week. Massive news.
  5. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    Yep. NBA is better than NBL
  6. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    It's going to be interesting in a few years time many of the European clubs will be going the Leeds and Wigan route (home grown, with bare minimum imports)

    Hull FC from next season is an example.

    What Ellery has stated is probably the reason why so many clubs send there academy side here to Aus. and a few players get selected to stay here
  7. patorick2010

    patorick2010 Mr BPD

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    As a Wigan fan, I somewhat agree, but still enjoy watching the games from over there on Eurosport.
  8. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    How good are they going (Wigan)!

    Toying with sides and not at full strength!
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    • Brookvale

      Brookvale Well-Known Member

      +155 /1
      Leeds do have a good juniors system in place.

      they can be our sister club

      they give us their best juniors. we give them a tan :)
    • willstyles

      willstyles Active Member

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      The original story (which this was lifted from) was Hanley explaining that England as a national side would not surpass the Australian national side in his lifetime (say, 50 years). His reason for that was the low quality of the Super League. I don't think it's just suddenly dawned on him that the Super League is inferior to the NRL!!
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      While there is some good Yorkshire boys coming through its the Lancashire boys in Saints or Wigan that'd toughen our juniors up.

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