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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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    • 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.
       
    • 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
       
    • 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:
       
    • 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
       
    • Denno

      Denno Active Member

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      Hes not a midget he's a troll
       
    • 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.
       
    • 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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      • EagleFromMay1967

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        Hobbit ? :p
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

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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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        • wombatgc

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

          Denno Active Member

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          how much do you think Foran weighs surely no more than 85 kilos..?
           
        • 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.
           
        • Fluffy

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          Foz is listed at 89kg
           
        • 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/
           
        • manlyfan76

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

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