Rugby League Tests England NZ

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    Slid

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    Watched the best game of rugby for a while today in the second test of the 3 match series against NZ. First game was good, this one even better. Too bad it's 2-0 to England, as a decider would be a very fair position on what I saw.

    In a way, RL is the best game of all, just too bad they had to sell out to Sky some 25+ years ago.
     
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    Totally agree brilliant game
     
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    LOL, England got completely stuffed today in the last game and to put the top hat on it, every decision seemed to go against them. I suppose that is why we watch sport. NZ played well and all but one or two looked like Maoris to me. Good on 'em.
     
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    The ref was shocking today. No idea how high a tackle has to be to get penalised in Australia but it seems to be somewhere way above the head...
     
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    Yes indeed, some odd interpretations. For the game over here it is, as usual, 2 steps forward followed by one back.
     
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    I know LOADS about rugby. You guys/gals should listen to me! Yeah, not really. Though I have seen a scrum before.
    Do the players now wear leather helmets at least? It looks like an extremely collision-oriented sport.
     
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    My nephew was one of the cadets that walked the teams out onto the pitch today, which made it all the more special :)
     
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    Some wear scrum caps as they are called. The real thing you need to know is that there are two codes, Union and League. Union has 15 a side and has contested scrums and Line Outs. League there are 13 players and the ball is in play most of the time. Like grid iron you get a set number of plays on each turn (6) and then the opposition always get the ball back. Just explaining the rules of either code takes too long - the only way to pick it up is by watching!
     
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