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17 May 2020 15:20 pm:

Been looking at old matches the game was so much quicker re scrums and breakdowns not so much whistle
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17 May 2020 15:29 pm:

Yes. I have just watched one from 2011 and only 9 years ago there seemed to be less time wasting.
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17 May 2020 15:39 pm:

Watched the bath v Wigan clashes back... how anyone thought that could be worth doing!

Wigan line up for the 13 man game was unreal...
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17 May 2020 15:49 pm:

Crasher wrote:Watched the bath v Wigan clashes back... how anyone thought that could be worth doing!

Wigan line up for the 13 man game was unreal...


I remember watching that live. The union half was much closer than expected and Barf got thumped in the League half.
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17 May 2020 16:24 pm:

It paved the way for a lot of league ideas to be taken into union both on and off the pitch the biggest being the move from attack to defence being the most important facet of the game
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17 May 2020 16:30 pm:

caldiglaws wrote:It paved the way for a lot of league ideas to be taken into union both on and off the pitch the biggest being the move from attack to defence being the most important facet of the game


I think the most important thing to come from league to union after that game, as an England fan, was Jason Robinson
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17 May 2020 17:23 pm:

Number10 wrote:
caldiglaws wrote:It paved the way for a lot of league ideas to be taken into union both on and off the pitch the biggest being the move from attack to defence being the most important facet of the game


I think the most important thing to come from league to union after that game, as an England fan, was Jason Robinson


Jason Robinson and JSD are the two players I've seen up close live and come away absolutely certain that their feet never actually touched the ground. Especially when changing direction. Brilliant, the pair of them.
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17 May 2020 17:37 pm:

Russglos wrote:
Number10 wrote:
caldiglaws wrote:It paved the way for a lot of league ideas to be taken into union both on and off the pitch the biggest being the move from attack to defence being the most important facet of the game


I think the most important thing to come from league to union after that game, as an England fan, was Jason Robinson


Jason Robinson and JSD are the two players I've seen up close live and come away absolutely certain that their feet never actually touched the ground. Especially when changing direction. Brilliant, the pair of them.


Those are my wingers in my All-Time England XV.
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17 May 2020 18:49 pm:

I watched the Toulouse v Wasps game this afternoon, some decent Glaws half backs on show.
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17 May 2020 20:53 pm:

Really Tuffty. JSD is a huge call given he only got 10-15 caps? Great player and very unlucky as far as England concerned. Given that he wouldn’t enter the equation for me. Jason Robinson is nailed on tho
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