A list of things you no longer see in rugby

A list of things you no longer see in rugby

CMGC 02 Jun 2020 09:14 am said..

Some good and some bad ( pinched from the Torygraph)
1. Toby jug Props
2. Ten yards back
3. Rucking
4. Half-time oranges
5. Straight feed at the scrum
6. Proper punch-ups
7. French flair
8. A yard of ale
9. Accepting that the referee’s decision was final
10. Wings throwing in the ball at lineouts
11. Mudheaps
12. Eskimo Nell and sundry other bawdy, inappropriate songs
13. Sexism, homophobia, racism
14. Low tackles
15. Ankle-high boots with long studs
16. Sidesteps
17. Players carrying the ball in two hands
18. The 2.30pm Saturday kick-off
19. Handshakes after scoring a try
20. Genuine 15-a-side rugby
21. No-nonsense round-the-corner kicks at goal
22. A crowd being left to sing on its own
23. The referee making his own mind up
24. Spiral kicks deep into the opposition 22
25. An 80-minute match
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Herefordpropforward 02 Jun 2020 09:47 am said..

Wonderful. Bring it back. Many young people would hardly recognise these hall marks of the old amateur game with its local tribal loyalties. No substitutes either or cards
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MarcusRann 02 Jun 2020 10:23 am said..

Brilliant. All except no 13 welcomed
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Face 02 Jun 2020 10:31 am said..

Not sure 16 & 17 have gone out of the game but a good list!

Would also add the following:

1. Backrow scrum moves
2. Sharing a post match beer and food (been in the 1873 suit a couple of times in recent seasons and the oppo didnt show up, remember Northampton 3 seasons ago, only Harry Mallinder and Tom Collins appeared after they lost and that was to kiss their girlfriends)
3. Free Kick moves like the good old wall of players
4. Wingers having clean kit at the end of a game.
5. MoM stands on a chair and sees off a pint
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stuartjames 02 Jun 2020 10:37 am said..

No4 still happens, at least at U14 level here in Belgium.

I've still got my Mitre ankle length boots and studs, the gum shield could possibly be poisonous after nearly 3o yrs in the drawer though !
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Ciren35 02 Jun 2020 10:43 am said..

CMGC wrote:24. Spiral kicks deep into the opposition 22

When executed correctly, a thing of true beauty........

I remember one against Old Pats in the early 90's - behind my own try line and a beautiful sweet connection ensued. A line out on their 10-metre and I stood there feeling like a dog with 2 di*ks !

Naturally, OP's went on to win the line-out, score several more times and gave us a mighty whooping, but that memory still causes a mild sensation in my lower area.... :o
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Blackcountryglaws 02 Jun 2020 10:52 am said..

Re. No 21. Go back even further to toe kickers like Bob Hiller, Don Clarke or Tom Kiernan. No idea how they did it.
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TheOtherJonny 02 Jun 2020 11:53 am said..

You can also add 'laces in the ball'
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Alfred Lord Tension 02 Jun 2020 12:20 pm said..

I was a toe end kicker in the sixties/early seventies. It was essential to have a strong toecap, I used to reinforce mine on the inside with pieces of leather. You had to make a very accurate connection with the sweet spot on the ball. The ball was placed on a kicked up mound of mud. Sometimes quite flat and pointing at the posts for long kicks. I placed the ball upright for shorter kicks. My longest successful kick was from my own 10 yard line. Sam Doble when playing for St Paul's College would regularly attempt penalty kicks from that range. The round the corner, instep boys were just beginning to come in. Sam Doble, Dusty Hare, Peter Butler and Eric Stephens were some of the best. In local rugby Cyril Waters at Matson was excellent. I tried the new method but could hardly get the ball off the ground. I think the modern ball with its non slip coating and dimples etc. does not fly as well as the old smooth leather ones did. The run up was straight on and placing the non kicking foot in the right spot was crucial. You could generate a bit of extra power with a slightly faster run up and a high follow through.
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ROLLO 02 Jun 2020 13:13 pm said..

Letters on the back of shirts rather than numbers. Tigers and Bristol I think?
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