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Is 20 tackles really remarkable in rugby union?

Yes, tackles made in Rugby Union that then become Rucks or Mauls are not included in the stats for individual tackles. It's a difference in accounting rather than activity.






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Rugby union's journey from the dark arts to the dark ages

Something urgent needs to be done to ensure that even a side as unimaginative as England cannot ruin the spectacle.

Is modern rugby union really such a terrible game, or is that just the way England make it look? For the second week in a row, the prevailing noise among the throng leaving Twickenham on Saturday was a low groan of dissatisfaction. Any sort of a win is usually enough to keep England's fans happy, but no longer.

For comparison, there was Ireland's match against Australia at Croke Park the following day. Although this was a game in which backs did not actually suffer a fit of the vapours when the ball arrived in their hands, it still contained long passages of sterility, with scrums collapsing and meaningless kicks flying from one end to the other.






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Knaresborough Rhino II wrote:normal service has resumed

Tynedale (52) 93 Manchester (0) 0

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Wow. Not been on this thread for a while, and not feally followed the RU this year, but what the hell has happened at Mancs RU???

Manchester 14 vs 41 Sedgley Park
Manchester 0 vs 148 Esher
Nuneaton 95 vs 0 Manchester
Manchester 12 vs 145 Blaydon
Wharfedale 124 vs 5 Manchester
Manchester 3 vs 93 Otley
Manchester 3 vs 93 Cinderford
Redruth 91 vs 5 Manchester
Manchester 0 vs 93 London Scottish
Stourbridge 95 vs 5 Manchester
Manchester 0 vs 59 Newbury
Tynedale 93 vs 0 Manchester

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Catalancs wrote:Rugby union's journey from the dark arts to the dark ages

Something urgent needs to be done to ensure that even a side as unimaginative as England cannot ruin the spectacle.

Is modern rugby union really such a terrible game, or is that just the way England make it look? For the second week in a row, the prevailing noise among the throng leaving Twickenham on Saturday was a low groan of dissatisfaction. Any sort of a win is usually enough to keep England's fans happy, but no longer.

For comparison, there was Ireland's match against Australia at Croke Park the following day. Although this was a game in which backs did not actually suffer a fit of the vapours when the ball arrived in their hands, it still contained long passages of sterility, with scrums collapsing and meaningless kicks flying from one end to the other.


The focus is unfortunately on field position and not making mistakes. The simplest way to get both is to just lump the ball down the field and keep it as far away from your line as possible. Low risk, potentially high reward.






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Andy Gilder wrote:The focus is unfortunately on field position and not making mistakes. The simplest way to get both is to just lump the ball down the field and keep it as far away from your line as possible. Low risk, potentially high reward.


But an often dire spectacle.

Well done to Saracens for getting over 45,000 into Wembley last night.
The 250,000 pounds prize for hitting the cross bar at half time wasn't bad either.






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Catalancs wrote:But an often dire spectacle.


Oh absolutely, but in the words of a former Stoke City manager (Alan Durban?) whose side were berated for shutting up shop and grinding out a goalless draw at Highbury, "if you want entertainment, go watch the circus".

Sport at the elite level is a results business.






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Andy Gilder wrote:Oh absolutely, but in the words of a former Stoke City manager (Alan Durban?) whose side were berated for shutting up shop and grinding out a goalless draw at Highbury, "if you want entertainment, go watch the circus".

Sport at the elite level is a results business.

True and union internationals at Twickers etc are always going to sell out or go close.
I'd have been worried if I were a club chairman.






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Going to watch my first ever Union game on Sunday, Leeds v Sale(I think) I hope I can get into the game and am not bored but I doubt it as I cant seem to watch a full game even on the t.v.

At least its a freebie 8)

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LFCRhino wrote:Going to watch my first ever Union game on Sunday, Leeds v Sale(I think) I hope I can get into the game and am not bored but I doubt it as I cant seem to watch a full game even on the t.v.

At least its a freebie 8)

I wouldnt be going if I had to pay :roll:


LFC, I'm not going, and I too have received the offer of a freebie.

I got a freebie once before and last about 20 minutes before the bar and the football results became more interesting.






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