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Have you sorted out that

pathetic thing you call a scrum yet where 11 exhausted penguins waddle around while the scrum half puts the ball into the back rows feet ?

An insult to something that purports to be a "sport".

No wonder it's always last to be mentioned in the media.......

posted on 23/6/11

I had a laugh at the unions expense a couple of years ago when stats were released to which sport had value for money in terms of the ball in action compared to those that have stoppages....etc.

It actually surprised me that rugby league was in front of football albeit only slightly then there was a huge gap to American gridiron followed by union last or least ball time in action..........fancy gridiron having more ball time in play then anyone else.........it's no wonder the union lads get excited when they kick it out all the time.......at least they are seeing the ball in action.

comment by Barra (U2322)

posted on 23/6/11

the guys written one article....on the League forum what a total and utter saddo .

I think we have a closet League fan.

comment by e-mc2 (U2784)

posted on 24/6/11

Martin Gleeson granted leave for stress. Too much hanging around at scrums, possibly ?

comment by Barra (U2322)

posted on 24/6/11

at least he didn't fake it ....now trot off back to your village.....League lover

comment by e-mc2 (U2784)

posted on 26/6/11

League popular ?? haha, Quins......

posted on 26/6/11

Surely e-mc2 you should concern yourself more with your games relience on overseas players. your national coach has just picked a 45 man squad for your world cup of which 1/3 were born overseas. Isn't your sport capable of producing English born players in any number?

comment by Barra (U2322)

posted on 26/6/11

they come to League to to poach our talent nice to see they hold our sport with such high regard.

comment by essenby (U7579)

posted on 27/6/11

"Each and every scrum breaks RL law as the ball is never put in straight"

I would be obliged if anyone can quote the respective "law" that this is supposed to break.

As far as I am aware (last time I checked) Section 12, Paragraph 6(a) of the Laws merely requires that:-
"The ball shall be put into the scrum from the Referee’s side by holding it in a horizontal position with a point in each hand and rolling it along the ground into the tunnel formed by the opposing front row forwards."
I see no mention of "straight" (whatever that means?) or any other mention of the direction in which the ball is to be rolled?

posted on 27/6/11

U7579 ........

Far too much energy is expended either forming, using or debating the scrum in League. It's purely a vehicle for restarting the game - and a sensible opportunity for the game to be paused, allowing the players to catch their breath.

Lets face it, any side which actually decides to contest one (i.e. actually push forward) gives the opponents a heartattack through the shock of being shoved backwards.

That's not me knocking the sport of RL, far from it - i think it's brilliant. Truth is though it's generally 17 (big) backs vs 17 (big) backs these days.

posted on 28/6/11

111dsu4ever, Yes the backs have got bigger over the years I agree............but they are just as quick as the smaller backs of the past.
Whilst as far back as I can recall I've always witnessed a second rower run down some backs.
Bob McCarthy
Ron Coote
Mal Rielly

So all in all I don't think a lot has changed.
Cheers

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