Rugby League


Aug 18, 2008
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Um... I hear England lost the League. Gutz! :toung:


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Sep 8, 2008
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I'm a big follower of both codes of Rugby in Britain, and England, especially in League simply aren't good enough. I personally still believe the NRL is still light years ahead of Super League overall in terms of individual players personal skills and team quality. And of course International quality. The Australians are phenomenally blessed with strength in depth, in the Backs particularly. New Zealand don't do bad for themselves either.

I actually think that the single biggest problem with all team sports over the UK is that young players are made to specialise in any position far too early. Almost like when you get put in a position, whatever the sport may be, it rarely changes. Therefore young players can't really develop their overall personal skills and become one-trick ponies. Young players should be allowed to regularly alternate positions so they can enhance their own skills and play a bigger part.

Arsene Wenger said it best when he said something along the lines of... "Young players should be allowed to develop their own skills without the fear of failure"

When you see idiotic parents on the touchline continually berating and shouting at everyone it doesn't do anyone any favours. Too pre-occupied with winning and trying to make up for their own failed dreams of glory their kids become wrapped up in that and are scared of making mistakes.

I'm sure I'll have plenty of people who will disagree with me when reading this thread but this is my honest opinion for what it's worth.
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