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Yes, I was surprised how the quality of the play holds up to today’s standards. Much more free flowing though.

This was pre super league and the f/t professional era, so it surprised me.

A good bit of spite and biff too.

 

 

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People talk about how great scrums were in the old days.

I see games from the 80's and can't believe how sloppy and dangerous they were. I realise that they could make the ones we have now more competitive, but fuck me we don't want to go back to what they had back then.

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4 hours ago, Quint said:

People talk about how great scrums were in the old days.

I see games from the 80's and can't believe how sloppy and dangerous they were. I realise that they could make the ones we have now more competitive, but fuck me we don't want to go back to what they had back then.

 

Messy yes, but they seemed a lot quicker than what we have now.

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4 hours ago, Quint said:

People talk about how great scrums were in the old days.

I see games from the 80's and can't believe how sloppy and dangerous they were. I realise that they could make the ones we have now more competitive, but fuck me we don't want to go back to what they had back then.

I want to see competitive scrums returned....it was a game within a game where you needed a specialist in that position.

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Okay, father (or uncle) or son? Who wins selection?

 

 

1 MattRogers

2 Brett Morris

3 Jarryd Hayne

4 Mark Gasnier

5 Will Hopoate

6 Corey Hughes

7 Mitchell Pearce

8 Wayne Bennett

9 Johnny Lang

10 Dean Young

11 Curtis Sironen

12 Joel reddy

13 Scott Sattler

 

1. Steve Rogers

2 Steve Morris

3 Manoa Thompson

4 Reg Gasnier

5 John Hopoate

6 Garry Hughes

7 Wayne Pearce

8 Darius Boyd

9 Martin Lang

10 Craig Young

11 Paul Sironen

12 Rod Reddy

13 John Sattler

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10 hours ago, Diddee said:

Okay, father (or uncle) or son? Who wins selection?

 

 

1 MattRogers

2 Brett Morris

3 Jarryd Hayne

4 Mark Gasnier

5 Will Hopoate

6 Corey Hughes

7 Mitchell Pearce

8 Wayne Bennett

9 Johnny Lang

10 Dean Young

11 Curtis Sironen

12 Joel reddy

13 Scott Sattler

 

1. Steve Rogers

2 Steve Morris

3 Manoa Thompson

4 Reg Gasnier

5 John Hopoate

6 Garry Hughes

7 Wayne Pearce

8 Darius Boyd

9 Martin Lang

10 Craig Young

11 Paul Sironen

12 Rod Reddy

13 John Sattler

Wayne Bennett and Darius Boyd as props? Both were/are wingers or fullback.

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On 11/3/2018 at 9:38 PM, Diddee said:

Okay, father (or uncle) or son? Who wins selection?

 

 

1 MattRogers

2 Brett Morris

3 Jarryd Hayne

4 Mark Gasnier

5 Will Hopoate

6 Corey Hughes

7 Mitchell Pearce

8 Wayne Bennett

9 Johnny Lang

10 Dean Young

11 Curtis Sironen

12 Joel reddy

13 Scott Sattler

 

1. Steve Rogers

2 Steve Morris

3 Manoa Thompson

4 Reg Gasnier

5 John Hopoate

6 Garry Hughes

7 Wayne Pearce

8 Darius Boyd

9 Martin Lang

10 Craig Young

11 Paul Sironen

12 Rod Reddy

13 John Sattler

 

Ok, so I'm guessing you are asking who were the better players out of the two family members.

In that case:

 

Steve Rogers

Steve Morris

Jarryd Hayne

Reg Gasnier

John Hopoate

Garry Hughes (although if uncles are also included then Graeme Hughes would be the one I would pick)

Wayne Pearce

Darius Boyd

John Lang

Craig Young

Paul Sironen

Rod Reddy

John Sattler

 

For the most part it's the older brigade who were probably the more talented. Mark Gasnier and Mat Rogers were brilliant, but unfortunately for them their older relatives were some of the best to ever play the game. 

Mitchell Pearce at least has won a GF - something his old man could never do.

Thinking about those Hughes blokes though...not much to write about from them. They were mostly solid but unspectacular players. There's just no way Corey Hughes could ever be said to be better than anyone.

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On 10/4/2018 at 6:40 PM, sydgeoff said:

I want to see competitive scrums returned....it was a game within a game where you needed a specialist in that position.

 

Thing is, competitive scrums are allowed. You can push in scrums if you want to, it's just that coaches don't see the point in it anymore.

Changing the way the ball is allowed to be put into the scrum is what has changed it all. I wouldn't mind seeing how it would go if it were changed back to the way it was where it had to be fed into the middle, but if it's going to turn out like Union where every scrum results in a penalty then there's no point.

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31 minutes ago, Mr Chook said:

Now that's interesting, at almost the exact same time I put that youtube vid on here the exact same vid was posted on the Everything Rugby League facebook page.

 

It is a classic. Many people go back to it on a regular basis.

probably says something about what people miss about the game these days.

Boys will be boys. Oops (await’s Quint’s Gillette inspired new age Clementine Ford inspired response).

 

But on the Newtown thing, Raudonikis doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

Led the Magpies, then lifted the Jets from cellar dwellers to Grand Finalists.

Showed up Sterling a few times too, although Sterlo got the edge in the end.

Funny thing reading that Raudonikis was only 29. Today that is prime for a half, but back then it was apparently considered over the hill.

 

 

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Remember reading about the Dragons and Parra 1977 GF’s. 

The first was a draw and the Dragons won the replay.

Recall that one of them was a bloodbath, but can’t remember which one.

Anyone recall?

 

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11 hours ago, Diddee said:

Remember reading about the Dragons and Parra 1977 GF’s. 

The first was a draw and the Dragons won the replay.

Recall that one of them was a bloodbath, but can’t remember which one.

Anyone recall?

 

Pretty sure the first one was a bloodbath...Rod Reddy almost decapitated Mr Perpetual Bullshits head on several occasions and Price was absolutely running scared. Reddy was cautioned probably 5 or 6 times. Any team that was coached by Harry Bath always had lots of hardheads in the team and their main game plan was absolute intimidation.

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On 1/17/2019 at 10:08 PM, Diddee said:

 

It is a classic. Many people go back to it on a regular basis.

probably says something about what people miss about the game these days.

Boys will be boys. Oops (await’s Quint’s Gillette inspired new age Clementine Ford inspired response).

 

But on the Newtown thing, Raudonikis doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

Led the Magpies, then lifted the Jets from cellar dwellers to Grand Finalists.

Showed up Sterling a few times too, although Sterlo got the edge in the end.

Funny thing reading that Raudonikis was only 29. Today that is prime for a half, but back then it was apparently considered over the hill.

 

 

 

I'll stay away from that one as this isn't really the thread for it.

 

Cheers for the uploads though. Always good to check out some of the classics.

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On 1/18/2019 at 8:20 PM, sydgeoff said:

Pretty sure the first one was a bloodbath...Rod Reddy almost decapitated Mr Perpetual Bullshits head on several occasions and Price was absolutely running scared. Reddy was cautioned probably 5 or 6 times. Any team that was coached by Harry Bath always had lots of hardheads in the team and their main game plan was absolute intimidation.

 

It was the second game.

Reddy was on a rampage and should have been sent off. He received 5 cautions. He was only on the field for just over 40 minutes.

 

It should be noted that the referee of that GF replay, Gary Cook, was employed by Penfolds Wines at the time...Penfolds also being the major sponsor of the St George Dragons.

 

The NSW Premier at the time Neville Wran commented after the game:

 

“In all my years of supporting rugby league I have seldom seen a player [Ray Price] subjected to so much punishment yet still walk off the field the star of the game. When I walked into the Parramatta dressing room to offer my condolences I was disgusted to find he had been bitten.”

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Quint said:

 

It was the second game.

Reddy was on a rampage and should have been sent off. He received 5 cautions. He was only on the field for just over 40 minutes.

 

It should be noted that the referee of that GF replay, Gary Cook, was employed by Penfolds Wines at the time...Penfolds also being the major sponsor of the St George Dragons.

 

The NSW Premier at the time Neville Wran commented after the game:

 

“In all my years of supporting rugby league I have seldom seen a player [Ray Price] subjected to so much punishment yet still walk off the field the star of the game. When I walked into the Parramatta dressing room to offer my condolences I was disgusted to find he had been bitten.”

 

 

 

Fuck. What dirty cunt bit Price in the dressing sheds after the match?

Bloody Eels are just not very good teammates.

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1 hour ago, Quint said:

 

It was the second game.

Reddy was on a rampage and should have been sent off. He received 5 cautions. He was only on the field for just over 40 minutes.

 

It should be noted that the referee of that GF replay, Gary Cook, was employed by Penfolds Wines at the time...Penfolds also being the major sponsor of the St George Dragons.

 

The NSW Premier at the time Neville Wran commented after the game:

 

“In all my years of supporting rugby league I have seldom seen a player [Ray Price] subjected to so much punishment yet still walk off the field the star of the game. When I walked into the Parramatta dressing room to offer my condolences I was disgusted to find he had been bitten.”

 

 

I agree that Rod Reddy should have been sent off...I could not believe what he got away with.

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