Thursday, May 26

State of Origin

Last night JD and I watched the entire 1st installment of the State against State, mate against mate game of Rugby League.

Football was definitely the winner - and of course Queensland.

Photo: Craig Golding

JD knows nothing about the game having grown up in Germany. And I know quite alot about the game (Go the Roosters!), but chose to give it up as a form of entertainment for the last 15-20 years. I found it a massive waste of time, and it just seems quite neanderthal really. Far too rough for my liking. Anyway, it was actually fun watching it together, and JD now knows what a knock-on, converted try, scrum and biffo are - all really important stuff to know for chats around the coffee machine at work.

Another hilarious fact about State of Origin: This year they're celebrating 25 years but it is in fact 26 years. It started in 1980. Do the math! Channel 9 apparently pointed this out to the Rugby League and they chose to ignore this fact. It pretty much sums up the game.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rugby League or Rugby Union? Which is better?
Personally i think Rugby League out classes union by far, though being a Wakefield Wildcats fan makes me a little biased! However i do admit that internationally Rugby League needs some work so Rugby Union has that on its side but what about the game itself?
It seems that Rugby Union is just a collection of dog piles most of the time followed by short lived runs which either involve running straight into the other teams players or scoring the odd try, WHY!? In Rugby League I can see the point in running straight into your opponent as you have to make some ground only having six tackles to do it but in Union, its just a way off losing the ball! Fools!
I mean I like doing a little Rugby League Betting every other week but When it comes to Rugby Union, its just boring! KICK! THERE INFRONT! KICK! THERE BEHIND!! KICK THERE INFRONT AGAIN!!! OH NO WAIT!! THERE BEHIND AGAIN! RUN THE DAMN BALL!!!!
Anyway I’ll stop my rant here and give someone else say what they think!

10:02 pm  

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