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Never liked rugby until recently. Since I got Sky Sports in the bar I've been enjoying a bit of rugby league. That semi final tonight between Castleford and St Helens was an absolute belter.

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Grand Final this Sunday evening here in Sydney: Melbourne v North Queensland. If you've not watched League before or only ever seen the English version, watch this; these lads are on a different level.

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Gutting loss to Castleford last night after Saints were the better team but goal kicking let us down but Castleford have been the best team all season so hopefully they'll go on and win it.

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Grand Final this Sunday evening here in Sydney: Melbourne v North Queensland. If you've not watched League before or only ever seen the English version, watch this; these lads are on a different level.

Used to watch those state of origin games a few years back when they were on terrestrial telly and then in sky's earlier days and they were superb. Quite low scoring and non stop action,I'd never seen Rugby that was a lot like a f****all match at the highest level with very few mistakes. Might have changed a bit now but they were great to watch,fascinating too.

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Never liked rugby until recently. Since I got Sky Sports in the bar I've been enjoying a bit of rugby league. That semi final tonight between Castleford and St Helens was an absolute belter.

Just seen on the BBC that Luke Gale who scored Castleford's last-second equaliser and then the winning Golden Point had his appendix out two weeks ago.

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Just seen on the BBC that Luke Gale who scored Castleford's last-second equaliser and then the winning Golden Point had his appendix out two weeks ago.

Hard as nails rugby players, the players of the other sport we follow are total fannies in comparison.

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I could have sworn I'd contributed to this thread before (do we have another one?). Anyway my team, Hull FC, have had a good season with an excellent Challenge Cup final victory. They play Leeds tonight and will be hoping to break a long winless streak at Heqdingley to get through to the semi finals.

 

C'mon you 'Ull!

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Used to watch those state of origin games a few years back when they were on terrestrial telly and then in sky's earlier days and they were superb. Quite low scoring and non stop action,I'd never seen Rugby that was a lot like a f****all match at the highest level with very few mistakes. Might have changed a bit now but they were great to watch,fascinating too.

 

If anything SoO has got even quicker. I've got more and more into it after moving to Sydney. Think that's due to teaching a lot of the NRL players, the fact my best mate here is an ex-pro player, and that I have a lot of access to tickets. It's lightning fast with huge hits and so those lack of mistakes you mention and the fact the pace just never ceases is unreal really. Went for lunch today with my mate and his lad who has just signed for Castleford. I simply doesn't come across on TV just how massive these lads are and how much punishment they take each game. I've a huge respect for them as athletes. 

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I could have sworn I'd contributed to this thread before (do we have another one?). Anyway my team, Hull FC, have had a good season with an excellent Challenge Cup final victory. They play Leeds tonight and will be hoping to break a long winless streak at Heqdingley to get through to the semi finals.

 

C'mon you 'Ull!

I hope you beat Leeds but they have the habit of turning up in the play-offs and cleaning up.

 

Hull v Cas Final would make a great change from the usual Leeds/Saints/Wigan

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Only a casual fan but have been really impressed by the attitude & displays of Castleford this year and ( with apologies to the Saints fans on here ) was made up for them last night and hope they can win the whole thing ( Apologies to the Airlie Bird on here ) as they more than deserve it.

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20-6 now. Big ask for Warrington to get this back.

I'm a saints fan, they smashed us in the semi-final but thought Warrington would have their number.

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I'm a saints fan, they smashed us in the semi-final but thought Warrington would have their number.

Same here. Made up if it stays like this. Can't stand Warrington.

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