Who do you guys think will win??
Rugby would be more interesting if they made a few changes. They should change the playing field to an oval, should be able to pass the ball forward by punching it with their hand or kicking it, players should be able to take posession of the ball from a kick and have the option of taking their time or playing on, they should award a point if they only just miss a kick through the main posts (which they should add posts either side of to help adjudge this), they should stop with the complicated scoring from running over the line and just stay with kicks scoring, tackles should lead to a turnover of posession, and there should be a few more players on the ground.
Watching Offsiders this morning they had this debate about the codes and even the one-eyed NRL guy had to conceed that AFL has a much better following. Even in Sydney they can't get the same audience to a final as the AFL games held there.
Also I don't think there are too many people that watch AFL and think of it as sissy. Now if you want sissy you have to look at gridiron and how they play rugby with 30lbs of protective gear :keke:
Rugby Union>AFL AFL will start scoring higher when those wimps learn to tackle properly. :jerkoff1:
League I am of 2 minds about, its a great game to play but its just a dumbed down version of union and I believe AFL remains superior technically and skill-wise. Gridiron is for big pussies, they might be big and fast but they're still pussies. When they start playing without body armour I might give them some respect. Soccer is a fun game to play but I will never respect a game where grown men fall over and hold there ankle to get a penalty, then get up and run away perfectly fine. If you fall over and can't get up in Union it's generally because you're unconscious or dead.
afl is probably the result of fifth grade soccer players and 4th grade rugby players moving to melbourne and trying to develop a sport that combines elements of the two sports because they were sooks and couldn't make it in a real game. In NSW anyone who plays Afl is someone who is simply not good enough to make it in league or union.
Back on topic. Wallabies < all. How can we control possesion so much and cross the line so few times? Newzealand uses the ball out wide but Australia runs repetetive phases through the forwards which achieve nothing. Im sick of Wallaby shit! We have a good backline and shit forwards. Our Forwards, They cannot run the ball and are likely to get the ball pinched everytime they run it. "Oh hi, Im Nathan Sharpe Ill carry the ball at walking speed and i'll make sure I maintain possesion with good solid defence breaking go forward." My grandma could drive Nathan Sharpe back and pinch the ball off him. asdlkjdslkjslkjklsd and even when he runs it at walking speed im pretty sure theres never an aussie first at the break down. Australian Rugby is fucked. I love it but its fucked. To fix aussie rugby we need decent forwards. They should raid league for forwards. League produces fitter,stronger,faster, better tackling forwards and the wallabies need a few. SLot em into second row and number 8 and pinch a few argentina chaps for the front row and then we will start whooping the all blacks. Until Australia does that more and more people are going to get the shits with rugby and switch their attention to other things :(.
All blacks were a bit boring too tho... :P
I would have said AFL was developed by people who could actually run and had necks.:wutyousay:Originally Posted by My man Pickle
In WA, hell the rest of Australia rugby was for the guys at school that couldn't spell their own name and the meatheads.
But be warned guys; we have the pussy generation following us now. All the mums that are afraid junior will get hurt playing sport have enrolled their kids in soccer We are about to see the death of real mens sports.
(Yes I am fully aware that soccer is the world game, I used to play it before I grew a pair.)
IMO, aussie need a front row that can go forward. They've never had this. Having a good scrum is more important than people realize. Giteau's kicking is pretty short too. (Compared to the worlds best 10's).
As for the AB's, this is they're worst team in 20 years. I'm not sure who played in the backs, but we lack 12,13 and 14 in the backs. Nonu gets caught on D all the time,Conrad is just a standard player.. who struggles to go forward on slow ball and they lack a set of wheels on the other wing from Sivivatu..(untill Joe comes back).
In the forwards they haven't found a replacement for the best tighthead in the world.(Hayman)..or the best lock.(Jack) Or a good blindside to replace Jerry.
Both teams are average by their own standards. (My opinion)
Also ... Warriors beat the Storm!! haha!!
nd El Freako I wouldn't be calling NFL players pussys.. thats going a bit far.
The reason i think the NFL hits are insane is because people get blind spotted from all angles. When I see a receiver take a long pass then get a flying shoulder to the spine... that makes me glad we don't get hit like that.
At least in rugby you usually see it coming.