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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 am
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An interesting article from Scotland this morning about the possibility of a RL 6 Nations.

Although lacking in details, this is something the sport really needs

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/152 ... ish_Lions/

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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:03 am
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Plus an England second team ? thats Scotland right? also Dave Valentine, a Hawick lad Played for Huddersfield,
This Guy doesn,t know a right lot about RL me thinks
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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 am
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A non traditional paper dares print an article about RL and there's already one moron bleating about the content not being quite right. Classic.
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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
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boomer wrote:
Plus an England second team ? thats Scotland right? also Dave Valentine, a Hawick lad Played for Huddersfield,
This Guy doesn,t know a right lot about RL me thinks
A fair if short piece, I would be interested to know where he got his story from? Done on an economical scale it could work. I am a believer that GB should be the major international side although it would in essence be mostly English at this time. But if you make selection criteria for GB conditional on playing in the six nations then it would add more value to the non England sides. It would also be nice if the minor nations in the southern hemisphere had a similar competition. He is also right about Dave Valentine although before my time (& I am a pensioner) you could add George Fairburn & Alan Tate to the list of Scots League players. Apologies to those I have missed.

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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm
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boomer wrote:
Plus an England second team ? thats Scotland right? also Dave Valentine, a Hawick lad Played for Huddersfield,
This Guy doesn,t know a right lot about RL me thinks


I think it means a return to what we had before.

We had GB as the main international side and then we had England, which players like Mark Calderwood played for. So GB would include the top players from all the nations, England would be something like England Knights.
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Post Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 pm
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Just a thought that if we did go back to GB we could start attracting top union players like the days of Davies, Devroux, Moriarty , Quinnell etc.
Would these guys have switched codes if there only option was a second string Welsh team to play for.
Every player wants to play on the biggest stages but until international rugby league gets recognised on the world sports circuit it will fail to attract new faces to the sport.
Also with reference to another thread on here regards the next international been streamed on the Internet with a cost of £3.50. Yes the die hards will pay for it but I can't see one neutral seeing the game.
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am
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Couldn't think of a worse thing to bring back than what us effectively (for most teams involved) a second string 6N dressed up as a first team competition and regularly won (by a large margin) by a complete second team.

Awful awful idea. The home nations should not be playing at the same time as Great Britain unless it is clearly labelled a second team, in which case it would be a very low-key comp anyway.
England Knights shouldn't be playing first teams either. Damages that nation's credibility and that of international rugby league.
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:41 pm
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Wellsy13 wrote:
Couldn't think of a worse thing to bring back than what us effectively (for most teams involved) a second string 6N dressed up as a first team competition and regularly won (by a large margin) by a complete second team.

Awful awful idea. The home nations should not be playing at the same time as Great Britain unless it is clearly labelled a second team, in which case it would be a very low-key comp anyway.
England Knights shouldn't be playing first teams either. Damages that nation's credibility and that of international rugby league.

I can see what you mean but we have got to try something when the union lot first tried it it must have taken a wile to get going so lets try something
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:14 pm
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I can see what you mean but we have got to try something when the union lot first tried it it must have taken a wile to get going so lets try something


Wellsy is correct. It is insulting to the serious rugby league nations -- France and Wales -- to have a second string England team. Play the first England team or don't play England at all.

It is no argument to say "let's try something" when that something is so flawed that the media and most rugby league fans will not take it seriously.
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:53 pm
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Dear Dave,
As an ardent RL fan, l search the Media, fot anything and everything RL, in none heatland media, often you get a jurno wanting to fill some inches in his rag, maybe he,s having a quiet day or his boss has given him something to practice on. Often the nationals like to pretend they promote RL while simply having a snidy go at us.
6 Nations, he,s having a laugh, England 2nd team? at the moment the best 25 English players play for England, yeh! the rest search the records to see if their Granny by chance had an Irish wolfhound, a Welsh terrier or a Scotty, so they can pull on the appropriate jersey. S with 2 English teams, that will narrow the player pool down somewhat yeh!
England played 5 won 5
England 2 played 5 won 4
The rest, yeh right!.

This jurno then found something re Dave Valentine, a Scot, who captained GB, he knew where he came from, but either didn,t know or couldn,t be bothered to find out who he played for. as a child i watched Dave play at Fartown, top player, and proud to have seen him.
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