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Club or Country?
Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:47 pm
Posted by Muggins on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:47 pm
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This always makes for interesting conversation when about football, so I just wondered how RL fans see things.

Would you prefer that England won the World Cup or your club team won the Grand Final/Challenge Cup? (not sure what the biggest prize is considered to be in club RL)

I don't have a club team so obviously it's England for me. To expand things a bit though, I'd maybe prefer to beat Australia in a three test series than win the World Cup.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 am
Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 am
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:35 am
Posted by Muggins on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:35 am
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Huddersfield1895 wrote:
For a player the biggest honour in team sport is to play for your country


Well, I was asking what the fans here think, rather than the players. Besides, I'm not sure that what you say is correct in all cases - not in RL anyway, because the international game isn't that good compared to other sports.

I'm sure playing in SOO would be a bigger honour than playing for Australia against the Cook Islands, for example.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:13 am
Posted by NickyKiss on Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:13 am
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I've seen Wigan win plenty in 30 years watching us but I've yet to see GB/England win anything of any real note.

Every time we get to finals/deciding tests against Australia I'm a deranged lunatic hoping it finally could be the moment but it never has been. One day I would love to think I'll be able to crack open a beer after a game where we've beaten the Aussies in a final or series decide and just watch the replay over and again.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:16 am
Posted by Hopie on Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:16 am
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Country, country, country.

Even when I was going every week home and away and super league used to be good it was the same.

Nothing in the game has hurt as much as watching England fail again and again, particularly the semi in '13 as it feels like the chance to see us beat Australia has gone, it hasn't happened in my lifetime and the way things are going in the UK it may not ever again.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:31 am
Posted by SaleSlim on Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:31 am
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You'll get 2 lots of responses for this.

Country for the fans of Wigan, Leeds, Saints who are used to watching their team win GF's.....

...... and Club for fans of rubbish teams like Salford (my team) and Wire who have no idea what GF success tastes like.

Unlike Football the vast majority of club rugby fans are passionate about the national team and there aren't as many club v country conflicts IMO.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:48 am
Posted by Him on Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:48 am
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But I think that’s because we have our internationals at the end of the season.

If we had them mid-season and we had England players missing SL games or getting injured mid-season I think you’d see a lot more antipathy toward internationals.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:48 am
Posted by downo on Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:48 am
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Club, easily!!

Struggle to watch these silly rep games, i'd prefer club over SOO too actually
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 am
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 am
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For the good of the game in this country then for me its country. For selfish reasons its club.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:57 am
Posted by fun time frankie on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:57 am
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