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    Default John Holdsworth: Master of Communication and Tact

    This is from an early-90s match in the USA between Wigan and Warrington, intended to spread the game over there. Which obviously was a raging success, just ask Cody. One of the many things they used to make the game more comprehensible was this strange innovation of putting a microphone on the referee, so that the TV audience could hear what was being said. Includes subtitles for those who have mislaid their Kippax-to-English dictionaries.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvX6lybLyZ8

    Warning: this video contains scenes of contested Rugby League scrums that some forwards may find disturbing. Particularly the novel hooking technique on display at about 2 minutes in.

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    Thank Jebus that League has moved on since then!

    Interesting technique. I think I might lose marks for trying that nowadays

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    That is quality! So many tips to try on Saturday!

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    What a very angry man.

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    Default Re: John Holdsworth: Master of Communication and Tact

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    What a very angry man.
    Just what I was thinking.

    Sorry, but that was painful to watch and I only managed 45 seconds.
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    Default Re: John Holdsworth: Master of Communication and Tact

    You forgot his official title: Mr Holdsworth from Kippax.

    That's how I remember him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    Just what I was thinking.

    Sorry, but that was painful to watch and I only managed 45 seconds.
    Seriously, mute it if you have to, but just skip ahead to 2:04 and watch the hooker.

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    1. Shaun Edwards with curls. Wow.

    2. Doesnt Jo Lydon coach somewhere now?

    3. These players seem so non-plussed by the referee. Was he like this at EVERY game?

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    Default Re: John Holdsworth: Master of Communication and Tact

    What was wrong with that?"

    I speak to players like that all the time.

    Les Boyd was a dirty b@stard even by Australian standards.

    There was some fresh faced youths in there. Edwards, Betts,Hampson, Lydon, Paul Cullen and the unfortunate Mike Gregory

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyesbetter View Post
    Seriously, mute it if you have to, but just skip ahead to 2:04 and watch the hooker.
    What can you say? Apart from

    Seriously, did that ref go far?
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