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    http://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/68...a-of-their-own

    Australian authorities say they have "an open mind" on the issue and want to discuss it with their players.

    So Aussie Refs , what do you think ? - I know its RL, but you might as well opine in advance , seems like its going to be discussed with the players, so what do Refs / fans think ? ... Dickie, you there?


    Maybe having one each, will stop this .... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9VRsqVCzVg8

    http://www.rugbyonslaught.com/2015/0...ears-haka.html


    Request: please dont reopen any subject exhausted here, these were closed off. http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....ighlight=virus
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    1st world countries don't need that shite
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    We'll be right as we are thanks.
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    Default Re : Re: players to be canvassed

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    1st world countries don't need that shite
    What's the matter, does it remind you about things you'd rather not think about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyesbetter View Post
    What's the matter, does it remind you about things you'd rather not think about?

    ...or admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyesbetter View Post
    What's the matter, does it remind you about things you'd rather not think about?
    Not at all. Tawdry theatrics are best left to those trying to gain some relevance.

    As others have said, like England doing a pre-game Morris dance.

    As per TF, thanks for the thought but we'll be OK as is.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Nice to see a thread progress beyond one reply, before a moderators unilateral censorship preference kicked in !!!!!

    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....-be-acceptable
    This thread closed without anyone else commenting, .... why exactly ???????? I don't know which Mod actually closed it (!) , but why can't something we see in a high profile Rugby match be discussed on a Rugby forum as to whether or not its acceptable ?

    In replying to Ctrainer ( his like ) , FWIW The subject raised wasn't the 'provocation' ( which incidentally I'd seen and have scribed my loathing of previously) , it was the 'act' of retort that was being questioned.

    The 'act' was then excused as follows
    . It is the kind of symbolic act a rugby league player makes when he believes he is on top
    wtf !!!

    Crikey, if that excuse is acceptable then presumably Congo RLFC can bite chunks out of opponents routinely !!!

    It seems to me like its being ignored/brushed under the carpet, and FWIW I'd be equally critical if I'd seen Tuilagi or either of the Vunnipola brothers ( or any other player for that matter) display anything similar when wearing a white rose shirt irrespective of any match provocation or cultural decendancy.


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    I'm sorry, Because this is in the General Union Talk section, I thought the OP was asking if we would like to see the Wallabies have their own haka/war dance. I now realise it relates to RL only so I'd like to change my original post of, "We'll be right as we are thanks", to "Who cares?"
    I cannot even remember the dance that touring Kangaroo teams did pre 1968. Did they only do it when on tour or prior to every test match?
    I watch very few RL games so couldn't really give a toss what they do to counter the haka.
    As far as RU is concerned, the only pre-match gee up I remember was John Williamson leading the crowd with Waltzing Matilda
    Some RU historian may be able to tell me if the Wallabies ever had a pre game jig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyesbetter View Post
    What's the matter, does it remind you about things you'd rather not think about?
    Could bite and get into a full on political/historical/moralistic pissing contest but would prefer to discuss rugby related stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fat View Post
    I watch very few RL games so couldn't really give a toss what they do to counter the haka.
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    Having said that,
    I have now watched a highlights package from that Anzac (God knows why it's not played on Anzac Day???) Test match and have only two comments. Surely Sam Thaiday should be cited and suspended for the choke hold and is Greg Bird one of the dumbest thugs ever to pull on a RL jersey? Good to see he got 8 weeks which will allow him plenty of time to now deal with his upcoming court appearance. The thing that shits me about guys like Bird is how they are referred to in newspapers as RL stars. Go Figure.
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