the old girl hosting international rugby '71

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the old girl hosting international rugby '71

Post by the changeling » 31 Oct 2021, 13:48

1971 GB V NZ - 2ND TEST DARNT LANE

DEREK EDWARDS AT FB GIVING CAS REPRESENTATION AND ROGER THE DODGER AS WELL

https://www.facebook.com/bren.unsworth/ ... 485361939/

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Post by gateman » 31 Oct 2021, 18:36

thanks for posting that more than likely i would have been there, how good was the skill set of these part time players plus no kicking tees to be seen but still kicking some great goals

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Post by Tiger53 » 31 Oct 2021, 18:49

I was there. Still have the programme for that game amongst my 1000+.

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Post by gateman » 31 Oct 2021, 19:01

Tiger53 wrote: 31 Oct 2021, 18:49 I was there. Still have the programme for that game amongst my 1000+.
mate like me you have seen the rugby then and now the rules have been changed time and time again not for me have they improved the game at all

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Post by Tiger53 » 31 Oct 2021, 20:05

Totally agree with you.

Go back to the old rules everyday of the week. A game when wingers were selected for there pace and finishing, props looked like props, loose forwards were ball players and scrum were contested with hookers actually striking for the ball.

We can only dream.

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Post by gateman » 31 Oct 2021, 20:33

i hope some of our younger fans watch the video yes there were mistakes but look how fast the players moved the ball this head down and gain five yards is not a patch on the rugby that was played, move the ball like that in test matches we would have at least have a chance of beating AUS AND NZ

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Post by alftupper » 31 Oct 2021, 20:55

Rugby League has gone a long way in 50 years, unfortunately backwards in terms of entertainment. We now have players like Massey who is lauded for hitting the ground quickly and jumping up for a quick play the ball. No criticism of Massey just how the game is now.

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Post by Tamworth Tiger » 31 Oct 2021, 22:40

Remember being at the World Cup tie v France in 1970 too. If I’ve remembered it right it wasn’t a classic. 6-0. Three penalties.

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Post by tigerfeat » 01 Nov 2021, 09:30

the changeling wrote: 31 Oct 2021, 13:48 1971 GB V NZ - 2ND TEST DARNT LANE

DEREK EDWARDS AT FB GIVING CAS REPRESENTATION AND ROGER THE DODGER AS WELL

https://www.facebook.com/bren.unsworth/ ... 485361939/
Thanks for putting that up brought back some memorys to me watching bits of that ...Murphy and Millward at half backs that was a strong combination really
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Post by gateman » 01 Nov 2021, 10:08

when you looked at the fitness levels on the video you would not think these lads were part time players

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Post by cogito ergo sum » 01 Nov 2021, 15:37

Different game back then. Watching it, you notice the lack of space between attack and defence. The dummy runner/runaround moves which dominate back play today was impossible under the 5 yard rule. Far fewer points scored back then.

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Post by SFOtiger » 04 Nov 2021, 22:32

Great watch. How the game has changed, but also how parts have stayed very similar…

Seems the same bloke shouting “Gerremonside!” From the Princess St stand was there in 1971 :D

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Post by gateman » 05 Nov 2021, 08:50

less room with the 5 yard rule but an hell of a lot less injuries giving the big fellas 10 yards start as caused a good number

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Post by cogito ergo sum » 05 Nov 2021, 16:34

SFOtiger wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 22:32 Great watch. How the game has changed, but also how parts have stayed very similar…

Seems the same bloke shouting “Gerremonside!” From the Princess St stand was there in 1971 :D
I believe the chap who used to shout at the ref and wave his hanky over the railing was George, a local newspaper seller. He used to walk all round the field.

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Post by 43s flyer » 05 Nov 2021, 22:13

cogito ergo sum wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 16:34
SFOtiger wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 22:32 Great watch. How the game has changed, but also how parts have stayed very similar…

Seems the same bloke shouting “Gerremonside!” From the Princess St stand was there in 1971 :D
I believe the chap who used to shout at the ref and wave his hanky over the railing was George, a local newspaper seller. He used to walk all round the field.
Was the guy called Blower?

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Post by Hepworth7 » 05 Nov 2021, 23:52

43s flyer wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 22:13
cogito ergo sum wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 16:34
SFOtiger wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 22:32 Great watch. How the game has changed, but also how parts have stayed very similar…

Seems the same bloke shouting “Gerremonside!” From the Princess St stand was there in 1971 :D
I believe the chap who used to shout at the ref and wave his hanky over the railing was George, a local newspaper seller. He used to walk all round the field.
Was the guy called Blower?
I remember him well,my Dad referred to him affectionately as "Old Blower" that old hanky used to waved at whoever was officiating at the time and if the Seargeant Major had the whistle it would be accompanied by the puff of the cheeks that got him his nickname and the odd expletive or two. My first game was 1964 and he was already a fixture then......quite the character and a great memory.

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Post by cogito ergo sum » 06 Nov 2021, 10:29

Hepworth7 wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 23:52
43s flyer wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 22:13
cogito ergo sum wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 16:34
SFOtiger wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 22:32 Great watch. How the game has changed, but also how parts have stayed very similar…

Seems the same bloke shouting “Gerremonside!” From the Princess St stand was there in 1971 :D
I believe the chap who used to shout at the ref and wave his hanky over the railing was George, a local newspaper seller. He used to walk all round the field.
Was the guy called Blower?
I remember him well,my Dad referred to him affectionately as "Old Blower" that old hanky used to waved at whoever was officiating at the time and if the Seargeant Major had the whistle it would be accompanied by the puff of the cheeks that got him his nickname and the odd expletive or two. My first game was 1964 and he was already a fixture then......quite the character and a great memory.
My goodness, takes me back! I can see him now, blowing his cheeks out and waving his hanky. I always thought his name was Georgie Blewitt, but I might be getting confused by the nickname you refer to. He certainly blew.

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Post by Piquad1 » 06 Nov 2021, 11:32

Did he sell papers or am I getting him mixed up. There used to be a couple of blokes selling papers with him not sure if they were brothers. Think they called them John & Ruben. That Ruben fella was a big bloke with a flat cap on and an old mucky CAS scarfe on.

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Post by Piquad1 » 06 Nov 2021, 11:34

Could have passed for Charles Laughton . Now thinking back.

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Post by gateman » 06 Nov 2021, 12:07

one of these lads sold papers on the train station we would be going fishing to York his head would pop through and shout papers

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