Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

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Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 am

What do you all make of this?

What has happened for many years?

Why is he asking the question about 13 backs. Seriously?

What rules of the game is he referring to that result in runs from the POTB?

PC: "The selection of Blake Austin on the wing fascinates me. It has happened for many years and I am not saying that it was wrong, but if that is the case then do any positions matter?

"Could you play a game with 13 backs on the pitch? It seems a though rugby league is now one size fits all and one play is all you need.

"I am saddened that the rules of the game mean that picking the ball up and running directly from behind the play-the-ball seems to be the most effective move in the sport.

"They sometimes stop kids from doing this and make them pass the ball, but at the highest level of the international game running from the play-the-ball is the most exciting thing we have to look forward to - or a kick on the last tackle.
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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:51 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 am
What do you all make of this?

What has happened for many years?

Why is he asking the question about 13 backs. Seriously?

What rules of the game is he referring to that result in runs from the POTB?

PC: "The selection of Blake Austin on the wing fascinates me. It has happened for many years and I am not saying that it was wrong, but if that is the case then do any positions matter?

"Could you play a game with 13 backs on the pitch? It seems a though rugby league is now one size fits all and one play is all you need.

"I am saddened that the rules of the game mean that picking the ball up and running directly from behind the play-the-ball seems to be the most effective move in the sport.

"They sometimes stop kids from doing this and make them pass the ball, but at the highest level of the international game running from the play-the-ball is the most exciting thing we have to look forward to - or a kick on the last tackle.
Where is the link to these statements please?
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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by medlocke » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:19 pm

Explain why it is bizzare

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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:13 pm

medlocke wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Explain why it is bizzare
The questions I asked at the start of my post will direct you to the areas I think are bizzare. Feel free to answer and counter.
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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:16 pm

josie andrews wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:51 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 am
What do you all make of this?

What has happened for many years?

Why is he asking the question about 13 backs. Seriously?

What rules of the game is he referring to that result in runs from the POTB?

PC: "The selection of Blake Austin on the wing fascinates me. It has happened for many years and I am not saying that it was wrong, but if that is the case then do any positions matter?

"Could you play a game with 13 backs on the pitch? It seems a though rugby league is now one size fits all and one play is all you need.

"I am saddened that the rules of the game mean that picking the ball up and running directly from behind the play-the-ball seems to be the most effective move in the sport.

"They sometimes stop kids from doing this and make them pass the ball, but at the highest level of the international game running from the play-the-ball is the most exciting thing we have to look forward to - or a kick on the last tackle.
Where is the link to these statements please?
https://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/ ... inter-tour
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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by old hooker » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:52 pm

Clarky is right,less skill now,more size and power just run straight and hope for the best

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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by jobo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:33 pm

old hooker wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Clarky is right,less skill now,more size and power just run straight and hope for the best
Think the skill is still there but tweaking the rules continually has led to what we witness today. As you say, size and power are the be all and end all nowadays.

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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by Mike » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:36 pm

Maybe he meant picking players out of position and its just badly proof read?

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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:00 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:16 pm
josie andrews wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:51 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 am
What do you all make of this?

What has happened for many years?

Why is he asking the question about 13 backs. Seriously?

What rules of the game is he referring to that result in runs from the POTB?

PC: "The selection of Blake Austin on the wing fascinates me. It has happened for many years and I am not saying that it was wrong, but if that is the case then do any positions matter?

"Could you play a game with 13 backs on the pitch? It seems a though rugby league is now one size fits all and one play is all you need.

"I am saddened that the rules of the game mean that picking the ball up and running directly from behind the play-the-ball seems to be the most effective move in the sport.

"They sometimes stop kids from doing this and make them pass the ball, but at the highest level of the international game running from the play-the-ball is the most exciting thing we have to look forward to - or a kick on the last tackle.
Where is the link to these statements please?
https://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/ ... inter-tour
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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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Re: Phil Clarke bizzare comments on GB Lions

Post by ancientnloyal » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:01 pm

Imagine, you could have Clubb on the wing!

Madness

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