General Local Rugby League Involvement

My involvement in local league is:


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playdaball_old

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I played RL up until around 19 before work intervened. At around 25 I trained with a local club before switching to the less physical RU code, where i played seniors/reserves.

Had offers to play both codes in the UK but decided not to.

My father is a life member of one of the local RL clubs here in Akld. He also refereed and played as did my brother.The sport played a big part of our lives whilst growing up, spending a lot of Saturday nights at the 'club'.
 

Jesbass_old

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I played RL up until around 19 before work intervened. At around 25 I trained with a local club before switching to the less physical RU code, where i played seniors/reserves.

Had offers to play both codes in the UK but decided not to.

My father is a life member of one of the local RL clubs here in Akld. He also refereed and played as did my brother.The sport played a big part of our lives whilst growing up, spending a lot of Saturday nights at the 'club'.

Pdb, if you don't mind me asking, why did you turn down the offers? Lack of money? Potential homesickness? Etc?

What decade was this in?
 

playdaball_old

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I made a 'committment' to my wife that I would not play football. Not a good look when you have 15 stiches in your face 3 weeks out from your wedding. You are recently married you know the 'score' - 15 years later my wife is still not keen on either rugby code despite the fact that our son plays RU. She will not let him play RL.

This was in the early-mid 90s.

Strange thing was that RU was a non pro game yet in France talks revolved around money, cars, accomodation etc.

Sounds strange but as soon as people find out you are from NZ and are bigger than the average person they quickly make an assumption that you'll be good at rugby (RL/RU).

Same would apply to a Brazilian (person) and soccer.
 

Jesbass_old

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Our four year wedding anniversary is this Thursday, pdb, so whil I wouldn't say I've been married for all that long, I probably don't fit into the 'recently married' category, either. ;)

Thanks for the insight, though. At the risk of putting you on a downer...do you regret turning down the offers?
 

playdaball_old

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No not at all.
I had a great time in the UK for a couple of years travelling, partying, got into a new career.
I watched friends play over there at times and thought that the standard was not always that great.
One of the best parts of playing a team sport is the socialising and I have done enough of that over the years. Football requires a lot of understanding from one's partner. Saturday is just about an all day affair by the time you get to the game and stay at the club afterwards. Chuck in two night's training with Thursday always ending n having a few drinks at the club.
 

Euro1990_old

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Hello.

I'm new here. I was a former player back in Ireland. Played Fullback for the Portadown Pumas. Had a fun time there.
 

Viking_old

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Hello.

I'm new here. I was a former player back in Ireland. Played Fullback for the Portadown Pumas. Had a fun time there.

Welcome aboard mate, what's your connection to the Warriors? A love of league and a Kiwi missus perhaps?

Being a Warriors fan is rollercoaster ride, we believe consistant teams are for boring fans that don't like living on the edge!
 

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