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Wally

Guest
There was talk not long ago about a game involving Australian representatives from both codes playing each other in one half of union and one have of league. Pick your respective teams in the opposite code.

Wallabies Rugby League Team

1. James O'Connor
2. Digby Ioane
3. Will Chambers
4. Ryan Cross
5. Drew Mitchell
6. Berrick Barnes
7. Matt Giteau ©
8. George Smith
9. Adam Ashley-Cooper
10. David Pocock
11. Richard Brown
12. Rocky Elsom
13. Wycliff Palu

14. Tatafu Polota-Nau
15. James Horwill
16. Stirling Mortlock
17. Mark McLinden

Kangaroos Rugby Union Team

15. Mat Rogers
14. Wendell Sailor
13. Greg Inglis
12. Justin Hodges
11. Israel Falou
10. Darren Lockyer ©
9. Scott Prince
8. Anthony Watmough
7. Robbie Farah
6. Ben Creagh
5. Luke O'Donnell
4. Ashley Harrison
3. Sam Thaiday
2. Cameron Smith
1. Petero Civoniceva

16. Nate Myles
17. Brent Kite
18. Michael Weyman
19. Craig Wing
20. Jonathan Thurston
21. Michael Jennings
22. Billy Slater
 
P

Prestwick

Guest
Hahahahahaha Matt Rogers.

He'll brag about how hard and awesome he is, attempt a cheap shot, get absolutely nailed and then whinge about it for the rest of his career....
 
B

Bullitt

Guest
Pssst... You can't usse sailor... He's still banned for being a coke snorting shithead.
 
D

dullonien

Guest
This kinda thing used to happen on a regular basis over here, although it was between club teams (never seen one, but my dad remembers seeing quite a few). Apparently the union team always won by large margins which isn't surprising when you think about it. Union has so many more technicalities which means they have a big advantage. Therefore in the 'league half' the union team can almost keep up, as they posses all the skills necessary, whereas the league players struggle hugely with rucking, scrummaging, linouts etc. in the 'union half'. This is shown by the success of cross code transfers, good union players are often successful going over to league, whereas league players coming to union often struggle.

Would be nice to see a match between two international lineups with a couple weeks to prepare though!
 
Q

QLD

Guest
I thought this thread would be comparing the current status of the two sports in this country.
 
C

Charles

Guest
My France league team

1 Medart
2 Traille
3 Clerc
4 Rougerie
5 Donguy
6 Trinh-Duc
7 Tillous-Bordes
8 Szarzewski
9 Michalak
10 Chabal
11 Vermeulen
12 Dusautoir
13 Picamoles
 
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QLD

Guest
Wallabies Rugby League Team

1. James O'Connor
2. Digby Ioane
3. Adam Ashley-Cooper
4. Ryan Cross
5. Drew Mitchell
6. Berrick Barnes
7. Matt Giteau ©
8. Wycliff Palu
9. Will Genia
10. Rocky Elsom
11. Richard Brown
12. Scott Higgonbotham
13. George Smith

Kangaroos Rugby Union Team

15. Jarryd Hayne
14. Wendell Sailor
13. Greg Inglis
12. Justin Hodges
11. Israel Falou
10. Darren Lockyer ©
9. Cameron Smith
8. Anthony Watmough
7. Dallas Johnson
6. Ben Creagh
5. Luke O'Donnell
4. Willie Mason
3. Paul Gallen
2. ?
1. Petero Civoniceva


I cant imagine any leaguies going into a union front row. I don't know if Jarryd Hayne can kick, but he's been the best player in the NRL this year.
 
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DonBilly

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Jul 31 2009, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
My France league team

1 Medart
2 Traille
3 Clerc
4 Rougerie
5 Donguy
6 Trinh-Duc
7 Tillous-Bordes
8 Szarzewski
9 Michalak
10 Chabal
11 Vermeulen
12 Dusautoir
13 Picamoles[/b]

Well I would recommend adding Thomas Bosc, Djamel Fakir, Pelo, Estebanez and Guisset to your selection.
 
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candybum

Guest
1 Cory Jane
2 Joe Roks
3 Muliaina
4 Nonu
5 Sitiveni
6 McAlistair
7 Donald
8 Mealamu
9 Weepu
10 Thorn
11 Kaino
12 So'oialo
13 McCaw
 
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Charles

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Jul 31 2009, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Jul 31 2009, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My France league team

1 Medart
2 Traille
3 Clerc
4 Rougerie
5 Donguy
6 Trinh-Duc
7 Tillous-Bordes
8 Szarzewski
9 Michalak
10 Chabal
11 Vermeulen
12 Dusautoir
13 Picamoles[/b]

Well I would recommend adding Thomas Bosc, Djamel Fakir, Pelo, Estebanez and Guisset to your selection.
[/b][/quote]

The point was to make a league team with union players if I am not mistaken... ;)
 
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gingergenius

Guest
England Rugby League Team:

1. Matthew Tait
2. Ugo Monye
3. Shontayne Hape
4. Riki Flutey
5. Lesley Vainikolo
6. Toby Flood
7. Danny Care
8. Lee Mears
9. Harry Ellis
10. Simon Shaw
11. Courtney Lawes
12. Tom Croft
13. Andrew Sheridan

England RU Team:

1. James Graham
2. James Roby
3. Kieron Cunningham
4. Adrian Morley
5. Jamie Jones-Buchanan
6. Maurie Fa'asavalu
7. Jamie Peacock
8. Gareth Ellis
9. Rob Burrow
10. Leon Pryce
11. Mark Calderwood
12. Kieth Senior
13. Ryan Atkins
14. Ade Gardner
15. Kyle Eastmond (he has to fit in somewhere)
 
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DonBilly

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Aug 1 2009, 04:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Jul 31 2009, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Jul 31 2009, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My France league team

1 Medart
2 Traille
3 Clerc
4 Rougerie
5 Donguy
6 Trinh-Duc
7 Tillous-Bordes
8 Szarzewski
9 Michalak
10 Chabal
11 Vermeulen
12 Dusautoir
13 Picamoles[/b]

Well I would recommend adding Thomas Bosc, Djamel Fakir, Pelo, Estebanez and Guisset to your selection.
[/b][/quote]

The point was to make a league team with union players if I am not mistaken... ;)
[/b][/quote]

Oops, my mistake then, I apologize. By the way, why have you put Michalak in the second row?
 
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gingergenius

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Aug 11 2009, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Aug 1 2009, 04:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Jul 31 2009, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Jul 31 2009, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My France league team

1 Medart
2 Traille
3 Clerc
4 Rougerie
5 Donguy
6 Trinh-Duc
7 Tillous-Bordes
8 Szarzewski
9 Michalak
10 Chabal
11 Vermeulen
12 Dusautoir
13 Picamoles[/b]

Well I would recommend adding Thomas Bosc, Djamel Fakir, Pelo, Estebanez and Guisset to your selection.
[/b][/quote]

The point was to make a league team with union players if I am not mistaken... ;)
[/b][/quote]

Oops, my mistake then, I apologize. By the way, why have you put Michalak in the second row?
[/b][/quote]

another mistake, number 9 in league is hooker... which is across between a Union scrum half and hooker/ back rower. Second rows are 11 and 12 I believe
 
H

Hinch

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dale @ Jul 31 2009, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Wallabies Rugby League Team

1. James O'Connor
2. Digby Ioane
3. Adam Ashley-Cooper
4. Ryan Cross
5. Drew Mitchell
6. Berrick Barnes
7. Matt Giteau ©
8. Wycliff Palu
9. Will Genia
10. Rocky Elsom
11. Richard Brown
12. Scott Higgonbotham
13. George Smith

Kangaroos Rugby Union Team

15. Jarryd Hayne
14. Wendell Sailor
13. Greg Inglis
12. Justin Hodges
11. Israel Falou
10. Darren Lockyer ©
9. Cameron Smith
8. Anthony Watmough
7. Dallas Johnson
6. Ben Creagh
5. Luke O'Donnell
4. Willie Mason
3. Paul Gallen
2. ?
1. Petero Civoniceva


I cant imagine any leaguies going into a union front row. I don't know if Jarryd Hayne can kick, but he's been the best player in the NRL this year.[/b]

I'd personally have Hunt at 15. Purely because of his rugby union experience. Although he'll soon be off to Japanese Rugby Union and become a moot point. And then to the AFL so everyone in Australia can laugh at him.
 
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gingergenius

Guest
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hinch @ Aug 15 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dale @ Jul 31 2009, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wallabies Rugby League Team

1. James O'Connor
2. Digby Ioane
3. Adam Ashley-Cooper
4. Ryan Cross
5. Drew Mitchell
6. Berrick Barnes
7. Matt Giteau ©
8. Wycliff Palu
9. Will Genia
10. Rocky Elsom
11. Richard Brown
12. Scott Higgonbotham
13. George Smith

Kangaroos Rugby Union Team

15. Jarryd Hayne
14. Wendell Sailor
13. Greg Inglis
12. Justin Hodges
11. Israel Falou
10. Darren Lockyer ©
9. Cameron Smith
8. Anthony Watmough
7. Dallas Johnson
6. Ben Creagh
5. Luke O'Donnell
4. Willie Mason
3. Paul Gallen
2. ?
1. Petero Civoniceva


I cant imagine any leaguies going into a union front row. I don't know if Jarryd Hayne can kick, but he's been the best player in the NRL this year.[/b]

I'd personally have Hunt at 15. Purely because of his rugby union experience. Although he'll soon be off to Japanese Rugby Union and become a moot point. And then to the AFL so everyone in Australia can laugh at him.
[/b][/quote]

isn't hayne fijian?
 
J

Jethro

Guest
The main problem for the Aussie League team is can they come up with 16 or so players of international standard who aren't currently facing some time in court ;)
 

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