A Wellington team would be nice, Aukland will now have a rival oin their own country.Originally posted by NZL fan+Jul 21 2004, 10:03 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (NZL fan @ Jul 21 2004, 10:03 PM)</div><!--QuoteBegin-Gay-GuyAgree with everything apart from the telstra premiership being the most popular national comp - it is now no different then the the super 12 - ie. it now includes the New Zealand warriors who are not nationals of Australia, and based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a Wellington team is one of four new teams being considered in the expansion........... [/b]@Jul 19 2004, 06:13 PM
Both games are very good at different points.Â
League is tight making tackling hard important.Â Union is more open making safe tackling more important.
League emphasises continual movement as a team as one on defence.Â Union has consistently restructuring in positions with defence.
Both codes have patterns for attack.Â The main difference is Union drastically revamps it's attacking strategies according to the score while League will not vary too much in attack whether they are 50 points in front or 50 points behind.
Both codes have excellent kickers though Union needs more of it's personnel to have a decent kick.
Both codes have excellent passers though League needs more of it's personnel to have a good pass.
League has a simple clear understanding of the tackle situation while Union interpretaion of the tackle situation can vary immensely.Â This is because League has an almost no contest of the ball policy while Union stresses the fair but slightly uneven contest at the tackle.Â League allows for the opportunity for eveness in possession where victory is based on usage of that opportunity while Union bases victory on amount of possession first.Â Union needs heavier penalties at it's tackle ball situation (instant yellow card) to clean it up from professional fouls.
League calls for a high specialisation of a limited amount of skills while Union calls for balanced overall skills.Â Good players from both codes are the ones who expand on these fundamentals.
Most popular World Cup:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Union (RWC)
Most Popular International Regional Comp:Â Â Â Â Union (S12)
Most Popular International Comp:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Union (6 Nations)
Most Popular National Comp:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â League (Telstra Premiership)
Most Popular National Rep Comp:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â League (State of Origin)
But if you listen to Ripper no one will actually care about them.