League and Union: we should embrace the different codes
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It’s no secret that there is an uneasiness between rugby and league followers that has existed since the infamous schism back in 1895.
But wouldn’t it be nice if we could put that aside for once and embrace the differences between each code instead of insulting each other with immature insults such as ‘mungoes’ and ‘rah rahs’.
It’s no secret rugby union has a greater footprint internationally, something us league followers are jealous about.
In an ideal world it be awesome to see rugby sevens and rugby-league nines take off globally.
The fast pace, non-stop code of rugby sevens is the perfect introduction to rugby union for new followers.
Rugby league nines, league’s shorter version of the game, can be used as a introduction to league.
The same goes for rugby 10s, 13s rugby league and 15s rugby union.
This is an ideal world because realistically it will never ever happen. There is a lack of vision in rugby league circles, along with the incompetent administration rugby league has been through over the past 100 years.
As far I’m concerned the world is big enough for both, if this situation were to occur.
I’m sick of the merger talks, so let’s embrace the different codes and stop thrashing each other for once.
Variety is the spice of life and more sport is never enough.
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