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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

New Zealand Rugby League Website 

This is a bloody good one.

www.nzrl.co.nz

It's been slowly building itself up over the last few months and the blokes involved deserve a real pat on the back for their hard work.

It has pretty comprehensive stats building for the Bartercard Cup, lists of all Kiwis alphabetically, records and all sorts of other stuff. Anyway, go there and enjoy. I'll put it up in our permanent link section.

Here is the all time Kiwi test record though.
Against Played Won Lost Drawn
G. Britain. 99 36 58 5
Australia.. 99 25 72 2
France..... 49 31 14 5
Wales...... 9 6 3 0
B. Empire.. 1 0 1 0
C. Islands. 1 1 0 0
England.... 4 1 2 1
Tonga...... 2 2 0 0
PNG........ 15 14 1 0
Lebanon.... 1 1 0 0

Also coming soon some stats comparing the two rugby codes (tries etc). Been having a ding dong in another forum over that issue and others. See-moan and others will know what I'm talking about. Haha.

Comments:
I certainly do, but why the fascination with tries scored from all concerned,

IMHO, the best games in both versions of rugby are the tight ones. For example, I'd imagine the number of tries scored in Origin games is pretty low,
 
I certainly do, but why the fascination with tries scored from all concerned,

IMHO, the best games in both versions of rugby are the tight ones. For example, I'd imagine the number of tries scored in Origin games is pretty low,
 
Only one draw against Australia? I guess that was the 14-14 game at "Mt Smart Stadium" in the early 90s? They need to update to include the latest draw. Speaking of tries, the best game of league I ever saw was a 2-2 draw in State of Origin in the early-to-mid 90s.
 
Well purists tend to say that tight games are the best ones, but you can't beat seeing some fantastic tries as well.

In the day of the short attention span and entertainment era I'd say people would rather see 10 tries a game than 10 collapsed scrums a game.

The main reason I started it in the first place was because some 'chap' was saying that league is 5 tackle kick. Which implies that nothing else happens but that. But if the NRL averages 8.5 tries a game plus the obligatory 2-3 over ruled each game and a few other in goal scrambles then it makes that argument look gay in the extreme.
 
Yeah, well I'd rather have the "crash and bash" of league than the "kick and clap" of union any day.
 

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