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    Change the Name of Rugby League Thread

    Unfortunately 'Rugby' means Union in most parts of the world. Saying League may do the job in a generic type of way but then a lot of people need the situation explained and that there really are 2 types of rugby. It is just unfortunate the duller version seems to have monopolized the term.

    So if League decided it was going to change its name, what is your choice or suggestion?

    Note- This isnt about whether they should change the name but what the best alternative would be if they did.

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    Seriously tho, I think Super League was an attempt to rebrand the game but unfortunately fell foul of the News Corp/ARL war down under. Happy as it is tbh.
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    Ahhh, I just thought you wanted to change the name of the thread.

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    There was a push to change the name of it to "Huddersfield League" or something of the like a while back. Didn't get far though.
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    Hey Goughy (or any other Saffies) this is a bit OT, but I always wanted to know what happened to League in South Africa. I do recall back in the day prior to Rugby going professional and the Super League war in League. League was growing in South Africa they were starting to establish themselves as the number four side.

    I do remember South Africa doing to the Super League and then once that folded, so did professional Rugby League in South Africa. Is League still played at professional level in SA. I looked at wiki and can't find anything on the game after 97 and SL.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_van...ollenhoven_Cup

    Tom van Vollenhoven Cup, is this professional tournment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Hey Goughy (or any other Saffies) this is a bit OT, but I always wanted to know what happened to League in South Africa. I do recall back in the day prior to Rugby going professional and the Super League war in League. League was growing in South Africa they were starting to establish themselves as the number four side.

    I do remember South Africa doing to the Super League and then once that folded, so did professional Rugby League in South Africa. Is League still played at professional level in SA. I looked at wiki and can't find anything on the game after 97 and SL.

    EDIT:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_van...ollenhoven_Cup

    Tom van Vollenhoven Cup, is this professional tournment?
    Unfortunately League doesnt really exist in South Africa. Ask the average person in the street and they would probably have never heard of it. Its probably on a par with Aussie Rules.

    However, my favorite ever League player was South African. A guy (steroids cheat) called Jamie Bloem

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