Heavenly game comes down to earth

Crotty, Martin (2003, November 26). Heavenly game comes down to earth. The Courier Mail, p.23-23.

Author Crotty, Martin
Title Heavenly game comes down to earth
Newspaper The Courier Mail
Publication date 2003-11-26
Edition 1
Start page 23
End page 23
Total pages 1
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Queensland Newspapers
Language eng
Subject 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
2103 Historical Studies
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract/Summary Rugby union administrators could look to improve their game further by learning lessons from league and AFL, writes Martin Crotty IN THE wake of the Rugby World Cup, many Australians no doubt would reject the idea that rugby union is, as the saying goes, the game they play in heaven. Some would reason that the game is too slow and stilted, others would object simply on the basis of tribal loyalties towards other codes. In both cases, however, there is hope. Unquestioning loyalty to one or other code is on the decrease, and if one thing is obvious from watching a smorgasbord of union,league and AFL in recent times, it is that union might make itself more fitted for heaven by borrowing a little from its competitors.
Keyword Rugby union
Football codes
World Cup
Rule changes

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