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How did S/W France pick up a culture for Rugby League, which I think originated in the North of England ?  ps. OK. Just googled it, seems to go back to 1865, when the codes were formed. Banned by the Vichy French Gov, who asset stripped and banned RL, in favour of RU. Thus taking years after 1944 to recover. 

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On ‎25‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 5:37 PM, Observer II said:

How did S/W France pick up a culture for Rugby League, which I think originated in the North of England ?  ps. OK. Just googled it, seems to go back to 1865, when the codes were formed. Banned by the Vichy French Gov, who asset stripped and banned RL, in favour of RU. Thus taking years after 1944 to recover. 

congratulations on discovering Google and its ability to inform hahahaha

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44 minutes ago, Observer II said:

:rolleyes:

Welcome to the real and modern 20th century,  maybe soon you may join the present one lol.  Unless you are just a lying hypocrite but I prefer to give you the benefit of the doubt lol

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1 hour ago, Observer II said:

zzzzzz :rolleyes:

I guess that comes with old age.

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14 minutes ago, Observer II said:

No, just irritating fly weights !   :rolleyes:   [IGNORE ALARM]

so insightful, and mature.  Oxymoron alarm.

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deja-vu alert folks if you have got this far in your reading you will have that feeling "i have read this before."

yes you have in any topic that these two post in.

so chaps? (can't be too careful with the PC police watching in) Can you at least invest in a thesaurus and try and make your ping pong posts a bit more erudite.

One of these days i may spend a hour or so going through the posts and creating a cut and paste post of all these repetitions. Might even offer a prize if anybody can correctly identify the original topics they were cut and pasted from.:twisted:

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There was a time when France had a highly competitive & entertaining RL team. Hopefully, the knock on effect of Catalans winning the Challenge Cup & the improvement of Toulouse will stoke the passions of the French supporters of the game.

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not just the French,  as the Catalans they could tap into the whole of Catalonia which is  7.5 million very proud Catalans.

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If it did take off (and its a big if) imagine playing away matches at camp Nou  or 99000 capacity for Grand Final/ semi final days etc.  plus a trip to the sun 

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They did play in Barcelona against Warrington a few years ago & got about  18000  specs ,i believe, but not at camp nou.

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