State Of Origin

The new Super League season is underway, and with the All-Star game in Australia setting up the eagerly awaited NRL season, 2013 looks like being a good year for entertainment in the 13 man code. With the added bonus of the World Cup at the end of the year, it seems like it’s a great time to try and entice more people to the game.

Rugby League falls second best behind Union in the popularity stakes, and I, for one, do not understand why. I have nothing against Union, it provides me some entertainment at times, but this list aims to counter-balance the argument and gain Rugby League some more followers.

So without further ado, here’s my list….

5. Big Hits

Sonny Bill Williams

Although the shoulder charge has been outlawed in the southern hemisphere, there still promises to be a fine array of big hits flying about in the NRL, and with the controversial, armless tackle still retained in this country, there are bound to be some absolute bone-crunching tackles landing into the rib cage of many an unfortunate ball-carrier between now and the end of the season.

Despite the outlawing Down Under, the return of Sonny Bill Williams to the NRL is bound to result in more than a few people being ‘billed’ before the season commences with the World Cup Final at Old Trafford in November.

Below is a video that showcases a range of hits from the 2012 season.

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This article was first posted on February 12, 2013