>If ive got this wrong then someone will set it straight .
>But i thought league started in the SH due to the desire of players to be
>payed to play .
Well I don't know about that in the SH but that is not how it started in the
> Quite a few early AB's were involved .
>Also another AB great was blacklisted for accepting royalties from a book
>of his rugby career (Graham Mourie) , while before him both (AB's) Karam
>and Rollerson switched to legue for the money .
Various daft things like that happened over here. I think Bill Beumont received
similar treatment but my favourite story was an former RU defector and
ex-league player and coach was employed to coach an English international (Rob
Andrew I think) on goal kicking. He had to yell his instructions from the side
lines because if he set foot on the pitch he would "professionalise" the
Whatever, while its true many RU players turn to RL for cash RL in the UK long
remained a semi-pro sport and is now (like RU) having to adjust to full
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