RL has been sanitised to the point where at times it is difficult to recognise it as the same tough game played just a few years ago.
Let's face facts and be realistic, RL is a contact sport and tempers are bound to become frayed at times but by and large it is honest which is more than other bigger sports (e.g. soccer) can say.
I do not condone fighting or bad behaviour but unfortunately we have let media organisations (SKY and News Corp preaching to us?) impose their inconsistent standards upon us and our sport has lost some of it's character.
Those same media organisations (certainly in the UK) now ignore us because we are obviously not interesting enough