There is something profoundly primal about supporting a rugby league team.
It brings with it a unique sense of belonging with likeminded individuals who would otherwise have nothing in common with each other. It draws out a raw passion in people which allows them to unite as one and let out a parochial war cry against those not in the group. Call it tribalism if you wish; a clan mentality of sorts. But no matter which name you give it, there is no denying the feeling of belongingness and kinship that comes from gathering with other passionate fans to support your chosen team, through thick and thin.