Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:53 AM
Not really they had one year where they bankrupt themselves for the 4th or 5th time allegedly breaking the salary cap and now they can't bring in Aussies. Better to play in a lower league til the locals areready to step up but not sure they'll be around much longer
They fell into the well trodden path of money man coming in then withdrawing himself and his money 18 months (or so) later. The people at the club are genuine rl folk that had little to do with past spending, they need and deserve our support. The club's immediate future is as the pinnacle of a local pyramid for jarrow, peterlee etc; which would not cost the earth but underpins development in the area.
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.
All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.
Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.