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#61 hindle xiii

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'm up to three now. The latest two were spotted on the M11, Cambridge (Wakefield I think) and in a lay by on the A57 at Worksop (hudds/Crabtree!)

I saw the Huddersfield one this evening at M62/M60 J17, on the opposite carraigeway heading further into Lancashire.

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#62 Trojan

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

I've reserved judgement on the Stobart deal - I'm not a SL fan, but I am a RL fan and I hoped it would be good for the game. I drive approx 30K miles per year. Consequently I pass a lot of Stobart trucks. I haven't seen one advertising our game. I drove from Leeds to Birtley (just outside Newcastle) and back today - I saw a least a dozen Stobart trucks. Not one advertising RL. Yesterday though in a customer's reception I did see this
http://www.director....tents_2012.html
Makesyou think. We've given our game away to a nebulous concept of free publicity, and it appears we're not really getting any. The RFU have tied up with a financial organisation and got their name in front of those who are the movers and shakers in our country. Given that as Clare said on her programme today that sport and betting have been bedfellows since forever, personally I don't see what would have been wrong about accepting sponsorship from a bookie. After all we had a bookie running the game at one point.

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#63 shaun mc

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

Sometimes just to be able to have an article like that, in the main stream press that spouts dubious to say the least phrases would be worth its weight in gold for RL. However, for all I like Lewis and the jury is definitely out with Wood I can't see it happening.
He even admits RU gets 10 times more column inches in the papers than it should expect. Lewis and Wood should study that article and openly ask themseles are they doing the same for RL.

Edited by shaun mc, 17 February 2012 - 11:09 PM.


#64 Padge

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

After all we had a bookie running the game at one point.


And don't you blame him for the plight of the game and your clubs misfortune.

Lets get him back if you think he's so good.

As for the trucks, your so blind you wouldn't see one of it parked on your drive.

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#65 Trojan

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

And don't you blame him for the plight of the game and your clubs misfortune.

Lets get him back if you think he's so good.

As for the trucks, your so blind you wouldn't see one of it parked on your drive.



I never said I thought he was good, I said we seem to suddenly have some moral objection to bookmakers when less than twenty years ago we had one in charge of the game - but yes I do blame him for the plight of the game - that has absolutely nothing to do with his being a bookie and everything to do with the fact that he obviously couldn't have organised a party at the famous premises on Hunslet Road, Leeds.Ask the fans of Preston NE.
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#66 GeordieSaint

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

I saw my first one yesterday at J6 heading south on the M42. To me delight, it was the Saints one resulting in a rendition of 'You Light Up My Senses'. It was the highlight of the week (as slow one at that!)!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

saw three on m6/m74 on thursday. saints,hullkr and salford. and saw a wakey one a few days earlier on m62. thing people need to remember is that they are only wrapping ten trailers a week. so at moment theres only 30 out there. sighting will get more common as the they do more trailers.

#68 markleeds

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Saw one parked up at Stobarts depot on the A1 outside Worksop on Friday evening.

The RFL should be backing this up with some online display work targeting key demographics and interests as well as retargeting users who have visited RFL web inventory.

#69 MidlandsRugbyLeague

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

Group shot of captains again Southbound on M1 at Junction 28 in Derbyshire - that's becoming a regular spotting site!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

I work on the motorway network around Manchester. Have been looking out for them since the deal announced. Have been disappointed at not seeing any until today. Two spotted within 5 minutes of each other at J 21 M62, Milnrow, of all the clubs, Catalans going Eastbound and Broncos going West ! Who says expansion is not working !

#71 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

I work on the motorway network around Manchester. Have been looking out for them since the deal announced. Have been disappointed at not seeing any until today. Two spotted within 5 minutes of each other at J 21 M62, Milnrow, of all the clubs, Catalans going Eastbound and Broncos going West ! Who says expansion is not working !

Just about all the ones I've seen (listed in my sig) have been between J17-J21 of the M62. Stop working and look out more. :rolleyes:

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#72 ShotgunGold

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:41 AM

I refuse to believe that any of you have seen any Super League lorries without PICTURES!

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#73 markleeds

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Just seen the Leeds truck outside Milton Keynes in the M1.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

I saw 3 on the A1 on Friday

Kevin Sinfield crossing the A1 just outside Peterborough
Eorl Crabtree heading down the A1 just outside Colsterworth
Widnes Vikings lorry heading down the A1 just outside Blythe

I refuse to believe that any of you have seen any Super League lorries without PICTURES!

All off in opposite directions unfortunately, two heading southbound and one heading east to west
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#75 shrek

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:24 AM

First one spotted his morning - Castleford one, stuck in traffic, anti-clockwise on the M60 at the Swinton Interchange, sadly couldn't get a picture off in time my lane was flowing freely!

#76 Grinner13

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Driving from Leeds to Glasgow yesterday, saw no less than four on the M6 between Kendal and Beatock. Passed Huddersfield and London, and saw Warrington and Cas going the other direction all in the space of about an hour and half.

#77 Just Browny

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:50 AM

Widnes Vikings lorry heading down the A1 just outside Blythe

poor choice, Matty will have thrown him in touch.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

poor choice, Matty will have thrown him in touch.

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#79 dogthebountyhunter

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

Well then, if you haven`t seen any in a 3 hour journey away from the RFL heartlands then its obviously massively failed. Might as well paint over them all with adverts for Hula Hoops.


Never seen any rugby league trucks in five rugby league club area Devon......

Though I have seen 2 Hula Hoops trucks this week.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

I refuse to believe that any of you have seen any Super League lorries without PICTURES!

Camera in one hand, drive with the other = it's that simple guys!!!*


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my passenger took got a pic on M62 as we came back from the Widnes game yesterday. I've seen 5 now
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