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#1 Chariots

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Wayne Rooney has just tweeted the extordinary rugby ad to his 5 million followers

Good work

#2 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:42 AM

He often bigs-up Rugby League. You cant put a price on his endorsements of the game. Well, you probably could but it wouldn't be cheap.

#3 Johnoco

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

There's a lot of people on twitter that like RL that you might not expect. Gareth Southgate for example.

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#4 mick wilson

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:22 PM

The RL should invite famous people who already like RL, place them in prominent places and make sure the cameras zoom in on them and the pundits big up their love of the Game..............that would hopefully encourage impressional younger crowd to go to games to see their idols and get hooked and become fellow converts.

#5 cookey

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

Absolutely,I'm not a fan of Rooney,but he has an enormous following - as does Ferdinand.Surely could be made better use of for the World Cup.

#6 dkw

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

I remember seeing Gordon Strachan in an interview say he always made sure he was home early after training on a friday to make sure he saw the SL game, said it was the best sport in the world.

#7 Griff

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

I remember seeing Gordon Strachan in an interview say he always made sure he was home early after training on a friday to make sure he saw the SL game, said it was the best sport in the world.


I sat next to Gordon Strachan at Elland Road at a semifinal (I think) when he was playing for Leeds United.

Told me he loved the game - never missed a chance to watch.
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#8 walter sobchak

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

I sat next to Gordon Strachan at Elland Road at a semifinal (I think) when he was playing for Leeds United.

Told me he loved the game - never missed a chance to watch.

I remember that game, it was a challenge cup semi between Leeds and Bradford I think early 90s, also remember nick Faldo at wembley for the finals throughout the 90s. Also Peter Beardsley and Peter Reid are rugby league fans and can remember former arsenal midfielder Paul merson saying he liked rugby league.

#9 AuroraXIII

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

In the Mail today it says that Rooney visited the Leeds players at The Midland hotel on Friday to wish them luck and is a big Rhinos fan.

#10 walter sobchak

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

I remember seeing man utd and england fullback Paul Parker(that deflection in the semis italia 90) in the sky sports studio with Eddie and steveo at central park for a Wigan v saints game, said he loved the game. There must be dozens of footballers and other sports personalities that like the game that could help raise the profile of our game.

#11 walter sobchak

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

In the Mail today it says that Rooney visited the Leeds players at The Midland hotel on Friday to wish them luck and is a big Rhinos fan.

I would have thought saints would have been his nearest team but I'm not complaining anybody that supports our game is alright in my book.

#12 brooza

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

I would have thought saints would have been his nearest team but I'm not complaining anybody that supports our game is alright in my book.

Ryan Bailey mentioned this yesterday and stated he's a Man U fan. Got a few boos from the crowd, but what can you say, he does what he wants...
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#13 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

Ryan Bailey mentioned this yesterday and stated he's a Man U fan. Got a few boos from the crowd, but what can you say, he does what he wants...

Which is exactly what he said.
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#14 brooza

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:41 AM

Which is exactly what he said.

In my defence, I said it to the person next to me before he did!

Edited by brooza, 08 October 2012 - 10:41 AM.

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#15 Bleep1673

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

I remember George Best at a Salford game back in the 70's just after they won the Championship, but he couldn't get to too many games as the Reds used to play on a Friday before Utd played on the Saturday, my cousin used to work in the Willows Variety Centre & used to see him there regularly
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#16 Futtocks

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

A quick Twitter search shows Graeme Swann wishing luck to Wire. Tom Cleverley, Andy Gomarsall, Gary Barlow, Didi Hamann and Lizzie Armitstead also tweeted about the GF.

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#17 cookey

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

Hopefully someone from the rugby league publicity/marketing department,has made a note of the various names.I'm sure there will be many others too.

#18 Futtocks

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

The Brownlee brothers, to name but two.

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#19 Southstander13

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

I think this is where Twitter has huge advantages for RL.

Rooney regularly tweets positively about RL and 5 million followers means 5 million people hear about the game that otherwise may not have.

Same goes for Rio Ferdinands 3.5 million followers.

Before twitter, how many times would other sportsmen and women be asked about RL or give their opinion on RL. Twitter is creating more and more publicity for the game through glowing endorsements celebrating the bravery, skill, drama of our players and the game in general. It creates a buzz about the game that you cant put a price on!

#20 trakl

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Now that rugby league journalists appear to be allowed no more than 140 characters by their national newspaper editors, Wayne Rooney's tweets are indeed priceless - however, can someone explain to me why Rooney writes "Sinfield is a joke...?"

Is this similar to "bad" meaning "good" - or does he mean simply that Sinfield's man-of-the-match selection is a "joke?"




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