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#1 DavidM

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

You may or may not know that the Kangaroos play the Kiwis in Townsville on Saturday in what is one of only two meetings between these giants this year . This should be a belter and puts down a marker to the WC . But look at your Sky guide ... No I can't see it either . They hold the international rights , why aren't we seeing it ?
If we're selling the World Cup we should be seeing these games , in fact we should see every major international . Do you know how many union games are on Sky from Thursday to Sunday .... 17 . Yes 17 . Wall to wall coverage of even minor European games and far flung domestic action . This stinks and shows a complete bias . Rah rah rah , Sky should sort this out sharpish . Hope my guide updates soon ...

#2 GeordieTownie

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

It's because Union has international appeal and League doesn't unfortunately

#3 rockerlad

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

GT has hit the nail on the head. Apart from Australia and New Zealand there is no rugby league international scene

#4 DavidM

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Sky have no excuse . An early morning game should be on one of their channels . Lots of these union games are from minor comps . It's pure bias . But , it's counterproductive showing all this union . The more it's on the more people can see the reality of how awful it is in the main with their own eyes , despite the masses of overhyped tripe that's talked about it . What you hear from pundits and what you actually watch is worlds apart .

#5 GeordieTownie

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

But a minor rugby union competition is watched by more people than a rugby league international. The more people that watch the more they can charge for advertising, they would put chess on TV if millions watched it as that's all that counts

#6 Havenwarrior

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:26 PM


Might be broadcast.


Edited by Havenwarrior, 10 October 2012 - 07:28 PM.

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