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#21 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

Steve Mascord is doing an article about Thailand and is there for the game so hopefully that will answer a few questions. Regarding the actual way to go about things there is no set way. I am sure the people at the Thai RL have more clue than us and know whats possible right now and what is not. In some cases its possible to run off Union clubs. Sweden, Norway, USA, Canada etc have used this option. Norway are going strong with a number of clubs, while Sweden are very much still getting to grips with getting games on Italy and Germany use or have relied very heavily on expats and union guys with different degrees of success. Italy have a domestic league and have had some success. Germany have no clubs as such or even a comp and rely very much on Heritage players to play games now. In the Czech Rep they have NO ties with Union at all and have around 10 teams playing throughout the year in different comps and dont rely on heritage players. Serbia are similar. Its great to see the game being taken to new places and hopefully the locals get in to it. The problem I fould that on Thai free TV, the Australian Network shows only Aussie Rules games and not the NRL. The NRL dont seem to see the importance of using the Australian Network TV which is available in many Asian lands.

#22 Evil Homer

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

Are you sure Norway are using RU clubs? I was under the impression that they were new teams.

#23 Swesaint

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

Are you sure Norway are using RU clubs? I was under the impression that they were new teams.


We might be going off-topic here, but I believe that many of the Norweigan clubs are RL clubs and one club even switched from Union to League ahead of the 2012 season.

http://www.rugbyleag...-greatest-game/

#24 nadera78

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

We might be going off-topic here, but I believe that many of the Norweigan clubs are RL clubs and one club even switched from Union to League ahead of the 2012 season.

http://www.rugbyleag...-greatest-game/


IIRC Flekkefjord were going to continue playing union as well as league, but were apparently told by the local union not to play senior RU if they were going to play RL.
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#25 keighley

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

IIRC Flekkefjord were going to continue playing union as well as league, but were apparently told by the local union not to play senior RU if they were going to play RL.


The free gangway must have fallen off the boat on the way over from the UK.

#26 thirteenthman

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Philippines 86 Thailand 0

http://stevemascord....cademy-bangkok/

Philippines had a team of mainly overseas based pros, while Thailand were mostly made up of local amateurs.

#27 Roughyedz

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

The free gangway must have fallen off the boat on the way over from the UK.


You mean there IS a free gangway in the UK then ?????????
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#28 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm at work so I can't access these links but I'm led to believe they are from the game. If they are, enjoy...






#29 thirteenthman

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

I'm at work so I can't access these links but I'm led to believe they are from the game. If they are, enjoy...


https://www.youtube....h?v=TF6w7UK3GQw

https://www.youtube....h?v=aEDymwvDyao


They are indeed from the game. Thanks for posting them.

#30 OttO

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

Philippines 86 Thailand 0

http://stevemascord....cademy-bangkok/

Philippines had a team of mainly overseas based pros, while Thailand were mostly made up of local amateurs.


There are plenty of Thai's that have married Australian and British Rugby League fans, so the idea of Rugby League spreading to Thailand only needs a little encouragement.

There are a couple of young Thai lads playing junior RL in Cumbria.... Maybe possible future Internationals for Thailand.
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#31 thirteenthman

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

There are plenty of Thai's that have married Australian and British Rugby League fans, so the idea of Rugby League spreading to Thailand only needs a little encouragement.

There are a couple of young Thai lads playing junior RL in Cumbria.... Maybe possible future Internationals for Thailand.


Well the fact that they managed to get some sort of side together for a match shows at least some sort of development. There are (unfortunately) plenty of countries around the world that have shown less interest in RL than either of these two. It's a start, and lets hope in some way or other it carries on.

#32 dhw

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

Well the fact that they managed to get some sort of side together for a match shows at least some sort of development. There are (unfortunately) plenty of countries around the world that have shown less interest in RL than either of these two. It's a start, and lets hope in some way or other it carries on.


There have been at least 4 attempts to my knowledge to start RL in Thailand this match has arguably been the the most successful attempt. What interest has Thailand actually shown? The interest actually came from overseas. So far there has been no development that has been promised for next year with the target to have a domestic competition.

#33 Phil

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

There have been at least 4 attempts to my knowledge to start RL in Thailand this match has arguably been the the most successful attempt. What interest has Thailand actually shown? The interest actually came from overseas. So far there has been no development that has been promised for next year with the target to have a domestic competition.



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#34 Bob8

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

There have been at least 4 attempts to my knowledge to start RL in Thailand this match has arguably been the the most successful attempt. What interest has Thailand actually shown? The interest actually came from overseas. So far there has been no development that has been promised for next year with the target to have a domestic competition.


We did not have crowds of 500 people turning up to see rugby league matches in Denmark, before we started the sport. We started the sport and then created the interest. We started a few years ago, we are now getting close to regular domestic fixtures.

Have some patience.




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