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Tetley’s to sponsor the Challenge Cup


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#21 cookey

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Lets hope all players,coaches,administrators,journalists,broadcasters and supporters all refer to it as the Tetley's Challenge Cup and not the Challenge Cup - ru seem to be able to do it with Heineken.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

How do I add an image from My Pictures?

On the RFL site their scrolling news pic thing has a photo of this with a backing board which looks like it has Super League logos on too... Tetley double whammy?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I prefer the bottom version. Do we get to vote?... :D

Fantastic News. The logos remind me a little of 'League of the Extraordinary' too. :)
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Lets hope all players,coaches,administrators,journalists,broadcasters and supporters all refer to it as the Tetley's Challenge Cup and not the Challenge Cup - ru seem to be able to do it with Heineken.

or Eddie Hemmings' "distraction of..."

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#25 Ponterover

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Excellent news

Just wait for the deluded gang to come along and mump on about it being too northern and "flat cap"

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

How do I add an image from My Pictures?

On the RFL site their scrolling news pic thing has a photo of this with a backing board which looks like it has Super League logos on too... Tetley double whammy?

No,Tetleys is the official beer of SL.
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#27 hindle xiii

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Oh, sod it. Go on the RFL site to see what I mean for yourselves.

Edited by hindle xiii, 22 January 2013 - 01:41 PM.

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#28 Derwent

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Excellent news. Where is it brewed (if that is the correct word!) there days?


Marsdons brewery in Wolverhampton.

A decent sponsor for the cup - seems to have been a 180 degree change in strategy at the RFL as last year they were firmly against gambling and alcohol companies as sponsors. Maybe they're finally waking up to the fact that the game's northern working class roots are a strength and not a weakness to be ashamed of as seems to have been the case recently.

Tetley are a good fit, well done whoever brought them on board.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Great news - very nice logos!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Great news, love the logo; the Challenge Cup appearing next to a monocle clad huntsman, proof that we are appealing not just to the Jeremy Kyle demographic. ;)
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#31 hindle xiii

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

No,Tetleys is the official beer of SL.

Ahhh of course, it'll say 'official beer' underneath. D'uh brain.

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#32 Gav Wilson

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Fantastic News. The logos remind me a little of 'League of the Extraordinary' too. :)


I think that might have been done on purpose mate. Great if so!
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#33 Kenny Bania

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Here's a better picture of the logo...


That looks great. More good news!

#34 Dave T

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Marsdons brewery in Wolverhampton.

A decent sponsor for the cup - seems to have been a 180 degree change in strategy at the RFL as last year they were firmly against gambling and alcohol companies as sponsors. Maybe they're finally waking up to the fact that the game's northern working class roots are a strength and not a weakness to be ashamed of as seems to have been the case recently.

Tetley are a good fit, well done whoever brought them on board.

Irrespective of the fit with the sport, we seem to have been the only sport in this country certainly, that have avoided these sponsors.
I think it is fine if you have two sponsors offering the same package that you can have these principles, but when football and RU are going round with sponsorship from Budweiser, Carling, Tetleys etc and we are being stubborn then it doesn't make sense.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Irrespective of the fit with the sport, we seem to have been the only sport in this country certainly, that have avoided these sponsors.
I think it is fine if you have two sponsors offering the same package that you can have these principles, but when football and RU are going round with sponsorship from Budweiser, Carling, Tetleys etc and we are being stubborn then it doesn't make sense.


Maybe it was unneccessary stubbornness, but finding sponsorship is tough in the current financial climate. My personal prejudices find a beer company significantly more acceptable than a loan shark or gambling company.

And compared to Budweiser, Heineken, Carling, etc., at least we're not linking our wonderful game with a nasty fizzy lager! :D

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Lets hope all players,coaches,administrators,journalists,broadcasters and supporters all refer to it as the Tetley's Challenge Cup and not the Challenge Cup - ru seem to be able to do it with Heineken.

That's because it's the Heineken Cup rather than the Tetley's Cup. Do they refer to the Amlin Challenge Cup by its full name?
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#37 Gav Wilson

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

That's because it's the Heineken Cup rather than the Tetley's Cup. Do they refer to the Amlin Challenge Cup by its full name?


They do, as it happens. And the Magners League too.

But thats for another forum...
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

They do, as it happens. And the Magners League too.

Fair enough. Honestly had no idea if they did or not
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#39 Amber Avenger

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

I think it's because our cup has a far longer heritage than those comps - like how stadium naming rights are most expensive when it first opens as people will forever call it that regardless of future sponsors

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#40 Lionheart_merged

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Good news and agree that Tetley's is a good fit for the sport. We had the Stones Bitter Championship for many years which was a similar fit. Great logo also. Let's hope the RFL can come up with a recognised main sponsor for Super Lwague and then we can kick on to the world cup.




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