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#21 gazza77

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

I fail to see how you can promote a final for a competition as a curtain raiser for the challenge cup, when all participating teams in the former are also participating teams in the latter.

Well that appears to be the plan for the NRC this year, with the new plate competition being a curtain raiser to the main final.


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#22 Larry the Leit

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

Well that appears to be the plan for the NRC this year, with the new plate competition being a curtain raiser to the main final.

 

That's not quite the same though is it?

 

To qualify for the plate, you must surely have been eliminated from the NRC or am I missing something?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

It was tried before back in about 1997 I think when the plate final was held at Wembley before the CC Final.  Only did it once so guess it wasn't thought of as a success.



#24 Larry the Leit

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

It was tried before back in about 1997 I think when the plate final was held at Wembley before the CC Final.  Only did it once so guess it wasn't thought of as a success.

 

I saw it as a success, mainly because I backed Stanley Gene to be man of the match.



#25 MikeFletchersBarmyArmy

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:52 PM

It was tried before back in about 1997 I think when the plate final was held at Wembley before the CC Final. Only did it once so guess it wasn't thought of as a success.


It was very much a success for both clubs. Raised a lot of publicly for the clubs playing at wembley. More than it would for at the shay. The semi finals were more intense, as the prise was to play at wembley. Thousands of fans from both clubs turned up to the final, by the second half came 50000 people were watching the match.
Not many semi pro players will have the chance to play in front of such crowds.

Plus wembley struggles to sell out, so it can only help boost the attendance

#26 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:56 PM


What are "heartlands"?


Somebody should start a rugby league club called The Heartlands. They'd get a lot of easy publicity!
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

Just remind me how long the Under 11s play .......


50 minutes. Nonetheless, two games take place on the same day at the stadium constituting a double header. No? ;)




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