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#1321 John Rhino

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:55 PM

Good feature on Rugby on itv news tonight. Showed all the tries ahead of clips and brief reports on the union games.

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#1322 Larry the Leit

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:58 PM

Nikky Campbell once said the best sports match he'd seen was a State of Origin game, so I don't think he's anti RL.


You don't think Campbell is anti RL. Errrrr HELLOOOOOO!

#1323 Copa

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:10 PM

Online reporting about the tournament in the international language http://novajhoj.weebly.com/rugbeo.html introducing our great game to people around the world in this neutral, easily-learned language.

awesome...rugby league in Esperanto...

#1324 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:35 AM

Sports presenter on BBC Breakfast has just led with the league and corrected the main presenter who was getting the rugby's mixed up.

 

Not sure who she is but she's doing a great job!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#1325 Saintslass

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

Sports presenter on BBC Breakfast has just led with the league and corrected the main presenter who was getting the rugby's mixed up.

 

Not sure who she is but she's doing a great job!

She's always good on the sports reports. 

 

I think this weekend the fact that the two rugbys are on TV has actually helped us on the BBC because they've bounced the two off each other.  And once again our game was mentioned on the weather forecast!



#1326 jannerboyuk

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Lead story on bbc sport app. Marvellous
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#1327 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:43 AM

Our friends down under get right into the spirit of things don't they: Phil Rothfield reveals why the rugby league World Cup is just a joke


"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

#1328 GeordieSaint

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

Good article on the BBC website again:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/24977228


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#1329 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

A World Cup without Australia could work. Be a lot more fun. They could change the rules so that the NRL becomes a separate sport - it already has its own referees. Makes you wonder whether we should have gone for 2017. Be fascinating to see whether they'll ever get it.

#1330 Johnoco

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

Our friends down under get right into the spirit of things don't they: Phil Rothfield reveals why the rugby league World Cup is just a joke

Haven't clicked on the link and aren't going to either. I have no time to read the opinion of yet more ill informed assholes. The main criteria for criticism seems to be that it isn't as big as others. Boring.

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#1331 jannerboyuk

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

Our friends down under get right into the spirit of things don't they: Phil Rothfield reveals why the rugby league World Cup is just a joke

by any objective measure this has been a successful World Cup but for some reason that seems to wind up those who have set out their anti identity. The more successful the more they declare it a farce rather than man up and say they didn't get it absolutely right. Worse than that they will do everything to undermine further progress, the next wc in oz will be less than it's potential simply because the dinosaurs will go out to undermine it. Utter parasites

Edited by jannerboyuk, 17 November 2013 - 12:36 PM.

PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#1332 JohnM

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

Our friends down under get right into the spirit of things don't they: Phil Rothfield reveals why the rugby league World Cup is just a joke

 

His passion for breaking news, analysing the game and fearless commentary is why fans, officials and coaches religiously read his work.

 

 

By religiously, they mean  every one says  "Oh god, not that Rothfield anus again!!"



#1333 Kenny Bania

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

More from Chris Irvine. I don't know if this made the print version of the ST though...

 

SCOTLAND’S players, coaches and support staff partied long into the night in Leeds on Friday, not knowing quite what is in store for the Bravehearts after a remarkable World Cup campaign. A couple more years pottering around the lower reaches of the international game is perhaps not what the Scots would want, but with a Four Nations series in the southern hemisphere next year to include either Fiji or Samoa and a likely Great Britain tour there in 2015, it will be a case of them biding their time.

The next big date on the distant horizon is the 2016 Four Nations in the northern hemisphere, followed by the World Cup in 2017, which Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are in the reckoning to host. With Wales and Ireland both failing to win a group match, compared with the Bravehearts’ defeats of Tonga, the United States and a draw with Italy, Scotland have made a compelling case for inclusion in the 2016 Four Nations alongside the “big three” of Australia, New Zealand and England.

As for the sport itself in Scotland, the picture becomes muddier. The isolated pockets in which league are played risk disappearing without the Rugby Football League development staff, who have been withdrawn from north of the border as a result of central funding cuts of £10m. At one stage, there were four development officers. The player pathway that produced one of only two authentic Scots in the World Cup squad, Featherstone Rovers’ Stirling-born wing David Scott, who discovered the game playing for Easterhouse Panthers, looks set to grind to a halt.

During the first half of Scotland’s 40-4 quarter-final loss to holders New Zealand on Friday, Scotland Rugby League issue a statement timed to cause maximum embarrassment: “Please be advised that the RFL have withdrawn their funding from across the Celtic nations, therefore there are no staff working on or behalf of Scotland Rugby League until the Rugby League International Federation make a decision on any future funding for Scotland.”

The tournament is expected to make a £5m profit but how big a slice will find its way to Scotland is uncertain. Amid the hoopla of Scotland’s unexpected unbeaten run through the group phase — the Bravehearts had won only one World Cup game before this tournament — longstanding coach Steve McCormack has been left questioning the future of the sport itself in the country.

“There has to be something built on this. It’s massive what we've achieved on the field and the publicity that has gone with that,” said McCormack, who took up the role in 2004. “But it is difficult now. The people left involved in rugby league in Scotland are purely amateur. Hopefully, more people and sponsors will get on board as a result of the national team’s progress.

“I’ve never known a time when we’ve had good luck messages from the Scottish Football Association, Scottish Rugby Union and parliament. Monetary wise, we’re a million miles behind football and rugby union, but there has to be a legacy built on what’s been achieved, not least with the team itself.

“For us to move forward, the ultimate goal over the next two Euro Nations competitions is to try and get that Four Nations slot in three years’ time and to start challenging the top-tier nations on a yearly basis. Looking at our squad and the commitment on the part of the three overseas players to come back, we can dare to dream. This World Cup has given us a sniff of what’s genuinely possible." Scotland reached the last eight on a shoestring budget with many of their players taking time off work or unpaid leave to play. Had they somehow beaten the Kiwis, McCormack was still committed to return to his college lecturing job in Warrington this week. “Many people have made huge sacrifices, but many in the warm glow of what’s been achieved would say it’s been worth it,” he said.

“I'm not envious of other countries. The fact is Australia, New Zealand and England are the only countries with players paid to play in the World Cup. That’s why they’re the top three. It’d just be nice if Scotland, on the back of World Cup progress, could be in a better position financially because, ultimately, we’re aiming to compete alongside those top three.”

Peter Wallace, whose half-back partnership with inspirational caption Danny Brough has been a touchstone for Scotland’s success the past month, said: “I know they didn’t have a lot of money, I didn’t know they’ve now got none. With how we’ve gone in the tournament, maybe the Scotland government can get behind rugby league.”



#1334 shaun mc

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

BBC have just advertised a weekend of rugby next weekend - guess which game of rugby was missing

#1335 Copa

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

Our friends down under get right into the spirit of things don't they: Phil Rothfield reveals why the rugby league World Cup is just a joke

that's standard for him. He criticises rugby league and the governing body all the time. A shock jock of the newspaper world.

#1336 ChrisGS

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

Rothfield is a moron. The beetroot-faced cretin can't even read. I've criticised him on Twitter a few times and he's retweeted me thinking I was agreeing with him, lmao. Alcohol has killed off the few braincells he once had.



#1337 GeordieSaint

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:30 PM

Currently one of the most watched clips on the BBC website:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/24974574

 

:D


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#1338 Saintslass

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:06 AM

Currently one of the most watched clips on the BBC website:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/24974574

 

:D

Made me laugh seeing that on the red button show.  That girl will never live it down!



#1339 BenGilesRL

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

I should probably mention that the Moss Bross in Plymouth has the window dressing featuring England RL right smack bang in the middle of the city centre.

This is unprecedented in that part of the world!

#1340 RLX111

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

I should probably mention that the Moss Bross in Plymouth has the window dressing featuring England RL right smack bang in the middle of the city centre.

This is unprecedented in that part of the world!

Same in Milton Keynes -unprecedented since England World Cup shirts on sale in 1995!






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