So, lets say your Nigel Wood and I am the Geezer who runs ITV4 - Sell me the challenge cup, why should I put it on?? If the RFL are making mistakes, you tell me where and what they should do.
1. RL is the second most watched sport after football domestically
2. The Challenge Cup is a European club tournament, drawing in clubs from three countries
3. Rugby league is played AND watched all over the country, with pro clubs from Gateshead to Gloucestershire (this is for UK viewing figures)
4. The Challenge Cup is the oldest rugby tournament in the world
5. The final will be watched by over 80,000 at the most famous stadium in the world, Wembley
6. There are several preliminary rounds before the professional teams enter, including University teams and the Army, Navy and Marines
7. RL is the fastest growing sport in the UK
"Now Mr ITV4 man, you're interested in more live sport. Given the facts we've passed down, would you be interested in covering the Challenge Cup on your channel? If you're not interested could explain why?" And I'd take the reasons they gave as a way to promote the sport again.
Edited by londonrlfan, 06 April 2014 - 08:25 PM.