Ask yourself the question , why has International RL failed to happen? The game is a great spectator sport. The product is excellent .My belief is that its failure to expand is directly a result of bad management. How accountable are these managers? Not very. Look at Bradford. The game will wither and die if the status quo is allowed to continue.
I would say one reason being the powers that be want to keep it that way and number two, laziness. Why would Australia, for example, want the game to take off in say Spain and have the best domestic championship and national team from Spain? I know the RFL get a lot of criticism regarding expansion, but over the last 15 years, we've had SL teams from France, Wales and Gateshead, as well as semi pro teams in South Wales, North Wales, Oxford, Hemel, Haringey and Gloucestershire. In comparison, what have the French federation done to get more clubs from central and north France in the game? What have NZ done to develop the game more around the country? Why do countries like Scotland and Ireland still have so few teams? etc.
Edited by londonrlfan, 29 April 2014 - 06:22 PM.