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The Guardian newspaper has dropped in Rugby League coverage


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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

No point in clicking on the Guardian to read about Rugby League.The paper has dropped its Rugby League coverage

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/sport



#2 MrPosh

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:26 PM

They still have a NRL section - with UK RL news in.


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#3 Victoria Dawson

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

I still have rugby league as a section on the app.

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#4 wackojacko

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

It'll be back after World Cup and Wimbledon. Shame it's that far down the list though.



#5 Leeds Wire

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:59 PM

No point in clicking on the Guardian to read about Rugby League.The paper has dropped its Rugby League coverage
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/sport


So we are behind "US sport" and "Australian Sport" in the great Manchester Guardian?

#6 Smog

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:52 PM

Do they have a section for "M62 sport" ?



#7 C H Calthrop

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

RL is apparently two characters too many to fit in the tabs.......... ? 

It makes sense to them to make it difficult to follow RL in the paper rather than for instance use abbreviations in the menu. 

 

The Telegraph have virtually removed RL firstly by reducing coverage then putting it into "other sport" so watch this space with the Guardian.. They have steadily reduced  coverage over the last 12 months and have already lost quite a lot of attention from readers by doing so. The same trick may be underway.  

 

This isn't a trivial matter. Prospective sponsors will take note of this sort of thing and it has a lot of influence.  



#8 Bearman

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:37 AM

On your link, RL appears in other sports on the right lower down.
But it's still not good to see the profile lowered.
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#9 JohnM

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:50 AM

It's only the Guardian. It's not as if anyone actually reads that rubbish.

#10 lionheart

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

It's only the Guardian. It's not as if anyone actually reads that rubbish.

its a popular read among tree hugging head mistresses

#11 Futtocks

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

It's only the Guardian. It's not as if anyone actually reads that rubbish.

Even your avatar's knee is jerking, John! ;)

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#12 Blind side johnny

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:46 PM

I still have rugby league as a section on the app.

 

 

Yep, me too, although the NRL does dominate.


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#13 JohnM

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

Even your avatar's knee is jerking, John! ;)


Yes, it does look like that, I admit. What you can''t see, though is that I am actually wiping my feet on the Guardian as a measure of the esteem in which I hold the rag.

#14 callig

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:13 PM

I have beta version of the site and Rugby League is fourth tab after Football, World Cup & Rugby Union. Don't see any harm in having the copy from the Aus site in the UK version as well.



#15 Mr Wind Up

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:52 AM

The Guardian is an international website for middle and upper class liberals. It is a concern though. People talk about how the internet has made traditional media obsolete, but I think its had the complete opposite effect. But RL, a major sport in the UK and one of the two main sports in Australia will ensure that it gets good representation.    



#16 Bulliac

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

The Grauniad sends its RL correspondent to cover cricket in the middle of the rugby season - the sports section goes in the bin unread. If I didn't have the internet I'd be seriously put out, but as it is....


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#17 Shadow

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:53 PM

How many of the people complaining actually buy and / or read the guardian?


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#18 Futtocks

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:06 PM

How many of the people complaining actually buy and / or read the guardian?

Just JohnM, really... :P

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#19 Johnoco

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:27 PM

How many of the people complaining actually buy and / or read the guardian?

Why would that stop you from commenting? I don't buy any paper but don't want to see them drop RL. Well, what little is left. especially seeing as The Guardian is meant to be a bit of an alternative.



#20 Mr Wind Up

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:26 AM

How many of the people complaining actually buy and / or read the guardian?

 

I'm not sure the issue has anything to do with that. The Guardian is one of the top visited websites in the English speaking world. Losing presence on it is not something that should be blown off as 

 

If the Mail Online (I believe its now the most visited news site on the planet) has RL as its 4th option after football, cricket and union, why is the Guardian different? 

 

It should be said that RL coverage as a whole is probably not diminishing, as the NRL is prominent, but its not a great state of affairs when our own national publications move sports invented within these borders at the expense of foreign sports and leagues. 

 

The Manchester Guardian, which became a de facto UK Guardian, is now well on its way to becoming the World Guardian. Where that leaves Super League in its portfolio is anyones guess.