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Rugby League's popularity riding high (Merged threads)


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#1 Doghead

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

http://www.therfl.co...ity-riding-high



#2 Eldujo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:11 PM

Maybe his opinion is a little bit 'glass is half full' but then so it should be from the chief exec.

 

I don't think the game fully capitalised on the good vibes from the World Cup but it's hardly been an unmitigated disaster since then either.

 

Big question for me is how they will deliver on the below statement -

 

RFL was working with other partners to produce an improved calendar for international competition that will benefit the national team 

 

Hard to judge it obviously until some actual concrete fixtures start appearing



#3 Scubby

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

"And Wood told the AGM in St Helens that the RFL was working with other partners to produce an improved calendar for international competition that will benefit the national team."

 

Does it involve no home internationals for 3 years by any chance?



#4 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

http://www.therfl.co...ity-riding-high


Is the international game also in rude health?

#5 Railway End

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

Big question for me is how they will deliver on the below statement -

RFL was working with other partners to produce an improved calendar for international competition that will benefit the national team


Who are these partners?

If it's the NRL we could be waiting a while for any international fixtures. If it's the RLIF, could this explain why we haven't seen big Nige for a while. He's been locked away in a dark room talking to himself!

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#6 GeordieSaint

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

I found this a very interesting point:

 

"In the 16-19 age group participant levels rose by 16%, at adult level there was a 52 per cent increase and university Rugby League participation increased by 20 per cent."

 

With teams folding at the 16-19 age group according to posters on here and a decent amount of adult games not going ahead in both seasons, I am not sure I can take that as gospel...


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#7 LordCharles

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

Meanwhile, RFL chief executive Nigel Wood reported a profit for 2013 of £120,000 - almost double that of the previous year - from a record turnover of £34million. (That's a huge 0.35% Net)

It is the 12th successive year that the governing body has made a profit.

Wood said the popularity of rugby league was at an all-time high, with almost 39 million people watching the game live - either at the ground or on television - which was more than 40 per cent up on 2012, and claimed that participant levels increased across all categories. (Yawn!!!!!!!)


More spin than the rear wheels on a Formula 1 car!!!

Edited by LordCharles, 23 July 2014 - 09:37 PM.


#8 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:41 PM

And of course the international game is thriving ; )

#9 northamptoncougar

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

Can he not be sued for blatant lying?

#10 steef

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

does seem hard to believe some of these claims. this thread will be epic.
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#11 OMEGA

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:37 PM

Didn't we make profits that ran into the multiples of millions a few years back

#12 roughyedspud

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

if the RFL didn't put millions back into the game then the profits would be millions instead of £120k

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#13 Jim from Oz

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:17 AM

"Wood said the popularity of rugby league was at an all-time high, with almost 39 million people watching the game live - either at the ground or on television - which was more than 40 per cent up on 2012,…"

 

Surely that's due mainly to the 2013 RLWC, which would have provided a one-off boost to crowds, viewing figures etc, yes?



#14 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

Did he mention anything about World Cup legacy?

#15 Viking Warrior

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:45 AM

so why are the attendances down at almost very club?????


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#16 Derwent

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:50 AM

Its not often I defend the RFL but governing bodies should not report large profits  - if they do then they are failing in their duty. Money earned by the game and held by the governing body should be distributed back into the clubs and community game and not retained centrally.



#17 Viking Warrior

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:54 AM

i agree plough the money into junior rugby to help develop our stars of the future 


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#18 Topper1961

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Totally agree with Lord Charles the RFL is all about spin from the senior figures in the game. The truth never gets in the way of self preservation when Nigel Wood speaks.

The game is a business that is being run by people who are out of their depth. Our competitors Rugby Union and the NRL have made massive strides in the last ten to fifteen years. Why? very simple ....... professional leadership.

We are going nowhere with Barwick, Wood and Rimmer. By the way what exactly does Brian Barwick doing on a daily basis?



#19 DlEHARD

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Not much for investment, expansion or for a rainy day.



#20 Viking Warrior

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

forget expansion fat nige has 


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