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Has Union got League in its sights?

14 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

Three incidents in the last fortnight or so have got one or two people here wondering whether Rugby *nion is ‘gathering the troops’ for an attack on League development worldwide. This was being discussed as a slight aside on the UAE legal thread, but was thought sufficient to warrant a thread of its own

The incidents are: The despicable arrest of Sol Mokdad in the UAE that has stopped their season dead in its tracks: Aussie Journo Steve Mascord spotting a loophole that already sees *nion stepping in to run League comps under its own development banner - and I noticed how *nion has furthered its obsession with ‘dressing in League’s clothing’ in recent developments the USA.
Co-incidence? Swivel-eyed conspiracy theory? Or an actual trend that’s seeping under the League radar worldwide? Whatever it is, it’s going unnoticed by the mainstream - and the RL - media.
Is this silent running helping *nion’s ’stealth’ plan to undermine League development?
The dots to join are:
The UAE/RU arresting the head of their RL development body, then offering to run League as their idea of a compromise: http://www.thenation...eague-committee
Steve Mascord's observation that *nion could push league out of some territories by running its own League competitions  http://www.theroar.c...ee-codes-rugby/
And our observation on *nion dressing in League's clothing to impact on League development http://theseladscanr...nvasion-of.html
Clearly some will just think that I’m a chippy, scaremongering crank - but there’s an issue, I think, around the RLIF protecting its game, its properties and its rights out there on the fringes.

Salford attendances draw media attention

14 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

This just dropped in my inbox - I thought Salford were doing ok, but the tone of the article suggests not.

When almost half of your season ticket holders don't show up, there's summat up.



*nion goes legal on League in UAE

08 May 2015 - 02:58 PM

If any of you thought League's relationship with *nion was somehow amicable and benign, READ THE ARTICLE BELOW. If any of you think I'm being chippy of paranoid over *nion's attempts to undermine League, READ THE ARTICLE BELOW. If any of you think that there's no way any organisation would persecute individuals for their choice of ball-game in the 21st century, READ THE ARTICLE BELOW:



Behold - the Assclown cometh

10 March 2015 - 05:01 PM