Dear O dear I'm regretting buying tickets and travelling around the world for a game of such little importance after reading some of these posts, Maybe i'm i'm missing something hear I thought the game was a big deal.
One thing you need to understand is ticket sales indicate interest so i'd say its very important to the game in both country's that this event is well supported.
Please ignore the negativity on this forum. Welcome to the UK. I am glad that you chose to travel this distance..
I really, really fail to understand why some folk insist on being negative about this and persevere in devaluing what is going to be a great sporting spectacle. We should be shouting from the rooftops in celebration of this event. Once again it is RL that is going the extra yard to provide it's players greater challenges and it's fans a fantastic opportunity to see some of the worlds best players gathered together in close proximity for one weekend. I'd like to see a lot more advertising of the event admittedly, however, it is time to start being positive everyone.....please.
I am with you all the way. IMO Rugby League's biggest handicap is it's fans. I live in Union land where I do not see this negativity.
this forum goes on and on about the referee and the last minute decision. Which in my opinion was a very difficult decision to make at the time. We could have won that game. Daryl Clark was rightly voted the Man Of Steel but in this game his inexperience at this level told. In the fast half in the left corner he chose to retain the ball with two men outside him In the final minutes he tried to offload under the posts instead of tacking the tackle and a quick play the ball. At International level you MUST take your chances. He will learn
I thought that was a great gf. So tense until the second saints try. Even drama after that
My wife and I really enjoyed the game and the atmosphere. The idea of providing the fans with free flags added to the colour and atmosphere. I criticise the RFL for lack of marketing but this was a good idea.
My wife and I have tickets for all Wales Group games and the Final. I hope that the opening ceremony in Cardiff will be memorable. Looking forward to seeing James Graham (a great competitor) and the Burgess Brothers.
Here is good news. I live in South Wales. Last Sunday whilst on holiday my wife and I attended the Crusaders v. Rochdale match in Wrexham. We were very impressed. The attendance was over 1000 and growing, But it was the great family atmosphere which pleased us the most. The crowd were very vocal in support of the Crusaders and added to the enjoyment. There were many families. Mothers, daughters and lots of tiny tots in their small Crusaders shirts. If you have not been to Wrexham to see the Crusaders I heartily recommend that you do so.
The topic of this thread is promoting the game. Well all the great fans in Wrexham are doing a superb job. Thank you for a great day from a South Walian. See you all in October for the RLWC.