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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
84 pages, 38 years of history from Open Rugby to the present day.
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In Topic: What's up in Wales RU?

Yesterday, 08:32 PM

The WRU, the regions and the clubs all suffer from Welsh Disease.

 

They all love a committee and all committee members are full of their own self importance.

 

Consequently there are big differences of opinion on every committee at every level.

 

Nothing ever gets wholly agreed on and whatever eventually gets done upsets somebody.

 

And, deep down, that's the way they like it.

Because if someone did say "You know what, that's a great idea, let's do it" and it bombs completely then the person that had the original idea will have to take accountability.  If they're as awkward and difficult as possible in their options then no-one will agree to it and they can keep on going for decades about "If only those backwards sods had listened to me then we'd be ruling the world by now".

 

Just think about that next time you see a daft "saviour" plan being touted by someone in charge of the clubs, regions or WRU...


In Topic: Commonwealth Games 7s

Yesterday, 11:55 AM

And Fiji will be in the Olympics.

I saw one conversation going on about how they'll manage with the extra teams in the Olympics as the 7s format of 4 teams in 4 pools is pretty fixed and not that flexible.  The likes of Malaysia, Singapore and PNG will want to be playing again but France, Fiji and the USA will be saying they want back in as more senior nations.  If they get a few more teams then they could hold it over a couple of weekends with the first weekend being a qualifying tournament for the top 16 nations.


In Topic: The Commonwealth Games

Yesterday, 09:30 AM

I've got Wales v Barbados netball on in the background here, cracking game so far just into the 3rd quarter.


In Topic: Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Yesterday, 09:26 AM

My reputation is at 666.


In Topic: View from the Sofa

Yesterday, 09:17 AM

Be nice people.  It's not often a pro or journo "outs" himself on here so should be worked with rather than attacked.