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Arrest warrant for Steve Michaels

27 February 2015 - 09:12 AM


A nice surprise for when he comes home!


Note for the Mods: I'm not saying he did or didn't do something. I make no comment on the QLD authority's claim. Just reporting the news.

WCS tv ratings similar to SL grand final

23 February 2015 - 11:03 PM


Fantastic result. Another million on the BBC highlights too.

This concept can be a real money maker if nurtured carefully.

SL working with Sky to stream non-tv games

23 February 2015 - 02:33 AM

apologies if this is well known...but it's new to me.

I hope this happens .. If the price is right, I'd sign up and watch them from Oz.


Meanwhile, Super League are planning a joint venture with Sky to stream games not show on TV. In the UK, the trend is to sell streaming rights like broadcast rights rather than sporting bodies posting the content on their own sites.

NRL 3 v SL 0

22 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

Well the first two games were close anyway.

Unless the aus $ collapses relative to the pound the difference in salary cap between the two competitions will keep increasing in the short term.

With all the money flowing into the NRL and the likelihood of an even bigger tv deal on the way, will SL stand a chance at all against clubs stacked full of the best UK, Australian and Pacific talent?

What can be done to keep the talent spread evenly to ensure the WCS continues to be a successful money making event that grows year on year?

Wayne Bennett did not know there is a "series" or that there would be golden point

22 February 2015 - 04:31 AM

Some big communication issues here.. you'd think he'd be given more information. Doesn't look good.


"I didn't know it was a series until (the media) told me (after the game)," an amused Bennett said.

"No one talked about it back home. I certainly didn't know it was the case.

"Am I pleased that we won the series for Australia? That wasn't my priority."

Corey Parker slotted a penalty goal at the end of the first half of extra time to ice the 14-12 win, which also caught Bennett by surprise - as he'd been anticipating a draw following Wigan winger Joe Burgess' magnificent 78th minute try which levelled the scores.

"I hadn't taken a lot of notice of the rules. I couldn't believe we were playing extra time," Bennett said.

"I'm in denial about that. Why the hell do they want to play extra time?

"It's not a fixture match. It's a London exhibition game per se.

"Really they're not playing for anything else but pride and the club."