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#2916815 RL in the evening standard

Posted by IM2 on 15 April 2014 - 02:25 PM

Last few years ES has been getting better at covering RL. inc regular features of Broncos, England, Skolars etc. even martin offiah had a column.


seems to have fallen off a cliff.


we should lobby to get it going again. drop this guy an email and ask him whats happening


Head of Sport: Neil Robinson 
E: sportdesk@standard.co.uk

#2884228 22/02/14 - London Broncos v Salford Red Devils KO 3pm

Posted by IM2 on 19 February 2014 - 10:54 PM

i will be going. much more accessible now. i think broncos will be wip for a few weeks yet and will have some big swings with a few decent results and blow outs being served up. if anyone else expects anything else then good luck but cant see it. i do think tony rea is smart and will make solid progress

#2842320 Kevin Sinfield Column - Telegraph

Posted by IM2 on 25 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

top guy. most of the tries came from him as well. bad error at the end but as he says who didnt make one? i loved saturdays game. it hurts bad but surely we have solid foundations to move onwards from here. we need to build on this and quickly.

#2839800 RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

Posted by IM2 on 22 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

last one out of st albans turn off the lights!

#2839617 RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

Posted by IM2 on 21 November 2013 - 09:56 PM

st albans now over the 800 mark  a huge well done to them.


St Albans Centurions @StAlbansCents 8m

A fantastic effort by all at the club sees over 800 tickets sold for The Big Hit on Saturday at Wembley! http://fb.me/33kbob3UT

top notch well done

#2837946 each year there should be an 7 nations tournament following this WC

Posted by IM2 on 18 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

interesting twist on this is that its one up on the onion game that only has a 6 nations! marketing coup!

#2834230 Award 2021 WC To UK&I Now!

Posted by IM2 on 13 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

i dont think we are ready for anywhere else but Aus/NZ & UK&I/France. the next two cycles could really launch RL internationally. It would also yield the most profit which helps everyone grow. After that cycle you have to believe that more countries will have strengthened and developed so mayb 2025 would be the one to aim for away from the main established areas.


RU is only spreading their wings now. Japan still has a very wealthy and established RU set up. as good as league in England. 


we need to build on solid foundations. most importantly awarding the 2021 now you could keep a staff in place with good knowledge. it also would make sure we have maximum time to get decent tv coverage.

#2833668 16/11/13 - World Cup QF3: England v France (Wigan, KO 8pm)

Posted by IM2 on 12 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

France will be better than you think. they were hamstrung by their halfs getting mugged by a bunch of thugs last night and i am sure chevy chase and virtu field would have struggled under that as well. against england they will be allowed to play better so i think they will be better. not saying they will win but i suspect 32 - 8 or similar with a good first 30.

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Posted by IM2 on 03 November 2013 - 01:13 AM

yeah thought that myself. one more job to do. 

#2821202 RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

Posted by IM2 on 29 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

As a follow up to this news story: http://www.hertsad.c...lenge_1_2178811


St Albans have sold their initial allocation of 500 tickets for the Big Hit and are putting in another order!

well done lads & lasses

#2807969 here we go again Aussies controlling international refereeing at WC!

Posted by IM2 on 15 October 2013 - 05:47 AM

If there is one thing that drives me nuts about reffing in international RL is how the aussies stack everything in their favour. lets predict that the major games will be reffed by an aussie and we will see the ridiculous situation where England play Australia and an Aussie refs. it almost turns me off to the WC.





Australia would never allow 2 englishmen to preside over refs selection for an aussie WC.


where is our backbone.




#2761823 31/7-4/8/13 - The Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Thread

Posted by IM2 on 05 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Absolutely Lobby.

Undoubtedly a fair result.

Special mention for the Lad dressed up as the Sheep who last week  shook our hands as we entered

the Oldham Clubhouse prior to the Cru fixture.

He`s a real fan without doubt and a credit to his club.

Good on yer mate.

tbh good luck to oldham but they got skolars on a very bad day and also a ref on very bad day as well. hope we can have another crack at them

#2736064 30/06/13 - Kingstone Press Championship 1 Match Thread

Posted by IM2 on 30 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

How many ex-Skolars have Stags got in their squad now ? Must be at least 6 now.

Should be win for Stags with South Wales missing their student internationals, though Hemel will be missing Aaron Small for similar reasons.

interesting question that. its over 8 for sure. i think the hemel mgt said they didnt want to 'poach' at the start of the season but that didnt last long.