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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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EastLondonMike

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In Topic: RLIF Announce Latest World Rankings

Yesterday, 08:03 AM

Well until earlier this year the SA sports authorities wouldn't even recognise RL as a sport, so think they're up against it more than most. Think they also suffer from not being near any other major RL nations geographically.. Would love to see the game invest some time and money in SA though.


In Topic: South East & London Cup

Yesterday, 07:54 AM

Yeah definitely. We've just had a tough year in terms of player commitment. We're in it for the long haul. 


In Topic: Rugby Union Federation to ban Mexican RL players.

Yesterday, 07:46 AM

What is it they say about leopards changing their spots..


In Topic: On The Road Games - back for 2016?

31 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

Sounds like Koukash could be one of the few that would be up for this.. Although Catalans have done it reasonably regularly over the last few years also, in various parts of the south of France. Makes perfect commercial sense also as it exposes your brand to a wider audience.

The last round of on-the-road games, where a number of games were taken to new venues was too much for me, personally.. i'd like to see one game in a round taken on the road, and have that one game as the focus for everyone.. do it three or four times a season, but only one game in any of the chosen rounds.

 

I'd pick Cardiff, London and A.N.Other, which is rotated year on year. Cardiff and London have been long term targets for RL, so would keep them as regulars, then rotate the third venue each year. One year Edinburgh, one year Coventry, one year in Ireland etc etc.. then if a particular area shows signs if increased interest, add another fixture and keep that interested area as a third regular on-the-road game.


In Topic: On The Road Games - back for 2016?

30 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

A good strategy would surely be targeting areas that already has some RL growth. Take a game to Stratford Olympic park and have the Skolars or Broncos playing a curtain raiser. Take a game to Coventry and have the Bears playing a curtain raiser. Take a game to the south west and have the All Golds play beforehand, Game to Cardiff with Scorpions v Crusaders etc