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Pretty happy with this appointment. You don't get much better than Wayne Bennett.
I think most have us on here have always thought we've been pretty close to the Aussies and Kiwi's on a number of recent occasion's. I reckon Wayne Bennett could give us that little bit extra needed to win something.
Will be just as interesting who he goes for as his back up staff. Its usually a junior coach within a SL club, but would like to see him bring in someone like Shaun Wane and/or Daryll Powell, two bonafide SL coaches.
A bit of extra incentive for the Wigan players with England ambitions to put in an eye catching performance against the Bronco's also.
There was a bloke in the queue behind me in Leytonstone Tesco's the other day.. wearing a track suit with "Rugby League Challenge" emblazoned across it with a dodgy looking St.George's Flag embroidered on it.
He bought 12 tins of cat food and a bottle of Brandy.
Not sure if Dacia actively advertise on TV here in the UK, but would love to see the RFL propose the use of SL players in future promotional adverts with Dacia, would certainly be good for such things as the start of SL and the build up to the WCC and Challenge cup final.
100's of hours of footage to choose from. Also noticed a shot of the Rugby AM hosts in amongst it, which makes me wonder if they had some involvement, which would also explain why its so much like the previous effort (they love using the old ideas of others).
I've said it many times and i'll say it again, the lack of creativity at the RFL is so frustrating. The best promo campaign associated with RL was the "Rugby of the Extraordinary" campaign, which was produced by an agency called VCCP. They should have built on that at the time but didn't, aside from using the font in everything promo related since. VCCP produce real quality and are an agency that do some really nice TV campaigns.
To me, the current film just smacks of a lack of creativity. We've seen it all before, and its nothing special. I want special.
Would have liked to have seen him come back. Always good good to have as many talented players in our game as possible. Its debatable whether he would have come back better or worse than when he left, but he would have been a decent addition to any team.
If he see's his future in RU, best of luck to him.
The first thing we need (and what we've needed for as long as I can remember) is greater exposure.. Or should I just say "exposure", as we currently have none.
Consistent good exposure of the sport and its key events will generate greater interest, but it has to be consistent over a lot of years. Currently we only really get anything outside the RL media channels for the Challenge cup final. Nothing else really gets much of a mention.
The RFL have attempted to improve media relations previously but always half heartedly. They now employ a PR agency but only for certain events, and with a certain brief for those events. To increase the profile of the sport you need constant copy for the press and TV. Build things and people will take an interest.
Though as we know we don't currently have a written media who want to write about RL in a positive light, or a TV partner who are willing to really push the sport, so it's tough.
I do still think there is much more that could be done to reach people, and at no great cost.
Not only do we lack leaders within the RFL, we also have a serious lack of creativity.