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#3272168 Challenge Cup final 2017

Posted by brooza on 12 February 2016 - 12:02 PM

I hope it keeps its traditional date of late August (It's been August the whole time I've been a fan)

#3272150 Serbian Rugby League

Posted by brooza on 12 February 2016 - 11:37 AM

I saw the Armed Forces team play a couple of times in the 2013 FOWC (and have a shirt of theirs that I regularly wear), as the St Albans physio often does the Serbia matches too. I believe there are (or were) a couple of Serbian junior teams running around in St Albans Centurions shirts too!


They got beat in every match in the FOWC, sometimes heavily, but you could see how proud and determined they were from start to finish, and I was very disappointed that their try against GB was disallowed (as was the GB coach), but they did get a try in their final game

#3271380 NRL loses $18m in 2015

Posted by brooza on 11 February 2016 - 09:22 AM



Could explain why so many of the Australian top brass have jumped ship in recent months. But it could be a short competition in 2018 if there's only Souths, Brisbane and NZ left in the league!

#3270547 Leeds vs North Queensland Cowboys

Posted by brooza on 09 February 2016 - 10:36 AM

Where are the rest of the players?

Massive brawl in the first 10 minutes, everyone else red carded

#3267959 Serbia Tour to Australia

Posted by brooza on 05 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

Philippines have just defeated Serbia 18-12

#3267466 WC qualifiers

Posted by brooza on 04 February 2016 - 03:17 PM

Well, yes, you might be right, it might not look very "serious" to change the original plan neither correct towards the 6 eu teams.


I saw that spanish clubs have been active on the social media, but i did not have the chance to see them (club and natinal team) in action. Can they manage the russian team for example?


for these qualif, I would pick Wales, Serbia and russia btw

I'm incredibly impressed with the way Spain have been making progress, and can see them being a match for Russia.


In terms of who I'd prefer to qualify, I'd like Spain, Serbia and Ireland

#3267463 2021 World Cup expanded to 16 nations

Posted by brooza on 04 February 2016 - 03:14 PM

I'm not so sure.  A lot of teams will be easy beats whether it is 14 or 16 teams.  16 teams just presents far better to the outside world.


I can't think of any world sporting competition where there are really only a limited number of true title contenders, but the groups of 3 with 2 qualifying looked pretty bad.

16 is just mathematically easier to explain too

#3266268 Wayne Bennett to coach England?

Posted by brooza on 02 February 2016 - 01:52 PM

Statement here: http://www.rugby-lea...land-head-coach

#3265657 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by brooza on 01 February 2016 - 01:12 PM

Yeah, dry your tears. Even though you actually get an International down South anyway. You know like the England v NZ one at OP last year. Or do you want ALL the games played down there.

I'm not crying, fortunately I'm willing to travel all over the country to watch RL, as opposed to insisting that matches are only played within walking distance of my house and in a stadium that has no links to rugby union

#3265535 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by brooza on 01 February 2016 - 11:05 AM

If Rugby League was a national sport, then Coventry would be a great central location for a England RL international. But it's not.

     Outside of the North, London is the only place that should get them at the moment. And that's because it's only the capital. Not a Rugby League hotbed.

    I wish Rugby League would stop trying to be all things to all men and realise where its bread is butter-ed.

And sod those of us that don't live in the North

#3261859 Premier Sports

Posted by brooza on 25 January 2016 - 09:31 AM

It's a code you use during a promotion in order to get a discount

That's not important right now

#3254139 2021 World Cup Eligible Nations

Posted by brooza on 04 January 2016 - 10:52 AM

From what I recall, I'd say Chile are more likely than Brazil at this stage

#3228100 NZ series ticket sales latest news

Posted by brooza on 05 November 2015 - 02:23 PM

Great to see the third test selling out despite being a dead rubber!

#3225924 Your international highs and lows

Posted by brooza on 02 November 2015 - 10:47 AM

One of my favourites was in Bristol during the last RLWC for USA v Cook Islands.


Stood in front of the Kuki band, dancing along with them during the match. Fantastic

#3222902 Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

Posted by brooza on 29 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

I got my 18 tickets out of the St Albans batch of 82 on Monday :)


Got a few newbies coming along to it too