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In Topic: BBC and rugby league

19 November 2015 - 12:09 PM

Move away or the puppy gets it.



Darts? I thought the BBC only showed the BDO World Championship in January? That only lasts for 8 days. I honestly don't see how not showing that will make any serious dent in the overall budget.

In Topic: RLIF meeting in Paris

11 November 2015 - 11:36 AM

Possibly a repeat of that then? It's definitely happening today - the team list for the Ile de France team has players from the 5 Paris area clubs. The report on the FFR website only names Zalduendo, so maybe the local paper has dug up part of the old story and included Colin Love as a result. The tourists will play 4 other matches in France this week - 2 at Pia and 2 at Avignon.




Looks like a bi-annual affair. Found an Aussie report and a link to the groups official Facebook page (which does have a few pics of the tour in 2013):-





In Topic: BARB w/e 2 Nov.

10 November 2015 - 12:08 PM

England v Fiji 2013

England v Kiwis 2013 (down the bottom)


So 2 games over 2 million...in fact one not far off 3 million!



Both of those articles refer to 'peak figures'. The Barb figures for the 1st test quoted in the OP are the average for the whole game, so not comparable. 


Also, the 1st test was shown on BBC2 which (for reasons I've never quite understood) leads to a smaller audience. 

In Topic: The last club side to beat a touring side?

18 October 2015 - 01:21 PM

Can the person with the 1993 Rothmans confirm that the Cas victory was before or after the Bradford one?

I also find it odd (according to the net) that they played no club sides in their 1998 tour. IIRC before 9/11 the 2001 Aussies were scheduled for a traditional tour playing against a number of club sides.


The relevant Rothmans says Bradford beat NZ on October 6th and Cas beat the Kiwis on October 12th. The Cas game was 2 days after the Kiwis beat Wigan and 4 days before losing to GB at Wembley.


In 1998, the SL GF was played on October 24th - just a week later they played the first test. Given that the Kiwis played Australia in Auckland on October 16th, it didn't leave them much time for any other games anyway.

In Topic: World Club Series

05 October 2015 - 04:49 PM

I think the NRL clubs were confirmed prior to the Grand Final as being Cowboys, Bronco's and Roosters.. and all three being keen. Three great teams for the English crowds to go see.


Steve Mascord stated it in one of his columns a couple of weeks back. Apparently, of the teams who made the play offs, only the Bulldogs weren't interested in coming over, so it was the 2 Grand finalists and the next highest placed in the league.