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In Topic: Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

28 September 2014 - 09:45 AM

fingers cross for the french pro league..


Well, considering that the RFL just gave the french game the finger by bringing back P&R, that's the only way out really.


Suprisingly enough, there is only a few to recognise it...

In Topic: Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

28 September 2014 - 05:37 AM

An article from the French league website indicates the intention is to form a joint venture to apply for super league.



And two weeks before that, the former ASC president was talking about a french professionnal summer league...


Too bad, we don't have a french word for vaporware...

In Topic: Catalans Rumour

30 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

The inferences are that the TV deal is a vehicle to block Toulouse, all the RFL need to do is ask for a TV deal at an XX price the French TV stations won't provide.


Indeed. On the last year Q&A regarding their policy review, the RFL made a point asking Toulouse to bring a TV deal that would cover the cost of the english SL2 clubs (or something like that).


When you consider that no french TV is interested in showing Toulouse Carcassonne (let alone giving money for it), asking for Toulouse to find someone to bring money to show Toulouse Featherstone or Toulouse Halifax was a nice exemple of high level trolling.

In Topic: Marwan Koukash: I'll turn rugby league into a global sport

24 July 2014 - 10:40 AM


Magic Weekend - the only sport that has a festival where all 14 teams play in one venue over a weekend.



Just for the sake of it: the french women basketball league has the exact same thing running since 2005. There are probably many other similar exemples somewhere in the world.

In Topic: Carcassone in Super League

01 July 2014 - 07:45 AM


Fair enough. I was going to try to argue that Dax is really in RU land. But I know that is a poor argument. Wakey is in RL land.


One thing though - is Dax quite affluent?




It's doing OK, I would say. But not really rich, nothing like Biarritz if you want.


I realize that we are entering apples and oranges territory here, but I still believe that the likes of Wakefield & Co should/could do much better on that field.