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Rugby League Backchat

30 July 2015 - 02:49 PM

Just a reminder to anyone interested that the next edition of Rugby League Backchat is on tonight (thurs) with the BBC's Dave Woods hosting.  I know that Gareth Walker is on the panel tonight along with Gary Schofield but I don't know who the other panelist is.

 

It's freeview on Premier Sports at 6pm (Sky and Virgin).


Question for a Computer Geek

22 July 2015 - 10:17 AM

I am hoping that out there is a computer geek, or perhaps someone who is simply competent (as opposed to me, who is not!), who can please help with a problem I have encountered with hyperlinks.

 

I'm using someone else's laptop at present as mine died yesterday.  This person has had no problems with hyperlinks prior to me getting my mitts on their machine.  The only things I have consciously changed is the password to get on the machine and deleting the Internet Explorer shortcut from the desktop (but a shortcut is still attached to the taskbar). 

 

However, when I click on hyperlinks in tweets all I get is a blank page.  On the website of a company I tried to download vacancy information and only one link out of six worked.  The others came up with blank pages.  However, when I tried to link to the JustGiving page for Zac France on this website, it worked. 

 

Does anyone out there have any idea how to fix this problem?  I'd be grateful for any suggestions. 


RL player paralysed during game - RL Cares

09 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

Zac France has been paralysed down one side as a result of playing for his amateur team Cheltenham Phoenix in a game against the new club Bath Romans recently.  He will be spending many months in hospital.  RL Cares have become involved and have set up a JustGiving page through Steve Ball should anyone feel moved to donate towards Zac's care.  Here is the page:

 

https://www.justgivi...om/zac-france/

 

 


McDermott appointed new USA coach

07 July 2015 - 03:15 PM

I've just seen the announcement on Twitter that Brian McDermott has been appointed as the new head coach of the new look USA(RL) Hawks as they prepare for the 2017 world cup.

 

I think that's a good appointment, particularly bearing in mind McDermott's interest in bringing home grown players through at club level and remembering the dissatisfaction felt by many in the game stateside over the choices for players made by the previous coach. 

 

http://www.loverugby..._medium=twitter


Serious injury to amateur player during game

22 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

I follow a few amateur clubs in expansion areas on Twitter and yesterday I noticed a tweet from the newly formed amateur club Sherwood Wolf Hunt.  During their game against Telford Raiders one of their players, Francis Appleton, was seriously injured, having to have spinal surgery as a result.

 

SherwoodWolfHunt @wolfhuntrl 2h2 hours ago

SherwoodWolfHunt retweeted TELFORD RAIDERS RLFC

Hopefully Franny will be OK after his spinal surgery today. We'll keep you updated

 

If you are in the area, on Saturday 27 June they are having a fundraising night at Debdale Sports Centre, Debdale Lane, Mansfield (NG19 7NS).  It's a comedy night and the entrance fee is £15.00 including pie and pea supper.

 

I'm going to find out from the club where any donations can be sent should anyone be interested in supporting the player.  I don't know how old he is or whether he has a family to support but spinal surgery sounds serious and as an amateur player the injury will possibly impact his ability to work.  I don't know whether RL Cares have become involved or not at this stage.