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New TV rights deal agreed with BBC

Today, 08:48 PM

According to Chris Irvine in The Times, the RFL has agreed a new deal with the BBC for coverage of the Challenge Cup and Superleague highlights until 2020, although as yet I can't see any press release on the RFL's website.  It is to include Challenge Cup matches from round six, quarter finals, semi finals and final and apparently the BBC is keen to return the competition to earlier in the season.

 

Obviously with the story featuring in The Times it is hidden behind a paywall, but the introduction to the article is here: http://www.thetimes....icle4543531.ece

 

Fantastic news, if true.  The BBC has come on in leaps and bounds in its coverage of the Challenge Cup and personally I'd hate to lose their support.


Steve Ganson climbing Kilimanjaro for Steve Prescott Foundation

19 August 2015 - 04:25 PM

As part of Steve Prescott Foundation's Kilimanjaro challenge this October, Steve Ganson is acting as ref for a full rugby league match which is due to take place once the group reach the summit in an attempt to break a world record.  If memory serves Steve joined the group late in the day in order to facilitate the world record attempt as a ref has to be present for the attempt to be valid.

 

Anyway, Ganson needs some sponsorship.  It's an amazing challenge for a great cause.  Here's his JustGiving page in case you feel moved to donate: https://www.justgivi...om/steveganson/

 

 


Rugby League Backchat - Next Episode

10 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

The next episode of Rugby League Backchat is on at 7.00pm this Thursday (13 August) on Premier Sports.  I think it's still freeview for viewers on both Sky and Virgin but I'm not 100% certain.  There will be a link to it on this site no doubt at some point after the programme has aired on TV.

 

Along with Dave Woods this week are Danny Lockwood, Chris Irvine and Phil Caplan (the latter being one of my favourite RL pundits).

 

I think it's a really enjoyable programme and so far hasn't failed to deliver really good discussion about all areas of rugby league rather than just superleague.  I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in hearing debate (with some humour) on RL. 


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.