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#3273012 13 Feb: SL: Catalans Dragons v Hull FC KO 6pm

Posted by flyingking on Today, 06:50 PM

"We are Hull FC, we score when we want"

#3272845 13 Feb: SL: Catalans Dragons v Hull FC KO 6pm

Posted by flyingking on Today, 02:27 PM

Absolutely glorious day in Perpignan, where the temperature is currently 22 degrees Celsius. The match will be a confirmation of whose pre season conditioning has been most effective.

#3267560 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by flyingking on 04 February 2016 - 07:28 PM

I don't know whether this is a good or a bad omen one but Ken and Gail from Warrington were hopeless on Pointless tonight.

Good sign, plenty of points; but the real Pointless experts are your neighbours from across the river.

#3263252 The RFL announce a 3 year deal with........

Posted by flyingking on 28 January 2016 - 09:36 AM

When car manufacturers sign deals with sports competitions, it often develops into a long term relationship, think Ford and UEFA Champions League or Vauxhall and England football. If something similar to Skoda's sponsorship of the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship can come about, then it will have a positive impact for rugby league. http://www.infrontsp...da-sponsorship/

#3263132 The RFL announce a 3 year deal with........

Posted by flyingking on 27 January 2016 - 09:21 PM

Why are some people sneering at Dacia?


I recently bought a new Hyundai i10, but was seriously tempted by the Dacia Sendero. I checked lots of online reviews and they were all good, though they advised avoiding the more basic versions, and the value for money was excellent. I only went for the i10 because of my previous experience with Hyundai cars. Dacias are good, modern cars. By the way, the company have been around for ages. I first drove one in 1976 in Romania and it was fine. It looked and drove exactly like the renault it basically was.


Don't knock them! They are a car company on the up. Remember when Datsuns were rubbish? Look at Nissan now!

A new Hyundai? I thought the car of choice for anyone with a Salford connection was a Maserati. ;)

#3262175 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by flyingking on 25 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

You want a rugby league player on her show- you've got it. Her friend Kevin Sinfield is her guest on the show being recorded on Tuesday 2nd February. details of how to obtain the free tickets are here. http://www.lostintv.com/tv-show?id=696. There is a free shuttle from Stratford International  (trains form St Pancras platforms 11-13, or Jubilee Line to Stratford and then go one stop on the DLR) to the BT studio


The Clare Balding Show is a weekly studio talk show for BT Sport and BBC2, which will delve into the lives of the BIGGEST names in sport and the people and stories behind the weekly headlines. At the heart of each show are in-depth interviews with three of the world’s sporting greats from A List talent, to national and international legendary icons, to the best in women’s sport – when the stars talk they’ll talk to Clare.
The show records at the BT Sport Studios - right in the heart of the Olympic Park!

Admittance is strictly for over-18's only. Please note that the audience will be standing for the duration of the recording (with rest breaks in the café area if needed).

Tuesday 2nd February - doors open at 7:00pm (with special guest Kevin Sinfield)
Tuesday 9th February - doors open at 7:00pm (with special guests Joe Hart and Floyd Mayweather)

BT SPORT Studios at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Audience access via BT Sport Shuttle Bus (pick up/drop off point at Stratford International Station taxi rank), London, E20 1EE
underground.gif Getting there: TUBE: Stratford (Central, Jubilee & Overground lines) & Hackney Wick (Overground), RAIL: Stratford International, DLR, BUS: The 388 runs directly to the studio

#3260188 South Wales Scorpions say "Yes we Canada"

Posted by flyingking on 20 January 2016 - 10:29 PM


#3257792 League Express Tweeting that they have story that will rock the sport

Posted by flyingking on 14 January 2016 - 09:20 AM

Marwan's latest tweets


Since early October, we have been fully cooperating with the RFL investigators and will continue to do so to clear our name


Just when when I started thinking @TheRFL like me, 2 tribunals and 2 fines this morning. Great start to the day and I mean it

#3257405 Hello from Kent

Posted by flyingking on 13 January 2016 - 12:29 AM

Welcome from a fellow Kent resident, (Folkestone); as W.W Dragon pointed out there is a latent interest in the South. In my workplace I know of several people who have been to Grand Finals, some who have attended the odd London Broncos game because Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook's mother is a work colleague, several Wigan fans and surprisingly one Catalan fan. Travelling on the high speed train to this years Challenge Cup Final, I saw quite a number of people wearing their team colours including two HKR fans.


One advantage of being a Southern based fan is that you avoid a lot of the parochialism that has attached itself to the game in the heartland. If you attend a game, it is because you have invested time and money to do so and travelled a good distance to be there. Try if you can to see your team play at home at least once each season, Hull is a pleasantly surprising city to visit. Other games worthy of consideration are any of the setpiece occasions; Magic Weekend (both days if possible), Challenge Cup Final, Grand Final and England international in London. If I am not working I am also thinking of attending the following games; Wigan's 2016 fixture in the capital (TBA), Hemel Stags v North Wales Crusaders 24th April (the Welshmen have brilliant set of fans),  London Skolars V Toulouse Olympique 9th July, and the Kent derby that pits the Men of Kent (Medway Dragons) against the Kentish Men (Weald Warriors, TBA).


You will enjoy this article from the londonrl.com website. Though when I initially read that Hull KR players lacking communication, had been sent to the South without any clue what they were doing; I thought I was reading a match report of the 2015 Challenge Cup Final. :tongue:


#3254027 Want to visit one of the worlds top 10 city's go to Hull

Posted by flyingking on 03 January 2016 - 09:13 PM

Before Wolford gets too carried away, the Daily Mail reprints the list along with the top 10 countries to visit.


According to Rough Guides you should be going to two (admittedly beautiful) dirt poor Mafia strongholds before you even consider setting foot in Wales. :ph34r:  Being a well travelled sort who has been to both Albania and Romania, a recommendation to visit either country is being exceedingly generous to them. Rough Guides is a very apt name.


I first visited Hull for the World Cup and really liked the city, in fact I enjoyed it so much I returned last year to watch a Challenge Cup game between FC and Leeds. For me the best part of the city is the people, found everyone round the ground to be friendly and welcoming. It would be great for either side of the city, if their players did not extend that welcome to the visitors when they step onto the pitch!

#3251917 Sam Burgess' new union venture

Posted by flyingking on 28 December 2015 - 02:57 PM

Sam Burgess has just signed another union contract, fortunately for everyone in league the contract says he has united in marriage with his beautiful bride.



#3249357 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by flyingking on 20 December 2015 - 10:52 PM

Well done to the whole Rugby League community for coming together to support the game and one of its most dedicated players. We know to rally around when something extraordinary happens within our game; this is the latest example, Steve Prescott and Danny Jones being others. In 2016 let us not wait for something unusual to happen to show our support for Rugby League, we should be aiming to sell out all our showpiece occasions and all of England's Four Nations games. If we unite together, then it will not be another 60 years before the BBC sees fit to nominate another Rugby League player.

#3247876 South America development plan

Posted by flyingking on 16 December 2015 - 09:22 PM

A representative from Latin Heat met the key officials in Argentina and Brazil to discuss the way forward for rugby league in South America.



This fascinating blog gives an idea of the difficulties involved in starting in South America.



A report of the first Latin America 7s, played in Australia a few weeks ago. The picture will gladden the heart of anyone interested in international expansion.


#3246820 ferres and O'Loughlin to widnes

Posted by flyingking on 14 December 2015 - 12:39 PM

Ferres across the Mersey

#3246287 2016 breakout year&unknown star

Posted by flyingking on 13 December 2015 - 06:01 AM

Agree with the comment about Abdul, but it is what he does on the pitch after lunch that counts.