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#3130015 Will World Rugby be shamed during their world cup?

Posted by flyingking on 27 May 2015 - 08:35 AM

This column suggests that drug taking in union and to a lesser extent league is becoming widespread. It speculates how this culture of cheating could be exposed during the world cup. http://www.insidethe...oping-offenders
This is an important topic which needs to be discussed, so do not post any unproven allegations against any individual or team.

#3127369 Where are you from, who do you support?

Posted by flyingking on 22 May 2015 - 09:32 PM

Born in Nantwich, live mainly in Folkestone, but occasionally reside in Paris or Brussels
Favourite teams Warrington and England, but happy to watch any team.

#3126151 Higham re-joins Leigh (merged threads)

Posted by flyingking on 20 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

Disappointed to see him go, he has given Wire great service and will be missed. Always performed consistently well, a superb pro that any team would be glad to have. Hoping that Leigh do get promoted, so that he can end his career as a Superleague player, which would be fitting.
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#3121037 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by flyingking on 11 May 2015 - 09:48 AM

No-one anywhere should need government permission to play your chosen game, sport is about opportunity for everyone to be as good as they can be at something they enjoy doing. No-one should be arrested for the "crime" of organising their favourite sport. No sport should have to be governed by a rival sport, especially one that has a proven track record of trying to suppress and eliminate the sport in question.

#3121018 Can someone please get rid of the muppets running our game at the RFL!

Posted by flyingking on 11 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

If looking for a model for a genuine pan European competition which allows expansion into new areas for any team that wishes to join, then it is worth noting what the KHL is doing. http://en.wikipedia....l_Hockey_League Russia's main ice hockey competition has teams from Helsinki, Bratislava, Zagreb, Sochi, all the way over to Kazakhstan and Vladivostok. Expansion teams must meet the criteria with regard to finances, arenas and the like before being granted a licence. The KHL has expanded at a fast rate and there is talk that Milan and even a team from Japan will be admitted in the near future. Obviously the team owners need to have deep pockets, the cost of travel alone is astronomical. If the goal of your competition is to grow your game rapidly then this model works. if you are content to let your clubs decide how they want to organise their competition to maximise self-interest, then do not be surprised that expansion is nowhere near top of the agenda when the structures are determined.

#3115631 Hopeful talk from RLIF

Posted by flyingking on 02 May 2015 - 11:45 PM

The RLIF have discussed the international calendar, the women's world cup, World Club Series and other matters.


#3115627 Pritchard: players may have to take a stand

Posted by flyingking on 02 May 2015 - 11:36 PM

Reckon Jorge Taufua wished that Frank Pritchard had remained standing.

#3113009 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by flyingking on 27 April 2015 - 09:35 PM

Hope the game does go ahead, it could be historic. A team that is not fit coming up against a team that is not fit to wear the shirt; expect all the Albert Goldthorpe points to be awarded to the St John's Ambulance crew.

#3113001 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by flyingking on 27 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

It seems ironic that a club which is owned by someone who is often referred to as the Good Doctor, does not appear to employ any good doctors.

#3112983 Wasps To Coventry

Posted by flyingking on 27 April 2015 - 08:28 PM

The name's Bond http://www.espn.co.u...und-bond-scheme
Surely the dictionary definition of a junk bond.

#3104956 RLWC2017 qualifying starts next month

Posted by flyingking on 12 April 2015 - 01:46 PM

Latvia will host Spain in Riga on May 9th to kick off the qualifying process for the World Cup. This is exciting not only because of the nations involved, and the progress they have made, but also because there will be a record number of nations involved in the qualifying process.

#3088911 'Southern' RL fans - why do you follow the sport?

Posted by flyingking on 15 March 2015 - 08:49 AM

South Cheshire
Moved to Folkestone when I was eight and have remained there since.

Awareness of rugby league was only through watching Challenge Cup Finals on TV. However a travel deals email list I subscribe to highlighted a deal for cheap Challenge Cup Final tickets. I went mainly because I reckoned it was the easiest way to experience a major event at Wembley. I chose to support Warrington because I was with their supporters and my Cheshire connections. I was blown away by the atmosphere and the speed of the game.

My involvement with the game is as a fan, I will attend the major occasions and the odd Wire, Broncos or Skolars game. During the World Cup I was a volunteer and had the role of a Social Media Journalist.

I enjoy any sport that is fast and has a lively atmosphere. Therefore my favourite sports are rugby league, ice hockey, handball, volleyball and judo and to a lesser extent hockey and basketball.

#3088610 Only one RL story on the BBC Sports news tonight

Posted by flyingking on 14 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

An outspoken Yorkshireman who likes making videos of japes with his mates, with a history of getting into trouble for his inappropriate comments and behaviour- surely a natural replacement for Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear

#3085223 Rugby Union's rapidly decreasing try scoring, line breaks and general ent...

Posted by flyingking on 08 March 2015 - 03:31 PM

A nuance is the French transliteration of the phrase used to show appreciation of the perfect union piece of play. It occurs just after the kicker has successfully scored the penalty awarded for a collapsed scrum.Tarquin will then turn to Henry and point out, "Look, no hands!"

#3056100 Some interesting ideas from Union

Posted by flyingking on 15 January 2015 - 08:23 PM

The RFU repeatedly said it's a winter game.  If anything, RL should return to playing in winter.  The summer game in the UK is killing the sport at every single level, from international to primary RL in the park.

Clearly I and thousands of other fans must have imagined the most well attended World Cup, the most compelling Four Nations tournament and an international scene that now encompasses countries as diverse as Jamaica and Thailand. Let's forget about all this progress because an innovative sport has introduced one change too many.