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#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.

#3055046 First international game of 2015 Latin Heat v Philippines

Posted by flyingking on 12 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

Our international season kicks off in Australia this Saturday!


MAGELLAN TROPHY 2015 – Sat Jan 17, Bishop Park, Nundah
4pm – Youth Game – United Nations (Latin America/Africa) v Philippines.
5.10pm – Men’s Development – Latin America v Philippines
6.30pm – Bundaberg Indigenous Wellbeing XIII v QLD Maori
8pm – International – GYG Latin Heat v PAL Philippines Tamaraws


Fascinating background of one of the Latin Heat players- his granddad was head of Chile's national security



How Latin Heat is aiding development across Latin America


#3055041 Mystery international game Thailand v Norway

Posted by flyingking on 12 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Thailand have announced two of the four international games they are planning for 2015.

Thailand v UAE 2nd October

Thailand v Niue 11th October


Both games to be played in Bangkok, great to see that Thailand have quickly developed a liking for the international game, and the selection of nations is fantastic too!



#3052229 London's Olympic Stadium could host England v Kiwis

Posted by flyingking on 05 January 2015 - 06:28 PM

Great news, being a Kent resident this is the closest major stadium to where I live, so I will definitely be there.

#3050809 Union does something right

Posted by flyingking on 01 January 2015 - 01:17 AM

Posters often give union a lot of stick on this branch, so for a bit of balance here is one story where I feel that the union authorities have acted correctly. There is no place for abuse on a sports pitch and especially so when it is directed at a referee (Zak Hardaker) or at children (Delon Armitage). The punishments issued by the relevant disciplinary bodies in both instances reflect the severity of the offences committed. The link does give the words that Armitage used, which are of an offensive nature


#3049049 Burgess Watch......

Posted by flyingking on 26 December 2014 - 12:43 PM

I got a Burgess Watch for Christmas, however it has already developed a couple of problems- it only appears to work for 20 minutes an hour and the hands are permanently frozen. Is there any chance I can return it to where it came from?

#3047854 Saracens - No Irish Need Apply

Posted by flyingking on 21 December 2014 - 10:05 PM

Didn't know there were that many Cockneys living in Asia.

#3044211 Union World Cup Preview in Telegraph

Posted by flyingking on 12 December 2014 - 07:49 PM

In this thread some posters have tried to minimise the disruption that occurred to league as a result of the discriminatory acts perpetrated by the RFU and their hangers-on. Just read this fascinating article about bans and withdrawal of facilities that prevented working-class Northerners from benefitting from playing their chosen sport. It may not be about rugby, but this article shows that sports that experience institutional prejudice take a long time to recover. The ban was rescinded in 1971 and it is only now two generations later that the sport is starting to flourish again.


#3040745 Once again Union leads the way

Posted by flyingking on 03 December 2014 - 11:32 PM

Union has a long history of supplement abuse............................................................mainly in the Sport section of the Sunday Times. :ph34r:

#3038144 Burgess already bored, says Bath coach

Posted by flyingking on 27 November 2014 - 03:15 PM

I'm already bored of reading about him.

#3035499 Why Rugby Union over Rugby

Posted by flyingking on 20 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

Remind me how many of the home nations were playing in this final?

Both of them!