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Rugby League World Issue 402

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flyingking

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Australia show their usual respect for international competition

08 September 2014 - 12:39 AM

Allegations (denied of course) that Australia threw a Basketball World Cup group game to avoid meeting USA http://www.si.com/nb...-fiba-world-cup


"And RU just keeps getting more and more popular"

07 September 2014 - 02:31 PM

The quotation was made by one of our friends who prefers the 15 a side game. I thought I would just check how the quest for global domination is developing. To be totally fair to our poster, I have selected the most important game in 2014 for each country- the one where the winner qualifies directly for the RU World Cup or advances to the final play off spot. That means I have had to ignore the attendances in Madrid, Constanta, and Sochi http://en.wikipedia....e_qualification, so to avoid low blows please do not refer to that article in the debate.

 

Russia V Zimbabwe attendance 6500   Krasnoyarsk population 1,035,028

USA     V Canada     attendance 5,258  Charleston population 127,999 (is there some sort of stamp duty threshold, where Charleston pays more taxes for a population of 128,000?)

USA     V Uruguay    attendance 6,500 :clapping: Which major metropolis was this crucial game played in? New York, Los Angeles, Boston? Any more guesses, it was of course....................................................................................................................................Kennesaw! the town where every citizen must by law own a gun and which has population 29,783.

 

Purely for comparison purposes Castleford, population 39,192 had an average attendance for their dreadful 2013 Superleague season of 6292. This leaves me with two conclusions, either the Tigers are punching substantially above their weight, or perhaps the rest of the world are not so enamoured of the other code as some people think. Myself I judge it to be the former, well done the people of Castleford.


RU World Cup expressed through Dance

01 September 2014 - 09:00 PM

Northerners beware, Twickenham has suddenly realised you exist. The ad for their World Cup is taking pains to first address the populations of Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester before addressing anyone else. https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be Ironically given the last 119 years of history, they want the North of England to be involved in a commercial relationship with rugby.


Jamie Peacock Re: Tyres

25 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...spired/28896605

 

This video is supposed to inspire people to take up the game. For myself, I now know where to go if I ever need to destroy some tractor tires.


Heritage players shambles at Olympics

18 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

http://m.scotsman.co...mbles-1-3512076. Someone getting very upset about Olympics eligibility criteria.