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flyingking

Member Since 09 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2014 11:22 PM
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Topics I've Started

They "borrowed" the name Rugby World Cup, guess what name is now in their sight...

13 December 2014 - 01:44 AM

https://nationalrugb...ballleague.com/ is the name for the new attempt to start a professional franchised union competition  in the United States in 2015.

Look at the story about Chicago on the home page, I think this is outrageous that the Americans can try to appropriate the name of our sport in such a manner. I have no problem in both codes using rugby as part of their name as it reflects the history of the two games, but for any organisation involved with union to couple the word with League is completely unacceptable.


Shock! Saint Jonny misses target

03 December 2014 - 11:20 PM

http://www.dailymail...fails-sell.html

I hope there will come a day when a journalist will feel it newsworthy to write about how much Jamie Peacock's house is worth.


Aussie Women's RL on the up

20 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

Women's game is growing in Australia, and they even got paid for the test match against New Zealand http://fb.me/6nIlv3TJr


Another idea taken from Rugby League

19 November 2014 - 11:25 AM

The IRB have unveiled their new logo for when they rebrand to World Rugby- it is quite clearly a rip-off of the Widnes badge. As the Vikings' intellectual property rights have been blatantly infringed by a competitor who also feature the word Rugby in their name, I think they should take the matter to court. The IRB have already got away with stealing the brand "Rugby World Cup", they should not be permitted to steal the identity of one our clubs too! ;) Though why they should choose to base their corporate identity on the Chemics is a mystery.

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http://www.insidethe...-as-world-rugby


Samoa RU threatened with World Cup removal

18 November 2014 - 04:37 PM

Samoan union players are unhappy with their federation and their Prime Minister and threatened to go on strike against England.

"Samoan players have expressed concerns around their payments, financial transparency in the union, and selection issues.

They want their grievances, some of which first surfaced at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, dealt with urgently "to ensure positive change for the benefit of Samoa rugby".

The link below states that unnamed people or organisations (but presumably can only be the IRB) have made threats that they could be kicked out of the World Cup and the Olympics and not be allowed to host the All Blacks.

http://www.stuff.co....host-All-Blacks

 

The Prime Minister's intervention has not gone down well with the players- the most interesting part is the last couple of paragraphs where the PM highlights the progress that Toa Samoa have made internationally. http://www.stuff.co....h-rugby-players