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In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

26 November 2014 - 09:10 PM

Errr how do you work out "we don't have the right to include rugby in the title"?
Are you French by chance? They banned the word rugby from Rugby League for a number or years. Le jeu a Trieste was as far as they could go.


What on earth are you talking about? I said I haven't claimed we don't have the right to include rugby in the title.

No, I'm not French. I'm Romanian.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

26 November 2014 - 07:26 PM

The raft of rule changes (relatively speaking since 1995) and the thread regarding Mr Wray shows that union is going down the similar trials and tribulations route that Northern Union did all those years ago and has continued to do so to increase spectator entertainment in the professional era and/or to nullify coaching tactics that juxtapose the spectator-friendleness


Rugby League and rugby union both have football in their title - we don't hear calls to ditch football

Rugby League has as much right to include rugby in its title as any other form of football.

Rugby League should never go down the route of re-naming such as League, Super League, et al. as rugby is the important word for me

Rugby League's leaders need to be a whole lot better at promotiong their game as Rugby League and those in the southern hemisphere who refer to union as rugby should be brought to task so there is a joined up approach

This is exactly what has been discussed on the main forum


The IRFB did ditch "football" from their name, and now have re-branded as "World Rugby" and most of the non anglophone countries don't "football" in union's name.

I didn't claim we don't have the right to include rugby in the title, I was just asking whether having it there is in our best interest.

Renaming the sport as League or Super League would be weird, but perhaps there are other options that could be viable.

That would be like herding cats. Good luck implementing such a policy.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

26 November 2014 - 07:21 PM

I doubt the motivation to do that was down to having a Warwickshire town included in the name. 


I have repeatedly seen people claim league was not supported in certain countries by the local authorities because they only supported one kind of rugby

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

26 November 2014 - 04:44 PM

Because we changed the rules does not disqualify us from using Rugby in out title. It is part of out family tree'


The Canadian football organisation which is similar to American football had Rugby in the official organisations title for years 


RL should continue to use Rugby in our title, We have an historic right to it.

Is it in our interest to keep it though? When our chance to have a crack at markets like SA is stopped because the local authorities would only support one rugby federation isn't it the time to consider switching to something else?

In Topic: Ethiopia Rugby League awarded observer status

25 November 2014 - 05:45 PM

This is the kind of activity that will lead to league's growth. Best of luck to that guy. Does anyone know how he became involved with league? Was it a lone wolf type of thing or has the RLIF finally woken up and started actively engaging people from various countries trying to get them involved?