Jump to content

Rugby League World - Grand Finals Issue

Try our Fantastic 4-Issue Bundle Offer:
For just £14, a saving of 10% on the regular cover price, you’ll get:

The Grand Finals Issue (out 17 Oct) – Grand Final drama from both hemispheres plus Four Nations preview
The Four Nations Issue (out 21 Nov) – Fantastic coverage of the Four Nations tournament down under
The Golden Boot Issue (out 19 Dec) – A look back at the 2014 season plus the big reveal of the winner of the Golden Boot
The 2015 Season Preview Issue (out 23 Jan) – How will your team perform in 2015? We preview every club.

League Express



Member Since 28 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Today, 03:46 PM

#3016292 18/10/14 - Ireland v France KO 2pm

Posted by londonrlfan on 19 October 2014 - 11:00 AM

No excuses for France. Agar should have to go. I don't see the point of having a non-French speaker as a coach and then having to translate what he said to the players. Why not just get Houles in?

#3015995 Is Israel Folau about to return to Rugby League?

Posted by londonrlfan on 18 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

In the french local paper there was an article about Hayne goinfre to the Nfl and Burgess to Union,
the last paragraph say league fans are upset and praying to sign folau to save the game!


OTT no? Folau is not in the class of players like Inglis, Thurston, Slater. People forget how many superstars are still in the game. 

#3009876 First Balkans Championship

Posted by londonrlfan on 08 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

Awesome and well done to Belgrade city council for getting behind the tournament. Hope it can be a big success!

#2979666 Wes Naiqama to London Broncos?

Posted by londonrlfan on 18 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

It's easy when you're a part of Wigan. How many came from your academy?

#2979650 Wes Naiqama to London Broncos?

Posted by londonrlfan on 18 August 2014 - 05:55 PM

Is he a local lad?


Maybe if Northerners were capable of washing their clothes and cooking dinner without Mummy helping them, more would move down south. All of our homegrown young talent will be taken by Northern clubs this winter, which leaves with only u20s and Aussies, seeing as Northerners don't want to leave and the Northern clubs will vulture our best youngsters. How many local lads at Leigh?

#2974474 Progress in diverse places like Czech Republic, Greece, Kenya, Spain, Denmark...

Posted by londonrlfan on 09 August 2014 - 10:39 PM

In spain, things are going forward very fast. The game started from ashes in Valencia, now taking place in Madrid and hopefully in Barcelona. They trashed Belgium with ease. Also Spain could have some Perpignan's players as there's many double nationality (French-Spanish) in there.

Not to mention Josh Cordoba.


They've already said they don't want to go down the route of filling the team with Aussies with Spanish heritage and want non-nationals to play in the domestic league to even be considered. They're focusing on developing the sport rather than trying to get an artificial boost up the rankings. A good thing imo. 

#2973723 Today's Evening Standard - Dig at RL?

Posted by londonrlfan on 08 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Yeah it was. I just read it and it said. "Hang on. Is there no more sport on terrestrial TV any more? Well, yes there is...but it's rugby league" and then it says "Leeds, Warrington, Castleford and Widnes, where are these strangely named places? The TV guide has no idea and we're not about to bother learning, either." That Dan Jones guy in the Standard is a massive rah rah fanboy, the type who'll wet themselves about a Championship match on TV, so I'd take no notice. Probably a dig as there's no rah rah for him watch this weekend, diddums. 

#2971867 European Championship Fixtures Released

Posted by londonrlfan on 05 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

Qualifying  for the quarter finals of RLWC 1013 was going backwards???. The two matches which were played at Workington both got over 7000 supporters through the gates.


The number of domestic teams and youth RL teams falling is going backwards. Hosting internationals in Cumbria instead of Scotland is going backwards. So much for the legacy...

#2971859 RLWC 2017 Qualification

Posted by londonrlfan on 05 August 2014 - 03:08 PM

I find it very odd that PNG - the ONE country in the world where RL is the national sport – have to qualify, whereas Scotland - with, what, 4 teams in the entire country? - get an automatic spot. (And this is NOT an attack on Scotland RL).


Also, I find it very odd that out of PNG, Tonga and the Cook Islands - 3 relatively strong RL countries - only 2 will qualify.


I'd feel sad for PNG if they fail to qualify, but Tonga and the CIs are just NRL heritage teams. That said, I can't see PNG failing to qualify. 

#2971856 RLWC 2017 Qualification

Posted by londonrlfan on 05 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

I don't agree with having that many auto qualifiers, it would be more than half if a proper federation was in place in the USA. Nations like Scotland will just end up going backwards, as they have no reason to develop the sport with a guaranteed place. At least there will be a proper global spread this time, with the Americas and Africa/ME (probably Lebanon) also having an entrant. Anyone know if they're still stopping teams full of heritage players in qualifiers or will they back down from that? 

#2968036 On The Road Games - back for 2016?

Posted by londonrlfan on 30 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

I would like to see a few teams try a big match at a bigger stadium than their own, ie Leeds v Wigan at Elland Road, Warrington v Wigan at Etihad, Catalans v Warrington at Barcelona Olympic Stadium for example. 

#2962546 Marwan Koukash: I'll turn rugby league into a global sport

Posted by londonrlfan on 20 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Good on him, but I don't think buying an NRL club will make the game 'global'. I'd like to see him organise a pre-season friendly in Asia or Dubai, that would help promote the sport to a wider audience. Though, I would still rather he bought the RLIF and helped spread money over the globe. 

#2960201 Mexico 9s

Posted by londonrlfan on 16 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

I saw this on the 'IntlRl' page and it looks like there will be a Nines competition just outside Mexico City in August. Love this :D Love Mexico as a country and great to see them taking up RL. It would be good to have another team from the Americas competing as well. They just need another one in Acapulco too ;)





#2958962 Will the Broncos be swallowed up by the Championship?

Posted by londonrlfan on 14 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

It's better than the idea on here that they should play at the same ground but still not ideal. If the merged club were basically Skolars with an academy and better first team bumped a division that would be good though.


No it wouldn't. I'm fed up of fans of other clubs saying we should just automatically start supporting another team, like they would do the same. If Broncos go, then so do I. 

#2958841 13/07/14 - Warrington Wolves v London Broncos KO 3pm

Posted by londonrlfan on 14 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

I'd love to know where people are getting their optimism from. This a very dark day for the club and most likely, I can't see it being anytime soon for a return to the top flight. What angers me most, is how avoidable it all was. Hughes promised us three years and then decided we were leaving our home and then that we weren't going to exist anymore. Then he has the nerve to say how we were 'saved'. If he actually did as promised, kept us at The Stoop and brought in a couple of decent players to go with the youth, then we could have survived. This is the only year of relegation and typical we go down because of it. Any decent young player will be off, leaving us with sixth-rate Aussies and London products of a semi-pro academy. Can't wait for the next few years to unfold!