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johnh1

Member Since 10 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2014 11:37 AM
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In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

20 November 2014 - 09:43 PM

The RWC is a bit of a bigger deal than the 4N :P
 
 
 
 
However, I agree with you, the BBC really didn't trail the 4N very well at all. I was fortunate that I saw the highlights of the 4N final as I was waiting for the RU internationals. Glad I did, cracking final.


Bigger than a new fangled, hybrid game of netball that is being tried out in schools? That got a full 5 minutes of coverage, yet the 4 nations final, about to be kicking off and covered live on another channel of the BBC got zilch. Absolutely nothing. If you think that that is ok, then fine. I don't.

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

20 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

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


What on earth has that got to do with it? It had been a fantastic tournament and the final was, as expected, a marvellous game. Do you seriously think that if none of the home nations reach the final of the Union World Cup, the BBC will not make any mention of the game beforehand?

In Topic: Why Rugby Union over Rugby

20 November 2014 - 08:13 AM

There is another reason, of course. It is the media bias in favour of Union. A typical example was last Saturday. The wonderful four nations final was shown live on the BBC. Did anyone see any promotion of this from the BBC itself? I didn't. Even on the BBC breakfast sports report, immediately before the match kicked off, there was not even a mention. They did have time to show a long report on a new form of netball being introduced into schools, but not a dickybird on the match about to be shown live. I suspect that nobody outside of the Rugby League family knew that it was even taking place.

In Topic: Another idea taken from Rugby League

19 November 2014 - 10:35 PM

Hint - I asked specifically about 'rugby' shirts. Feel free to reply on that basis


I will go for Bradford Bulls.

In Topic: Another idea taken from Rugby League

19 November 2014 - 10:33 PM

Bless, you are new on here so will have missed a lot of the more outrageous stories. There's been some cracking claims over the years.


Bless you too. I've been on here for quite a while actually. Certainly long enough to know that you are a troll and talk absolute nonsense.