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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
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bowes

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In Topic: Height of Summer Rugby?

Yesterday, 10:19 PM

So now many of the established team who have turned to summer (On the back of a lot of propaganda) are now realising their error why have/are the RFL closing the trapdoor to stop them moving back to a traditional season, why are the RFL spending so much money on trying to keep clubs/leagues in the summer when it could be spent on development.

The RFL didn't close any trapdoors they offered clubs a choice of season but not enough clubs west of the Pennines wanted winter so the league there is unviable and twice in a row has collapsed. That's not the RFL's fault, that is the clubs' free choice.

In Topic: Height of Summer Rugby?

Yesterday, 10:17 PM

Why is it different, the situation is still the same except summer now have the upper-hand west of the pennines at the moment

Because these are estlablished leagues with a full season that's long enough that players don't need another season and it is not compatible with a winter season that half overlaps. The RLC was only set up as a filler competition which is very different to a full season.

In Topic: Height of Summer Rugby?

Yesterday, 07:10 PM

Established leagues playing summer is very different to the old RLC.

In Topic: Height of Summer Rugby?

Yesterday, 05:47 PM

Bowes who caused the problem ?

In the case of the dual registration rule the RFL and BARLA for both agreeing to an illogical rule.

In Topic: 2015 General Election predictions

Yesterday, 04:26 PM

Labour will win but the likelihood is they'll be a very poor government akin to Francois Hollande in France. The 2020 election will be the interesting one (or earlier if things don't last). The average UKIP voter won't have a strong preference for Conservative over Labour so makes no sense to expect a tactical vote. UKIP have much more chance in working class areas than the Tory heartland shires. Lib Dems should get obliterated so much comes down to Scotland and if they're still British whether SNP will back Labour or abstain