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  1. thank you richard lewis

    I'm hopeful it gets canned and announced that England will be touring instead..
  2. thank you richard lewis

    I'll start with that bit at the bottom.. In 2020 Regan grace will be playing for Wales helping them qualify for the world cup as well as play for Wales v Australia in a tour game...hopefully,it's for the WRL to arrange it. The move to a tours & tournaments international schedule provides a greater scope for Wales,Scotland & Ireland to play Australia & new Zealand more than they ever have! Scotland have played nz 3 times in recent years and are likely too play them again at the end of the year when the kiwis tour here,providing they pick up the phone and arrange it with the nzrl... the GB tour in 2019 caused the confed cup to be postponed meaning Wales,Scotland & Ireland missed out being,potentially,placed in a group with aus or nz.. So the notion that having GB will help wales,Scotland & Ireland retain players is absolute nonsense..a schedule and the will to want to arrange games against touring Australian & kiwi teams will help them retain players!!..2018 is the 110th anniversary of the very first RL International, Wales v nz..have the welshRL even rang the NZRL yet about arranging an anniversary tour game this Oct/nov? Bet they haven't! You also pin alot of hope that Wales & Scotland would have players selected for GB lol not likely is it be honest. So not only will they have no players selected but their national side will be relegated in terms of importance behind GB...that'll impact investment. I get a lot of stick for being a GB hater..far from it,I want GB to return as a touring side...but only when it actually has English,Welsh & Scotsmen..even Irishmen in the team! 24 Englishmen & Regan grace (sat in the stands cos he didn't make the team) does not warrant a return of GB...it just doesn't and that's as a once every 4 year touring team....Let alone as a full time team as you suggest.
  3. SL announce new commercial partner

    That VR sponsor is arguably the most visible sponsor in the whole sport,look at the world cup,you'll struggle to name more than a couple sponsors...but you know chips & gravy is $2.99 lol I'm sure it even trended on UK twitter during games...KFC have missed a chance here
  4. Bid to Bring WC 2021 to Cornwall

    Sorry but it's a no from me..Bristol is as far south-west as we should go this time round.. As the last world cup kinda proved,to maximize profits we can't be wasting games by sending them to little grounds with club house and a grass hills..I'd go as far as to have minimum stadium requirements for our world cup in 2021...
  5. thank you richard lewis

    If you cared about international RL you wouldn't be suggesting scrapping 3 or 4 international teams and having 1 instead.. GB,at the moment,is utterly pointless..it'll be England in different jerseys and Wales,Scotland & Ireland's best players are either English or Australian...do you want Australians playing for GB? And if you have to shoe horn players like Regan grace into GB just cos he's Welsh then they are in for a hiding.. I could destroy the rest of it...but I'll go easy on you lol
  6. Dan Sarginson

    Let's up he gets back to his best so we,England,don't have to play bateman at left center..
  7. barrow

    Can tell you know who the bottom three will be...swinton,Rochdale & barrow The championship has been a 3 tier league since the TV deal kicked in.. Leigh have got £700k parachute payment London have got £500k for finishing 2nd Teams finishing 3-10 get £200-150k..a massive drop off! And the two teams coming up get £150k..Toronto have top 2 money behind them but barrow don't..and swinton and Rochdale are the other £150k teams...plus Rochdale have lost a £20k sponsor.. If the super league got staggered funding there would be uproar! All the lesser clubs ask for is a level playing field!
  8. Andy Burnham

    Who's slagging prince Harry off? I've met him,he's a alright bloke lol The simple fact is being patron or president of the sport is purely ceremonial so asking them to get RL played in all Manchester schools or magic weekend played in Buckingham Palace backyard is daft lol
  9. Bottom two v top two "super 4s"....retaining a 2nd v 3rd million quid game.. Simple.
  10. Challenge Cup Invitation to NRL Clubs

    You mean like the challenge cup final rematch between hull FC & Wigan being played in a few weeks in Illawarra? Yeah can't see any SL club or the RFL agreeing to that what a stupid idea!
  11. Challenge Cup Invitation to NRL Clubs

    What a ridiculous statement..it's this exact attitude that holds the game back! The WCC should be a showcase to sell our sport worldwide!
  12. Challenge Cup Invitation to NRL Clubs

    Nope... For starters we're not even doing the WCC properly. If we do just champion v champion then let's get it written doing that hosting duties rotate every year,none of this faffing about wondering who's doing what for months.. If we expand it then do so by creating meaningful games that enhance the competition..we should've expanded it to 4 teams..the 4 NRL & SL grand finalist,with the competition played over 2 weekends, 1st weekend would be the semi finals, NRL winner v SL runner up & SL winner v NRL runner up,2nd weekend the WCC final.. The actual way we expanded it was meaningless..2 games that meant nothing..and surprise,surprise it's not lasted..a few of us said it wouldn't!
  13. Super League predictions 2018

    I've just bet.. St Helens win SL Warrington win CC Rooster win NRL QLD win origin 2-1 525/1
  14. Michael Carter / TV deal etc (Merged threads)

    I'm seriously concerned too....not only that the SL Chairman are going to ring fence all monies for themselves like the England test rights and challenge cup rights.....but if and when someone digs deep into the RFL files something is found that will seriously damage the sport and could land some folk in serious trouble... I'm thinking like the Melbourne storm salary cap scandal where they had 2nd book of accounts than no one knew about..