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  1. This is really a cross code subject if you want to find out for those reasons.
  2. Look at how the clubs in London and Melbourne approached/approaches this and learn lessons on what works and what doesn't. How successful have youth development been in these two locations and if it hasn't been as successful as hoped for what could be done differently?
  3. The purpose of the World cup is not just to determine which international team can lay claim to be the best in the World. It is to enable the sport to expand and develop. It does this in multiple ways such as providing funds for the RLIF and attracting new fans via watching the game. Hosting the event itself encourages growth if done in the correct manner. If the RLIF are serious about spreading the game (and many have doubts about that) then they need to take a more hands on approach to using the World cup to achieve that goal. France should be the next aim for strengthening the sport unless you can think of another country with an existing set up and infrastructure that would benefit.
  4. The question is why isn't the RLIF looking to work with the French federation to get them in a position to bid. Rugby League is quite infuriating in that the efforts at the higher level seem to be driven more by the precepts of chaos theory than some sort of concerted campaign to develop the sport.
  5. Why is no one arguing for France to host the next World cup. They have a team in Super League and an established domestic competition as well as a good supporter base which the US and Canada do not have at this stage. If the sport wishes to expand via using the World cup to boost interest it would make more sense to start with France and then see how it goes before leaping in to somewhere like the Us and Canada.
  6. II'm always a little unsure about how Rugby League's International body funds the development of the game around the world. I know it relies on funding from the profits from the World cup but has this been publicised since the last event?
  7. This is getting dangerously close to being a cross code forum discussion, if it hasn't already gone over that line that is. What teams do you know of that have deliberately knocked on to get a scrum? What does the line out have to do with anything in regard to a team making mistakes? I could equally alter that last sentence to read "Union with its rucks and mauls give an advantage to a team with a good maulers and players who can get to the rucks first ." and it would be just as stating the bleeding obvious.