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    R2 Attendances

    9211 with few huddersfield fans (but very friendly). They came with a flag in honor of a player from the local rugby union club; One of these Englishmen wore a beret in the colors of the rugby union club. They were photographed with this flag and this to launch a little controversy on the part of fundamentalists treizistes
  2. French rugby league has missed important stages like profesionnalism, television etc. Some clubs in major cities like Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille or Paris' have not managed to stay at the highest level because their sponsors and financiers have disappeared. There are only small towns with a strong Treizist culture that are fortunately financially supported by local mayors. but when they disappear or are not elected (like Pia): they collapse. The French sports system is very far from the Anglo-Saxon model, the public authorities own the stadiums, give grants, choose programs on the public TV channels. The Treizistes now have no networks and connections with the world of work and money. There simply should be more Bernard Guasch, everywhere.
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    Elite Results

    Goffin very impressive ! They have Pita Godinet, Lafolafo(Prop NZ), Borana (PNG) and very good elite1 players like Masselot, Decarnin or Villegas
  4. Saint Esteve and XIII Catalan were rival clubs with two long and glorious stories. it was not easy to unite them and now many fans come from far to see the Dracs play. The Catalan example shows that a franchise created by merging several clubs will increase the number of spectators. Before this Saint-Esteve and the XIII Catalan attracted only a few hundred spectators. this is of course only theory but the RFL should work on such a project it would be a huge boost for the English rugbyleague.
  5. We have played several times in Whitehaven, Workington or Barrow. For me one of the keys to the development of rugby league in England is a cumbria club in SuperLeague. This passionate supporter people deserves to be represented at the highest level. I know it's hard to overcome local rivalries but the example of the Catalan Dragons proves that it is possible. This would give a boost to our discipline.
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    Professional rugby in Cumbria

    We have played several times in Whitehaven, Workington or Barrow. For me one of the keys to the development of rugby league in England is a cumbria club in SuperLeague. This passionate supporter people deserves to be represented at the highest level. I know it's hard to overcome local rivalries but the example of the Catalan Dragons proves that it is possible. This would give a boost to our discipline.
  7. The decision of the RFL is stupid that goes against the spirit of and the foundations of this competition. And then wanting to charge others for these own failures is a big ######.
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    RLIF Announce 8 year Cycle

    I have the answer to my question : France was represented by the half-time secretary of the federation! Simply amazing!
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    RLIF Announce 8 year Cycle

    Was France represented at this meeting? He does not seem to see any Frenchman?
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    Canada RL on Toronto Wolfpack

    someone knows more ?
  11. London should take Toronto as an example of communication. With regard to the average spectator in Toronto, if the best attendances were largely exaggerated, the average spectator must substantially approach that of other clubs like Leigh, Toulouse etc.
  12. Very happy ! Its a good news for rugby League !
  13. It's strange but the article has been modified and important information removed (Who is argyle? Who are the people around him?). Decided for once that there was some information on this "project". Finally it's still confusing and things seem hidden ..
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    French Scene

    From 16 to 19 ans they were in France Older players have also regained the international level thanks to the Elite (D.Fifita, Pulu, Vunakece, Boudebza, Ford etc etc). And it's not just the Dragons in France! There are national academies (Pole France in Toulouse, Carcassonne or Avignon) that do a good job in connection with the clubs.
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    French Scene

    if we look at the list of players this season of Dragons: most French players have gone through the championship of France Elite. Julian Bousquet, Remi Casty, Tony Gigot, Fouad Yaha, Benjamin Jullien, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Garcia, Mickael Goudemand But on the contrary, many players who have been in the U19 academy team of the Catalan Dragons and who play with the French league now are not among the best of this championship.