DoubleD

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    Leeds New Signing

    Singleton’s our best prop anyway. Would love to see Taupau sign but think it’s unlikely
  2. No, they were meant to but FFR13 couldn’t organise it
  3. Looks like they’re finally putting the right structure in place, and linking up with the community game, which has long been neglected and been in decline. They now realise they need to play a key role in driving that growth in youth development http://www.totalrl.com/hull-fc-make-additions-to-coaching-staff/
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    Ditto. I am now looking to do some corporate hospitality for our customers and am looking at when next to do an International RL match...................there might not be any homes games next year. It's a joke. Our company does Murrayfield 6 Nations every year, has a box at Anfield and Old Trafford but I wanted to introduce International RL to it from a purely selfish point of view but it's like I'm swimming against the tide
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    Shame the leaders can't all see this.................too much self interest
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    Rugby League World Cup Goes Missing...

    Typical, you give it to the convicts and it goes missing 🙄
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    You sound surprised?
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    Fixtures 2019

    I can't for the life of me fathom why you would have no desire to go to Hull?
  9. https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/turkey-accorded-affiliate-member-status-of-rlef/ The Turkish Rugby League Association has become the 21st member of the Rugby League European Federation. They have been upgraded from Observer status after increases in participation and instituting enhanced governance procedures. Their success off the field is also matched on it, with recent participation in the Balkan 9s, Emerging Nations World Championship – finishing seventh – and hosting the GB Student Pioneers, while club side Kadikoy Bulls made the semi-finals of the Balkan Super League, losing to powerhouses Red Star Belgrade. In addition, Turkey played their inaugural youth international in July, when their Under-21s were narrowly beaten by Serbia Under-19s. TRLA president, Gurol Yildiz, commented: “This is wonderful news for our organization. “We started with five men’s teams in 2016 and now have ten, together with four women’s sides playing in competitions. “This is a huge achievement for our association and we give thanks especially to Julien Treu, who has been such a driving force with the vision and energy he brings. “Winning the Balkan 9s tournament in August with triumphs over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Serbia was a tremendous achievement. We now believe we can achieve bigger goals and I must acknowledge my board members and the clubs for their hard work and effort.” RLEF general manager, Chris Thair, said: “Turkey has a strengthening national team, a domestic club competition and a good level of governance. “These are fundamental building blocks that will allow the sport to grow, and I’m delighted for those involved who have achieved this milestone. “The TLRA have been particularly innovative in their approach in taking the sport to the people of Turkey, putting sand pitches and viewing stands in car parks of huge shopping centres and playing games using inflatable touchlines and posts. “They have been successful in recruiting new players to the sport with out of the box thinking that has brought its rewards.” Thair added: “The RLEF staff have supported the development of the TRLA and, thanks to the EU-funded Erasmus programme, we have also improved the number of match official and coaching educators in Turkey which will aid their sustainability. “The RLEF are to hold their 2019 Congress in Istanbul and International Federation chairman Nigel Wood recently held meetings with Turkey’s Youth & Sports Minister Dr. Mehmet Kasapoglufor.” Jovan Vujosevic, RLEF Central & Eastern Europe regional director, noted: “I want to congratulate Turkish Rugby League for all that they have achieved in last two and a half years. “With hard work and determination, they have built the sport from scratch despite numerous obstacles put in their way.”
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    Fixtures 2019

    Leeds released a statement that this was put in place after feedback from supporters
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    Fixtures 2019

    Exactly, we should be looking to start the season later, not earlier..............too many games. No time for players to have a proper pre-season
  12. That 2 day turnaround will be tough for one of the teams!
  13. Not gonna happen, the Aussies are scared of getting beat
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    Milner yesterday

    Who’s writing him off?
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    Milner yesterday

    I thought the same.........maybe it was just nerves but he looked out of his depth. Hope he can bounce back. Some people are evidently made for the international game - Thompson, McGillvary, Makinson, where as others struggle
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    Who Do We Select?

    He made the team of the tournament. That says it all..........
  17. What are the odds on nothing getting finalised or agreed at this conference and the usual positive mumbo jumbo coming out of it that they've had productive talks about putting in place the calendar for the next 8 years and individual nations will tasked with working towards finalising those agreements. And then nothing happens until the next meeting.............
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    Who Do We Select?

    Tuned into what?
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    From someone who went to both games, the atmosphere was very similar in both - quiet parts but others very lively. Good atmospheres at both. It may come across differently on the tv but at the ground they were similar
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    Let’s be honest the fiascos recently are all setup for the Hearn’s to take over the marketing of these showpiece games
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    Given the stadium only holds 55k? I’m surprised as it looks more than half full. Looks 30+ but either way it’s not great
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    It’s respectable, nothing more. Think they might have got over 30k. Interesting to note quite a few foreign observers here. I’m sat next to a Spanish couple who are fairly new to the game and I’ve had a Hispanic sounding guy speak to me whilst getting a drink at half time, wanting to know lots about the rules. You get this sort of thing in London games of course but I was a bit surprised to see it here. And this is exactly the market the RFL should be targeting! Not existing fans but curious observers who want to go to an event
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    I’d rather not!!!!
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    The new stand is actually very nice, I’m impressed. It seems very spacious in the concourse, not sure if that’s good design or just a sign of not many people here! Just got to my seat and the seat pitch is horrendous in this stand too, going to be a painful couple of hours. Let’s hope the action on the pitch takes my mind off it