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  1. Yes the RFL were able to charge ~£250k of staff costs to the RLWC accounts.
  2. The terms of the deal were that the RFL had to pay a hosting fee of £3.5m to the RLIF plus the first £1m of profit. In essence, the tournament needed to be £4.5m in profit before the RFL made anything out of it. As it turned out they only just covered the hosting fee. The depleted broadcast income would have been a big factor in that - £4.7m for a world cup tournament with over 30 games was quite poor really, especially as the bulk of that probably came from the BBC contract to show England games.
  3. Broadcast income for 2013 RLWC amounted to £4.7m altogether, out of a total income of £15.4m for the tournament. After deducting the £3.5m hosting fee paid to the RLIF the tournament made a profit of £2k.
  4. Also on that theme why do "yoofs" seem unable to say the word "ask" ? Is it wrong to axe ?
  5. It's just a classic case of a team with everything to play for against a team with nothing to play for. For Fax it's a pivotal game, for HKR it's just one to get out of the way with no injuries. It happens.
  6. PEK and sliced pickled onion sandwich, nectar
  7. There's no doubt in my mind that Ian Rudd would have gone on to be one of the top players of his era, he had everything you'd want in a stand off. He was just starting to become top class when he was tragically struck down by the illness that ended his career. As for Howard, lets just say his off field activities stopped him achieving what he could have in the game.
  8. Yeah he was a good find considering he didn't come over to play rugby he just came over for a holiday to accompany Evan Cochrane.
  9. Matt Sturm was another 100%er. I always liked Dean Williams when he played for us, good no nonsense second rower.
  10. Mick Matache and his taped up nose is a shocking omission
  11. My only criticism in your selection would be the choice of Doyley on the wing ahead of Richard Henare, who was a sensational talent when he first came over from NZ as a youngster.
  12. Nah, he's got Cumbrian ancestry, tough as old boots.
  13. No, I meant Carnation sterilised cream. It used to be Nestle but Carnation bought the business off them.
  14. Can't beat a nice drop of Carnation on a rhubarb pie