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  1. wally lewis is coming

    Does anyone know the full list of events and dates that Wally is appearing at during this visit? I can't find any info on the Whitehaven night. Thanks.
  2. I'm not sure why anyone would be "amazed" that Nigel Wood allowed England's match to be scheduled for a time that would not attract casual viewers. The RFL turned down the BBC for a Test Match this year that could potentially have drawn in around a million viewers in favour of showing the match via a paying streaming service.
  3. Steve Mascord has said recently in an article that it could take years before the USA 2025 bid is actually "signed off". With David Collier stepping down next May who knows whats going to happen?
  4. Good luck to them. Would love to see them make it. RL was played in Serbia in the 1950s.
  5. Six Nations

    You would think so but who knows what is happening? The 8 team Confederations Cup that David Collier was working on would have been great. Every 4 years, starting in 2019. That seems to have been ditched.
  6. Could France host the WC

    2033 - 100 Years since the birth of RL in France. Without trying to be controversial, maybe the French Government could provide some funding as a kind of "compensation" for what happened during the 1940's.
  7. My thoughts exactly Damien.
  8. Tommy Voll

    I think the town of St.Helens should have a statue of van Vollenhoven.
  9. Premier Sports RLWC watching...

    I think Bet365 are streaming all the matches. You just need an account with them with a £5 balance. Stream quality is very good. Saying that, I still may subscribe to Premier for the month as I need to record some of the matches. I'm on Sky so looking at £11.99 plus £5 connection fee.
  10. David Collier to give up role after world cup

    I had high hopes for this guy. Like a lot of RL appointments though, I am still waiting (impatiently) for any of these hopes to realised. I suppose Nigel will hold the fort for a couple of years before the next high hope gets appointed.
  11. I didn't know what Rugby League was

    I love reading stories like that from RL players. His first glimpse of Rugby League was seeing Wales in the 2013 World Cup. It just shows what expanding and showcasing our sport on a wider stage can do. I remember an old " boots n all" piece on Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook on how he got into the Broncos system. He loved the fact he had found a sport where he could smash into people! Maybe there was some kid at the Bristol World Cup game who we don't know of yet but was hooked by the game and will go on to play in Super League? It is a great sport, more people need to see it.
  12. Salford. Trouble at mill.

    This happened in the Championship a few years ago, Leigh got a reprieve from relegation after Gateshead ran into money troubles.
  13. I know some people think sport is sport and if your not good enough then tough etc.. but I think Neil Jukes hits the nail on the head with his comments in the interview linked below. Rugby League is not Football were premiership multi millionaires have to face becoming championship millionaires with relegation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/41402866 "There's got to be a way for clubs to get up, but ultimately people lose jobs and that's sickening. "This was all about not losing a game. The uncertainty surrounding this situation is ridiculous. "You talk a lot about player welfare and mental health but that comes around job security so this is hypocritical of what we stand for."
  14. Same here, but it depends on who the 14 clubs are. I have wanted 2 French clubs since 1995 when the Super League was first conceived. Toronto has been an unexpected pleasant surprise. Very relieved the Dragons got the job done today. I do feel sorry for Leigh. Seeing Mickey Higham's interview at the end sums it all up really. Obviously I am not a fan of this 8's system at all.