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    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    I think your last two sentences are key. No SL games at all are broadcast live on FTA during the season including the now pinnacle of the domestic season the Super League Grand Final. The sport is caught in a catch 22 moment with Sky where they demand exclusivity, are showing more matches than I can remember, but have marginalised the sport somewhat even within their own broadcasting schedules. Less new fans/casual sports fans are becoming less likely to view it in my opinion.
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    What is left to play for?

    Yes, sorry, Hunslet have a mathematical chance if Whitehaven and Oldham both lose. It would probably need a good win by Hunslet though and a fairly heavy defeat for Whitehaven coupled with an unlikely win by the London Skolars against Oldham. I’ll amend the entry.
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    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    Fragmenting the audience even more by going for paid subscriptions to club tv channels won’t bring new fans imo.
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    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    The best advert for UK rugby league is the Grand Final - it looks like a massive occasion even if the game itself can disappoint. This game needs to shown live to the widest possible audience in the same way the NFL showcase their sport via the Super Bowl (which is simulcast in the UK on FTA and paywall). I believe this is the only way to attract new viewers and neutrals to the sport.
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    What is left to play for?

    If you go back to the post you quoted, it should explain it. Basically the bottom side this year has a playoff against the loser of the League One playoff final. Potentially this could mean a reprieve for Rochdale who are currently bottom of the Championship.
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    What is left to play for?

    Cheers - will update.
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    What is left to play for?

    League One: York or Bradford can still claim top spot and automatic promotion. If York (with their two point lead) win or draw at home against playoff chasing Whitehaven in the final league game of the season they are champions. Should they lose then Bradford with their superior points difference can clinch the title with a win at home against the lowly Hemel Stags. In the battle for the playoffs, Doncaster and Workington Town are definitely in along with Bradford or York. Whitehaven, Oldham and Hunslet are fighting for the final spot. Whitehaven currently have a two point lead and a pts diff of 191 whereas Oldham have a pts diff of 529 and Hunslet have pts diff of 149. If Whitehaven lose away at York then all Oldham will need is a win away at 10th place London Skolars to qualify. Should Whitehaven lose fairly heavily and Oldham slip up, then the door is ajar for Hunslet if they defeat Coventry by a wide enough margin.
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    What is left to play for?

    Championship Shield: Featherstone and Leigh have qualified for the Championship Shield final by finishing in the top 2 with games to spare. Featherstone lead the table by two points with a points difference of 492 with Leigh in second with a points difference of 495. Remaining games for Featherstone to clinch home advantage in the final are Swinton (a) and Barrow (h). For Leigh they play Batley (a) and Dewsbury (h). At the bottom with two games left it’s now between Swinton and Rochdale to avoid a playoff against the finalist of the League One playoffs. Swinton are two points clear with a better points difference of -560 compared to Rochdale who are on -642. However, Rochdale have the better fixtures with Dewsbury (h) and Sheffield (a) whereas Swinton play Featherstone (h) and Batley (a). Next post League One
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    What is left to play for?

    Super 8s - The Qualifiers Loads up for grabs here:- 1. Salford 8 pts (Pts Diff 112) 2. Leeds 8 pts (Pts Diff 52) 3. Hull KR 8 pts (Pts Diff 16) ————————————— 4. Toronto 6pts (Pts Diff 9) 5. Toulouse 4pts (Pts Diff -11) ————————————— 6. London B 4pts (Pts Diff -13) 7. Widnes 2pts (Pts Diff -43) 8. Halifax 0pts (Pts Diff -122) Remaining games:- Salford: London B (a); Toulouse (h) Leeds: Halifax (a); Toronto (h) Hull KR: Toulouse (a); Widnes (h) Toronto: Widnes (h); Leeds (a) Toulouse: Hull KR (h); Salford (a) London B: Salford (h); Halifax (h) Widnes: Toronto (a); Hull KR (a) Halifax: Leeds(h); London B (a) Next post Championship Shield
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    What is left to play for?

    Cheers mate - amended.
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    What is left to play for?

    Hoping to steer clear of the politics to be honest and just talk about the rugby on this thread. Hope that helps.
  12. Super League Super 8s: All four play off places clinched by St Helens, Wigan, Castleford and Warrington however second place and third place are still potentially up for grabs. Wigan probably need just a point from their two games with Huddersfield (a) and Hull (h) to claim second and a home game in the playoffs. If they slip up twice though then Castleford can take second with wins against Wakefield (h) and St Helens (a). Should Castleford lose both their games then Warrington could snatch third place with two wins when they play St Helens (h) and Wakefield (a). Next post: The Qualifiers Super 8s
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    Tom Johnstone

    He’s an exciting player to watch
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    NFL season 2018/19

    And the Redskins bubble lost air too...
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    NFL season 2018/19

    The poor kicker lad