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How do you propose they do it. Its easy to say they should use x, y or z celeb to promote the game its a different thing all together when you start having to pay for image rights and endorsement statements.

You can't just knock out an advert with a picture of Rooney on it and a quote from him.

Even if it's something As simple like presenting celebrity x with a replica shirt infront of the UK media or inviting them too a few home games with an interview pre game or halftime with sky, always remember former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart being interviewed at halftime at a London broncos game at the valley pre twitter and tennis player stefan edberg at the stoop during the Richard Branson years, again pre twitter. If the media and fans of these celebrities knew before hand that they're going too attend a game it could be hyped up on these social meda outlets and some non rugby fans may turn up at matches just too get a glimpse of their idols?

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Even if it's something As simple like presenting celebrity x with a replica shirt infront of the UK media or inviting them too a few home games with an interview pre game or halftime with sky, always remember former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart being interviewed at halftime at a London broncos game at the valley pre twitter and tennis player stefan edberg at the stoop during the Richard Branson years, again pre twitter. If the media and fans of these celebrities knew before hand that they're going too attend a game it could be hyped up on these social meda outlets and some non rugby fans may turn up at matches just too get a glimpse of their idols?

You answered for me walter ..

I rememebr that Russell Crowe was in the UK doing Robin Hood the same time as the grand final a few years back. Why didn't some one send him some free tickets to the final? Jesus, he could of been asked to present the trophy.

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Now that rugby league journalists appear to be allowed no more than 140 characters by their national newspaper editors, Wayne Rooney's tweets are indeed priceless - however, can someone explain to me why Rooney writes "Sinfield is a joke...?"

Is this similar to "bad" meaning "good" - or does he mean simply that Sinfield's man-of-the-match selection is a "joke?"

I expect he meant that Sinny is so good its laughable

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You answered for me walter ..

I rememebr that Russell Crowe was in the UK doing Robin Hood the same time as the grand final a few years back. Why didn't some one send him some free tickets to the final? Jesus, he could of been asked to present the trophy.

Exactly, but that's too much like common sense, also going off on another subject but why doesn't the RFL give away 2000-3000 grand final tickets to school kids in Manchester, exposing them too top level rugby league?

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Exactly, but that's too much like common sense, also going off on another subject but why doesn't the RFL give away 2000-3000 grand final tickets to school kids in Manchester, exposing them too top level rugby league?

I'm pretty certain Russell Crowe was asked to attend the game but couldn't due to his filming schedule.

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I'm pretty certain Russell Crowe was asked to attend the game but couldn't due to his filming schedule.

Im glad you put that, I was about to say that just because he didnt go to the game doesnt mean he wasnt asked or that the RFL missed a trick etc.

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Even if it's something As simple like presenting celebrity x with a replica shirt infront of the UK media or inviting them too a few home games with an interview pre game or halftime with sky, always remember former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart being interviewed at halftime at a London broncos game at the valley pre twitter and tennis player stefan edberg at the stoop during the Richard Branson years, again pre twitter. If the media and fans of these celebrities knew before hand that they're going too attend a game it could be hyped up on these social meda outlets and some non rugby fans may turn up at matches just too get a glimpse of their idols?

And how do you know that this hasn't been tried and he said 'no thanks' or "speak to my agent". You have to bare in mind that these people are there to watch the game and not there to endorse your product.

Maybe these 'celebs' will stop coming to games if every time they turn up it has been turned into a circus.

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As per my first post, Wayne Rooney sent a tweet saying '#extrodinaryrugby' and gave the link to the Rugby Advert

Do you really think he did that off his own back, someone has asked him to do that, thats very different to a tweet saying 'watching rugby league, great game'

So who ever got him to do it well done, 5 million is more than most TV programe are watched by

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Interestingly, the extraordinaryrugby youtube video has now been seen by over 216k people, miles ahead of any other rl video.

Getting tweeted by the likes of the RFU and Rooney must have helped, well done whoever led this..

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And how do you know that this hasn't been tried and he said 'no thanks' or "speak to my agent". You have to bare in mind that these people are there to watch the game and not there to endorse your product.

Maybe these 'celebs' will stop coming to games if every time they turn up it has been turned into a circus.

Quite. Funily enough few sports people enjoy watching their own game. They watch RL to relax and would stop coming if they were subjected to a hoard of fans at every turn.

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Seem to remember Ryan Giggs being interviewed on the North West BBC news a few yers back before a GF and he said he loved RL and never misses a Grand Final

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Seem to remember Ryan Giggs being interviewed on the North West BBC news a few yers back before a GF and he said he loved RL and never misses a Grand Final

Its hereditary. His dad played for Swinton. Ryan and I went to the same junior school.

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.30 years apart though.. :D

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The Brownlee brothers, to name but two.

[plugmode]Alistair & Jonny Brownlee are interviewed by Jamie Jones-Buchanan in the new issue of Rugby League World on sale Fri 12 Oct. Worth a read.[/plugmode]

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