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I have just seen an advert on BBC1 for "this weekend's sporting highlights" and it didn't even mention the final. Disgraceful.

 

 

I would love to see Kevin Sinfield given a free hand to work with BBC to raise the profile of the game.

 

He is perfectly situated both intellectually and geographically.  Also I feel he would have the game at heart.

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Lee Briers on Radio 4 today programme this morning

 

 

I thought he sounded genuinely quite excited about the game - good plug.

 

Yup. I heard that whilst in the roller this morning.

 

Lee's not the most articulate of chaps and a PR company wouldn't choose to have him as a front man under most circumstances but he did ok and he warmed up a bit as the slot moved on. I liked the bit about Wire/ him having a succession of disappointments in semis and him subsequently marking the Warrington Challenge Cup wins with tattoos.

 

A brief bit of time was devoted to player welfare and development related to Chris Hill's plumbing business and the encouragement of training and education by Wire as players don't earn salaries which mean they don't have to work after their sporting careers have ended. This was followed by a comment in passing by John Humphries to the effect of wondering whether any pro soccer players were listening.

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In this age of Internet streaming everything is available to watch if you know where to look.

 

I was thinking of a VPN and player - if there are better options, a PM would be appreciated.

 

You can see it on delayed telecast in Singapore .Setanta at 0525am on Sunday morning.

 

 

Not ideal is it. Stupid Currie Cup ruining me again.

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Perhaps it's geographical content, but when I go onto BBC sport, the Challenge Cup isn't even on the front page. Netball is though.

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I was thinking of a VPN and player - if there are better options, a PM would be appreciated.

 

 

 

Not ideal is it. Stupid Currie Cup ruining me again.

sign up to BET 365 it on there.

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Most national papers, including the Telegraph, have at least a match report.

 

The Independent's newest RL story on its website is State of Origin II. :rolleyes: 

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The Sunday Times had two articles by Irvine: one was a match report, one raising the matter of crowd numbers.  The two articles took up two thirds of the page and came straight after the pages and pages of soccer reports.  Mind you, Irvine appears in the Sunday Times almost every week.  In fact I think he appears more now since being made redundant from the Sunday Times than he did when he was employed by the Sunday Times.

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bbc 1

 

12:00: Football Focus - 800k (11.1%)

13:10: Athletics: Diamond League - Lausanne Highlights - 860k (10.0%)

14:00: Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final - 970k (11.0%)

22:15: Match of the Day - 3.02m (24.0%)

 

bbc 2

 

16:30: Final Score - 1.03m (9.7%)

 

Channel 4 (inc. +1)

 

09:55: Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix Practice 3 - 440k (7.3%)
11:55: Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Live - 1.07m (13.3%)

 

Channel 5 (inc. +1)

 

19:00: Cricket on 5: England v Pakistan - 640k (4.0%)

21:00: Football on 5: The Championship - 590k (3.1%)

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Good coverage on Radio 5 on Saturday morning. Plenty of mentions over the hour that i was listening while driving (8am-9am). Interviewed the two people from Hull and Wire who were singing Abide with Me.

 

Also listened to Radio 5 just as the game was ending (couldn't see it live) - Andrew Henderson was on joint commentary. What is it about Aussies that make the game sound so much better and exciting? additional enthusiasm? the accent? Whatever, he was loving it.

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Sky weren't helping the viewing figures by showing all their F1 coverage on their new free sports channel.

it was live and in hd on channel 4 anyways

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Drive on talksport with Adrian Durham who attended the final should have some reaction from hull FC.

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Daily Mail On Line rugby league section leads with Fiji's magnificent win in the olympics rugby union sevens. Not a blinking mention of the magnificent Challenge Cup Final!

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Ratings of fewer than 1m does suggest it's at the wrong time of year

 

Is the figure up or down on the previous few years?

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brilliant write up as usual from them.

If only the mainstream English media treated us with half the respect.

Id never normally read a match review, but that was a very enjoyable read.

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Great article, reminiscent of some of Colin Welland's CC write ups.

Edited by Yosser

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