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  1. This is the one thing that us in Australia cant get our heads around, how can you have Promotion and Relegation in a competition that is regulated by a salary cap, its like telling Usain Bolt he has to run the heats in bare feet and then walk around in shock if he doesn't make the final. If you want Promotion and Relegation, open the floodgates and get rid of the salary cap. The top of the competition will get stronger and there will be no concern for the marquee clubs to be relegated, the weaker will fall away and create a regular battle for survival at the bottom. What would be the ben
    10 points
  2. New decade. New stadium. Iconic kit. York City Knights are delighted to reveal their brand new playing kits for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
    9 points
  3. New decade. New stadium. Iconic kit. York City Knights are delighted to reveal their brand new playing kits for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
    8 points
  4. I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve with this post? One is a trialist so was never guaranteed to be in the squad. The other two both have good job opportunities outside rugby. I think we're all realistic to know that most blokes in the Championship aren't on mega-money and that their primary career will take priority. It also isn't the clubs fault when this happens. It's easy to criticise but you really do have no idea what is going on behind the scenes with regard to potential players coming in and who the club have been talking to.
    6 points
  5. I think this post is excellent. Things have moved on since the 80s and 90s, and for Super League to be able to attract commercial and broadcast partners, the above must be taken in to consideration.
    5 points
  6. I'm hearing that Man of Kent has already begun counting and there is no way we are anywhere near 1,000,000. More like 567,000.
    5 points
  7. In Carcassonne this weekend to launch the newseason, Same 10 sides as last year – no sign of promotion or relegation. Carcassonne nearly didn’t start at all in 2018 but went on to appear in both Cup and Championship Finals. We have been down 8 sides not long ago, I like to think it’s going OK. Across the board it’s coming together nicely. Toulouse Olympique reserves (Broncos) back runners last couple of seasons are slowly improving, Seb Raguin of Dragons fame is their new coach and hopefully will be looking to two new arrivals in full back/centre Benjamin Laguerre from Salon and half back
    4 points
  8. In Toulouse on 30 May, apparently! Catalan v Leeds Toulouse v London If correct, it'll be some weekend!!!
    4 points
  9. Why shouldn't they be allowed to? As long as everyone agrees, is happy and fans know before buying tickets then I don't see the issue.
    4 points
  10. I'll stick my neck out and say 8th and higher, these lads will do the job, they will play for the club and the shirt.
    4 points
  11. Was just thinking it’s nice to be surprised by these signings, I wonder if the Sellafield oracle is on long term sick or has he retired, just wondering
    4 points
  12. Didn’t vote Rugby League on that poll. If it was primarily Rugby League, probably Kyle Feldt’s try for the Cowboys in the NRL Grand Final before Thurston missed that pressure kick and then the subsequent golden point.
    4 points
  13. Well, I like good beer, so I could never represent Australia.
    4 points
  14. Sky have launched a poll on the best sporting moment of the decade. In a pleasant surprise, we have two moments nominated, being the Leeds treble in 2015 and the Salford drop goal in golden point in the Million Pound game in 2016. It wouldn't do any harm to get as many rugby league fans as possible to vote for our moments! https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/news/12040/11859525/greatest-sports-moments-of-the-decade-vote-now-in-sky-sports-poll It got me thinking if you had to pick one moment / game for the best of the decade, what would you go for? It's really hard to pin down to on
    3 points
  15. When I retire (at least 20 years) I have it on my list to visit all the Elite 1 teams across a few months. Touring the whole way
    3 points
  16. What utter tosh. London had basically a Championship squad last season and were within a whisker of staying up in a year when there were no real failures. The total they got relegated with was pretty high number. I've done you the courtesy of looking up the last 4 seasons since SL went back to 12 teams after London themselves were relegated (with 2 points!) along with Bradford to demonstrate how many points the bottom team got and where 20 points (London's tally last season) would have left them. 2018 - bottom team 6 points, 4 teams with less than 20 2017 - Bottom: 11, 3 teams l
    3 points
  17. Not at all would suit me, although I suspect that I am in the minority. I continue to feel that the arbitrary way that the fixtures are decided leads to a degree of bias in individual club's fixtures that could be vital for those battling against relegation.
    3 points
  18. There is a risk of thread drift, but I think there are strategic issues and tactical ones. The coaching selections straddle both, but it is the tactical (as in short-term) performance which hasn't been good enough here, and is what is being questioned. I'd like to see more done on player development, but work is ongoing at grass-roots level. But ultimately, we did not perform as a team, and lost in such a lacklustre way that questions need to be asked. In far too many games now, England/GB have looked terrible in attack. Versus the Aussies and Kiwis, in 8 games, we have been nilled
    3 points
  19. Leeds last second victory at Huddersfield to win the league leaders shield in 2015.
    3 points
  20. I dont think I said that son. I said no relegation next season- so that's every club and it would let every club plan for 2 years. The following season when there are 14 teams revert back to 1 up and 1 down - far more chance then of decent sized SL clubs staying up in a 14 team league - Amazing.. how you didnt read the original post correctly
    3 points
  21. 1st of all I highly doubt the NRL wants to run the NZRL. 2nd NZRL legally runs the sport in NZ and receives NZ government funding & % of profit on betting from Government regulated NZ Racing Board. 3rd NZRL operating costs are nearly 10 million NZ dollars per year and I doubt the NRL can afford an annual grant that big. NZRL budgets for 2016 & 2017 https://nzrl.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Annual-Report-16-17.pdf. show profits of $342,000 in 2016 and $643,000 in 2017. But In 2015 & 2018 NZRL made losses. As a result NZRL couldnt afford to send the 2015 NZ Schoolboys to A
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. Tonga 2017 for me too. Rugby league reached a higher level that day. England were cruising and their defence was imperious for about 72 minutes but once the wall of white was breached it collapsed. It’s hard to describe the feelings many of us would have felt as England went from conceding a ‘consolation’ try then another ‘consolation’ try and then another this time far from consolation try so quickly. Then Jermaine McGillvary pinched the ball - ecstasy! - then had the ball pinched off him - agony! - then relief. Just. My heart was pounding so hard I almost had to have a lie-dow
    3 points
  24. Now International Rugby League is (superbly) all the rage and everyone wants heritage players, who could you play for? I could play for England or Poland and possibly Lithuania. I’ve recently given up hope of an England call up but reckon I could do a job for the latter two. If they extended it to Great Grandparents it would open up even more possibilities, must write to the RLIF about that.
    2 points
  25. Exciting times to be a Townie...... #ourtown
    2 points
  26. This is a forward thinking idea as Toulouse and London between them would bring only 200 fans to the Summer Bash. Toulouse gets to be part of an event held in Toulouse that will draw decent crowd at the new stadium. For once this sport has done the best thing for the sport. Summer Bash still has all sides from relatively nearby in the north of England attending who draw 99% of the crowd to this event anyway so it wont impact crowd numbers much if at all.
    2 points
  27. How could the club know that this would happen when they signed them? Should we have turned them down because there was a chance this could happen? Just seems to me that certain people on this forum want to shoot the club down at every opportunity.
    2 points
  28. I think that's the best Wire shirt I've ever seen - but trashed by the sponsor's logo. The away one looks ok with the logo to be fair.
    2 points
  29. I agree it is... but you will get that in any walk of life too... I would say there are questions the Mr Wood needs to answer though... Would happily give a name and address if it allowed me to ask some questions, I would not be rude at all but I think there are some serious questions to ask. My worry is more that he would not answer them as he is very good at skirting around answers without saying anything (RImmer learnt quite well from him but it looks more forced from him)
    2 points
  30. People's Republic of South Yorkshire on the residency rule.
    2 points
  31. Two points to that - firstly, some of those teams are the biggest player in their respective towns/cities and the wider public in their region is probably already well aware of who they are. Secondly, maybe some of them should have reference to RL on there to help strengthen their identify. Sheffield Eagles are way down the pecking order of sports teams in their city, so probably need to do something different to what the likes of Wigan have to do.
    2 points
  32. Promotion/Relegation seems to be good enough for Premiership Football who have little difficulty in attracting global sponsor's or TV deals worldwide so while it may be a 'British' thing it's one that should be persevered with for the excitement it adds.
    2 points
  33. I can see where you’re heading but I honestly don’t see (in the UK) why the people who follow Islam in RL hotbeds (mainly South Asian ethnicities) would see similarities between themselves and SBW. He’s a Kiwi who plays what is a minority sport in the UK, but also happens to have converted religion. I don’t think UK Muslim communities in RL hotspots will even be aware nor care, unfortunately. Please understand I’m not criticising what you are postulating, which would be a great thing to happen. I just can’t see it coming to fruition based on the demographics.
    2 points
  34. Being realistic that is just about it. Wales and France. The Pacific Islands have the advantage of their extensive diaspora to a place (Australia and NZ) which hosts the games leading and most prosperous RL competition.
    2 points
  35. These signings are really looking promising just need some size to add to an excellent looking back line
    2 points
  36. Dunno but there's always been the odd cougar about when I've visited. ?
    2 points
  37. I've done my duty for the sport and gone for the Salford drop goal. Its a good list though. Lots of really memorable moments. For me Leicester winning the Premier League is the biggest story of the decade, but there was no single iconic moment, unlike the Aguero goal. Stokes' ashes innings is the best innings I have ever seen and might have stood a chance had we actually won the ashes.
    2 points
  38. Canada or a Canadian First Nations team. I would love to see a haka vs grass or traditional dance with the big drum.
    2 points
  39. hope so. seen a number of women in muslim dress attend Wolfpack games at Lamport which is brilliant..if the game brings people together thats a good thing.
    2 points
  40. I was at the Tonga game and in 35 years of watching RL have never experienced anything even remotely like it, there was an amazing atmosphere for hours before, during and after the game. On the poll itself I have voted for Salford, pure drama. There was a lot on the line that day for both sets of players, probably more so than for many others on the list.
    2 points
  41. How many Muslims have taken up RU as a result of him playing RU, which is a far bigger sport?
    2 points
  42. Cameron King has left Featherstone and is looking for a new club.
    2 points
  43. RE 2017 World Cup, England made the final despite Wayne Bennett, not because of him.
    2 points
  44. Which one of your new teammates Mrs’ have you eyed up so far?
    2 points
  45. 7:00am Get up early to see either England or GB nil the Kangaroos to win the deciding test in a series. 10:00am watch the match again. 1:00pm watch the match again. 4:00pm watch the match again. 7:00pm watch the match again. 10:00pm watch the match again. Sleep, happily sloshed.
    2 points
  46. Watch this space. News coming VERY soon! ?
    2 points


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