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  1. Yesterday, inaugural ceremony and first official match Lezignan vs Limoux : attendance 4,800 new grandstand near 1000 (full). Best attendance since a long time !
    9 points
  2. Watch Union. I dont understand why people want competitive scrums. If you pass forward or knock on, you deserve to give the ball up.
    8 points
  3. ‘Coaches have been informed by the RFL’s Head of Match Officials Steve Ganson that players will be penalised if they do not use their foot when playing the ball moving forward.’ https://www.totalrl.com/refs-to-target-faulty-play-the-balls/ Hurrah! Good move by the RFL. Credit where it is due.
    6 points
  4. It what sense? I really struggle to watch SL after having the NRL games on because it just looks a shambles, with the commentators ridiculously praising a 'quick play the ball' when you can see they were barely on their feet and just roll between their legs. Then from the defensive side you have players working round the tackled player instead of moving off. All of this happens when the ref is back in the defensive line and only gets pinged on an inconsistent basis at best.
    6 points
  5. I cannot have double standards Dogfather I do not like D/R never have and never will. I want success but with our own players.
    4 points
  6. In spite of all the nay sayers I think there’s a really good team amongst the squad that’s been pulled together. Regardless of who remains in the squad, it will be a young fit athletic team with a spine of quality experienced players. And I love the fact the bitters on social media are having a dig at the number of amateurs given a chance, it’s so short sighted and weak it’s laughable.
    4 points
  7. Totally agree. I genuinely believe that enforcing a proper play the ball will make our sport so much better to watch. The fans play a part in this as we should back the ref's giving the penalties early in the season to enforce this... rather than screaming about letting the game flow. The NRL spotted this earlier than us and went through the pain but the end result is a much better sport to watch in my opinion.
    4 points
  8. Should have been done year's ago, as for saying it will be dropped after a couple of rounds if clubs adapt and instruct that it should be done properly the only ones to blame for conceding too many penalties are themselves. They will soon put it right if that's the case. I hope it includes defender's hands being off/out of the tackle and attacker's not moving forward off the mark or is that too much to ask?
    4 points
  9. The rules have been bent sideways by coaches and players, so good to see. The Aussies have no problem playing the ball with the foot and are a faster game than ours, so the stop start argument is a nonesense.
    4 points
  10. We definitely need more disputed penalties in rugby league so this is excellent news. I look forward to everyone being delighted with the first month of the season's stop-start football and the first tries being chalked off because the video ref can spot daylight on the play-the-ball after five minutes of looking.
    4 points
  11. PNG heeled the ball back on every PTB in the recent game v GB....it looked good and showed discipline. There can't be one rule being applied by all international sides in the world but wilfully ignored by any GB side just because they can't be bothered to follow the laws. Watching all sorts of international games on YouTube, it appears that a correctly executed PTB is normal in most countries. It shouldn't be asking too much of any player to do it correctly. When I played a good while ago, everyone used their heel or studs to propel the ball backwards. Just tossing it backwards through the legs isn't rugby league, nor ever has been.
    4 points
  12. All Golds strengthen their board with the addition of leading local woman Julie Kent. https://www.allgoldsrugby.co.uk/a-leading-lady/
    3 points
  13. I agree , the cost of living in Toronto will obviously be higher than living in say a town near Manchester ?
    3 points
  14. And I think it’s been equally refreshing that the sellafied rumour mill hasn’t had a footing clue, hence no spoilt surprises
    3 points
  15. looks super smart, will be a great day out or weekender for a change and am really looking forward to the trips. just shows its not all doom n gloom.
    3 points
  16. It's a real boring answer, but you have to take each case on its merits. Warrington almost moved to Burtonwood at the turn of the century: that would have been a disaster. In the end they built a new ground in the town centre: perfect.
    3 points
  17. And miss out on that sweet, sweet Test match cricket hospitality dollar? Elland Road wouldn't be the right venue for the Rhinos in my view (too big, too expensive to maintain, poor spectator comfort and the corporate facilities aren't as good as what's at Headingley) and finding land for a new stadium in North Leeds isn't going to happen. If the wealthy kick-up-a-stinks are going to object to a John Lewis opening up within ear-shot, they're not going to stay quiet about the prospect of a RL club moving in.
    3 points
  18. You may be right mate, but it's honestly been the worst part of our game up here for years. We became obsessed with making the game faster - seemingly at the expense of the PTB. The decisive action that was taken last season to stamp out dumby halves just throwing the ball at offside defenders to milk a penalty worked immediately and was a good example of when you make something explicitly clear that it's cheating and you will be penalised, then it disappears. Incorrect PTB is exactly the same IMO. Overall I think we do way too much to reward the attacking team and very little for good defence - hence SL games averaging near on 46 points per game compared to NRL's 28. Closer games are more entertaining than high scoring games, surely?
    3 points
  19. I'd gone before it was levelled up, frozen and bored, typical pre season friendly really, I only go as its revenue for the club. Fev had a decent side out 1st half and was pretty pleased with the new lads I saw, 2nd half was 10 kids with 3 senior players rotating basically, thought the kids did ok and stood up to a decent York pack.Thought Green went well for you and your halfs seemed to have a bit more structure than ours, but dont think either team will have done much attacking structure at this stage. Result irrelevant to coachs really, all about looking at a few things and bit of game time for the lads. Think both coachs will have been satisfied at were their teams are at this stage. York have a few out and fev have atleast half a dozen to come in, so should be great games again when it matters in the league.
    3 points
  20. Seems weird that so many are laying the blame here at the door of the RFL/SL/Officials. Players know what they need to do and if they don't it should rightly be penalised. Our game is falsely 'fast' because we don't PTB correctly and then a penalty actually gets given for offside, so we don't get less penalties - we just reward the attacking side more. I agree however this will be very difficult to police and is why one of the biggest mistakes made last year was putting the 2 referees concept 'on hold'.
    3 points
  21. Love the reactions to pre-season games. Fev 12-4 down, 5 minutes left, their fans giving it "It's been a good run out, they don't mean anything these games, just a training exercise anyway, blow off a few cobwebs, there's loads of kids in the team" then they score a try to level it at the death and the drum comes out and they celebrate like they've won the cup.
    3 points
  22. Quite. The rollball is touch rugby. The play-the-ball is the very essence of rugby league and in my view the British game has discredited the sport by tolerating a lackadaisical approach.
    3 points
  23. Didn’t they try clamping down on this around 2006? But sacked it after everyone complained about the amount of penalties?
    3 points
  24. 0-0 Not very entertaining Very small crowd who wasn't entertained right well Seeing it was a draw There will be a replay next sunday Same kick off time ? ? ? ? ?
    3 points
  25. Lezignan - Limoux crowd 4800
    3 points
  26. Whoever deserves to get relegated at the end of all the games . I am a believer in things getting decided on the pitch , not on ticking boxes. Promotion , relegation , earn it or forfeit it where it counts on the paddock IMO
    3 points
  27. We need a mole in the 1945 club......
    2 points
  28. I think that it's a great credit to you that you reached out. I also think that it's a great credit to this community that you felt you could reach out to it, There's no blame on you. Frankly, we've all done it, ar kid.* If you're worried/serious, ping me. *I've done stuff that would make Keef Richards & The Happy Mondays wince due to the circles I've moved in.... and also because I'm a right /-\r$£hole. who's behaved ** like one. ? ** Still behave like one. ?
    2 points
  29. While I was at first sad to leave KR, lets face it, it was a dump !!! I don't miss the toilets being nothing more than a wall to pi$$ up, the leaking roof, the terraces literally crumbling under your feet, the exit from the stadium at the Eddintgton end being nothing more than a dark, dank footpath full of dog sh$$. While the new stadium may not quite have the atmosphere of KR its a million times better.
    2 points
  30. It was only our 2nd team, the 1st was in India.
    2 points
  31. Hurrah . Was totally ridiculous to see the obsession with speed at the ruck turning the ptb into a complete farce
    2 points
  32. Depends on the opposition, used to be around that figure all the time, now it differs from a couple of hundred to a thousand,
    2 points
  33. My main gripe is probably the councourses. They’re just cold and grey cinder blocked nothingness, really. It’s just minor details but I’d like to have it with the history of the club on the walls and for it to be a bit more welcoming.
    2 points
  34. I paid cash instead of pre-ordering. It was a bit slower than usual but no real drama. I heard people complaining, but you'll always get that. I think you should always have the option for people to pay cash.
    2 points
  35. I’d have never left Knowsley Road purely for what it stands for and the history and nostalgia around the old place. However, we couldn’t continue there in its guise. Times move on and we had to move. Langtree Park is alright, it’s situated in a better place than Knowsley Road, it’s bigger and the non-matchday income it can generate is important to the club. While it’s not perfect and there’s things I’d have liked to have incorporated into the stadium when it was built, it’s a major asset.
    2 points
  36. Headingley hasn't cost the Rhinos £50m. The East Stand was, IIRC correctly, primarily funded by Leeds Met/Carnegie University. The funding for the South and shared stands has come from various funding sources, some of which from the club's own funds, but many of them that were only available because Leeds City Council were willing to support efforts to keep Test cricket in the city. The borrowing that the club / council has taken on via Legal and General is much more cost effective and lower risk than I suspect the finance for an £8m (I'll take your word that's the actual figure) purchase of Elland Road would have involved (even assuming the club could have secured such finance in the early/mid 00's). What the club have ended up with is a venue that's popular, is surrounded by amenities that improve the overall matchday experience, is relatively low-cost to maintain and generates a hell of a lot of cash. That suits me.
    2 points
  37. There has been alot of opponents to the new Stadium being built at York but thats mainly from York City FC fans/joint Knights fans. Personally i cant wait to get into the new stadium, it has facilities that you could only dream of at Bootham Crescent/old Huntington Stadium and in theory the Knights are returning home too. All the revenue add-ons are great (Cinema/Bowling/Starbucks/restaurants etc)
    2 points
  38. I've seen worse. Here's another potentially misleading article from the ABC. This map represents Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI). "The FFDI takes into account recent rainfall, a drought index, relative humidity, air temperature and wind speed to give a value that reflects how dangerous a fire is expected to be once it gets going." For most of the areas marked as "Highest on Record," the correct fire danger is zero. The area shown includes 5 or 6 of Australia's main deserts. That map includes the Tanami Desert, about the size of Italy, as Highest on Record. Really? What would a forest fire look like in the Tanami Desert? It also includes the Gibson Desert which is more than twice the size of Ireland. I can't stand "journalists" or politicians sensationalising the already-bad. A lot of the coverage and opinions in the media this season has been dire. It is sad that so few Australians these days have been outside Sydney and Melbourne. Anyone who has ever walked around the Wollemi Range or Blue Mountains or the South Coast forests knows exactly why they can't be put out, regardless of which Party happens to be in office
    2 points
  39. SEO nerd checking in..... For starters, the SL or club website needs to have the right schemas written into their site code for Google to be able to read and display the information correctly. I'm going to stick my neck out here and suggest that is the first hurdle that the sport has fallen at. For a lot of other sports, the websites are all centralised (sites for NFL, NBA, MLB etc all run on the same platform, football feeds are provided by Football Data Co and most football league clubs run their websites on the same platform) so it is easy for the information to be accessed. Then, even assuming that is all in order, it comes down to whether it's worth Google's while and that will almost certainly be down to two factors - is there enough search volume, and (in some cases) is there a decent ad opportunity? The reason Google shows fixtures for something like "New York Knicks" is because a decent proportion will then go on to search "New York Knicks tickets", and advertisers like StubHub and Viagogo bid on that keyword. Bashing the phone and asking Google to include Super League fixtures and results is a waste of time if Google doesn't think the search volume is worth the dev time. It's not that other sports have been proactive in pestering Google - it's that they've been proactive in making themselves something that Google can't afford to ignore.
    2 points
  40. Why not then have all the games at 6:15pm? The four at 3pm just get in the way!
    2 points
  41. This right here is why I've never understood competitive scrums or line outs in Union. You've made a mistake then are given an equal opportunity to get the ball back, how is that fair?
    2 points
  42. All gave 100%, they will only get better.
    2 points
  43. Militant vegans won’t stop proselytising.... ever... because militant vegans are militant. Just put them in the same category as other groups that never stop proselytising such as religious door knockers and other groups and get on with your life. They are just another part of a diverse community. You look for what you have in common and work with that.
    2 points
  44. Bradford Northern, why did Bradford call themselves Bradford Bulls or why did Keighley call themselves Cougars, Why did WIgan call themselves Wigan Wasps and then play in blue and white hoops. Marketing perhaps? Making yourself distinct from "the other Bradford Club" and appealing to where your core support was seen to come from maybe. It was a continuation of the same club, it was set up by some of the original players, officials and supporters. To deny this flies in the face of common sense about what constitutes a club. Having thought about it my money is on Bradford Northern (Union) is why the name was selected.
    2 points
  45. Two years ago for my 70th I wanted to show myself that I could still a swim a mile. I was about 10 when I managed that first mile. After a series of heath problems in 2019, I finally managed to get back into the pool for the first time since late August. I started back on Thursday and today I managed a third of a mile. Mind you it took me half an hour. Not far and not fast but I feel as though I have achieved something for myself.
    2 points
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