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  1. The doctor has spent more time on the field than most of the players for hudersfield. Kenny Edwards showing his class and intelligence, like a spoilt kid, dancing jumping around, inciting the crowd and players!
  2. No TV but alot more cars parked than normal on the way to the ground. Bigger crowd? Coincidence?
  3. Does anybody know if super league will be shown on watch nrl? The games are shown I know, but are blocked in countries with a super league tv contract, now there's no TV games being transmitted in France will they now be available and not scrambled? Maybe the same for the US?
  4. Just put this back up so people can stop arguing and see the real level of rl in France, Its a little regional game with a lot of haters being held together by a pro team, a semi pro team and an amateur comp with 3 divisions, It's being run and maintained mainly by people giving their time for free, with a rapidly aging fan base that's struggling to regenerate except in perpignan. There's a good chance that l'équipe tv have been advised not to enter into negotiations from the rugby union.
  5. I think they gave the rights to sky for the catalans game and received the other sky games in return, they still show the nrl as it's given to them for free as in most European countries I believe
  6. How much would sky pay to show handball if Manchester put a team in the French or euro league, would you be interested in watching le Mans v Lille play handball if you wasn't a massive handball fan, or had never seen handball before. That's the situation in France for rl.
  7. Bein want to be in a win win situation now, as they where à few years ago and how orange TV was in the beginning, fans subscribing for 15 euros a month and the club paying a fortune per game for production costs.
  8. The deal bein offered was for the catalans to pay bein to film and show the game. If somebody does it for free it's an improvement on the last bein offer!
  9. He started limping after the first ball he took up, was definitely not 100% after that, I thought he had a good game in a bad team
  10. Hère in France they've tried the same set up but with 3 x 8 from the beginning, it's just coming to the split now were the groups become smaller, nobody seems to know what is happening, the games seem to being played and nobody seems to be interested! To make things worse over here, is that we've a bonus system and teams are going for goal whilst losing 22 12 with 20 mins to go just to get the losing bonus points, The icing on the cake is the top division teams get 2 bonus points if they've a 7 a side women's team! You need 7 girls signed on to qualify, You think you've got it bad over there!
  11. Loved the 4 hit ups at the end and then the tackle! Great advert for rl.
  12. hello alot of the new clubs have come fom old clubs from higher levels breaking up and creating extra teams at lower levels; here in carcassonne le cabardes were in elite 2 last year and have stopped, just from the cabardes team 4 teams have been formed or reformed, each team has 3 or 4 players from cabardes and the rest are new players from football or handball, the cost for cabardes playing in elite 2 was enormous considering its around 1500 euros for a bus and a driver for the day.the long trips around france including paris, lyon and entraigues, the closest away game was toulouse which is 1 hours drive, and there is not much amateur sport in france, not many people play for free, also the cost of a playing licence in elite 2 is quite expensive, the clubs being formed are mostly all in the stronghold and around perpignan its massive now, the dragons are having a good effect but only in the stronghold as the rest of france never hear anything about league,
  13. hello All the clubs wanted a local aude league but the aude commitee left it too late, as the clubs recieved the fixtures at the beginning of september,it was too late to change the fixtures. when the aude clubs saw that we had 3 mini leagues mixed with the catalans we weren't very happy.so the the comite de l'aude have decided to have another competition running alongside the original competition with two leagues of 4 who play each other home and away then play cross league games for different cups, 1st v 1st for the aude cup, 2 v 2 for the shield and so on, so infact we've lots of games and lots of cups for no real reason. why have it simple when you can make it difficult!!! Its a shame has they've put the 4 strongest teams in one league and the weakest in the other!!!! Carcassonne are pushing strongly with junior development they have a rugby school in the city and lots of sattelite clubs in the surrounding villages which are coached and helped out by the carcassonne club and the players are under the carcassonne club. since the catalans started new clubs are appearing eveywhere in the rl stronghold of the south. pity the media coverage is terrible everywhere else.if you see rugby league in the national papers in franceit's because someone has been caught for drugs or the french national team have lost with 70 points, even in local papers in carcassonne(which is very good for rl) you struggle to find the toulouse results. alan
  14. also audois check out the site www.dragonsgavatx.fr then the galerie, there's over 100 photos of the game plus photos of all the elite finals and frederale games.
  15. He's not done anything!!! thats the problem, i've heard he's not interested and just enjoying the good life in the south of france. they hope that putting him in the lower grades may force him out, but the same money to play at a lower level!!!! Thanks Audois we where getting ready but the games have been cancelled for the french rl's magic weekend. The game to come to see, will be against villeghailanc xiii,players from both teams are good mates and most of us played together last year for le cabardes in elite 2. the text messages between the players have started already. i believe its on the 17th october.
  16. xiii catalan/st esteve is the reserve of the dragons. a few of their younger players play for both teams.
  17. hello daniel wagon has signed up as player coach, and chris walker has been demoted to the st esteve treize catalans team. i believe they're trying to get him to break his contract rather than the catalans sacking him!!!
  18. hello i read in the french paper that in the lower union competitions they will have just one chance at the scrum. any infringement its a penalty straight away and if the ball comes out and the scrum collapses its play on. barney
  19. on the french websites and the villeneuve sur lot site, it says he's signed to come over to france and play for villeneuve, barney
  20. hello lezignan are paying out good money for wages, they are recruting all the best players and are spending big money to win a championship that they could spend less money and still win easily. I would like to see them in the championship but it would kill the elite 1 league. Also its not really a place to spend a long weekend, i've had a couple of good nights in lezignan but a weekend would be way too long, there's 4 cafe's and 6 restaurants in lezignan, The place is rugby league through and through and almost every rugby league team in france will have a player in there team that has passed through the lezignan ecole de rugby. barney
  21. we could send the wingers on a aussie rules football crash course!!!!
  22. its true its in the french paper today. read also that he never actually signed a contract with castres, neither as pelo with montpellier, the clubs have never approached the catalans for negotiations!!!!! barney
  23. i'm impressed that all the training sessions will be undertaken in french. he can't do any worse than walters,
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