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  1. British forwards are good enough, few British backs seem to be. Greg Eden was unstoppable in SL, yet in the NRL was reserve grade material.
  2. England produces few backs who could ever light up the NRL. Who was the last one who excelled?
  3. Very disappointing. There is no alternative way to watch Super League in the USA. At least with NRL you have other options.
  4. That being said, I do like the efforts Wales are putting in to develop homegrown players. Wales and France deserve many more accolades than the fake Scottish team.
  5. Wales' glory days were mostly due to rugby union converts. Has there ever been a flourishing club scene there or a production line of worldclass players?
  6. Is FoxSoccer Match Pass no longer broadcasting Super League? I don't see any upcoming matches on their schedule, not even today's match.
  7. Are the playoffs from Elite 1 being broadcast online anywhere?
  8. I don't think many really realise how difficult it is to develop homegrown talent in a sport unknown to the general populace. Look at football which has had huge money behind it in China for example. How many world class football players has China produced? And it is the most popular sport there! Canada may be able to host 2 or even 3 successful franchises but it will be a long time (decades) before they are really producing much homegrown talent. The best sporting example I can think of with a sport taking hold and a production line of world class players is field hockey in Belgium. Belgium went from being minnows to world champions in about 25 years. Canada isn't even a minnow in RL, it is basically non-existent.
  9. Whoever is behind this venture hopefully has some money to grease the poltical wheels in the country. Corruption is the name of the game over there.
  10. Hmm, I have been to Lagos twice in the last 7 years and not had any safety issues at all. Perhaps you were travelling in a more high target group? I literally roamed the streets by myself and never had the slightest bother, the biggest danger seemed to be from the traffic. Speaking of fried chicken, do you mean Chicken Republic? Great place. Rugby League has potential in Nigeria but will have a tough job getting any interest over football. Nigerians seem obsessed with football over any other sport.
  11. How did RU have so much more money than RL in France? Was it simply a much more popular sport? Again, Vichy was a good 30-40 years before RL tanked in France so blaming everything on Vichy doesn't really tell the whole story.
  12. I wonder if the away team is charged $500,000 due to the fact it doesn't bring enough away fans?
  13. Super League has to be more cot throat. Fewer teams meeting a higher criteria is what is needed. A TV deal that allows clubs to recruit big-name stars is also needed. SL has few big-name players these days. In years past Cooper Cronk would have moved to SL when he finished with Melbourne, nowadays all those guys stay in the NRL.
  14. This entire debacle just reinforces the notion that RL is small, regional sport. Catalans victory in the Challenge Cup was a huge shot in the arm for the game and yet here is the RFL scoring a huge on-goal. I guess the only saving grace at the moment is that little of RL makes the mainstream media so perhaps fans of other sports haven't heard about this?
  15. The solution is to perhaps play the final at the Leigh Sports Village. That is a venue befitting the RFLs vision for the game.
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