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  1. What's the matter? not enough distressed former pit towns to make it attractive?
  2. Jesus they need the VR. Its just impossible to referee the game without it.
  3. as i said on the other thread concept clearly works, really poor organisation. Absolutely mental decision to play a third of the games on a friday afternoon/Morning. A weekend of fun suddenly needs to be crammed in. In the hope that it carries on, plenty for england to work on. Tomkins is absolutely suited to 9s. Dummy half running not really much use, being able to shift it from the ruck creates gaps, Speed and offloading more important that power. Hall and McGilvery have proven themselves fantastic 13s wingers for england, clearly didnt work at 9s. I thought Handley showed up well, strange that we didnt play pretty much any centres at any stage. Personally i thought this looked like a format that hadnt really been stretched tactically, it all looked very primitive from all sides, but thats kind of a good thing if England want to take the lead in the format and become a champion side. Its crazy that we wont be doing this for another 4 years, honestly crazy. If the RFL had any sense they would be running international comps, even if the majority of those international players come from Super League. You could put out decent squads for most sides or get close to it and only have to fly a few over. Tonga have the likes of Hurrell, Lolohea, Taia, Langi, Moa, Fifita, BMM, Akauola, Fonua, already over here. There are plenty of Aussies, plenty of kiwis, plenty of PNG players, plus, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, lebanon, Serbia, USA, Jamaica could all probably put out a squad. Super League 9s with the 12 SL clubs, A championship select side, Jamaica select side, USA select side, Serbian select side. 4 groups of 4. Top 2 go through to quarter finals. 3rd in to a plate comp. That will give us about 14 hrs of competition (alloting 25mins per game). . Add in another 4 hours for a womens comp, 10am to 8pm saturday, 10am 6pm sunday. Start the season hold it somewhere hot in February. Same format international 9s in the UK mid summer, possible August bank Holiday now the CC final has moved. Same format international 9s France October post grand final. Then RLWC wherever the autumn internationals are being held. Every year.
  4. I thought Austin has been poor. Widdop a bit anonymous. I think it showed we took completely the wrong squad and completely the wrong tactics. Tomkins, Hardaker, Walker, Handley, Connor, Percival, Charnley, are the types of backs you need to be rotating through the squad with one of a Widdop, Austin, Gale etc.
  5. concept clearly works, really poor organisation. Absolutely mental decision to play a third of the games on a friday afternoon/Morning. A weekend of fun suddenly needs to be crammed in. In the hope that it carries on, plenty for england to work on. Tomkins is absolutely suited to 9s. Dummy half running not really much use, being able to shift it from the ruck creates gaps, Speed and offloading more important that power. Hall and McGilvery have proven themselves fantastic 13s wingers for england, clearly didnt work at 9s. I thought Handley showed up well, strange that we didnt play pretty much any centres at any stage. Personally i thought this looked like a format that hadnt really been stretched tactically, it all looked very primitive from all sides, but thats kind of a good thing if England want to take the lead in the format and become a champion side. Its crazy that we wont be doing this for another 4 years, honestly crazy. If the RFL had any sense they would be running international comps, even if the majority of those international players come from Super League. You could put out decent squads for most sides or get close to it and only have to fly a few over. Tonga have the likes of Hurrell, Lolohea, Taia, Langi, Moa, Fifita, BMM, Akauola, Fonua, already over here. There are plenty of Aussies, plenty of kiwis, plenty of PNG players, plus, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, lebanon, Serbia, USA, Jamaica could all probably put out a squad. Super League 9s with the 12 SL clubs, A championship select side, Jamaica select side, USA select side, Serbian select side. 4 groups of 4. Top 2 go through to quarter finals. 3rd in to a plate comp. That will give us about 14 hrs of competition (alloting 25mins per game). . Add in another 4 hours for a womens comp, 10am to 8pm saturday, 10am 6pm sunday. Start the season hold it somewhere hot in February. Same format international 9s in the UK mid summer, possible August bank Holiday now the CC final has moved. Same format international 9s France October post grand final. Then RLWC wherever the autumn internationals are being held. Every year.
  6. Seems a real effort not to give any decisions really. Plenty of simple stuff missed. Don't know if its the refs not having VR to rely on and only being one referee or a deliberate choice but it seems that they just erred on the side of not making any decision rather than risk a wrong one.
  7. Would be a strange and disappointing way to go about it. Seems an almost exact replica of what didnt work before on a different day. It seems odd the game seems so desperate to go away from what is shown to work, a fun weekend in the sun. Easter isnt the time for that. Its more likely to snow at easter than christmas. Also how do they sell that to tv? Sometimes it seems the game tries to do everything as poorly as possible
  8. We need to be having multiple 9s comps throughout the year, a 9s world cup every year. Personally I would have 1 club 9s and 2 - 3 international 9s at minimum every year. I'd also say that it doesnt have to be adding to the workload of the best players, especially at international level, there are plenty of good players, some possibly more suited 9s who could put on a great event and attract people. I'd also add, if we can get 9s to pay it's way, it opens up opportunities that we might not otherwise have. For instance if Tonga, fiji and Samoa come across for a post seasons 9s weekend in the south of France or Spain, then we can get games in against england, france and Wales where as it might not be able to work bringing those sides over for an NH tour
  9. It will upset some of the 'political correctness gone mad' crowd but this womens game is great
  10. We have RL live on the BBC. It's not just getting that exposure it's what we do with it.
  11. Is that not plain english? I think people, especially on a thread like this, deliberately conflate any statement that isnt a broad sweeping sweeping statement with management speak. I think this is because they want to find some contradiction and hold it up and say you hate x club because you arent applying criteria in the same way to different clubs But that isnt really how it works.
  12. It is in the creat. I've said this before but its very strange and really poor that the question of nationality gets pulled in to this. The RLI is not a national side but one which represents the island of ireland and the lions weren't originally a national side but a rep side of the northern union. Even now its unclear whether it is a GB side (not an nation) a GB&I side (again not a nation) or a british islands X111 which is also, not a nation. It's not a difficult road to walk and I'm really not sure how the RFL get it so wrong. As I've also said before, the lions should go back to what it originally was, a northern union select side (which in effect means Northern hemisphere) and compete in a ryder cup style comp against the Pacific nations and remove this whole question
  13. It's interesting just how much higher the GF is compared to some regular round matches and things like the summer bash.
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