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  1. Lower league football starts today, will be a good barometer of whether it is a rugby specific issue, or UK sport as a whole
  2. For anyone who says that it's not worth aiming towards, "Rugby 7s" has received massive exposure on the beeb, just before the opening ceremony Norton + AN Other were interviewed, and a VT on Fiji RU + other stuff has been commonplace. Ultimately the hardest thing for RL are the athlete numbers. The olympics have adopted a strict one in one out rule in terms of total athlete numbers, and 9s requires ~3 more athletes per nation than 7s.
  3. As someone outside the inner circle of Rugby League I've seen zero promotion of the 2021 RLWC outside of this forum and draw day, which indicates that while the 2021 campaign may be engaging pre-existing supporters well, it's sorely lacking otherwise?
  4. It wouldn't be Twickenham, it's be the profit motivated CVC private equity. The TV rights of a pan-England Rugby competition would be quite something. PRL 13 + Leeds, St Helens, Wigan, and maybe FC and Warrington and you have almost all the major cities covered, with every club involved receiving a 50%+ uplift in TV revenue (more for the RFL clubs).
  5. The Arrows must be delighted, Lamport now available, TWP mailing list probably cheap to acquire, and a less crowded marketplace.
  6. I know several friends that have given up top level sport because they just lacked the hunger, these days the hunger is a much earlier filter. Outcomes now between SLE & PRL would be much more even, probably significantly tilted towards PRL, but PRL v NRL matches would see the NRL on top due to experience at junior level. England RU and a lot of top RU teams run league/NFL style option offences, and a big issue for SLE is actually keeping hold of coaches. I'd say that the RU hoovering of British League coaching talent has caused the Australian coaching surge, which in turn has exacerbated the issues surrounding boring Aus style 5 one ups then a kick rugby, which is turning spectators off/not making them turn on. Edwards is one of the top rugby coaches in the world. I don't understand why those in Wigan were cheering the deal falling through.
  7. Yeah, there is no way that we'll be flying all over the place until they can pack planes to the rafters again, unless you want to pay £1200 for a single to Perpignan. *If* an effective bubble can be found then private charters could be a pricy option. But only between the UK and France.
  8. I cannot see matches in front of (substantial) live audiences before the mid/end of the 2021 season. I cannot see normal travel for almost all occurring until the mid/end of the 2021 season. I.e. when there is a vaccine.
  9. Yes, in Eng Prem. Marquees are usually on £750k-£500k Espoirs are generally the youth, so 16-21 year olds;
  10. What are the rules around players helping players? Presumably there isn't a rule against a player offering another player assistance. If so surely the key is to have a marquee player on big wages, who then out of the goodness of his heart provides certain amenities for the other players.
  11. Outside of Sky, I've heard more about RL from Hills than everyone else combined.
  12. I'm also from the south. I'm a big fan of watching RL, but whenever I go to an event (Broncos & CCF) 80% of the fans are welcoming when they hear my accent , but 20% try to explain everything to me and bang on about Vichy and the evils of RU and it's just extremely tiresome, and driven me away from attending stuff in person. In a way it's made me such a keen follower of RL expansion, because if RL expands people won't be judged fully on their accent!
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