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  1. 6-0 to Haven. At least London will have a derby game next year for the 300 fans who will turn up.
  2. I'm not going to bother with this ###### anymore.
  3. Clubs below include Bradford and Newcastle. London may get their act together one day. Why should the Cumbria clubs be locked out? Barrow has a bigger population than Castleford.
  4. You don't know anything. Most of the clubs in the SL are cities or big towns which have football clubs familiar to Londoners. Hull, Wigan, Leeds, Huddersfield have all been in the Premier League. Salford has the two Manchester clubs next door. St. Helens is in Merseyside which is home to Liverpool and Everton. What you also fail to realise is that 40% of Londoners are immigrants so they won't have in depth knowledge about the North nor can they be expected to.
  5. Wimbledon RUFC are irrelevant. They are an amateur club competing in the London league. Rugby Union is only strong in SW London. Saracens are in North London and they have struggled to fill their stadium.
  6. The club went part-time and now has a squad which isn't competitive. Moving to Plough Lane would be fine if the Broncos were going up to SL or at least being a top team in the Championship.
  7. Most people consider London as their home city. Very few people have an affinity with their borough. The football clubs were all founded before London was expanded in the 1960s. You comparison with the American teams doesn't make any sense. All of them have their home city or region in the name. NY Jets and NY Giants. New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. LA Rams and LA Chargers. You'll often hear NFL commentators refer to teams by the city.
  8. Cockneys mostly live in Essex or Kent now. The MLE accent has taken over now. London is 40% BAME and 15% White Other (Irish, Polish, Greek, ect) so a team full of Cockneys wouldn't really be that representative.
  9. I think a cap of 7 heritage players should be used for the qualifiers. Italy right now aren't doing anything for the sport. I would much prefer if Serbia made it to the World Cup.
  10. Every sport is a club sport first. Only union seems to put more focus on internationals. This would be good point if the club game was a lot bigger. The NFL is in the richest country in the world with a population of 320 million people. Plus massive markets in Canada and Mexico.
  11. At least the automatic places have been reduced to the semi-finalists which will benefit developing countries like Serbia which have a domestic set up. I'd like to see a place reserved for the African champions.
  12. England winning world cup and the union boys losing to NZ on the same day. I hope NZ reach the final as well. That would make it even better.
  13. It matters if their stated goal is to qualify for the next WC which requires ERL membership and a domestic set up.
  14. They aren't growing the game in Macedonia though. I think Jamaica and Serbia are showing how you grow the game by actually getting people in those countries playing.
  15. 800 in a 9000 seat modern stadium doesn't look good at all.
  16. 34 - 12 to Widnes. Not the worst result but I wouldn't be looked forward to seeing what Leigh and Featherstone will do. This is why I still understand the move to Wimbledon and going part-time. Hughes should have stuck at it for another year if this is a last ditch effort. At least they would have had a competitive team.
  17. I haven't ignored anything. What good is the 27 development officers and 22 million if most kids in London have no access to junior rugby either in school or through a club? I've already mentioned this to you and you didn't respond.
  18. Don't think they would. SL clubs would love to have a decent London club for marketing alone.
  19. This thread is about London and not the south of England as a whole. The city has 9 million people and by far the most potential to expand the profile of the sport.
  20. Not curious at all. NW London has no community club offering junior rugby. Skolars are the only one north of the river.
  21. But you still see this attitude even if the Broncos were in the Super League.
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