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  1. 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.
  2. Don't think they would. SL clubs would love to have a decent London club for marketing alone.
  3. 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.
  4. Not curious at all. NW London has no community club offering junior rugby. Skolars are the only one north of the river.
  5. But you still see this attitude even if the Broncos were in the Super League.
  6. Don't understand this at all. There are hourly trains to London. Wakefield is served by LNER. Football fans have no problem with travelling. QPR have to travel to Barnsley and Blackburn next month.
  7. A city of 9 million people so for the sake of rugby league I would say they should never give up. Just think of the potential talent. I grew up in London and the only sport we ever played outside of school was football. Union is big in SW London but that is about it. Here's the problem though. Skolars are the only junior club in North London which isn't ideal for anyone living west of Barnet. The default code in schools is union. RFL needs to stop delegating to clubs and come up with its strategy. Get the sport into schools. Fund development officers. Set up new community clubs if necessary.
  8. And? Your still pushing the same rubbush about London.
  9. Good to see RL fans living up to their stereotype.
  10. It hasn't worked. You can find junior clubs in any sport in London. Basketball, hockey, ice hockey, ect. Overall, the sport hasn't broken through in the London and the south east. It doesn't come anywhere close to football, union, or cricket. It's on par with basketball and hockey or even Gaelic football.
  11. No but it would be a good preseason match. Make it a charity event like the football. Super League winners v Challenge Cup winners or runner up. So St. Helens v Castleford. Stick it on Channel 4.
  12. They have no preseason friendlies planned and it's not in the interest of the French clubs to travel over and play a team which seems to largely consist of amateur union players.
  13. 2 is too few. Europe have stated that they want a Euro competition every 2 years but the problem is that England are too strong for the others at the moment. So we'll have to field a second or third team to give it some integrity.
  14. Agree with that. Home and away plus Magic = 23 regular season fixtures plus the 3 play-off fixtures would be enough.
  15. Well I suppose you could just have the top 2 go into the Grand Final. Or have a preliminary final for the 2nd and 3rd placed clubs if they want to squeeze out another game in the season.
  16. No. Broncos will die if Hughes goes. It's just not an attractive brand and they have limited assets. It's not like a football club who own their own stadium or have success on the field.
  17. Top 4 plus relegation means every clubs has something to play for.
  18. 50% of the teams advancing is a turn off as well. It should be no more than 4.
  19. I think this is it. NFL has a 18 week season so an extended play-off system works for them. There's no football for half a year. Union only has 4 go into the play-offs. Home advantage for the top 2.
  20. I'd say the London strategy needs a complete reset. The junior clubs have been successful and continue to grow. Wests Warriors and London Chargers are solid amatuer outfits. I think a professional club could be successful in London but not sure it will come in the form of the Broncos.
  21. Benefit of the current system is that it's easy to understand for new fans. No qualifying finals or preliminary finals. As you say, no repeat pairings as well.
  22. Eagles compete in North East so they would be closer to the standard. This would be Galway's first game against an established amateur club though.
  23. Good to see. RLI need to update their website though. Would be nice to see how many clubs there are and which ones offer junior rugby. I know the Belfast Eagles do. It's good to see Wigan promoting their brand as well.
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