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cast-Iron13
Love Rugby League....
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
14 June, 2017 17:14
A sometimes controversial website.

Don't shoot the messenger

Expansion?

 
UlsterFan
Re: Love Rugby League....
40:20 (IP Logged)
15 June, 2017 06:49
Easy to snipe when you are not involved.

 
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Re: Love Rugby League....
jd1664. (IP Logged)
15 June, 2017 13:20
It's a well written piece but I think he misses one very important fact when he rolls out the statistics regarding player numbers etc.

The problem it seems RL cannot get past, IMHO, is that it remains "the other rugby" locally, the thing you do when you have exhausted all your "real rugby", i.e. RU, options. We are told that "RU clubs prioritising size" makes RL attractive to x,y and z or that "kids are shunned by RU academies" but where are the stories about the kids and older age groups that have only ever played it?

Until, or rather if ever, it's seen as its own game I can't see anything but perennial struggles for support, sponsorship and players.

As for the would be move west, I don't see how that is going to address almost everyones gripe on here that the games are hard to get to. So if it happens it may end up as effectively a brand new club with new fans.

Don't shoot the messenger as they say......


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