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The Rugby League Thread

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 11:41

iul wrote:
4N wrote:
iul wrote:
4N wrote:Red Star Belgrade are looking to join the UK leagues. I’ve been saying it for years but multi-sports clubs are the best way to expand into new markets, in Europe in particular. They draw in casual fans in a way that unknown brands do not.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Penarol and Nacional in Uruguayan RU.

Steaua and Dinamo are the biggest multi sport clubs in Romania and they're not attracting any casual fans


Because rugby is viewed as an old/declining sport in Romania. Steaua were better 30 years ago than they are now.

Where were Steaua's big rugby crowds 30 years ago?
FC Barcelona has rugby too. Where are their big crowds for their rugby club?


I think both of you are right, those big clubs are a big chance, but only if the rugby section within that club really wants to grow and promote the game. Most of the times they are very amateur and therefore don't do it. And then off course nothing happens.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 13:33

iul wrote:FC Barcelona has rugby too. Where are their big crowds for their rugby club?

OK, it's an amateur branch, they only began to care about it two years ago and the word in the street is the are preparing kind of a divorce from FC Barcelona (they are officially named "Barça Rugbi") in the same way for example CSKA teams are unrelated today beyond the fact of retaining the brand. But this was the crowd for their last home league game. A few leagues would kill for attendances like this...
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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Canalina » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 04:15

Malta v Niue is the final of the Emerging Nations World Cup, to be played this saturday in Sydney
Greece and Hungary will go for the bronze; Poland and Philippines for the 5th place; Turkey and Vanuatu for the 7th. Solomon Islands are 9th, while Hong Kong and Japan will battle for not to finish at the bottom of the 11-teams ranking

The final will be live on https://www.rlenwc.com

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:56

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I will go to this match.
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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby 4N » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 20:02

Super League expanding to 14 teams in 2021. Toronto are a lock to get in eventually, probably Toulouse as well.

http://treizemondial.fr/tour-horizon-av ... er-league/

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Postby Canadian_Rugger » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 04:55

4N wrote:Super League expanding to 14 teams in 2021. Toronto are a lock to get in eventually, probably Toulouse as well.

http://treizemondial.fr/tour-horizon-av ... er-league/


I've heard some rumours that a couple of teams will be "hand picked" in to the expanded competition with the explicit purpose of securing the best TV deal.

Toulouse and Toronto are definitely the two they want.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby iul » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 07:09

Toronto are giving away the TV rights for free in Canada, what makes the RFL think they will bring a lot of TV money?

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Vova12 » Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 17:22

Tomorrow 14.00 Moscow time

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Canalina » Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 05:09

Emerging World Cup final, Niue v Malta, live now


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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby 4N » Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 15:58

Vova12 wrote:Tomorrow 14.00 Moscow time



Russia won 36-18. Decent upset.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 18:25

200 people in the stand. Then drank beer with Serbs ... :thumbup:

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 19:52

A little bit about politics.
The Russians were able to defend them selves, but could not defend Serbs from NATO.
We remember this and will never forget.
The game is not over.
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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby victorsra » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 13:34

Last Friday we had the first RL 13s match in Brazil. Band Saracens vs Tatuapé. Two São Paulo RU clubs playing RL too now...
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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Sables4EVA » Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 06:45

The crowd in Auckland supporting the Tongan RL side is astounding! Would a Tongan RU side get the same support? If so I see a representative side based there as a viable option.

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Postby Sables4EVA » Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 06:46

And would other PI sides get the same support? Not just Fiji and Samoa, but the Cooks, Niue etc?

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 11:47

Serbia defeated Spain but just by narrow margin, so they should be surprisingly eliminated from the World Cup; all the three teams (Rus, Spa, Srb) finished with a victory and a loss but the other two nations should have a better points difference.

So Russia and Spain advance to the next stage, where they will battle with Italy and other three still undefined nations

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 11:56

Serbia was very unlucky. Four players and their head coach born in Australia were forbidden entrance to Russia and then refereeing in the game against Spain was totally amateur, with referee having to correct his assistants repeatedly (he denied two conversions after flags had been raised).

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Thomas » Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 12:16

Armchair Fan wrote:Serbia was very unlucky. Four players and their head coach born in Australia were forbidden entrance to Russia and then refereeing in the game against Spain was totally amateur, with referee having to correct his assistants repeatedly (he denied two conversions after flags had been raised).

If I understand the logic, Spain remains in League C Serbian get relegated to C but Spain and Russian advance on better point difference is that right???

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 12:36

Spain remains in League B, I think. But yes, that's right. Serbia needed a large win yesterday.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Thomas » Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 15:39

Armchair Fan wrote:Spain remains in League B, I think. But yes, that's right. Serbia needed a large win yesterday.


Here's the final table:

League table European Championship B 2018

Team P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
RUS 2 1 1 0 60 50 10 2
ESP 2 1 1 0 52 48 4 2
SRB 2 1 1 0 42 56 -14 2

Apparently paperwork not submitted was the issue for Serbia.

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