My math is perfectly fine, you're simply wrong.Maths not your strong suit is it ? 2006 equates to only 15 years.
Sydney, 23-12 if you can't remember. The night Willie Mason thumped Stuart Fielden and then Jamie Peacock took on Mason before scoring a vital try.
No but I watched from home, and it was dead set the most boring wrestle fest of game ever played... Maybe for you poms it was great because you were 'taking it to the Aussies' and all that, but to anybody that wasn't emotionally invested it was like watching paint dry.Wrong on so many levels. Did you go to the final? I did, was a cracking game with a great atmosphere and had everyone on edge of seats.
I never said anything about Australians playing for England...The onLY Australian in the English side was Chris heighington on the bench.
I'm sorry but a bunch of park football games played in front of friends and family is not doing a 'stonking' job, if it was Aussie Rules could legitimately argue that it's a massive international sport... And the fact you can't present a solitary case of a nation that has grown to prominence independent of the NRL during the WC era proves my point.Profits go to the IRL who have done a stonking job in growing the game at grass roots across the world, despite the myopic leadership of the game at clubland level, to the point where there are more genuine comps in the world now than at any time in the games history.
a few examples
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All the junior players in the world doesn't mean shit if they're watching EPL in the evening instead of supporting SL clubs and as a result the sport can't benefit from them financially. Just ask soccer everywhere in the Anglosphere outside of the UK!
Maths.My math is perfectly fine, you're simply wrong.
England didn't beat the kangaroos in 06, Great Britain did. Besides even if we add in Great Britain's wins in 01, 04, and 06 that's 4 wins in 25 years between 1995-2020.
Four wins out of 28 games is not delivering competitive competition, and if a competition is not competitive it's boring and predictable, which leads to apathy, which is where the Australian market is with the international RL.
Because despite what was said the Indian players wanted to return to India to play in the very lucrative IPL. Remind where the NZ women's Cricket team are touring at the moment?This war requires ppl to stay in their own nations. The England vs India cricket thingy has been cancelled in Manchester recently, so there.
We all need to calm down, the WC will still go ahead, that’s all that matters.So Mr Vlandys has expected the NZ Warriors stay out of country for a season and a half …In a country with far greater COVID issues than their homeland….
yet does not trust the UK to host a tournament for 4 weeks…
The NZ cricket team was ok enough to spend that amount of time in the UK, so too India… The Euro footballs championships recently, and other teams before them…
When Vlandys quotes “player welfare” it’s a cop out. It’s more likely they don’t want to spend the money to send a team there..
if the shoe was on the other foot and England / NZ boycotted an Australian tournament - I wonder what his reaction would be…
The ARLC for all too long a time has thumbed its nose at the UK… and continues to do so. We hear noises about “promoting international rugby league” yet do nothing for England and continue to do so - the game originated in England yet the ARLC treat them with contempt…
Now it’s Vlandys turn…
The English game really needs the boost of a World Cup… it’s struggling over there far more than people realise..
now Vlandys has cut the cord…. Yes NZRL too… but it’s just further proof to me this bloke is a self-righteous narcissist with only his own interests at heart.. not the greater good of the sport.
Cricket is an international based sport. We've had a load of NRL players spending time away from family, that's one of the main reasons why many players didn't want the WC this year. For mental health reasons.Hi Stench, that’s a very good point you make, very good indeed.
Indeed they did, this player welfare excuse is just BS. Real reason is NRL didnt want to spend the money and didnt want to risk the precious start of the season. ZERO commitment to international RL sadly.Didn't most players say they wanted to play in the tournament. It was the administrators of the clubs who said no.