GB Lions Tour 2019

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  1. Stallion

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    Not my call. I believe prudent administrators should have this tournament as a simulcast tv coverage. It's to their fault that this has not occured. I'm hoping that this 'simulcast ' coverage may still be arranged. At the moment it's not good for the code to have something like 30percent exposure to the tv viewing Public. It's not a good outcome for a code looking to.become more internationally relevant. And the kids of Australia are less aware that rugby league is being played elsewhere around the world. (this knowledge being a distinct advantage in gaining juniors with other codes like Aust rules not able to boast this fact )
     
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  2. Pommy

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    Didn’t those kids watch the World Cup last year on free to air? Obviosuly this is t the answer to spreading the game then.
     
  3. Perth Red

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    What would you have done if you were in charge after the FTA stations told you they weren't interested in buying the rights to it? I'm intrigued to know lol

    I suspect Fox probably paid very little or nothing for it but the NRL can excuse that way by saying its part of the NRL tv deal.
     
  4. Stallion

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    Opinion : Suggest some of those kids watched the cricket!
     
  5. Pommy

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    But the World Cup was on for a month, much of it (maybe all of it I can’t remember) was on free to air.
     
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    Dave woods has just been on BBC Radio5live to talk up the prospect of the GB tour at the end of the year...

    Twice he referred to GB as England and pointed out its been years since GB played in PNG but corrected himself by saying the England knights played there a couple of months ago...and I'll add that Wales & Ireland have also played in PNG too recently..

    f**king joke
     
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    I was referring to the nIgate of the world cup final. A day/night Ashes test was scheduled on same night as the Rugby League world cup final. This would have had a significant impact on Australia wide tv ratings of the Kangaroos v England cup final in my opinion.
     
  8. Pommy

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    I don’t dispute that, but I was referring to your claim people don’t know that league is played worldwide and having the 9s on FTA would change this.
    If people don’t know it is played worldwide why didn’t the World Cup which was on FTA inform them?
    You also claimed the ashes had a massive impact on the English TV figure (I think you said halved), something in my opinion is very unlikely and something you haven’t backed up at all.
     
  9. Stallion

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    Should have spelt it out for you! Many people, especially neutrals are not aware of where Rugby League exists or even if it exists. Those people and young kids become aware through such free to air exposure. Hope that helps.
     
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  10. Perth Red

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    Bit of a passenger in RLWC17 so not sure he is deserving of a space unless he has an outstanding SL season. Id like to see the RFL blood some young players on this tour in prep for RLWC2021


    https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/ru...n-wants-place-on-great-britain-tour-1-9514185
     
  11. Pommy

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    And there was free to air exposure last year at the World Cup yet you still claim they don’t know, clearly FTA exposure isn’t the answer.
    I’m not even sure what Australians knowing rugby league is played in Ireland or Italy is going to achieve, until England (nobody else looks like they could even go close ATM) can win a World Cup international league is going to struggle.
     
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    Think I must repeatedly qualify the context. I suggest that the rugby-league world cup audience may have been halved due to the clash with the day /night Ashes test on tv. This along with a 3/4 full stadium in Brisbane does not crelate a good look and total audience for what should have been a great night for rugby league in tv ratings and crowd number. Unfortunately both these 'pluses" were thwarted. We have discussed some of the reasons and yes a reduced number of kids would have occured along with a dissapointing look that the rugby league world cup final could not attract a full house. Overall not impressive for kids or neutrals. Luckily the rugby league was quality. Thank God for the players. The RL administrators failed dismally in my opinion on many fronts.
     
  13. Perth Red

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    Can you please stop derailing threads, this post has nothing to do with the GB Lions tour in November.
     
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    How unfair! If you care to look Pommy alluded to this! I corrected his information/misunderstanding! You are a piece of sly work PR!
     
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    Once again the World Cup was on for a month. Not one night.
     
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    The fact this thread has been hijacked by a FTA TV debate say it all really lol
     
  17. Perth Red

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    Back to the Lions tour, can’t wait to see the jersey design they come up with. This was the last time the Lions played in 2007.
    Hopefully they come up with something iconic and not naff.

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  18. Stallion

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    Wow. And what's your pointment! ? Just like any world cup they have marquee games. England v Kangaroos was allocated Melbourne for the opener for God's sakes! Not only a 2/3 full stadium was embarassing it would have featured a full SFS on Sydney or Newcastle. Instead the AFL organiser kicked off the tournament in Melbourne. This was just one mistake of many in the scheduling and marketing of this world cup! If you want elaborate more mistakes I easily can if you like!?
     
  19. Pommy

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    Again this has nothing to do with your claim.
    Your claim “young people don’t know league is played world wide, having the 9s on FTA will fix this”
    The World Cup was on FTA for a month. All this other stuff isn’t relevant to your original point.
    What I want you to elaborate on is why a month of World Cup on FTA wasnt able to do what you expect a few days of 9s to achieve.
     
  20. Stallion

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    Free to air tv coverage is much more visible than Pay tv!? It's logical that if you want a new audience to watch FTA tv is the way to go! ? Don't get what your logic is in this one either!?
     

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