If this Yorkshire Evening Post piece is at all accurate, Leeds RLFC is in the stone age and deeply irresponsible. The former Gold Coast Titans rake was knocked out twice in Rhinos’ Boxing Day defeat by Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and did not feature after the 35th minute. But the hooker insisted there is no long-lasting…Read More Really, Leeds?
So, England-New Zealand test football. This should only be good? Right? After last week’s killer? Not so much. It was my first visit to the Olympic Park. As you know I don’t think it should ever have been built, I left the country to avoid the event, and I also want everyone involved surcharged until…Read More Odsal rugby in an Olympic stadium
Something completely different. There’s been a lot of Rugby League lately and a lot of it was good. Who thought Fiji would beat Papua New Guinea? 22-10, and it sounds like a terrific match, especially going by this. More boringly, who could imagine both that this is the first time the Kumuls and Fiji have…Read More Rugby League links.
Opening the tube for the new Rugby League season, here’s a BBC Radio Leeds programme about the long and awkward process of getting back to a league structure with promotion and relegation rather than more or less dodgy “franchising” or “licensing” processes. listen to ‘BBC Radio Leeds – RL restructure documentary’ on audioBoom That said,…Read More #rugbyleague – back to promotion and relegation with #visionaryjohn
Oh Rugby League, must it always be so? The answer is always yes. The FFR XIII, the French governing body, had the great idea of streaming their match with Wales today on the web, presumably because TV wasn’t interested and there are plenty of weirdos who would get up for the England/Samoa and Australia/New Zealand…Read More #rugbyleague tries streaming on the web. it doesn’t go well
From the wrong club website: The action kicks off on Thursday June 5 at the Select Security Stadium where the Sky Sports cameras will be on hand to capture a repeat of the 1937 Challenge Cup final, Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars (8.00pm). It is, too; somehow I’d completely missed that it’s a repeat of…Read More quarter final
I find it really hard to believe that Leeds United FC can’t pay its wages, and hasn’t really been a viable business since 2001 or thereabouts, while Leeds RLFC remains a powerhouse club and one of the richest in Rugby League. Dave Hadfield called the chapter on Leeds in Up and Over “League in its…Read More Baffling
I would like to embed this, but anyway, watch it and feel the thrilling and controversial American razzamatazz, like. Yes, still bitter. This looks interesting, but apparently it’s a blog you have to read through facebook, which makes what kind of sense? And: Ian Roberts, Kangaroo legend, also the game’s first professional to come out…Read More Links: Rugby League
Did you know you can still get a ticket for £20 to see England vs New Zealand and Australia vs Fiji at Wembley next week? Those are the three best and four hardest Rugby League sides in the world, probably the biggest concentration of all-round athleticism you’re ever likely to encounter. It’s a pity the…Read More Public service announcement
Amazingly depressing news about Steve Prescott. I remember his second try at the 1996 Challenge Cup final vividly – spotting he wasn’t going to reach a chip kick from Bobby Goulding, he kicked it ahead on the volley as if it was a football, and guarded the bouncing ball closely until he was certain of…Read More Steve Prescott