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Rugby League and Red Star Belgrade

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sparkleghirl, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Red Star Belgrade will play in the English Rugby League Challenge Cup next year, and hope to be part of the league from the following year.

    Not sure yet what to think about this.
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  2. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    It's yet another reminder that I need to get back to watching more Rugby League again, I've been a Leeds and Keighley season ticket holder and coached a lot of kids but now I can hardly recognise most of the top-flight players.:(
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I confess I'm not much of a rugby fan and when I do watch it tends to be union - ie 6 nations & other internationals - but this struck me as interesting.

    Do we want truly international leagues in sport? Is it fair on the fans? How long before football follows suit? Fans have long since ceased to matter there, it's all about tv and sponsorship deals.
  4. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    Well that's the major question but in fact the question has been changed to....
    "What does Murdoch want?"

    Attempts to answer that question have nearly ruined Cricket and Rugby League (don't know enough about union to judge but suspect it is also a victim/beneficiary). Football managed to ruin itself so doesn't need to consider Sky Sports as the sole arbiter of everything.
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  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Don't the Catalans Dragons already play in the League?

    Mind you, if Israel can enter the Eurovision Song Contest we may as well dispense with geographical descriptors.

    That is what I like about Rugby Union. The Five/Six Nations can include any.
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  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I'd forgotten that.
    And once you set a precedent, there's less reason to deny entry to others.
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  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Guinness Pro 14 has South African teams competing. Which more than Ulster did against Munster last night.
    Geoff Thomas likes this.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Never mind Australia.
    sparkleghirl and nomad like this.

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