Re: How can Rugby League be grown?
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:24 pm
More positive posts like stevethegas' certainly encourages me.
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BBC coverage could be the real opportunity to grow the sport and it is up to the RFL to recognise this and drive.morley pie eater wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:01 pmI also agree with Mike's comments about trying to make the game more open. As defences get better organised and fitness improves, the rules need to be tweaked to keep that balance between attack and defence, and to encourage risk-taking, adventurous play.
But the quality of play alone won't pull in extra fans. RU manage to have different competitions on pay tv and on free-to-air.
Meanwhile RL have allowed the Challenge Cup to lose much of its value and appeal. It needs a re-launch, maybe move the final from Wembley, give more thought to timing, and ensure some mouth-watering clashes over at least the last 4 rounds.
One idea would be to play the 4 quarter-finals over 4 weeks, all on BBC on Sat or Sun afternoon with remaining league games on Thu or Fri.
There's been talk of the need for superstars as Hanley, Offiah or Robinson were, and more BBC coverage would help achieve this.
wouldnt be great as there was none in the 80'snathan_rugby wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:13 pmWigan's between 2006 and 2014 is better than the 80s and 90s. I would not have guessed this.pedro wrote: ↑Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:05 pmhttp://wigan.rlfans.com/fusion_pages/in ... age_id=489
I wonder how viewing figures compare.