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What a Mug!!
Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:09 am
Posted by RLRealist on Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:09 am
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:28 am
Posted by Les Norton on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:28 am
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Very nice indeed. Though I’d have preferred the Leeds one with Youngers as the sponsor
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:43 am
Posted by wire-flyer on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:43 am
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:05 am
Posted by King Street Cat on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:05 am
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Posted by robinrovers10 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:48 pm
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One thing these mugs/phone covers show is the quality of sponsorship Rugby League teams used to get. Brands like Virgin, Norweb, JCT600, McEwens Lager, Tetleys bitter, British Coal, Vladivar Vodka, ICI, Greenalls brewery, Even Oldham were sponsored by Castlemaine XXXX!!
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Posted by Seth on Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:41 pm
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13 quid?! You’d have to be a mug!
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Posted by Ste100Centurions on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:19 pm
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Be thankful you're not a Leigh fan when it comes to some old sponsors !
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Posted by Him on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:07 pm
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robinrovers10 wrote:
One thing these mugs/phone covers show is the quality of sponsorship Rugby League teams used to get. Brands like Virgin, Norweb, JCT600, McEwens Lager, Tetleys bitter, British Coal, Vladivar Vodka, ICI, Greenalls brewery, Even Oldham were sponsored by Castlemaine XXXX!!

Mostly Beer brands. Now clubs generally don’t want to be associated with a beer as their main sponsor. Often brands that were based locally as well. Now most of the local based brands are owned by multi-national companies who are looking at wider markets than a small town in the North.

I also don’t think we do as badly with sponsors as some people think.

St Helens - Cash Converters/Crabbies
Wigan - 188 Bet
Warrington - One Energy
Castleford - CBR Engineering
Hull FC - Goldthorpe Property Group
Huddersfield - Bond It
Catalans - Sud de France
Wakefield - One World Travel Group/Wakefield Hospice
Leeds - Leeds Building Society
Hull KR - MLS Group
Salford - Mitsubishi Motors
Widnes - Beat the Scrum

Whilst there are some weak ones in there (Widnes & Wakefield spring to mind) there’s some decent ones too. Could they be better? Undoubtedly. But then I don’t think the sponsors “back in the day” are particularly that much better.
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Posted by RLRealist on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:47 pm
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Him wrote:
Widnes - Beat the Scrum


Is that a real sponsor and a typo there?

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