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snowie wrote:
But then Wigan don't have back to backs do they just mansions, don't know about you but when I go to games where ever it's the game I watch not the surroundings



Fev was ideal for early cup rounds I suppose. Does the coal train still run past the back of the stand?

Memorable moment was Wigan feeding the scrum and slinging the ball out wide, poor old Colin Whitfield in a world of this own watching the passing coal train instead of the ball, just let the ball drift in front of him with the Wigan fans screaming at him to wake up.
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Pieman wrote:
They play in batches due to the first 2 months being unplayable over there due to the weather...,don’t run before they can walk? They have done in 5 years what teams haven’t been able to do for 50 years, you do know the game has been played in France for decades right?.....


Toronto play in batches more so for financial reasons than just two months of winter weather.

As for the game in France, it actually started in 1934 when Jean Galia formed the first team.

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Im sure playing in -34 trumps financial when your backed by a billionaire, I know when the french league started thanks, it was you who said a “few” years ago

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I have never understood why so many people are so vehemently opposed to it. Other than them just not wanting TWP in the league of course.


It's simple for me - It's bloody ridiculous to have a team from not just another country (France, which is restrictive enough), but another continent, thousands of miles away.

The vast majority of fans can't travel there, nor can (most of) their fans travel here.

Sport is for the fans.

What next?
Aussie club(s)?
SL becoming a feeder for pre-NRL teams to prove something?
Maybe allow some South-Sea Island teams, as they don't have a strong enough local league?
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Pieman wrote:
Im sure playing in -34 trumps financial when your backed by a billionaire, I know when the french league started thanks, it was you who said a “few” years ago

Seem their backer has either run out or isn't prepared to bankroll the club anymore.

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Ruddy Duck wrote:
Toronto play in batches more so for financial reasons than just two months of winter weather.

As for the game in France, it actually started in 1934 when Jean Galia formed the first team.


The Vichy government banned all Rugby League it was booming at the time .
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_league_in_France#:~:text=During%20the%20Second%20World%20War,Dragons%20to%20the%20Super%20League.

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Pie Eyed wrote:
It's simple for me - It's bloody ridiculous to have a team from not just another country (France, which is restrictive enough), but another continent, thousands of miles away.

The vast majority of fans can't travel there, nor can (most of) their fans travel here.

Sport is for the fans.

What next?
Aussie club(s)?
SL becoming a feeder for pre-NRL teams to prove something?
Maybe allow some South-Sea Island teams, as they don't have a strong enough local league?


Exactly, you could not have put it better.
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