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The Rock-itt : January 2014
RUGBY LEAGUE OFF-SEASON REVIEW 2013-14 with Paddy McClellan Welcome to our third instalment of Rugby league Off Season Review YES, yes, yes, yes, yes you won't be hearing Channel Nine's Phil Gould calling the games at the Rugby League World Cup. Channel Seven on Wednesday confirmed they will cover all 28 World Cup rugby league games on digital channel 7.Seven will host matches from its Sydney studio but take English commentary from the BBC. It will be the first time Seven has covered rugby league for 21 years. Well let’s hope it’s another 100 years before channel 7 cover a Rugby League World Cup series again. The coverage was almost non-existent and for a high profile event such as this, they made Rugby League a shame and not a game! Leave it to the professionals at Channel Nine, you people over there at Seven. You did more harm than good for the future of the game and as many of the punters are saying around the traps, ‘ a dismal attempt!’ This was an ideal opportunity to showcase a great sport to the world and it was obviously handled by amateurs. NRL be more careful next time who you let cover it! DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BRO, BUT AFTER THE LAY OFF FROM THE 2013 SEASON AND THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WATCH A SINGLE GAME OF THE WORLD CUP, I’M BUSTING AT THE BIT TO SEE SOME RUGBY LEAGUE PLAYED. THE FIRST BIG EVENT FOR THE SEASON IS THE 9 ASIDE AT AUKLAND, OVER THE DITCH IN NEW ZEALAND, WHICH IS SOMETHING I BELIEVE WILL TAKE OFF LIKE A ROCK-ITT! THE WHOLE 16 OF THE NRL’s 2014 CLUBS WILL CONTEST THE AUKLAND 9s COMPETITION OVER THE WEEK-END OF THE 15TH AND 16TH OF FEBRUARY AT EDEN PARK AND WILL BE PLAYING FOR A POOL PRIZE OF 2.2 MILLION DOLLARS. As written recently by SBI writer Chris Chard: The tournament is built on a formula which should be successful; along with the large scale financial rewards being offered to the clubs, with the winners set to pocket $500K, the tournament has the potential to not only grow the game in New Zealand, but to expand the international reach of the NRL. The NRL, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Duco Events made the announcement today of an initial five-year partnership for the event. “T his is a fantastic opportunity to grow our game and for our clubs and players to share in a significant new investment in Rugby League,” said NRL CEO, Mr. Dave Smith. “It is an exciting format that will attract new fans and television audiences and it provides a stage for rising stars to emerge and showcase their skills alongside the biggest names in our game. WORK DONE SPEEDY & EFFICIENTLY, AS WELL AS REASONABLY PRICED, SO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM HANGING OVER YOUR HEAD........ CALL: NATHAN TULLOCH: 0423 005 560 – Em:firstname.lastname@example.org