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Newslinks for July 2012

  •  2013 World Cup “tickets will go on general sale on Friday October 26 2012″ –
  • Consortium of local Asian businessmen in Bradford Bulls talks pledge £1m and “want break down rugby league’s cultural barriers”Daily Mail
  • “EXPANSION plans that include the possibility of the competition increasing by two teams, staggered over two years, have been flagged during negotiations with television networks on the new broadcast deal.” – Greg Prichard – Sydney Morning Herald
  • “‘The fans will go crazy if they do it. Absolutely crazy’: reaction to Western Sydney Wanderers’ plan to cover up the statue of rugby league champion Ray Price at Parramatta Stadium” – Sebastian Hassett – Sydney Morning Herald
Cusack sporting an Australian Rugby League jersey while playing 'Gib' in The Sure Thing

Cusack wearing Green & Gold in The Sure Thing (1985)

And a tenuous RL connection  from April:

  • Congratulations to ‘rugby league evangelist’ John Cusack for getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Washington Post) and thanks to May Hart and Constance Sech, the wardrobe assistant and costumer, respectively, on The Sure Thing, for a great choice of costume for ‘Gib’ – IMDb

New Super League Live Scores site

Super League has updated its live score service. Have a look at the site here:

If you go to the page for Salford v Bradford match that was played today, there’s an interesting match timeline displaying tries, goals and interchanges. You can see when the forwards were rotated during the first half. There may be some early glitches, as the timeline shows just seven interchanges being made out of 20 allowed between the sides, but as it’s a similar story for the Huddersfield v Wigan game, perhaps the timeline is showing that interchanges aren’t used as often as people imagine.

Huddersfield v Wigan Live Scores timeline

Huddersfield v Wigan Live Scores timeline

The updated service is one of several improvements made by the RFL to its online offering. Other changes include website refreshes for many competitions, including which now includes a more prominent match schedule with convenient links to video highlights, and enhanced Super League TV output.

Grand Prix team up with the AMNRL

The AMNRL has, depending on the quotes you’ve read, partnered/merged with/been acquired by Grand Prix Entertainment.

Click here to read what William Tatham, the Chairman of Grand Prix Entertainment, had to say on his organisation’s entry into rugby league, when contacted by Daniel Andruczyk of RL International Scores.

Discover what he has to say about their plans, relations with the USARL, where Star Group is in all of this and more!

The AMNRL has, depending on the quotes you’ve read, partnered/merged with/been acquired by Grand Prix Entertainment

March news picks


Kiwi billionaire Owen Glenn buys a stake in New Zealand Warriors


NRL takes on the (tweeting) world

Fans using Twitter hashtags to comment on Newcastle v St George Illawarra made it the number 2 trending topic worldwide.

RLW blog refresh

As you may have noticed, the RLW blog has been updated. A few differences in colour and moving a couple of things around has made quite a difference.

RLW blog prior to Feb 2012

The RLW blog as it was

New RLW blog layout from Feb 2012

The new blog design

New Facebook page link and Twitter news

There’s now a memorable URL to visit our Facebook page: logo


And in other social media news…

A few days ago @RugbyLeagueWiki gained its 200th follower on Twitter!

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