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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby Deraless » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:56 pm

solidarity wrote:Harlequins have announced a strategic partnership with three-times Rugby World Cup winners New Zealand.


Exciting times ahead at Deramore Park. Sonny Bill will be making his debut in an Ulster Cup match v City of Derry.



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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby solidarity » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:20 am

The Chinese are definitely coming. Big money, big numbers and the women have already beated the Saffer women.
http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/hk-seve ... ramme-over
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby solidarity » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Here's an idea from US basketball of aall places. Could this be the future of tv punditry for rugby as well?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABrQU93F3qI
I'd love to see Big Stevie or Paddy 'walking out onto the pitch' as it were.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby solidarity » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:19 am

NFL stars Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman have become franchise owners in the Fan Controlled Football League, the league announced in a press release last week. The NFL players are the league’s first two confirmed team owners.
Lynch and Sherman, who were key members of the 2013 Seahawks team that won Super Bowl XLVIII, will own separate FCFL teams and will both also serve as “fan captains” of their squads. That means they will work with their team’s fan base to decide on the best team name, logos, and color schemes. The FCFL will consist of eight teams that all compete at a single location (yet to be announced), so fans are expected to support teams based on their favorite brand and style of play rather than hometown location. NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is an investor in the FCFL.
Fans essentially act as general managers in the FCFL. In addition to voting on a team’s branding and drafting players to build rosters, fans will also determine the play calling through a blockchain-based voting system. The outcome of each fan vote will be relayed to the quarterback and hopefully executed on the field. Games will feature seven-on-seven competition that typically lasts one hour, and will broadcast on Twitch as part of a multi-year streaming deal.
https://www.sporttechie.com/marshawn-ly ... ce=twitter

A fan controlled team - that's just what we need in UR! :cheers:
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby solidarity » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:55 am

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olym ... SKCN1PG0WU
I'm not sure that the headline tells the story accurately. To stop selling these mags before an invasion of sports fans seems to be applying a rather curious logic. Anyway, glad to see them gone.

By the way, is anyone planning to go to the World Cup? I haven't heard of anyone but I assume there must be a few Ulster supporters who will make the trip.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby GLENN CORNICK » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:47 pm

solidarity wrote:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-adult-magazines-idUSKCN1PG0WU
I'm not sure that the headline tells the story accurately. To stop selling these mags before an invasion of sports fans seems to be applying a rather curious logic. Anyway, glad to see them gone.

By the way, is anyone planning to go to the World Cup? I haven't heard of anyone but I assume there must be a few Ulster supporters who will make the trip.



"the concern that countries allowing pornography would show increased sex crime rates due to modeling or that adolescents in particular would be negatively vulnerable to and receptive to such models or the society would be otherwise adversely effected has not been vindicated. It is certainly clear from our data and analysis that a massive increase in available pornography in Japan has been correlated with a dramatic decrease in sexual crimes and most so among youngsters as perpetrators or victims."

Authors: Milton Diamond, Ph.D. and Ayako Uchiyama

Published: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby UlsterNo9 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:42 am

https://www.the42.ie/world-rugby-nations-championship-dublin-4645642-May2019/

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

THE FUTURE OF the proposed Nations Championship remains unclear as World Rugby gathers for its council meetings in Dublin on Wednesday.

Rugby’s governing body will lead further discussions about the proposed competition, which it hopes will launch in 2022.

World Rugby’s proposal is that the annual global Nations Championship would involve promotion and relegation, but that has proved to be a major stumbling block in reaching an agreement with all of the leading unions.

It is not expected that a consensus will be reached this week in Dublin, adding to the sense in some quarters that the proposal is doomed, but World Rugby is still hopeful that the Nations Championship will see the light of day.

“The Nations Championship is pretty central in the discussions,” said World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper yesterday at the launch of the #TryAndStopUs campaign for women’s rugby.

“There are still some gaps between consensus so we’re going to try and close them over the next few days, or move on one way or another.

“We will see how the conversations go. I don’t want to predict either way really, it really is hard to predict.”

World Rugby has proposed that the 12-team Nations Championship would include all Six Nations and Rugby Championship countries, as well as Japan and Fiji, in an annual global championship.

Six Nations and Rugby Championship results would be part of the Nations Championship, with the remainder of the games being played in the July and November Test windows, culminating in a global winner being crowned in a final each year.

The proposal was that a second-tier competition would also take place, with a promotion/relegation play-off each year.

It’s understood that Ireland is one of the nations against relegation, and Gosper has previously urged ‘tier one’ countries to be open-minded.

World Rugby has promised the unions that the Nations Championship would generate £5 billion over 12 years, having lined up Swiss company Infront Sports and Media as their commercial partner for the proposed championship.

However, it is still unclear whether or not the Nations Championship concept will come to fruition as Gosper admitted this week’s Dublin meetings are huge for the sport of rugby.

“I think there are some big decisions to make,” said Gosper. “We hope that what we’re proposing is what’s decided. Whatever goes forward, there’s going to be change.

“This debate and this conversation has been interesting for the sport.”

Gosper also said there is a possibility that there could also be a women’s Nations Championship in the future.

“We’re looking at that,” said Gosper. “The proposition we’re making does set aside money for a women’s competition. This will create a possibility of a 10 or 12-team competition across the world. That’s very much in our objectives.”


I'm going to be unpopular and agree with Janny de Loop on this, this is a short term win but long term it looks horrible, my biggest upset is that the World Cup will become a farce. Once every four years is more than enough.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby solidarity » Wed May 22, 2019 1:50 pm

Not unpopular with me, Nine. I think it's an abomination. Rugby is already struggling to maintain its grass roots appeal as something that is local, in which people can get involved by playing or watching in the flesh, with other people. It's not all about big spectacle, it's all about community. This whole idea is commercially driven.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Postby Dave » Wed May 22, 2019 9:03 pm

Janny is correct. Thon is a load of balls.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
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