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European Super League 2012 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby League' started by storm fan, Dec 10, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. storm fan

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    Just on that Castleford v Salford match:

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    I saw some of that! Castleford were very good, considering the conditions.

    Even down South where I am we had snow on Saturday, about an inch. All gone now, though.
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    Watched the highlights tonight of what looked a terrific game between Wigan and Leeds at the weekend. Wigan looked very sharp indeed, both in attack and defence. Frankly I'd be much more confident if it were them, rather than Leeds, facing Manly on Friday, with a fine hat-trick from their young wing Josh Charnley, who is already looking at least as good as Chris Ashton, if not better. That said, Leeds had their moments, with prop Jamie Jones-Buchanan impressive along with the effervescent Rob Burrow, who so lit up the Grand Final.
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    Round 2
    St Helens 38-10 Salford City Reds
    Wigan Warriors 20-10 Leeds Rhinos
    Warrington Wolves 50-10 London Broncos (Disappointing)
    Wakefield Wildcast 10-22 Hull KR
    Huddersfield Giants 66-6 Widnes Vikings
    Castleford Tigers 12-20 Bradford Bulls (Disappointing)

    Catalan Dragons v Hull FC postponed due to a frozen pitch.
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    Already it's looking like it could be a long old season for Widnes and London.
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    On Widnes I agree. I think you'll see the Broncos improve as the season goes on though and will peak in the back half of the season.

    Warrington are in a golden patch at the moment.
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    Well, London look better than Widnes, I agree, but I can't see them doing that much. Warrington were comfortably the best side in the ESL last season and came away with nothing, despite scoring the most points, most tries, etc. I only saw very brief highlights of the Warrington/London game, but they certainly looked sharp, with Lee Briers well to the fore. Watching him for Wales in the Four Nations, I couldn't help wishing he was English and five years younger.
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    True. Not all of London's opposition will be as good as them though.
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    I shall aim to get down to London for a few games this season.

    Unfortunately, any lingering ideas I had about going to the WCC in Leeds have been written off cos my car needs a new clutch, and there's no way I'm doing a 500 mile trip on my bike in February!
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    Record audiences for Super League

    http://www.code13rugbyleague.com/2012/03/08/record-audiences-for-super-league/
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    Its so damn hard to follow the ESL when its not on fta or fox.

    SF are some games shown in Q'ld and NSW atm?

    I just hope this new commission sorts this out for people who have an interest in ESL.

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    It'd better not be on fta when it's not on fta in the UK! :) And sadly the little netboook I'm borrowing isn't really up to watching it by, er, alternative means...

    However, a shiny new laptop should be arriving tomorrow. :)

    Really wanted to watch Leeds/Warrington at the weekend. I'll bet it was a cracker.
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    Unfortunately not, the ESL TV deal for Australia came to a end at the end of last year. I have heard the RFL are talking to a few stations about showing it but they are all more worried about the up-coming NRL TV deal.

    Ch 9 did have the rights but showed it at midnight on Monday night, another case of ch 9 screwing Rugby League.
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    Anyone used this?

    http://www.watch-bbc-iplayer.com/

    The Superleague Show only shows brief highlights, but I've just been watching the excellent game between Leeds and Warrington last week.

    Some of the other games weren't bad either!
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    A compelling and bruising contest between Wigan and Warrington tonight, with the Wolves just shading it by a penalty to win 20-22.
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    Just the highlights package, looked to be a ripper of a match.
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    I read today that, the Eurosport channel will be playing the rest of the ESL games this year. I'm trying to get conformation.
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    You better be right!
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    rleague.com is normally pretty reliable.
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    It's been awhile since I've been able to watch the Super League. I hope you are right.
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    Same here. I made a point of even pre-setting games when they were on Fox a few years ago and I really miss them.

    Imagine if rugby league had its own station like the afl, it would be filled up in no time with heaps of local and international games.

    I'm sure Foxtel would gain a lot of extra subs if they set up that extra station.
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    Rather just have Fox Sports 1 remain and become a League only channel.

    Does anyone know why 6 games of football were played on one day in the Super League, Motto might know. I heard something about a world record attempt. It certainly devliered a lot of unpredictable results.
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    Here you go guys, conformation of live Super League.

    Link

    Actually, that's great coverage.
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    moto, do you remember this?

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    Ha! Yes, I do. Didn't they subsequently outlaw it?