Impact of RLWC2013

By Daniel Andruczyk Today, I received an interesting email with an article that has been written by Martyn Hudson on plusnet. It takes an initial look into the social media trends of Rugby League and the Rugby League World Cup. He uses a freely available Google trends app and concentrates on the UK and world wide trends. It shows some interesting and disturbing trends. I won’t repeat the whole article here, but...

The Homer Simpson Effect

By Daniel Andruczyk One of the things about my job is that once a month I make the 12 hour trek from New Jersey to Illinois. This drive means that I have a lot to think about, after all driving on flat stretches of land dispersed with corn fields does not give you much of anything else to do. Now in the past I have come up with a strategy and a “White Paper” of sorts where by I outline what I hope is a coherent...

Putting Your Money Where your Mouth is.

By Daniel Andruczyk Often I read on various sources people complaining about this and that subject. In particular I pay most attention to the International Game, and how its image and exposure can be improved. Very often I have come across people that have great ideas, but seem not to take any initiative to try and get them off the ground. Sometimes if someone wants to support the international game or a nation its...

Science and Sport Together.

By Daniel Andruczyk Over the last few years I have been privileged to meet many people in Rugby League. Whether they are players administrators or just crazy fans who love the game and will follow it anywhere, I certainly fall under that last category. However, something that I have come to realise is that no matter how much we all love the sport and try to be on top of it, no matter how many forums there...

Happy Birthday Rugby League!

By Daniel Andruczyk Today marks the 117th birthday of Rugby League. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yes 117 years ago, in 1895 on the 29th of August 22 clubs in northern England broke away from the Rugby Football Union and formed the Northern Union. The issue was over broken time payments. Players in the north were mainly working class and worked in the factories and mines. Any injuries incurred often meant that they could not...

Why Bringing Back Tours is a Bad Idea

By Daniel Andruczyk Recently there has been a call from some sectors to bring back the old tours from yesteryear. In particular is the Ashes and the idea that by having Great Britain back it will compete better with Australia and New Zealand again. Funny enough this is coming from section of the Australian fans and sporting public, a public that tends to be very un-educated on how much the sport of Rugby League has...

Did You Hear That?

By Daniel Andruczyk … Yes! Did you hear it again… that is two loud cracks coming from somewhere over there. I have heard these before. Oh yes, there it is Rugby League has shot itself in the foot again… oh no! It did it twice! Look the writing was on the wall for David Gallop, for many reasons. David Gallop was the leader that Rugby League in Australia needed, the 10 or so year he served he did probably the...

While we Wait!

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again I need to apologise for being away for a while. With my new job and moving to Princeton I have a lot on my plate and time is a precious commodity. Also I am preparing for a job interview! Anyway as we all know, last week the venues for the group stages were announced, yet we still await on the semis and final announcement. Much debate has gone on about which city should get it and I...
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