Le Treize Tournoi

Le Treize Tournoi

Post by John Drak » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00


See news below from the RL/Sporting life website.

Excellent news IMO. Well done to all involved in getting this comp off the
ground, and for getting a sponsor. What titles do EMAP publish - any
sporting ones likely to give the comp a decent bit of plugging...?

If this is what happens when SLE and the RFL go in for a bit of
oneupmanship, lets have more of it :-)

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FRENCH JOIN FORCES IN CUP
By Ian Laybourn, PA Sport

The Rugby Football League has unveiled an end-of-season Anglo-French
tournament.
Le Treize Tournoi, sponsored by publishing group EMAP, will feature top
French clubs Villeneuve, St Esteve and Limoux against three leading clubs
from the English first and second divisions.
The competition, announced at a news conference in Leeds, will be played on
a home and away basis over four weeks in October, culminating in a final -
likely to be held in Bordeaux - on the weekend of November 1.
The RFL will be represented by both first division Grand Finalists and the
second division champions.
Bob Scott, general manager of the First and Second Division Clubs
Association (FASDA), said: ``This competition will provide an exciting
climax to the domestic season.
``It will give clubs, players and spectators a different dimension because
it will bring an element of international competition not usually associated
at our level.''
The RFL's ability to secure sponsorship - especially from a blue chip
company - is a timely tonic for first and second division clubs living
increasingly in the shadow of Super League, who have yet to replace Bass as
backers of their championship.
It is understood that the French Federation have secured a deal with a
French television company.

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Le Treize Tournoi

Post by WiganRLf » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998 19:50:14 -0000, "John Drake"

Quote:

>What titles do EMAP publish - any
>sporting ones likely to give the comp a decent bit of plugging...?

Lots of "hobby" magazines I think I remember from my distant childhood days
they were the ones who published mags like "Scale Models" etc.

Whatever I reckon this deal has more kudos than the SL one if it is JJB
sponsoring SL.

I hope the RFL can persuade someone to televise the tournament.

Well done the RFL (good grief, did I actually say that!)

Dave

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Le Treize Tournoi

Post by KBowen91 » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I'm looking forward to a nice holiday in Bordeaux for the final, together with
lots of sun, wine and good food.

Perhaps the final will be a good one and could even involve the Cougars!:-).

Seriously this will show what EUROPEAN Rugby League is about!

Hudderfield to Halifax to Bradford is a 6 to 7 mile trip in any direction from
each other!!! EUROPEAN SUPERLEAGUE!!!! ?

regards

Keith - Cougar Fan

 
 
 

Le Treize Tournoi

Post by John Drak » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Seriously this will show what EUROPEAN Rugby League is about!

>Hudderfield to Halifax to Bradford is a 6 to 7 mile trip in any direction
from
>each other!!! EUROPEAN SUPERLEAGUE!!!! ?

>regards

>Keith - Cougar Fan

I agree, Le Treize Tournoi is a great idea.

But do your comments above mean you'd be in favour of including more
European based teams in the Super League in the future, at the expense of
clubs in the "traditional" RL areas of the north of England?

And if SLE propose such a plan in the future (say, to bring back Paris next
season), you'd support it?

I would.

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Post by JL Ashw » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm looking forward to a nice holiday in Bordeaux for the final, together with
>lots of sun, wine and good food.

As a Warrington fan we played in Bayonne last summer.  We stayed in
Paris the first night.  On to Bordeaux the next day and you're right
the sun, wine and food are excellent.  Day Three we travelled to
Biarritz for a day on the beach, travelling back to Bayonne for the
game that evening.  After the game we travelled back to Bordeaux.
Next morning after breakfast it was back to Paris. There was a lot of
travelling over the 5 days but I enjoyed every minute.  I'm a little
disappointed at Paris not being in Super League this year.  C'est la
vie!  

Quote:
>Perhaps the final will be a good one and could even involve the Cougars!:-).

Hmm I wouldn't hold your breath Keith  but I suppose we all have our
dreams.

Quote:
>Seriously this will show what EUROPEAN Rugby League is about!

Hopefully

Quote:
>Hudderfield to Halifax to Bradford is a 6 to 7 mile trip in any direction from
>each other!!! EUROPEAN SUPERLEAGUE!!!! ?

Yes much the same as Saints, Wigan, Warrington etc....

Take Care.

Linda

 
 
 

Le Treize Tournoi

Post by Pierre Carca » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Le  01 Feb 1998 14:31:05 KBowen9141 A propos de "Re: Le Treize Tournoi":

Quote:

> I'm looking forward to a nice holiday in Bordeaux for the final, together with
> lots of sun, wine and good food.

I knew it I knew it!  You British people have created this "Treize tournoi"
just to have an opportunity to drink  and  eat!!!!  :-)

Quote:
> Perhaps the final will be a good one and could even involve the Cougars!:-).

Anyway, it will  be much better than what Union proposed yesterday. The final
was boring ( I mean more boring as ever)

Quote:
> Seriously this will show what EUROPEAN Rugby League is about!

Maybe, but I wonder how French medias are going to avoid this
event.  Sometimes it's a crazy we know more about US Football
than about RL. Did you know that France was an American
Football country? I didn't.  The other day they broadcast
the super bowl LIVE.  What about cricket? ;-)

Quote:
> Hudderfield to Halifax to Bradford is a 6 to 7 mile trip in any direction from
> each other!!! EUROPEAN SUPERLEAGUE!!!! ?

In France we call that "Esprit de clocher" (parochialism). We almost have the
same problem here; Rugby league is well practiced in one area ( aude and
pyrenees orientales) and elsewhere clubs have huge problems to
exist.

Cheers,

Pierre.

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