>Does anyone know if the NRL double header at Stadium Australia will be
>in any form whatsoever on TV in the UK?
There is a weekly 2 hour program of Australian Rugby League on saturday
mornings on Sky Sports (1 or 2) - The first is next saturday March 6th at
10am I think. This should hopefully show highlights of the double header
played in the early hours of the previous morning hopefully, but we'll have
to wait and see.
>If so, when's it on (and which channel), and if not, where are we all going
>to send our letters of complaint!!
I complained to Sky 6 months ago about the shitty coverage of Rugby League
down under when compared to the way they cover the***poor Union version.
I sent a number of letters of complaint which they duly ignored, but then I
cancelled my subscription in October 1998 stating that I would not return
until they started covering Aussie RL in better depth including live Tests
and live State of Origin.
After a month or so, and numerous telephone calls from Sky pleading with me
to come back, I finally got an offer of half-price subscription (14.99
instead of 29.99 per month) for two months and a promise that my letters of
complaint would be sent to the head of programming of Sky Sports. Perhaps
others have done the same as me because they seem to be now sitting up and
listening to the subscribers, hence the weekly 2 hour programme on saturday
So, I would urge anyone who has an axe to grind with regard to Sky's
coverage of Aussie RL or lack of it, CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, or at least
threaten to, and tell them you want improved coverage by writing to the head
of programming at Sky Sports.