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RLWC Final: TV preview

Posted 30 Nov 2013 by Tom Palmer

I am actually starting to regret that I am not at the final. I had a ticket, but I knew I'd be needed at home. Family stuff. And I am needed at home.

So I'm watching it the World Cup final on TV.

I had told myself that I wasn't interested in the final - after what happened last weekend at Wembley. That was hard. But now I am wondering if I was fooling myself. I could have been at a World Cup final. And I'm not.

Moving on.

The BBC are doing a great job pre-match. They've got Peacock, Noble, Crabtree and Burgess on the pitch side. They've got cameras in amongst the players as they warm up. It's great.

I do like the way Rugby League allows the TV - and other media - such excellent access. It seems to me that Rugby League is keen to sell itself to everyone, to be open and let people get to know it. Other sports are far more up-tight and self-protecting. The Rugby League players and journalists I have met have been fantastically helpful throughout my involvement in Try Reading.

But there is more than the TV to follow pre-match. Twitter is on fire.

My next blog is about that...

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