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Round 26 announced - NRL bending over backwards for Lockyer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,894 /65
    NRL media release: Lockyer's round 26 schedule
    by Rugby League Week on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 7:13pm

    The NRL and its broadcast partners Nine and Fox Sports have set the scene for the most emotional Sunday in Broncos history with Darren Lockyer’s final Telstra Premiership club game scheduled for a live telecast on the Nine Network on September 4 at Suncorp Stadium.

    The Round 26 match between the Broncos and the Sea Eagles will be one of the must-see games in the final Premiership round as well as a pre-finals farewell to perhaps the greatest Bronco of all time.

    “This will be an emotional farewell for Brisbane fans and in particular families who in some cases will have followed Darren’s remarkable career over three generations,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said today.

    “It’s great to see the broadcasters working together in a way that allows the club to create a truly memorable occasion and I would like to acknowledge the support of both the Chief Executive of Nine Entertainment, David Gyngell, and the Chief Executive of Premier Media Group (Fox Sports) Patrick Delaney.”

    Mr Gyngell today said that the live broadcast of the match would create an opportunity for all Rugby League fans to share in the emotion of the day:

    “On behalf of Nine I would like to thank the NRL and Fox Sports for working together to give one of the game’s greats a fitting farewell.

    “Darren has entertained all of us over the years and this will set the scene for a marvellous public tribute.”

    The schedule for the remaining matches for Round 26 have not yet been finalised and will be released until next week.

    The decision to announce the selection of the Brisbane v Manly game ahead of the full schedule is in response to intense public interest in the match.

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    Beaver never got looked after like this. I might go and chuck the life savings on Brisbane for this match, no doubt the puppets in pink will be under instructions not to ruin the farewell
  2. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,705 /63
    Sorry i know that Darren could be the next immortal in the game ( i like him as a player) but why has he be given the special treatment. No one is ever going to bigger than the game.

    Sorry this does not sit well with me - Beaver had to play on a Monday night for his last official game at Brookie and we want a Sunday afternoon for sure.

    Add another team to list who i dont want to win this year- Brisbane

    Lets hope we smash them anyway.
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    To add to this Hindy's 300th.
    El Masri's point scoring amongst other's
  4. Blake

    Blake Active Member

    +103 /1
    I might shoot off an email goths NRL asking why Lockyer received this special treatment and Menzies didn't. I know for a fact that Manly put on a special request to get the Sunday slot and they gave us Monday.
  5. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Does this mean it will be true live?
  6. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
  7. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    True live? Not 4pm? Or 4pm kickoff to accommodate the worst tv channel in australian/world history?
  8. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    True live.
  9. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +223 /2
    MWTS will be there to drone out the crowd.
    Darren's a Wanker
    Darren's a Wanker
    Darren's a Wanker

    Hey... This ain't Wally![hr]
    This is the NRL's pathetic attempt to appease Fox because there'll be no Monday Night Football due to the Finals starting.

    If Fox & 9 are broadcasting it, I wonder what the statistics are on the viewing audience?

    3pm with no ads, or
    4pm and ads after every point scored!
  10. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    To add further to my list Bobcat

    (Gaz has already had his)
  11. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 /0
    Why would anyone be surprised at the routine sucking of the snot from the figurative Brisbane f---stick, from the good folks that run the great game?
  12. jjai

    jjai Active Member

    +88 /0
    I dont like this one bit :argue: .. doesnt seem like we will get a fair go seems like the result already beyond doubt................ News LTD :argue:
  13. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 /0
    Obviously fantastic if we won this. Our record there is very good.


    +2,412 /121
    News Ltd looking after it's employee.
  15. shawn.b

    shawn.b Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +56 /0
    I dont usually wish bad luck on any player but I hope Lockyer gets injured sometime between now & then & can't play this game.
  16. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +1,109 /54
    Good decision for the game of Rugby League.

    Very good test for Manly.
  17. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    I bet if goes into Golden Point they will cut to the news at 6.00pm sharp.
  18. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    this guy will star in underbelly 8 in a few years time
  19. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Underbelly : Locky

    The story of how a bloke that can't tackle and goes and smashes a barman[hr]
    Mind you I'm personally hanging out for

    Underbelly : The tale of 3 contracts

    The Cam Smith Story
  20. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

    +2,665 /93
    That's buggered me up - I was going if it was the Friday.
    Can't really overnight it as work on Monday.

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