THE SPORT THAT IS WORSE THAN POLE DANCING AND FOOT GOLF
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: IMAGINE THE HUMILIATION OF BEING TOLD ‘SPORTS’ LIKE POLE DANCING, FOOT GOLF, DODGEBALL AND KETTLEBELL LIFTING IS BETTER THAN YOU.
That is what happened with the other oval-ball game, Rugby League – on the eve of the 13-man code’s 15th World Cup.
The embarrassment comes just days after league’s top official, Rugby League International Federation CEO David Collier, announced he was stepping down from the post.
The RLIF has been repeatedly frustrated in its bid to be recognised as a distinct sport from Rugby Union, which would allow it access to government funding and insurance for players in many countries where this is denied. In the United Arab Emirates self-administered rugby league is illegal, in South Africa it has been told it must be run by rugby union authorities and Morocco police have shut down matches.