The announcement that the RFL will live stream England’s mid-season international against Samoa has met with a wave of criticism from rugby league fans.
The game, which takes place on 6th May, will stream live across the UK and Europe on www.rugby-league.com.
Our latest Twitter Talk feature takes a look at reaction to the news:
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) April 11, 2017
— Phil Williamson (@philw80) April 11, 2017
— Jack Salt (@jacksalt23) April 11, 2017
— Julie Stott (@Julie_Stott) April 11, 2017
— Jack Dearden (@TheJackDearden) April 11, 2017
— Adrian 🍗 (@awedgewood) April 11, 2017
— Dan I (@Dan1876) April 11, 2017
@james_jdg Good to read a well thought out article by someone who knows what they are talking about. A lot of RL fans should read this and rethink
— Michael John (@middlebeard) April 11, 2017
@loverugbyleague This is the worst decision the RFL have made since they let Stobart sponsor the Super League for the princely sum of sod all!!
— Rob Gaukroger (@RobGaukroger) April 11, 2017
@loverugbyleague Horrendous decision. Which genius thought this was a good idea?
— Gavin JL (@SonikGav) April 11, 2017
Just received an email from RFL offering me the chance to stream England v Samoa game for £3.49.Declined
— Steve (@royalwire88) April 11, 2017
Shocking decision from the RFL charging to stream the Eng Samoa Test. Totally goes against the idea that it's a working class sport
— Matt Clayton (@mclaytonsport) April 11, 2017
The RFL's ineptness shines through again. Samoa vs England. No TV coverage, just a stream that you have to pay for!https://t.co/qz4yOlZcb1
— Dan Tomlinson (@dantomlinsonUTC) April 11, 2017
RFL need stream to be seen by as many as poss to give it value moving forward. Shame our TV partners don't feel it's worth paying for rights
— Mark Wilson (@MarkWilsonRadio) April 11, 2017
RFL might be making a point to the beeb that we'll stream if their offer isn't good enough, giving us more bargaining power in the future
— Mark (@wilko2205) April 11, 2017
Have a feeling this stream may backfire on the RFL. Times like these one person could buy, FB Live it and there's a loss of income.
— Daniel Fowler (@DFSports97) April 11, 2017