Twitter Talk: Fans react to the possibility of the Hearns getting involved with Rugby League

Drew Darbyshire

There are a lot of Rugby League fans who want Eddie and Barry Hearn to get involved with the sport.

In our ‘have your say’ feature last week, we asked fans whether the Hearns are the right people to take Rugby League forward, and we got hundreds of responses on social media and on the site.

And in a recent interview with IFL TV, Eddie Hearn has said that he thinks Matchroom Sport could make a big impact on Rugby League.

He told IFL TV: “People in the Rugby League infrastructure look at us and say we’ve got an unbelievable relationship with Sky – ‘they’ve turned sports around that have been flat’ – could we do that in Rugby League? Yeah, I believe I can do it in all sports but maybe that’s just me being arrogant.

“But I believe our infrastructure, our brains, our ability to sell and promote – if we have the right product – it doesn’t mean we could walk into a sort that’s not – we’re talking Rugby League.

“Rugby League is a great sport. Rugby League has a huge fanbase – it’s just in the wrong hands – that’s all. The world’s changed – the way that you promote the sport has changed completely and anybody that doesn’t embrace the new age is finished.”

Even Featherstone Rovers’ chairman, Mark Campbell, has called for Barry Hearn to be appointed as the RFL’s new CEO.

And you have had your say on Twitter:

Do you think the Hearns should get involved with Rugby League or not? Let us know in the comments below.