Depending on the outcome of the Italy v Tonga tie, our national side could face the mighty New Zealanders in the quarter finals. A chance then to see them in live action for once, the televised matches, or mis-matches so far having favoured the so called class teams.
If Rugby League is serious about spreading the word, why then didn't they insist the BBC screen all games, if only on the red button?
They can show wall to wall shit bands from all of the summer festivals, wall to wall monotonous cycling complete with drug cheats, golf, swimming, athletics, RU, cricket and an array of sports and events which would send you to sleep after five minutes.
Rugby League is 80 minutes of sheer intensity and deserves a much wider audience than it presently enjoys.
I lived in Wigan for over 25 years and saw the game played at all levels from kids playing touch rugby on a council field, to amateur pub sides going at each other in blizzard conditions, and of course the glorious undefeated cup runs by the best club side ever to grace the arena, that arena being Central Park, Wigan. Sadly, Tesco now stands on that hallowed ground, Wigan RL now sharing a stadium with the football club, but the place was a Mecca for fans worldwide.
All being well, Scotland will line-up in the quarters and I'd like to invite you to tune in and admire their efforts.
Another thing: this year's World Cup games were played in Wales, Ireland and England, so why not Scotland if the Rugby League hierarchy are serious about spreading the word?
The Bravehearts will be sure to be trying their best for the cause, so why not get behind them and enjoy?