I'm a little bit Swedish on the whole thing. I think there are faults from both ends, the SIRU clubs and the DA. I too do not buy the DA. I honestly can not remember the last time I bought it. I will look online, usually on a Friday and Monday fro the previews and results. The articles are rather poor in their grammar, knowledge of rugby and just plain bland and boring to read. The young female journo who writes them has a passion for horses, not rugby. Let her cover the trots, where I am sure she would do a great job. The only time the rugby coverage was above average (well above) was when Mick McTaggart wrote the previews and reviews. The main reason we hear more about who Marrar or Osborne or East Wagga sign is very, very simple; MONEY. When the clubs splash out as much as they do, they want coverage to bring in crowds to pay for their 'stars'. SIRU doesn't splash the kind of money that the local AFL or G9 clubs do. Its that simple. The SIRU clubs need also to shoulder some blame. Wagga City do promote themselves in the media and they do bring overseas players to the competition. Thats about it though. Maybe its in the rugby culture not to promote ourselves as much? I don't know. There is nothing wrong with contacting the DA for a story. One club who I had a very fleeting involvement with a number of years back ( Introducing a defensive pattern during a Pre-Season!) would ring the DA with stories, news etc.. Some of the rumors I have heard this off season would make great reading in the DA though!