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Why not reward the Championship GF winners?


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#1 Scubby

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:43 PM

It is obvious that the WCC will be in this country in 2011. If Wigan or Warrington are involved (i.e. clubs who have not played in it in recent seasons) it should have a buzz about it.

People have been talking about giving the Championship an edge. I propose that the GF winners could be given the warm-up game for the WCC. Quins have had it for the last couple of years but it would be a great incentive to Championship Clubs.

Featherstone, Barrow or Halifax v St George/Roosters etc. would have a real buzz about it and would generate a lot of income for the GF winning team. I would imagine it would draw 4-5,000 in its own right. It would be a good hit out for the NRL side who had just arrived.

The GF winners should also win the right to go into the CC draw at the SL club stage in 2011.

P&R and franchises are a different issue - they are here for the immediate future. I think this is the sort of thing the RFL should be looking at to spice up the Championship.

Edited by Scubby, 15 August 2010 - 02:44 PM.


#2 TheDuke

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:01 PM

this could be a great idea, either the league leaders or the northern rail cup winners,

there should be no reason why the aussies cant play 2 warm up games, i say this because the rfl wont take the game from harlequins

#3 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:40 PM

Belting idea.

Fev v St.George. Bring it on

 

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#4 HappyDave

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:48 PM

Wouldn't an NRL team like St George slaughter Fev by 60-70 points+ ? :-/
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 15 2010, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wouldn't an NRL team like St George slaughter Fev by 60-70 points+ ? :-/
Be reet.

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#6 HappyDave

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Aug 15 2010, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Be reet.


Reet? In which way; 'reet'? Would it be less than 50 points in it?
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#7 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

Eh??

When Melbourne (better than St. George) played Fax (not as good as Fev) a couple of years back, it ended 26-10 or summat.

We'd 'av 'em.

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#8 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 15 2010, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reet? In which way; 'reet'? Would it be less than 50 points in it?

"It'll be alright."

I think the crowd potential would overule any irrelevant thumping.

After all, the NRL champs would be in the presence of l'ang, who I think was on the same ship as Captain Cook.

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#9 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:26 PM

Great idea!! I think it would work well! Result wouldnt matter, it would serve a purpose for the aussies and a great day for the Champ club with probably a decent crowd.
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#10 HappyDave

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Aug 15 2010, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"It'll be alright."

I think the crowd potential would overule any irrelevant thumping.

After all, the NRL champs would be in the presence of l'ang, who I think was on the same ship as Captain Cook.


I know what 'reet' means!! biggrin.gif

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#11 mick wilson

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

We would deffo get between 6000 / 7000

#12 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (mick wilson @ Aug 15 2010, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We would deffo get between 6000 / 7000


Which at 15 a head would provide around 10% of the required 1M turnover for prospective Co-Op clubs wink.gif

#13 fax1895

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:53 PM

excellent idea, also gives a club a chance to show off potential crowd sizes for a future super league bid

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (mick wilson @ Aug 15 2010, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We would deffo get between 6000 / 7000

Really?

You got 6000+ for Wigan in the cup, but there were a couple of thousand Wigan fans there. On a weeknight (most likely time) you'd get next to no travelling fans. 4000 tops IMHO.
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#15 mick wilson

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

Not far off 7000 v wigan nec, a sell out.

This game would bring in more semi interested folk also you might even get some west cumbrians travelling down, id say 6000+ and im sticking.




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