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#1 boxhead

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:45 PM


THE Western Australian Rugby League is toying with an audacious idea to enter its West Coast Pirates team in the English Super League after rugby league's Independent Commission put its expansionary plans for the NRL on the backburner.

The WARL was one of several organisations, including those from Port Moresby, Brisbane, Central Queensland, the Central Coast and New Zealand, vying for a place in an expanded NRL.

John Sackson, the WARL's chief executive, said his group was in a position where it had to investigate ''other options'' to help promote the code in that state and to maximise the Pirates brand. The club will consider finding a British city in which to base itself.

''We're looking at all options into the future given the delays with the expansion,'' Sackson said. ''The English Super League is definitely an idea we are exploring. The idea is still in its infancy, we have another board meeting coming up and we'll be looking deeper into that and start asking the relevant questions.


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#2 ShotgunGold

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

http://www.totalrl.c...teresting-idea/

#3 boxhead

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

http://www.totalrl.c...teresting-idea/


Missed that one, cheers

#4 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

No they won't. Next.

#5 Methven Hornet

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

No they won't. Next.


If they did they could have a local derby with that other southern hemisphere side that wanted to play in Super League.
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#6 Griff

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

The club will consider finding a British city in which to base itself.


How about .... Perth ? ^_^
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#7 southstand loiner

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

If they did they could have a local derby with that other southern hemisphere side that wanted to play in Super League.

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#8 Walter Ego

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

West Country Pirates.

It's never going to happen in a million years, but if so, they should be made to develop local talent.

#9 Ullman

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

How about .... Perth ? ^_^

Perfect :D

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#10 Li0nhead

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

When the people behind this come out with statements like the ones in the paper you can see why the NRL might have thought 'are these sort of people the ones we want running an NRL club? Their opening match on the moon plan seems a bit far fetched'. :)

#11 brooza

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

The club will consider finding a British city in which to base itself.

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#12 brooza

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

And people say Catalans have a lot of travelling to do!
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#13 jackknife

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Didnt London Broncos start like this made up of exile aussies
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#14 Northern Sol

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Broncos, at least, had a home and identity (Fulham).

#15 shrek

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Shame to waste a perfectly good April 1st story in November.

#16 walter sobchak

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Didnt London Broncos start like this made up of exile aussies

I almost certain the Brisbane broncos bought the then London crusaders in the mid 90s with Barry maranta, one of the founders of the Brisbane broncos being an investor/chairman.

#17 Northern Sol

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

Yes




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