Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:07 AM
Same happens here to less of an extent, club is king. Would a club put up with the number games a player would miss if we had anything like the RU schedule? Would the fans?
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:48 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:35 PM
However, bring back Lions tours !
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:01 AM
Japan would love state of origin!
I think you misunderstand the concept of STATE of ORIGIN
New South Wales & Queensland are only just coming to grips with their game being played in Victoria ocasionally.
It would be like taking the Roses game -Lancashire / Yorkshire to Russia to 'expand the back garden'
I get frustrated that the World Club Challenge never gets played in Australia / or even considered for a neutral zone like Dubai.
I didn't know they had a "Southern Development Federation" up there
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:06 PM
Alternating the country played in would raise the profile and status of the competition. I'm sure a big crowd would turn out in Oz for the fixture.
The fact that aussie fans don't get a look in or sniff of a chance to see the game on home territory is a shame and in my opinion a mistake.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:48 AM
Aussies in general? Because we're sheep who believe whatever News Ltd tells us...
Why do the Aussie seem not to care about international RL? So many opportunities to develop the greatest sport, so much money, so little leadership and vision....why ?
The ARL? They've been broke since the mid 90's (for obvious rasons) and have had to fight off challenges from RU, AFL and soccer for fans and support...
The new ARL says the Intl game is the pinnacle of the sport so expect things to change for the better.