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NRL version of the Exiles?


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#1 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

Wonder if this could ever be a possibility in the future to face NZ? With more and more European stars going down under, could be a good way to get our players playing together in a higher intensity area as well as give NZ a game.
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

Wonder if this could ever be a possibility in the future to face NZ? With more and more European stars going down under, could be a good way to get our players playing together in a higher intensity area as well as give NZ a game.

 

 

Can't see that there would be much interest in them playing NZ, but maybe if they played the winner of SOO



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:27 PM


Can't see that there would be much interest in them playing NZ, but maybe if they played the winner of SOO


Why would a SOO side have more interest?
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

a month or 2 ago i raised the prospect of one day having a "england exiles" team made of of english NRL players..


give it 3 years and i reckon we could put a team out......too play against PNG,fiji etc

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:00 PM

a month or 2 ago i raised the prospect of one day having a "england exiles" team made of of english NRL players..


give it 3 years and i reckon we could put a team out......too play against PNG,fiji etc

I bet the NRL clubs can't wait for that one to kick in 'spud.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

Next year maybe a European exiles side of:

Sam Tomkins (somewhere hopefully not RU)
Matty Russell
Jack Reed
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Gareth Widdop
Peter Wallace
James Graham
Scott Moore
Lee Mossop (Parramatta)
Luke Burgess
Chris Heighington
Sam Burgess

Tom Burgess
George Burgess
Remi Casty
?

We arent far off.

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#7 Pottsy

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

Why not just fly out another half dozen players and make it an England Test team rather than trying to reinvent the wheel again?
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:34 PM

a month or 2 ago i raised the prospect of one day having a "england exiles" team made of of english NRL players..


give it 3 years and i reckon we could put a team out......too play against PNG,fiji etc

 

 

I bet the NRL clubs can't wait for that one to kick in 'spud.

 

The NRL clubs wouldn't release them because it wouldn't be a proper international. Never happen.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:56 AM

just call it the 1st team then

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#10 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:56 AM


The NRL clubs wouldn't release them because it wouldn't be a proper international. Never happen.


State of Origin isn't a proper international. Neither is City vs Country.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

State of Origin isn't a proper international. Neither is City vs Country.

i agree but it suits the Australian agenda to have their players involved in these games,especially SoO, for obvious reasons. An English Exiles team has no advantages for the NRL clubs so would get little, if any, support from them.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

State of Origin isn't a proper international. Neither is City vs Country.

But the Australian Rugby League Commission is the games controlling body and that includes Clubs and the State of Origin Series.

 

The ARLC would be unlikely to ask NRL Clubs to release players unless a match had Test status and even mid year Tests such as England V France rarely see players travel around the Globe for a Test match.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:08 AM

 
The ARLC would be unlikely to ask NRL Clubs to release players unless a match had Test status and even mid year Tests such as England V France rarely see players travel around the Globe for a Test match.

That's more to do with the logistics and lack of preparation/recovery time rather than any stubbornness from the NRL.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

aye..if NRL englishmen are selected for a official test...they HAVE to be released...whether the NRL clubs like it or not.



its just not practical though..

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

aye..if NRL englishmen are selected for a official test...they HAVE to be released...whether the NRL clubs like it or not.



its just not practical though..

They usually end up injured with a sore hamstring or niggling knee. (see Exiles drop outs)  :-)



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:25 AM

the kiwis are masters at that lol
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:13 AM

The only time an NRL version of the Exiles could be run is on the same weekend as the Anzac Test, which is supposedly an 'international weekend'. We're a fair way off having a suitable number of players to pick from to cover all positions, injuries, suspensions etc., and that's if we ever get to that number of Englishmen in the NRL at all (which I doubt we will). The Kiwis have been pushing for years for some sort of NZ version of Origin and that's never got anywhere either.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

State of Origin isn't a proper international. Neither is City vs Country.


City v Country was decimated this year because of withdrawals. This badly hit the gate and there are calls to scrap it again!

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:28 AM

City v Country was decimated this year because of withdrawals. This badly hit the gate and there are calls to scrap it again!

 

They call for it to be scrapped every year. And it also has little impact on the make up of the NSW Origin team which is supposed to be the reason for playing it.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

They call for it to be scrapped every year. And it also has little impact on the make up of the NSW Origin team which is supposed to be the reason for playing it.

City v Country lost its momentum and appeal decades ago.

That was a time when there were still some genuine quality players that played in Country areas like Mick Cronin and many were not brought to City Clubs until they were half way developed.

Nowadays players are scouted at a pretty young age before they are established to any degree so the Country side just looks the same as the City side as they have been playing in Sydney Clubs since they were 14 years old.

 

Its reason for existing has long past its use by date, that is reflected in its following by the fans and exposure in the media.






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