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South Africa bid to host 2017 Rugby World Cup


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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

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Seems a bit ambitious, even without the busybodies trying to hold Rugby League back in SA.


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#2 Bob8

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

It was a very ambitious presentation.  I did not take it too seriously before the talk, but I was wrong.  They are very serious and I am behind the bid.

 

The team behind the bid feature many of the people behind the soccer bid and the rugby union.


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#3 deluded pom?

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Sooner or later the RLIF will take a WC outside of the British Isles, France and Australasia. Is 2017 that time or is it too soon?

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#4 welshmagpie

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

It's hard to comment without knowing the inner details of the bid. Is there anyone on here who could shed more light?

Initially I do think the World Cup in this modern era is still too vulnerable to expand so drastically to South Africa, I say 2017 in NZ/Aus then 2021 in South Africa.

#5 Pie tries

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

All comes down to money

#6 sigesige00

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

World Cup should be enlarged to 16 teams.

 

Groups should be decided by world ranking.

 

Group A 01 08 09 16

Group B 02 07 10 15

Group C 03 06 11 14

Group D 04 05 12 13



#7 superten

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

It would be great to see it there. RL needs South Africa as at moment only really Great Britain and Australia are capable of holding full world cup . Lets make decision early and then plan and help South Africa as much as we can . Would love to see four nation held there with Australia New Zealand and Great Britain team .     


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#8 YCKonstantine

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

Would like to see this. Need to take some risks every now and then.


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#9 RLRatings

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:32 PM

World Cup should be enlarged to 16 teams.

 

Groups should be decided by world ranking.

 

Group A 01 08 09 16

Group B 02 07 10 15

Group C 03 06 11 14

Group D 04 05 12 13

 

No, that would be a silly format.


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#10 The Future is League

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:38 AM

All comes down to money

and marketing.



#11 Bob8

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

It would be great to see it there. RL needs South Africa as at moment only really Great Britain and Australia are capable of holding full world cup . Lets make decision early and then plan and help South Africa as much as we can . Would love to see four nation held there with Australia New Zealand and Great Britain team .     

South Africa has hosted a rugby union, cricket and soccer world cup recently.  They seem to have access to the same stadia, many of the same people and the same low cost base.


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#12 brooza

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

South Africa has hosted a rugby union, cricket and soccer world cup recently.  They seem to have access to the same stadia, many of the same people and the same low cost base.

The key difference being all those sports are recognised as sports by their government. RL isn't.


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#13 boxhead

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

It would be a disaster at this point.



#14 sigesige00

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:28 AM

No, that would be a silly format.

Why silly?



#15 EdinburghExile

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

Why silly?

Because, like in 2000, having teams ranked outside the top 10 playing the top nations is a waste of time.






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