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#1 jannerboyuk

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

Shockingly I looked in the 'other' rl forum, even more shockingly I saw a good idea!
Rlwc13 top four = four nations 2014 (which I assume is in oz)
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#2 TheBinman

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

I'd personally have a 5 nations top 3 with highest ranked European nation and highest placed pacific nation

#3 Dave T

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

I'd personally have a 5 nations top 3 with highest ranked European nation and highest placed pacific nation

Yes, would like to see this, even if it just to make sure that there is a genuine battle to not finish bottom!



#4 westlondonfan

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

The problem is that there is no country that can beat the big three. The closest to an upset like that was PNG v England in 2008. PNG look like they have gone backwards since then. That would be six matches where the outcome could be accurately predicted plus four matches that are genuinely competitive?

Edited by westlondonfan, 30 October 2013 - 09:27 PM.


#5 TheBinman

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:32 PM

Yes, would like to see this, even if it just to make sure that there is a genuine battle to not finish bottom!


Exactly for me it just makes sense all round because at the moment the 4th hasn't got a chance if winning really but put a 5th team in there then like you say there's a battle not to finish bottom and generally helps the development of the game, also it gives more importance of winning the pacific and Europeans cups to qualify

#6 Dave T

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

The problem is that there is no country that can beat the big three. The closest to an upset like that was PNG v England in 2008. PNG look like they have gone backwards since then. That would be six matches where the outcome could be accurately predicted plus four matches that are genuinely competitive?

As has been demonstrated in the RLWC though, people will buy tickets for events even if they know that the game may be one-sided.



#7 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

Harris wanted a change from the 4 nations, he wanted tours not tournaments ie; WC every 4 years, GB tour half way between and individual tours or receiving tourists on the other years for most nations.

This is the only way to progress international rugby.



#8 markleeds

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

In the Union 6 Nations Scotland and Italy don't have a chance of winning it but it doesn't stop them from playing.

#9 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:29 PM

4 Nations is a neat format.  Stick with it.  Get a new trophy though!


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#10 IM2

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:32 PM

be interesting if they had to play home and away. PNG would be tough to beat at home especially with all overseas players available




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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

I hope they announce locations and dates at some point in the not too distant future. I'll be in Wellington and Auckland in November next year so would love to go to a game or two.

 

For what it is worth, the four yearly rotation of: 2013 - WC 2014 - Four Nations (SH) 2015 - GB Tour, 2016 - Four Nations (NH), 2017 - WC, works perfectly for mine plus a three-week international programme mid-season with the southern hemisphere sides (probably not Aus due to SOO but they play 3 consecutive weekends) coming over here would do nicely.


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#12 jacksy

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

In Australia, New South Wales do not have a chance of winning but they still turn up :tongue: 


Edited by jacksy, 31 October 2013 - 12:08 PM.

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