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#1 Copa

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

PNG Hunters.

Predicting atleast 2 million viewers per game in the Queensland Cup. Amazing. This is a great article about the introduction of this new team and how huge this is in PNG.

http://mobile.news.c...l-1226834834360

Edited by Copa, 22 February 2014 - 09:50 PM.


#2 GeordieSaint

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:06 PM

Brillliant article... :D

 

Come on PNG!! Get them Aussies stuffed...  :D


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#3 Copa

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:24 PM

Is this the sort of tv coverage French teams have to bring to enter a UK league....? If only they could.

#4 donny donny

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

That was a great read, I hope they do well.



#5 Rob

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

Fascinating stuff.

 

Quite amazing that league can be banned in the schools in the only country in the world where is the national sport!



#6 jannerboyuk

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:43 AM

Fascinating insight and lets us know more about why png have been punching well below their weight! Hopefully the hunters and what they bring in organisation etc will flow onto the national side. A competitive png will be a massive boost to international rugby league, absolutely critical and could be a tipping point if we could bring France and Wales along at the same time
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#7 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

I agree entirely.
If we do this right the 2017 World Cup could be the one that firmly establishes us as the football code in the pacific. Bear in mind that png has by some distance the second largest population in the region.
If we play games in Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands we'll have the region covered.
I fear for the Notthern hemisphere though. If Toulouse don't come on board and succeed, and we continue to haemorrhage talent to the Dark Side (with everyone's best wishes, natch), then you couldn't blame the Aussies for concentrating their efforts on their own continent. Where the future looks bright.
To compare and contrast -
In the north - our World Cup poster boy gets Panfaced and ditches us, Wigan are swatted aside by a politely disinterested Roosters. Fewer than 1500 watch London's slow slide into final oblivion.
In the south - the 9s show case the appetite for our game and the breath taking stength in depth in talent in the region. The Roosters effortlessly swat Wigan aside to confirm the gulf between the 2 competitons. The World Cup launch shows a scale of ambition previously unknown in our game, and a pathway for regional dominance.
It's been a terrible week for those stuck in the Notthern hemisphere.

#8 jannerboyuk

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

I agree with parts of that ew but wc launch? I must have missed that to be honest
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Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#9 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

I agree with parts of that ew but wc launch? I must have missed that to be honest


I meant the WC announcement. I assumed there was a launch as it made the BBC web site, and I have read some very tantalising press releases.

#10 Trojan horse

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:44 PM

PNG Hunters.

Predicting atleast 2 million viewers per game in the Queensland Cup. Amazing. This is a great article about the introduction of this new team and how huge this is in PNG.

http://mobile.news.c...l-1226834834360

Reading this makes you wonder where PNG would be now had  the game been properly administered for the last 20 years.

 

Sound familiar ?



#11 Futtocks

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:34 AM

PNG Hunters.

Predicting atleast 2 million viewers per game in the Queensland Cup. Amazing. This is a great article about the introduction of this new team and how huge this is in PNG.

http://mobile.news.c...l-1226834834360

This is really exciting stuff - okay, it should have been done years ago, but you can't change the past.


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#12 mt smart

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

Hunters :

 

The Photographers  surname is Head

 

The Footy Gods have a sense of humor.

 

 

It's an amazing , somewhat Eastern Block Communist 1970's model without the Syringes.

 

I admire them for it.


Edited by mt smart, 24 February 2014 - 04:02 PM.


#13 CiderWire

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Fantastic article.

 

Th almost military style of life means that they will be a band of brothers in every sense of the word. All men paid equally will remove any prima donna posturing or petty jealousy.

 

I can't wait to see how the future develops for them. Well, I hope.



#14 mt smart

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

http://www.nrl.com/p...28/default.aspx

 

 

First up win over Redcliffe Dolphins.

 

There will be two Million happy viewers in PNG , great to read the ground was packed and the crowd roared for the new boys.


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#15 CGD

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

That's awesome.



#16 londonrlfan

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Fantastic! If there's one team that deserves success this year, it is the Hunters. 



#17 mick wilson

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

interesting stuff and managed to beat the fancied team, brilliant for the sport. 



#18 yipyee

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

If that was in uk then fans would want P and R to rid the league of foreign teams who are taking a small villages place!

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#19 John Rhino

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:18 PM

More good news. I like it!

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#20 JM2010

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

What are the chances of PNG becoming number 3 instead of England now the sport has got some leadership in the country?




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