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#21 GeordieSaint

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

I find it a little odd that there is no game in either Sydney or Auckland. Dunedin is a poor choice for NZ v Eng. Great stadium but not sure why they get a game over the main RL city in NZ. 

 

Whilst no expert, I quite like the split of locations in both countries; length and breadth of each nation nearly!


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#22 thirteenthman

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

I find it a little odd that there is no game in either Sydney or Auckland. Dunedin is a poor choice for NZ v Eng. Great stadium but not sure why they get a game over the main RL city in NZ. 

 

To be fair, Wollongong isn't that far from Sydney. And with the Anzac Test between Aus and NZ being played at the SFS next month, they probably didn't want to take the risk of playing 2 Internationals in Sydney in the same year! I'm assuming that the stadium owners in Dunedin put an attractive package together to get the organisers to take a game there.



#23 londonrlfan

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

Sydney have the ANZAC Test anyway and Wollongong isn't that far from Sydney. 



#24 Derwent

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:17 AM


Sunday, November 2: Australia v England at AAMI Park, Melbourne.
 

 

 

Good luck to anyone who tries to get decent accommodation at reasonable prices in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival !!


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#25 oikee

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

Good luck to anyone who tries to get decent accommodation at reasonable prices in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival !!

Yes, and the Salford owner will more than likely be in Melbourne so great publicity for the international game. 

 

Rewarding fans and taking the game to new areas is really taking off in Australia. I think Dunedin is a great place to have a test. Great for the south island to be able to see a test close to home, i have no doubt this should sell-out. Right time, right place at right time of the year. 

 

Melbourne has to be the game of the series, must see event. We will have all the horse owners from over the world watching with interest, you cant buy publicity like that. Also the opening double header in Brisbane is being held 10 days after the G20 leaders of nations event. 

So again, well done to the organisers for the planning of this event. 

We have clean-air and lots of promotion time for this event. 

At last we seem to have done something right. 



#26 bobbruce

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

Good luck to anyone who tries to get decent accommodation at reasonable prices in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival !!


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#27 gutterfax

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

I'm still not sold on Dunedin, but Whangarei will sell out for the game v the PI team and Wellington should sell out for the final......



#28 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:00 AM

have you see how far dunedin is?? i don't think you can travel further round the globe before you start heading back towards home lol....

lovely stadium but strange choice really,england union played there in their world cup..iirc nobody could kick goals in there..


God - nil nil draw. That'd have had the blood racing.

#29 kiwi rhino

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:04 AM

Playing the Kiwis v England outside of Auckland or Wellington is an error IMHO........the "population" in Dunedin is determined by if it's "term time" for the uni students and the attendance will be linked to the number of discounted ticket offers.

The Warriors "promoted" their warm up game in 2013 and got 15k.......this year there was little in the way of "student friendly" offers and they got 6k....there are only 4 amateur clubs in the Otago comp.

 

The number of Maori/PI in the population of the Dunedin/Otago region is less than 10%........Christchurch is 11%, Wellington is 22%, Hamilton 26% and Auckland 26%.....Maori/PI are the core supporter group of RL in NZ.......it's why the Warriors are based where they are!

 

The only way this makes sense is if the stadium have PAID to host this game and are expecting to attract visitors from across the country.........but even the all blacks didn't fill the place last time they played there in 2012.

 

 

have you see how far dunedin is?? i don't think you can travel further round the globe before you start heading back towards home lol....

lovely stadium but strange choice really,england union played there in their world cup..iirc nobody could kick goals in there..

Who cares, after moving to Dunedin in 2005 from Leeds I finally get to see England again! Sweet as bro. 



#30 Doghead

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

Ian Ramsdale ‏@ianramsdale · 47m
It was a terrific World Cup QF, now @PremierSportsTV pick up Four Nations 'play-off': Samoa v Fiji, Sat 3rd May http://fb.me/15LdMK54j

#31 Dave T

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:43 PM

Ian Ramsdale ‏@ianramsdale · 47m
It was a terrific World Cup QF, now @PremierSportsTV pick up Four Nations 'play-off': Samoa v Fiji, Sat 3rd May http://fb.me/15LdMK54j

good stuff!



#32 brooza

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:45 PM

Ian Ramsdale ‏@ianramsdale · 47m
It was a terrific World Cup QF, now @PremierSportsTV pick up Four Nations 'play-off': Samoa v Fiji, Sat 3rd May http://fb.me/15LdMK54j

Excellent!

I can't watch it, but I'm glad they've picked it up
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#33 JonNgog

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

Why have Fiji been made to 'qualify' - surely they did that by getting to the semi's in the World Cup???



#34 Just Browny

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

Why have Fiji been made to 'qualify' - surely they did that by getting to the semi's in the World Cup???


I know what you mean, but we shouldn't be wasting any opportunities for meaningful competitive fixtures, especially between Pacific Island countries. The victor will be the stronger for it when it comes to the autumn.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#35 londonrlfan

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

Why have Fiji been made to 'qualify' - surely they did that by getting to the semi's in the World Cup???

 

I agree, it will be a shame if Fiji fail to qualify whilst a Samoan side packed with Aussies and Kiwis do. At least Fiji are developing their own players and having success with it. 



#36 Wolford6

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

Who cares, after moving to Dunedin in 2005 from Leeds I finally get to see England again! Sweet as bro. 

 

 

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#37 Paddsy

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

There should be a game at Gosford


Edited by Paddsy, 11 April 2014 - 06:10 PM.





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