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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:31 PM

http://m.smh.com.au/...902-10biho.html

This could potentially be a great comp if they eventually get the format right. Still doesn't solve the issue of lack of international games.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:43 PM

Don't really see the point in this, are Brisbane and Souths even in the top3 of the NRL? It should just be the winners of both competitions playing each other IMO. Also is Russell Crowe still the owner of Souths?

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#3 OzWelsh

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

Crowe is still co-owner.

 

Looking like a South Sydney vs. Sydney final.

 

Brisbane may not make the 8.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

Not entirely sure why it wouldn't be the top teams, whoe'er they may be.

 

In fact, the idea of an expanded world club challenge is so simple and engaging that I can't see why it's taken this long.

 

(i) Top four from each comp

(ii) first rounds in UK

(iii) second rounds on neutral "expansionist" territory such as Hong Kong or Singapore

(iv) third rounds and final in Australia.

 

Bingo!!



#5 OzWelsh

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

4 weekends for the WCC?!  What?  You'd have to take 4 weeks off the NRL and SL in that case.


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#6 roughyedspud

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:40 PM

its all a con....

 

 

its already been decided by wigan & leeds that wigan & leeds will be 2 of the english clubs to take part regardless of where they finish in the league...

 

and its likely that the 2nd & 3rd ranked teams aren't even going to be the 2nd & 3rd ranked teams in either the NRL or ESL...

 

its not inconceivable that castleford end the season as one of the top 3 teams in the country...you reckon they are gonna be allowed to play in this WCC? are they buggery!!

 

 

i would'nt be surprised if they rank the ESL  top 3 using average attendances!

 

 

 

 

 

a expanded WCC should be

 

wk1 NRL winners v ESL runners up & ESL winners v NRL runners up

 

wk 2 final.................simple 


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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

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#8 walter sobchak

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:51 PM

In true rugby league fashion I'll give this championship 2 years before it's dumped.

#9 JM2010

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

If it doesn't involve the top 3 highest finishing teams then they are just glorified friendlies

#10 Evil Homer

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

Total waste of money and time.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:11 PM

Needs to be top 3 (or play off winner, leagee leaders and second and 3rd if req). This could be developed as a bit of a money spinning reward for a good season (IE champions league in football) however it looses all value when you cherry pick your 'elite' clubs.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:45 PM

Needs to be top 3 (or play off winner, leagee leaders and second and 3rd if req). This could be developed as a bit of a money
spinning reward for a good season (IE champions league in football) however it looses all value when you cherry pick your 'elite' clubs.


That's how it should be run. It would place more emphasis on league positions as first and second would qualify automatically and would also create a scramble for you third as they would qualify if first or second won the grand final

#13 bamfordsbeans

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:38 PM

Unless the Aussies buy into this it is a waste of time.They treat the fixtures as glorified friendlies.



#14 Copa

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

Great idea. The article does say it will eventually be the top 3 NRL teams involved. Bedding down the format and concept with the "biggest" NRL clubs first gets the attention of birth the Aussie media and fans from the start.

#15 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:08 PM

They'll use CC winners as one spot to make sure Leeds are included!!

Even if it is glorified friendlies, they'll be pretty good!!!
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#16 roughyedspud

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:23 AM

Great idea. The article does say it will eventually be the top 3 NRL teams involved. Bedding down the format and concept with the "biggest" NRL clubs first gets the attention of birth the Aussie media and fans from the start.



but this expanded version is only going to be played when we host the WCC...the aussies are just gonna host a regular 1 game WCC

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

The fact that its Souths and Brisbane being mentioned suggests to me their two of only a handful of NRL clubs who would even want to play International clubs games, so i'm glad its them. At least they'll do their bit.

If/when a comp like this shows signs of making any money then we'll see al the NRL clubs moaning about not being involved. Essentially its going to be the WCC as we know it, 1st v 1st and two other games involving NRL and SL opposition, but under the banner of a WCC. Three games involving NRL teams against SL teams sounds good to me. Hope they do something special like a double header for the first two games, and maybe even something crazy like playing them on a Saturday night at the Olympic stadium, Stratford!

The only completely ridiculous part is the one game being played when the Aussies host it.


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#18 DlEHARD

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:37 AM

At least the NRL are acknowledging Super League. We need to raise the standard.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:42 AM


The only completely ridiculous part is the one game being played when the Aussies host it.

 

I'm slightly surprised it's not the other way round - you'd think the NRL clubs would be far more interested in playing at home. Presumably the logistics of taking 3 SL clubs out when the season is already underway and the knock on effect on fixtures means it's only practical to take the one team down under.   



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:26 AM

The fact that its Souths and Brisbane being mentioned suggests to me their two of only a handful of NRL clubs who would even want to play International clubs games, so i'm glad its them. At least they'll do their bit.

 

 

 

its souths & brisbane because they are the biggest 2 clubs in the NRL in term of "memberships"...27k & 22k members...

 

just like leeds & wigan are ours

 

 

 

 

anyone got any spare tinfoil?


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