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  1. Where will the game get the money from to match the £10,000,000?
  2. I'm hoping it will be ratified at the next RLIF meeting in Singapore.
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    Hall to Roosters (Merged threads)

    Easy one. Tom Johnstone.
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    July 14th vs. Batley Bulldogs

    What you also have to realise is that Sky pay the bare minimum. Just enough for all SL teams to be full time. Nothing more, nothing less.
  6. Woody, what's the background to the Milano Buffaloes?
  7. The Olympic stadium would be a terrible venue to watch club rugby league. It’s barely passable for an international with a big crowd I dread to think what it would be like with even 10,000 in there.
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    Surviving on Two Quid an Hour

    Hodgson’s problem was that he was a local lad. Hull have a history of losing local players because they want them on the cheap.
  9. The NRL is proposing a return of Kangaroo tours of Great Britain as part of a shakeup of the international Rugby League calendar over the next four years. And work has already begun on developing an International Nines Tournament to be held at the end of the 2019 season. ARL Chairman Peter Beattie claims it is time to give international Rugby League the platform it deserved with its own dedicated calendar of events. He says the NRL’s plan, to be presented to the Rugby League International Federation meeting in Singapore later this month, would take a huge stride in showcasing the game internationally. Consultation will also continue to take place with the RLPA, NZRL , RFL and other key stakeholders before the calendar is finalised. Beattie said the cornerstones of the proposed calendar included a return of a three-match Kangaroo tour of Great Britain beginning in 2019, together with new tournament platforms for emerging nations to compete against the tier one nations during the cycle. “Many of the biggest stars of our game will tell you that a Kangaroo tour was the highlight of their career,” he said. “With the revival of interest in international Rugby League there is no better time to revive the Kangaroo tour and reward our finest players with a three-Test series in Great Britain.” The last Kangaroo tour of Great Britain was in 2003. Beattie said the proposed calendar would provide opportunities for Pacific nations to compete on the bigger stage in tournaments, more regularly. “We saw during the World Cup how the Pacific Nations emerged as genuine rivals for the top tier nations – and thrilled fans at the same time,” he said. Other highlights of the NRL’s proposed calendar for 2019-22 include: A new Oceania Cup in 2019 featuring round robin matches between New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga to be played during June and October. A Four Nations tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere in 2020 featuring Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa. Four Nations tournament held in the Northern Hemisphere in 2020 featuring England, France, PNG and Fiji. Retention of the traditional Australia v New Zealand Tests. England to tour New Zealand for a three Test series in 2022. In addition, discussions have begun on a new International Nines Tournament which would be held at the end of the 2019 season. Beattie, the former Premier of Queensland between 1998 and 2007, was the organiser of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and he took over as Chairman of the ARL in February this year. He said the NRL was a strong supporter of international Rugby League. “However, until now, there has not been enough structure around the international calendar and the game has missed some real opportunities to showcase Rugby League outside Australia,” he said. “We are presenting a four-year calendar which can be repeated and replicated in future cycles to give the international game more certainty and exposure. “Those tournaments and events will be bookended by a World Cup every four years. “A key to this proposal is that we are giving emerging nations the opportunity to become genuine competitors with the tier one nations. “But we will do it by confining international tournaments to fixed windows to ensure the wellbeing of our players.”
  10. Deepest sympathies to Max’s family and friends. RIP.
  11. Delaware Black Foxes 34 v Boston 13s 36 Jacksonville Axemen 54 v Tampa Mayhem 28 Atlanta Rhinos 74 v South Florida Copperheads 0 Philadelphia Fight 18 v Brooklyn Kings 34 White Plains Wombats 46 v New York Knights 28
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    But should it have Irish and Scottish players too?
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    It’s all well and good suggesting the tier two nations organise their own games or the RLIF do it for them but where would the players come from? We already know the NRL’s views on the Denver Test. What do you think the reaction will be if the tier two nations attempt to take even more players out of the NRL.
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    And we have three on our shirt in case you didn’t know.
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    First Rugby League podcast in Polish

    And it’s made by whooshkaa, by whooshkaa, by whooshkaa ya ya.
  17. Even one more team from each of Germany and Belgium would add another four games to the length of the season.
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    Czech Republic and Hungary Name Squads

    Final score Czech Republic 64 v Hungary 10.
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    13-15 Jul: The Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    You’ve just made that up
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    NRL Proposes International Shake Up

    There’s no pressure on English players to split their. country either.
  23. Apologies Woody. For some reason I thought you were based in Sicily.