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THE Western Australian Rugby League is toying with an audacious idea to enter its West Coast Pirates team in the English Super League after rugby league's Independent Commission put its expansionary plans for the NRL on the backburner.

The WARL was one of several organisations, including those from Port Moresby, Brisbane, Central Queensland, the Central Coast and New Zealand, vying for a place in an expanded NRL.

John Sackson, the WARL's chief executive, said his group was in a position where it had to investigate ''other options'' to help promote the code in that state and to maximise the Pirates brand. The club will consider finding a British city in which to base itself.

''We're looking at all options into the future given the delays with the expansion,'' Sackson said. ''The English Super League is definitely an idea we are exploring. The idea is still in its infancy, we have another board meeting coming up and we'll be looking deeper into that and start asking the relevant questions.

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http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/west-coast-pirates-may-play-in-english-league-20121110-294vr.html

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When the people behind this come out with statements like the ones in the paper you can see why the NRL might have thought 'are these sort of people the ones we want running an NRL club? Their opening match on the moon plan seems a bit far fetched'. :)

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Didnt London Broncos start like this made up of exile aussies

I almost certain the Brisbane broncos bought the then London crusaders in the mid 90s with Barry maranta, one of the founders of the Brisbane broncos being an investor/chairman.

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