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Four Nations Fixtures!

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I also noticed that Sky Sports NZ have signed up rights to the next two year's Kiwi Tests, including the French tour next year.

 

Would be good to get the full plan if not tomorrow then very soon.

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Finally! Could they announce the 2015 tour as well while they're at it? 

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So far it has come out that NZ v England will be held at Dunedin on November 8 - although according to this - they are playing GB and Fiji are already in the 4N.

 

"The Kiwis are set to take on Great Britain in a Four Nations rugby league test in Dunedin on November 8.

The Dunedin indoor stadium's major coup is expected to be confirmed in the coming days, along with the rest of the Four Nations schedule. The tournament will also include the Australia and Fiji teams."

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/9922781/Kiwis-side-to-play-Great-Britain-test-in-Dunedin

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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.

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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.

 

 

Apparently the games are rumoured to be:

 

Aus v NZ, Eng v Fij/Sam - Brisbane DH

Aus v Eng - Melbourne

NZ v Fiji/Sam - NZ

NZ v Eng - Dunedin - Nov 8

Aus v Fiji/Sam - TBC

 

Final - Wellington - Nov 15

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Apparently the games are rumoured to be:

 

Aus v NZ, Eng v Fij/Sam - Brisbane DH

Aus v Eng - Melbourne

NZ v Fiji/Sam - NZ

NZ v Eng - Dunedin - Nov 8

Aus v Fiji/Sam - TBC

 

Final - Wellington - Nov 15

I've heard something similar with the Kiwis v PI Qualifiers played at Okara Park in Northland (Whangarei).

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2014 FOUR NATIONS SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 25: Australia v New Zealand, England v Pacific Team at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Saturday, November 1: New Zealand v Pacific Team at Toll Stadium, Whangarei.

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

Saturday, November 8: New Zealand v England at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Sunday, November 9: Australia v Pacific Team at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

Saturday, November 15: Four Nations Final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
 
j
 
just priced up flights for england fans....

manchester > brisbane > melbourne > dunedin > wellington > manchester


£5,357...or $9575........then theres hotels on top of that....


compare that to when i went to the 2008RLWC when i flew 

manchester > brisbane > townsille > melbourne > sydney > brisbane > manchester 

which came in at under £1300



cya next year for the GB tour :lol:

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2014 FOUR NATIONS SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 25: Australia v New Zealand, England v Pacific Team at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Saturday, November 1: New Zealand v Pacific Team at Toll Stadium, Whangarei.

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

Saturday, November 8: New Zealand v England at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Sunday, November 9: Australia v Pacific Team at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

Saturday, November 15: Four Nations Final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

j

just priced up flights for england fans....

manchester > brisbane > melbourne > dunedin > wellington > manchester

£5,357...or $9575........then theres hotels on top of that....

compare that to when i went to the 2008RLWC when i flew

manchester > brisbane > townsille > melbourne > sydney > brisbane > manchester

which came in at under £1300

cya next year for the GB tour :lol:

I didn't live down here in 2008.......of course it'll cost more now!!!!!!!!'

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managed to get the price down for flights

 

 

if you do it in 2 sections...

 

manchester > brisbane > melbourne about £700

 

then

 

melbourne > dunedin > wellington > manchester about £1000

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That is a very good program and will suit for expats and have over 200 thousand, should reach 220 thousand attendance plus a good tV deal.

 

The double headers are really becoming value for money events. Suncorp will easily sellout this event and at top dollar. Perfect. 

Kiwis being rewarded with games and the final is also a fantastic outcome. Well done. 

 

Australia at Wollongong , what a reward for them, and Australia verse England in Melbourne at AAMI park has to be the game of the series outside the final. Full-on. 

 

Great news, but what i really want to know is what is going to happen to next years Four nations. ?

Isn't the union world cup on in England, ? cant steal their glory can we. ? 

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Great news, but what i really want to know is what is going to happen to next years Four nations. ?

Isn't the union world cup on in England, ? cant steal their glory can we. ?

Who cares about 2015? Let's get this one done first!

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Who cares about 2015? Let's get this one done first!

 

It is that short term thinking which hinders rugby league, especially at international level, from developing into the kind of spectacle/product it deserves to be.

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Looks like a decent schedule to me.  Shame it wasn't announced earlier - obviously.

 

Has there been any announcement about 2015?

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Nice to see some new venues on there.

After tge success of tge RLWC over to the Aussies and Kiwis to show what they can do!

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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. 

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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..

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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. 

 

Well if you want to grow the game, you need to take it to new areas and not the same ones all the time.

 

Interestingly, it was leaked by the press about two months ago that England were in Dunedin, Melbourne and Brisbane and the final was in Wellington. The question should be why did it take so long to announce it then if the press knew? Just scuppering chances for fans to go. 

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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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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.

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

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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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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. 

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