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8 men and 6 women's teams to compete in 2018 Commonwealth Games

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NZRL seem to be seriously skint :/ Good to see that there was a relatively large number of expressions of interest and that a country like Canada is picking this up too.

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3 hours ago, Roughyedz said:

No England Team in the Womens event .......................Pathetic

It is disappointing. Also disappointing that there's no NZ teams or Canadian or Jamaican men's team 

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Just now, DoubleD said:

It is disappointing. Also disappointing that there's no NZ teams or a Canadian men's team 

The English and Aussie RL couldnt organise a P*** U* in a brewery

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On 9/16/2017 at 10:31 PM, DoubleD said:

It is disappointing. Also disappointing that there's no NZ teams or Canadian or Jamaican men's team 

 

On 9/16/2017 at 10:33 PM, Roughyedz said:

The English and Aussie RL couldnt organise a P*** U* in a brewery

I'm not sure that they are fair criticisms. The RLIF site reports;

"Having received expressions of interest from 17 Commonwealth nations, the Rugby League International Federation has announced the 14 teams who will participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Championships to be held in Moreton Bay, Queensland in February 2018."

Ten of the seventeen nations are participating in one or the other competition. This is an exhibition event, so maybe the numbers have been limited by the Commonwealth Games organisers.

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Dont underestimate the costs involved in this. England Uni's Student World Cup trip cost £90k. Whilst this will be a shorter event, the flights and other fixed costs will easily run to £60k for a northern hemisphere team. For England women for exanple, theyre already in Aus this year at the World Cup ao spreading the financial burden is critical.

In 2014, the southern hemisphere teams only had 5 days on the ground in Scotland - PNG's inbound travel was 40 hours!!!

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On 23/9/2017 at 9:11 PM, londonrlfan said:

How can Scotland play if they don't have any teams? And Tonga is probably just heritage as usual

1) They're doing stages and selections for young players. 
At least that's what I read through their social media pages. 

2) Yep, and I struggle to understand why nobody gets mad about it as they get mad when it comes to other nations. :sleep:

By the way, if there is some YouTube/Internet live streaming of the games, I'd be happy to watch them...

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